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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 
07 Jun 201907 Jul 20190Show Details

Openwater Diver (OW 6/7/2019)

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 06 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 07 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 14:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 07 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 08 Jun 2019 from 14:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 09 Jun 2019 from 10:00 to 18:00 - 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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22 Jun 201922 Jun 20194Show Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 6/22/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 22 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 23 Jun 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

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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28 Jun 201931 Aug 20196Show Details

Openwater Diver (OW 6/28/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Ben Novak, Michael Komarnicki.

  • Classroom 1-5 - Fri 28 Jun 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2
  • Open water dive 3,4
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 29 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 30 Jun 2019 from 08:00 to 16:00 - 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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02 Jul 201930 Jul 20196Show Details

Openwater Diver (Alicia OW 7/2/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Alicia Weber.

  • Class & pool 1 - Tue 02 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Tue 09 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Tue 16 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Tue 23 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Tue 30 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 03 Aug 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 04 Aug 2019 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, allowing students to complete all requirements needed to become and Open Water Diver. This class will be held on Tuesday Nights for 5 weeks with the Open water Dives completed on a scheduled Saturday and Sunday. 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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10 Jul 201914 Aug 20195Show Details

Openwater Diver (SED OW 7/10/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Scott Edick.

  • Class & pool 1 - Wed 10 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 2 - Wed 17 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 3 - Wed 24 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 4 - Wed 31 Jul 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Class & pool 5 - Wed 07 Aug 2019 from 18:00 to 21:30 - Aquatic World - On Taft Road
  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 10 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 11 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay

Learn To Scuba dive at a relaxed pace and have fun in this one night a week course. At the end of the course, complete your Open Water dives to earn your PADI Open Water Diver rating and start planning for a lifetime of adventure underwater. Please take a moment to go to "http://aquatic-world.com/page/open_water_diver" for the medical questionaire and instructions if you have a Yes answer

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13 Jul 201913 Jul 20194Show Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 7/13/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 20 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 21 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 13 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 14 Jul 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

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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10 Aug 201910 Aug 20194Show Details

Openwater Diver (Utica OW 8/10/2019)
Course Instructor(s): Jean-Yves Latour.

  • Open water dive 1,2 - Sat 07 Sep 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Cape Vincent
  • Open water dive 3,4 - Sun 08 Sep 2019 from 09:00 to 15:00 - Alexandria Bay - Islander
  • Pool 1, 2, 3 - Sat 10 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York
  • Pool 4, 5 & final - Sun 11 Aug 2019 from 09:00 to 16:00 - Utica/Rome, New York

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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