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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 Apr-May-2021

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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 $695  - 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. 

*Please understand that we cannot  hold students over to the next Dive Season. If you are enrolling prior to 1 September you are scheduled to complete your certification before the end of your enrollment year. After the close of the current enrollment dive season a rescheduling fee of $108 is required to restart the following year.

Diving for Veterans also:

The Aquatic World Pro Staff is currently undergoing the Training and Certification for our Open Water Diver Program to provided the needed services to our Disabled American Veteran's.

This program is of great importance to us as a large group of our Pro Staff and Board Of Directors are Veteran's. The program is not up and running at this time but we are projecting early Fall 2022 for the launch... A great undertaking for a Great Group of Men and Women who have honored and served our country Proudly!

SGT (Ret) Bryan Anderson

Click here to follow SGT (Ret) Bryan Anderson's Adventure!

 

  Start Date Courses Course Type Location Places Available  
21 Jan 2022 JYL OW 1/21/2022 Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay, Aquatic World - Taft Road, Cape Vincent 4

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 21 Jan 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 22 Jan 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 23 Jan 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 25 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 26 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay
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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summer 2022 here in NY. 2) 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 2022 EW OW 1/31/2022 Openwater Diver Aquatic World - Taft Road, Thousand Islands 1

Openwater Diver

Open Water Dive 1,2
Wed 19 Jan 2022
11:37 AM
Thousand Islands
Open Water Dive 3,4
Wed 19 Jan 2022
11:37 AM
Thousand Islands
Class & Pool 1
Mon 31 Jan 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Class & Pool 2
Mon 07 Feb 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Class & Pool 3
Mon 14 Feb 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Class & Pool 4
Mon 21 Feb 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Class & Pool 5
Mon 28 Feb 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): Erik Wennberg,

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01 Feb 2022 Holding List OW Diver 2022 Openwater Diver Aquatic World - Taft Road 21

Openwater Diver

Holding for class to form
Sat 01 Jan 2022
12:00 AM
1 minutes
Aquatic World - Taft Road
Course Instructor(s): Kurt Lavin,

...............We are currently scheduling the 2022 - Aquatic World Openwater Diver classes that will begin after January 1st........Soon you will begin to see "Scheduled Classes" appear here on our calendar............ Take advantage of the Holiday Open Water Diver Special and get on the Holding List today......Our Traning Staff will actively contact students on the HOLD LIST first to give piority placement as classes form before it is opened to general enrollment............How to sign up? Stop by the Dive Center today or call us 315.458.1955 and register........... You will need to come by and pick up your Student Learning Pack and get fitted for your Personal Gear Pack..........Sign up today and SAVE!

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18 Feb 2022 JYL OW 2/18/2022 Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay, Aquatic World Classroom, Aquatic World Pool, Cape Vincent 2

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 18 Feb 2022
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 19 Feb 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 20 Feb 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 25 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Cape Vincent
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 26 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay
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 two ways: 1) Open Water Dives with Aquatic World in the Summe 2022 here in NY. 2) 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 2022 College Cert Dives - Group 1 Openwater Diver Alexandria Bay - Bonnie Castle 18

Openwater Diver

Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 21 May 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Bonnie Castle
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 22 May 2022
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Bonnie Castle
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt, Bryan Radliff, Erik Wennberg,

This is a projected date - subject to change - for our College Programs Dive Certification Weekend - May 2022........ Student's that successfully completed the College Program course Fall of 2021 or Spring of 2022, may contact the Dive Center to register..... This is Group 1, after this 20 student roster filles we will post a Group 2 on a second weekend......

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