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.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned will help you on your PADI Open Water Diver course certification.
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:
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 or on one of our fun dive travel trips under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
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 Scubapro because we know Deep Down you want the best. Staff at THE PLAYGROUND DIVE SHOP will help to ensure your comfort throughout the course.
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - Paper book if that is your learning style or eLearning material online or downloadable for offline study.
Contact us at the Playground Dive Shop to personalise the best study option for you!
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 with your instructor.
PADI Open Water Scuba Certification:
$699 (High Season April -Oct) / $649 (Low Season Nov-March)
Deposit of $499 (High Season) / $449(Low Season) Due at sign-up. Balance due 2 weeks prior to Open Water Lake Sessions.
All our Open Water classes come with
*Commando Class requires E-learning for Academics only – must be finished prior to Pool Session’s Review
We have agreements with various pools in town so check our course information to find one close to you!