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The PADI Open Water Diver course

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous 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. At Aquatic World we can help you discover this lifesyle and get your PADI Open Water certification.

 

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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!
Prerequisites

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

Aquatic World Scuba Training

Aquatic World Provides a Comfortable and Convenient Environment for Training

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 in Aquatic World's on site pool and four open water dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Aquatic World PADI Instructor.

Get College Credits

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Open Water Diver course!

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 (usage of required scuba equipment is all included in the Aquatic World Open Water program standard fee, with no additinoal hidden costs).

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

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 to Aquatic World's on-site heated pool  to practice these skills with your Aquatic World instructor.

Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned. Aquatic World will assist you in making the right decisions on the scuba equipment you'll need to continue your adventures with competitive pricing options, on site service and support and a wealth of diving expertise to help you on your journey. We will also help you find an Aquatic World Dive Travel destination, or an Aquatic World Local Diving excursion to help you to begin your diving adventure experiencing new things, new places, new people and making new friends.

Come get certified with Aquatic World and let your underwater adventure begin!

Aquatic World Course options

Aquatic World offers a wide range of course options from group lessons over a five week period one night a week; group weekend lessons over a Friday evening and Saturday/Sunday as well as private* and semi private* options tailored to your schedule along with the flexibility of PADI's e-learning program. All course options include four open water check out dives either locally or possibly on one of our travel destinations. You also have the option to complete your four open water dives through the PADI referral program* at any authorized PADI dive center or resort.

* Additional fees apply for private and semi-private lessons with Aquatic World. Fees for referral dives are determined by the destination dive center or resort.

 

 

Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
20 Oct 201729 Oct 20172Show Details

Openwater Diver (JLatour OW 10/20/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 20 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 21 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 22 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay

Minimun of 3 students required. Understand the water will be cold for the check out dives at the end of the month. If you wish to sign up? Do it today as the class is pending the 3 student minimum.

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06 Nov 201704 Dec 20176Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 11/6/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 06 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 13 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 20 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 27 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 04 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months over a 5 week period then finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. 3) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as schedule. Three great ways to become Certified.

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10 Nov 201712 Nov 20176Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 11/10/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 10 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 12 Nov 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. 3) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as schedule. Three great ways to become Certified.

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08 Dec 201710 Dec 20176Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 12/8/2017)

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 08 Dec 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 09 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 10 Dec 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2
  • Review session - Aquatic World

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session during the winter months and finish the Open Water Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class, then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. 3) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as schedule. Three great ways to become Certified.

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01 Jan 201831 Dec 201818Show Details

Openwater Diver (OW Holding 2018)

  • Class & pool 1 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1
  • Open water dive 2

Student's signing up for our Open Water Course but not sure which class they would like to be schedule into can take advantage of early registration and Special Prices during the Holiday Season. We place them in Holding until they choose a class for 2018.

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