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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba course

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. If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply 

OW Special

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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                        Click to review the Medical Questionnaire

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

This $665  - Open Water Special Includes these

Instructional and Personal Package Items

Open Water Package Contents

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 International Dive Travel destination, or an Aquatic World Domestic Trip or 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 Date Courses Course Type End Date Places Available  
22 Jan 2021 JYL OW 1/22/2021 Openwater Diver 24 Jan 2021 0

Openwater Diver

ZOOM Classroom
Fri 22 Jan 2021
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 23 Jan 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 24 Jan 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 26 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 27 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish the Open Water Dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ 2) On the Spring Florida Dive Trip @ Feb/Mar 2021........ 3) Through the PADI Referral program at any PADI Dive Resort any where in the world.............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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31 Jan 2021 Hold for OW 2021 Openwater Diver 31 Jan 2021 10

Openwater Diver

Holding for class to form
Sun 31 Jan 2021
06:00 PM
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt,

We are currently scheduling the 2021 Openwater Diver classes. If you are not seeing a scheduled class that works for you posted at this time you can still take advantage of the Holiday Openwater Special. Simply sign up for the Holding 2021 registry. Then stop by the Dive Center and pick up your Student Learning Pack and get fitted for your Personal Gear Pack. When a class forms on a date that works for you call the Dive Center (315.458.1955) and ask to be moved in to it.....Sign up today and SAVE!

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04 Feb 2021 KL OW Private Openwater Diver 11 Feb 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Pool 1, 2, 3
Thu 04 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Make up Class
Wed 10 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Thu 11 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 05 Jun 2021
12:30 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 06 Jun 2021
11:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin,

Private Open Water Class. Not open for enrollment.

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05 Feb 2021 SED OW 2/5/2021 Openwater Diver 07 Feb 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 05 Feb 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 06 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 07 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick,

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Sessions during the winter months and finish the two days of Openwater Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class and then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways......... 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here in NY.......... 2) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as scheduled.......... 3) Through the PADI Referral program at a PADI Resort. Three great ways to become Openwater Diver 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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12 Feb 2021 JEP OW 2/12/2021 Openwater Diver 14 Feb 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 12 Feb 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 14 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt,

The first part of this Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Sessions during the winter months and finish the two days of Openwater Dives later. This is a good way for students to take the class and then complete the required 4 dives one of three ways......... 1) Open Water Dives in late Spring or early Summer here in NY.......... 2) Join Aquatic World for one of our Spring trips to Florida as scheduled.......... 3) Through the PADI Referral program at a PADI Resort. Three great ways to become Openwater Diver 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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19 Feb 2021 JYL OW 2/19/2021 Openwater Diver 19 Feb 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 19 Feb 2021
09:00 PM
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 21 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 26 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 27 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish the Open Water Dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ 2) Or on the Spring Florida Dive Trip @ Feb/Mar 2021........ 3) Or through the PADI Referral program at any PADI Dive Resort any where in the world.............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 2021 JYL OW 3/5/2021 Openwater Diver 07 Mar 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 05 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 06 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 07 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 26 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 27 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish the Open Water Dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ 2) Or on the Spring Florida Dive Trip @ Feb/Mar 2021........ 3) Or through the PADI Referral program at any PADI Dive Resort any where in the world.............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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15 Mar 2021 JYL OW 3/15/2021 Openwater Diver 21 Mar 2021 0

Openwater Diver

ZOOM Classroom
Mon 15 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
ZOOM Classroom 2
Fri 19 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 20 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 21 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 17 Jul 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 18 Jul 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish the Open Water Dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ 2) Or on the Spring Florida Dive Trip @ Feb/Mar 2021........ 3) Or through the PADI Referral program at any PADI Dive Resort any where in the world.............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 2021 JYL OW 4/9/2021 Openwater Diver 11 Apr 2021 0

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 09 Apr 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 11 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 17 Jul 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 18 Jul 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Winter months and finish the Open Water Dives one of three ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ 2) Or on the Spring Florida Dive Trip @ Feb/Mar 2021........ 3) Or through the PADI Referral program at any PADI Dive Resort any where in the world.............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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