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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with SALTY DOG DIVE CENTER

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 or in our classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, in a pool
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience  you will already be comfortable in the gear!


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) for Jr. Open Water 
  • 15 years or older for Open Water 


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about everything because learning to dive is incredible. When you breath 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 a local dive site (we use Dutch Springs in Bethlehem PA) 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, for your training,  will be chosen by a SALTY DOG DIVE CENTER Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.  Any gear purchased while in training is 10% off.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course or if you prefer the  learning material is available  in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact SALTY DOG DIVE CENTER to personalize 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 skills with your instructor.

Costs:  

Intructor Lead and pool work $425.00

On Line Instruction and pool work:  $490.00

All Inclusive Package:   $925.00

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