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OPEN WATER DIVER 2 WEEKENDS The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with WEST SHORE SCUBA

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a WEST SHORE SCUBA Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

All academic content is available via an Elearning environment thru the internet or offline.

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Finally you will demonstrate what you learned back to an Instructor in an Open Water environment and actually go on 4 dives! 

Go to our FAQ page to see associated costs and other info pertaining to the options below.

 Step 1: Click Here to start E-Learning Today! 

 Step 2: Pick a Pool Class from those listed below

Step 3: Contact us to discuss your Cert Dive Options

 

 Start DateEnd DateMax. PlacesPlaces Available 
15 Dec 201816 Dec 201888

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam

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12 Jan 201913 Jan 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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23 Feb 201924 Feb 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - East Shore YMCA

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09 Mar 201910 Mar 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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16 Mar 201917 Mar 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis, Steve Burkholder.

  • Induction - Boiling Springs High School
  • Elearning quick review - Boiling Springs High School
  • Confined water 1 - Boiling Springs High School
  • Confined water 2 - Boiling Springs High School
  • Confined water 3 - Boiling Springs High School
  • Confined water 4 - Boiling Springs High School
  • Confined water 5 - Boiling Springs High School
  • Swim tests - Boiling Springs High School
  • Final exam - Boiling Springs High School

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30 Mar 201931 Mar 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - Redland High School
  • Elearning quick review - Redland High School
  • Confined water 1 - Redland High School
  • Confined water 2 - Redland High School
  • Confined water 3 - Redland High School
  • Confined water 4 - Redland High School
  • Confined water 5 - Redland High School
  • Swim tests - Redland High School
  • Final exam - Redland High School

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27 Apr 201928 Apr 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam

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04 May 201905 May 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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11 May 201912 May 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam

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01 Jun 201902 Jun 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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22 Jun 201923 Jun 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - East Shore YMCA

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03 Aug 201904 Aug 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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10 Aug 201911 Aug 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - East Shore YMCA

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05 Oct 201906 Oct 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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12 Oct 201913 Oct 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - East Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - East Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - East Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - East Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - East Shore YMCA

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07 Dec 201908 Dec 201988

Open Water Diver (Pool Sessions)
Instructor(s): Ron Willis.

  • Induction - West Shore YMCA
  • Elearning quick review - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 1 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 2 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 3 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 4 - West Shore YMCA
  • Confined water 5 - West Shore YMCA
  • Swim tests - West Shore YMCA
  • Final exam - West Shore YMCA

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