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Become an Open Water Diver—1-3 Week Course

All for only $400 or 2 payments of $200. Private classes are $750 for 1 diver and $500 for each additional student. Divers must pay dive site fees.

This internationally recognized training is for the beginner or uncertified diver and will give you the knowledge and skills to safely explore the underwater world. Completion of this course qualifies you for a PADI Open Water Diver Certificate that allows you to dive anywhere in the world. The course is divided in theory and practice sessions. The first two sessions are devoted to academic training and shallow water skill development sessions. During the remaining two sessions you will complete four supervised open water training dives allowing you the freedom to experience the beautiful tropical reefs or wrecks of Daytona Beach.

The Open Water Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to safely visit the underwater world to the maximum depth of 60 Feet. The course is designed to take someone of no previous diving experience to a minimum level of certification. This will allow them venture underwater and take part in a holiday or rent equipment worldwide.

Course Content

The course is divided up into three sections - academic training, pool dives and open water qualifying dives.

  • Academic Training - 4 sessions - There are five modules to be completed, each starting with home study, including a quiz which needs to be completed before coming to the Dive Center for video and a lecture from your Diving Instructor.
  • Confined Water Training 2 sessions - Once the academics are completed for that session, it's off to the swimming pool for pool training. Each session will last a few hours. You instructor will advise of the schedule for all poll sessions during the Academic Training.
  • Open Water Dives- 4 Dives - Once the two academic and two pool sessions have been completed it's time for your qualifying dives, these are carried out either during a boat dive from the Sea Dog Diver, or another location at the students choosing.

Course Requirements

  • Two passport photographs
  • Be able to swim 200 yards and float/tread water for ten minutes.
  • Complete a medical statement, if yes to any of the questions you will require a written medical release from your doctor to dive
  • Pay the full fee on or before completion of the course

What's Included

  • All your equipment during your course and on your qualifying weekend (Students will need to provide their own mask, snorkel and fins).
  • PADI Certification Card
  • Air fills for your pool sessions and your qualifying weekend
  • A whole lot of fun!

What's Not Included 

  • Transportation
  • Accommodations if needed
  • Dive fees - these are paid directly to the Dive Center
  • Food and beverages
  • Gear



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