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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 
18 Aug 201711 Sep 20173Show Details

Openwater Diver (J Latour OW 8/18/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 18 Aug 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 to 00:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sat 19 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 to 00:00 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Sun 20 Aug 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 to 00:00
  • Open water dive 2 to 00:00

Open Water Certification Dive weekend to be determined

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01 Sep 201710 Sep 20173Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 9/1/2017)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 01 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 02 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 03 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World

This Open Water diver class is for new students that need to complete the course in s short amount of time. There is the Self study, classroom, pool skills learning and the 4 Open Water dives format all completed in 2 weekends. The course is and excelerated format, so for those needing a bit more time and slower pace, we recomend the 5 week courses format..

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04 Sep 201709 Oct 20176Show Details

Openwater Diver (INA OW 9/4/2017)

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Mon 04 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Mon 11 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Mon 18 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 4 - Mon 25 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 5 - Mon 02 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World

This Open Water Diver Course runs for 5 Mondays.

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08 Sep 201717 Sep 20171Show Details

Openwater Diver (DDyer OW 9/8/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Daniel Dyer.

  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay
  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 08 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 09 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World

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15 Sep 201724 Sep 20174Show Details

Openwater Diver (J Latour OW 9/15/2017)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Class & pool 1 - Fri 15 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 2 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Class & pool 3 - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 09:00 to 17:30 - Aquatic World
  • Open water dive 1 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 2 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay

This Open Water diver class is for new students that need to complete the course in s short amount of time. There is the Self study, classroom, pool skills learning and the 4 Open Water dives format all completed in 2 weekends. The course is and excelerated format, so for those needing a bit more time and slower pace, we recomend the 5 week courses format..

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