Become a Open Water Certified Diver at The Dive Shop 

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.

Open Water Scuba Diver

Prerequisites

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

  • 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).
  • completed Medical StatementPlease note any "Yes" on the medical form requires a doctor sign off prior to you entering the course.  


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.

 

Open Water Scuba Diver

The Scuba Gear You Use

As part of your course, you will learn to use all the basic scuba gear required to dive safely. When you hit open water to complete your certification dives, you'll also be deploying a Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and using a dive computer for your dives. For your pool training, all your gear is provided! For our Open Water certification dives, please contact the facility you will be doing them with directly (if you're travelling) to determine what rentals they provide!


The Learning Materials You Need

You have the option of doing the traditional Pool and Class format (physical textbook and in-person classroom sessions), or eLearning (digital learning materials, no pants required).

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about either format!

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 develop these skills with your instructor!

The Dive Shop Scuba | DIVING - padi-courses / get-padi-certified

  Start Date Course Type Location Places Available  
15 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Pool 7

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Mon 15 Aug 2022
12:00 AM
Open Water Dive 2
Tue 16 Aug 2022
12:00 AM
Instructor(s): Luciano Muzzin,

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16 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Lake Chaparral, Pool 3

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Tue 16 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Wed 17 Aug 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water Dive 2
Thu 18 Aug 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Instructor(s): Jason Lockhart,

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17 Aug 2022 Pool & Class – Weekend Pool 0

Knowledge Development 2
Sun 14 Aug 2022 to Tue 23 Nov 2010
06:11 PM
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022 to Tue 23 Nov 2010
06:11 PM
Knowledge Development 1
Wed 17 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Instructor(s): Luciano Muzzin,

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18 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Pool, Two Jack/ Minni 8

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Thu 18 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Sat 20 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Two Jack/ Minni
Open Water Dive 2
Sun 21 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Two Jack/ Minni
Instructor(s): Teighan Fioritti,

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19 Aug 2022 Pool & Class – Weekend Pool 0

Knowledge Development 1
Fri 19 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 20 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 21 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Instructor(s): Sean Slaughter,

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23 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Lake Chaparral, Pool 7

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Tue 23 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Wed 24 Aug 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water Dive 2
Thu 25 Aug 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Instructor(s): September Mills,

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25 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Pool, Waterton 7

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Thu 25 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Sat 27 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
Waterton
Open Water Dive 2
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
Waterton
Instructor(s): September Mills,

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26 Aug 2022 Pool & Class – Weekend Pool 0

Knowledge Development 1
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 27 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Knowledge Development 4
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Instructor(s): Jason Lockhart,

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30 Aug 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Lake Chaparral, Pool 7

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Tue 30 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Wed 31 Aug 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water Dive 2
Thu 01 Sep 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Instructor(s): Luciano Muzzin,

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06 Sep 2022 Open Water – Checkout Dives Lake Chaparral, Pool 7

Open Water Dive 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
06:11 PM
Drysuit Orientation
Tue 06 Sep 2022
06:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pool
Open Water Dive 1
Wed 07 Sep 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Open Water Dive 2
Thu 08 Sep 2022
04:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Lake Chaparral
Instructor(s): September Mills,

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