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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 

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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:

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 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  
15 Aug 2020 JAZ OW 8/15/2020 Openwater Diver 16 Aug 2020 0

Openwater Diver

Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 15 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4, 5 & Final
Sun 16 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): Jack Ziegler,

Our appologies but this Open Water Class is filled. Please see our September Schedule..

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28 Aug 2020 JYL OW 8/28/2020 Openwater Diver 30 Aug 2020 1

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-5
Fri 28 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Zoom Classroom 1
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 29 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4, 5 & Final
Sun 30 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 19 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 20 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The PADI Open Water Diver Evening course provides training and certification in as little as 2- weekends. Starting with self study e-Learning, pool training on Saturday and Sunday. Then 4 - Open water dives scheduled for a Saturday and Sunday completion. 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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01 Sep 2020 Holding for Sept OW Openwater Diver 01 Sep 2020 3

Openwater Diver

Holding for class to form
Tue 01 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt,

......Not seeing a scheduled class that works for you....With the COVID-19 group restrictions we are scheduling classes as students sign up...."THE AUGUST OPEN WATER DIVER CLASSES HAVE FILLED..... Begin your online e-Learning studies today while your class is formed. We schedule two differnt types of classes for your Confined Water skill training: Weeknight or Weekend.........The Open Water Certificaiton dives are schedule after your class is formed according to availability..........Sign up today and get started on your adventure to becoming an PADI Open Water Diver........... If you would 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..... You might need a Doctors signoff.

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11 Sep 2020 JYL OW 9/11/2020 Openwater Diver 13 Sep 2020 1

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-5
Fri 11 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 12 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Pool 4, 5 & Final
Sun 13 Sep 2020
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - On Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 19 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 20 Sep 2020
12:00 AM
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour,

The PADI Open Water Diver Evening course provides training and certification in as little as 2- weekends. Starting with self study e-Learning, pool training on Saturday and Sunday. Then 4 - Open water dives scheduled for a Saturday and Sunday completion. 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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