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YOUR BASIC OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION 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!

Diving for Deaf also

If you are part of the Deaf Community we have the ability to get you Certified and introduce you to the underwater world. Check out Course Director Thomas Koch and PADI Open Water Diver, Claire Koch as she gets Certified.

Click here to follow Claire on her Adventure!         Claire

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 Course Type End Date Max. Places Places Available  
03 Mar 2021 Openwater Diver 31 Mar 2021 4 0

Class & Pool 1
Wed 03 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Class & Pool 2
Wed 10 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Class & Pool 3
Wed 17 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Class & Pool 4
Wed 24 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Class & Pool 5
Wed 31 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 05 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 06 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick,

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 Openwater Diver 07 Mar 2021 4 0

Classroom 1-3
Fri 05 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 06 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 07 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
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 Openwater Diver 21 Mar 2021 4 0

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 Classroom
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 21 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
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 Openwater Diver 11 Apr 2021 4 0

Classroom 1-3
Fri 09 Apr 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 11 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
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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14 May 2021 Openwater Diver 16 May 2021 4 0

Classroom 1-3
Fri 14 May 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 15 May 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 16 May 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
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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21 May 2021 Openwater Diver 23 May 2021 4 4

Classroom 1-3
Fri 21 May 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 22 May 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 23 May 2021
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 12 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 13 Jun 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool sessions during Spring months and finish the Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2021 here in NY........ ........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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