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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 $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. 

*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.



  Start Date Courses Course Type Places Available  
01 Aug 2021 Holding for August Start Openwater Diver 3

Openwater Diver

Holding for class to form
Sun 01 Aug 2021
06:00 PM
Aquatic World Classroom

We are currently scheduling the 2021 Openwater Diver classes that will begin after July 1st. If you are not seeing an opening available in a class that works for you posted at this time you can still take advantage of the Openwater Special. Simply sign up and register for the OWHOLD Starting after July 1st........... 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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20 Aug 2021 KRR OW 8/20/2021 Openwater Diver 3

Openwater Diver

Classroom 1-3
Fri 20 Aug 2021
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Classroom
Pool 1, 2, 3
Sat 21 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Pool 4 & 5
Sun 22 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
08 hours 30 minutes
Aquatic World Pool
Open Water Dive 1,2
Sat 28 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Open Water Dive 3,4
Sun 29 Aug 2021
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Alexandria Bay - Islander
Course Instructor(s): Kindra Reiter, John Pratt,

The Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the class and pool on 1 weekend and finish the Open Water Dives on a following weekend with Aquatic World....YES! Get Scuba Diver Certified in 2 Weekends... ........Please take a moment to go to "" for the medical questionaire and instruction if you have a "Yes" answer.

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