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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 
24 Jan 201821 Feb 20184Show Details

Openwater Diver (VZanicky OW 1/24/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Victoria Zanicky.

  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 24 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Wed 31 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Wed 07 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Wed 14 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Wed 21 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road

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 scheduled. Three great ways to become Certified. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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26 Jan 201828 Jan 20184Show Details

Openwater Diver (JLatour OW 1/26/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 26 Jan 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 27 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 28 Jan 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Review session - Sat 27 Jun 2015 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 01 Jul 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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. (A minimum of 3 enrolled students is required for this class to take place. If there are less than 3 you may be asked to join in with a later class. We do all we can to fill the class) Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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09 Feb 201811 Feb 20184Show Details

Openwater Diver (GWeber OW 2/9/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Gary Weber.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 09 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 11 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 02 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 03 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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23 Feb 201825 Feb 20186Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 2/23/2018)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 09 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 10 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 23 Feb 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 24 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 25 Feb 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road

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. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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05 Mar 201802 Apr 20186Show Details

Openwater Diver (OW 3/5/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mark Moriarty.

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 05 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 12 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 19 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 26 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 02 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. A great way to become Certified. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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16 Mar 201818 Mar 20185Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 3/16/2018)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 16 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 17 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 16 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 17 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 18 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road

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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. A great way to become Certified. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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30 Mar 201801 Apr 20186Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 3/30/2018)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 23 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 24 Jun 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 30 Mar 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 31 Mar 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 01 Apr 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road

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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. A great way to become Certified. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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09 Apr 201801 May 20186Show Details

Openwater Diver (OW 4/9/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Mark Moriarty.

  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 09 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 16 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 23 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 30 Apr 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 07 May 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - Just Off Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here is NY, 2018. 2) Through the PADI Referral program at a resort. A great way to become Certified. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a Yes answer.

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