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PADI Open Water Diver Course

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Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a Junior Open Water Diver program available. If you are not in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water this course is not for you. Some medical conditions require written OK from your doctor before participating.

We certify divers using the DAN, EFR, MDEA, NASE, PADI, SDI and TDI, systems of diver education. DAN (Divers Alert Network) is the leader in diver safety research, CPR and diver insurance. We instruct CPR and First Aid Training using Emergency First Response and Diver's Alert Network programs. MDEA (Multinational Dive Educators Association) and PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) are sport diver training agencies. SDI (Scuba Diving International) is the fastest growing advanced recreational sport diver training agency (SDI was founded by TDI). TDI (Technical Diving International) is the world's largest technical scuba diver training agency. We are Charter Boat Training Facilities for PADI international and International Training, (SDI and TDI). All dive courses and certifications we teach are recognized worldwide.

Why PADI Open Water?
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

  • Minimum age: 10

What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five confined water dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or fresh water) dives.

How long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.
Two/Three Day Courses Available, click here.

What will I need?

  • PADI Open Water DVD (provided with class)
  • Log Book/Log Recording Sheets (log recording sheets provided with class)
  • Optional for non-computer types Open Water Manual (specify language), Dive Tables and Open Water Videos/DVD $84.95 with Shipping.
  • Recommended E-RDP Electronic Recreational Dive Planner $30.00 with Shipping.

These materials will be mailed to you when you sign up for classes.

Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with
PADI's Adventures in Diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world. You can also complete and Eanx Enriched Air Nitrox course during this course at a substantial discount.

Course Fees*

Regular Lessons: Up to 10 persons per class (weekends only, unless 2 or more in class)

  • $250.00 per person includes DVD, dive gear use, wetsuit use, dives and certification card (if booked 7 days prior to class date).
  • Dive computer use provided. PADI eLearning and SDI Online courses require additional fees.

Private Lessons: One on one with Instructor (weekdays or weekends)

  • $450.00 per person includes DVD, dive gear use, wetsuit use, dives and certification card.
  • $450.00 per person includes DVD, dive gear use, wetsuit use, dives and certification card (if booked less than 7 days prior to class date).
  • $450.00 per person per person for 10 and 11 year olds. Instructor ratio 2 to 1, includes DVD, dive gear use, wetsuit use, dives and certification card.
  • Dive computer use provided. PADI eLearning and SDI Online courses require additional fees.

*Requirements and Terms

  • A deposit is required for course materials/processing. Academics and forms must be completed prior to diving. Deposit applied to course fees is non refundable. If you re-schedule or cancel your class, balance of class is due.
  • Diving Quality Mask, fins, booties, snorkel. (We prefer you buy these from us as we are familiar with the gear and we offer a best price and satisfaction guarantee) See our student special at: http://www.scubatampa.com/special.html. Snorkeling gear can be rented from us. We reserve the right to deny your use of personal non-diving or sub-standard snorkeling gear.
  • One Passport Type Photo for certification card.
  • PADI Open Water Course available online. Start Today! Click here for PADI Open Water eLearning Online Courses. Additional Agency fees required for online courses.
  • SDI/TDI Courses available online, Open Water, Computer Nitrox, Deep Diver, Wreck Diver. Start Today! Click here for SDI/TDI Online Courses. Additional Agency fees required for online courses.
  • Online and eLearning courses may be required for those signing up for classes with less than 7 days lead time before open water training. Additional Agency fees required.

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    To sign up for class, review the course schedules, choose the weekend/ weekdays you want (give yourself at least 10 days to study the academics) by reviewing the Dive and Course schedule/calendar and send an email to info@scubatampa.com with your requests. We will send additional information and a booking form to you.


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