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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.

 

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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

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 Dive Travel destination, or an Aquatic World 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 DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
20 Aug 201801 Sep 20180Show Details

Openwater Diver (SD/OW 8/20/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Madison Cummings.

  • Classroom 1-5
  • Pool 1, 2, 3
  • Pool 4, 5 & final
  • Open water dive 1,2
  • Open water dive 3,4

This is closed enrollment with Suba Diver to OW diver.

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24 Aug 201826 Aug 20180Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 8/24/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt, Madison Cummings.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 24 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

The PADI Open Water Diver weekend course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 weekends. 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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25 Aug 201826 Aug 20182Show Details

Openwater Diver (UTICA OW 8/25/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 25 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 26 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 17:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

This Open Water Diver course allows students to complete the Class and Pool Session in the Utica Rome area and finish the Open Water Dives on the St. Lawerence River. 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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27 Aug 201830 Aug 20180Show Details

Openwater Diver (PVT OW 8/27/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Mon 27 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Tue 28 Aug 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Wed 29 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Thu 30 Aug 2018 from 10:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

Private Open Water Lesson. Not open to enrollment.

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07 Sep 201823 Sep 20182Show Details

Openwater Diver (PVT OW 9/7/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 07 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

PVT class, Not open for general enrollment

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14 Sep 201816 Sep 20180Show Details

Openwater Diver (JYL OW 9/14/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 15 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 16 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 14 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

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22 Sep 201823 Sep 20187Show Details

Openwater Diver (Oswego OW 9/22/2018)
Course Instructor(s): John Pratt.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Review session to 00:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Open to the 8 SUNY Oswego State College students that sign up. This is the completing 4 Open Water Dives to complete certification. Hood and Glove equipment is strongly reccomended.

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12 Oct 201821 Oct 20185Show Details

Openwater Diver (AWeber OW 10/12/2018)
Course Instructor(s): Alicia Weber.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 12 Oct 2018 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Oct 2018 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road

Open to students 14 yrs and older due to the cold water conditions. The PADI Open Water Diver course provides training and certification through self study, classroom, pool skill training and 4 open water dives. Certification can be completed in as little as 2 week ends. 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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