PADI Open Water

Open Water

Diver certification begins here. Start with PADI’s online eLearning course or manual based theory. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (ocean/lake) dives.

Description

If you have always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Academic

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

  1. Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  3. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Equipment

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you are diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Check with your litefisk Instructor about the gear you will use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

Getting Started

Start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Contact litefisk to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your litefisk Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.