The PADI Open Water Diver course is the entry level dive course. It's broken down into three sections:
1. Knowledge Development (PADI ELearning)
2. Confined Water Training (pool training)
3. Checkout Dives (open water dives)
Rather than spend hours in a scheduled classroom setting,
all classroom work can be done at home and online at your
own pace, and whenever you want.
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This allows you to move through the program efficiently and at your own pace. PADI eLearning is designed to be convenient and easy-to-use.
You will be able to access eLearning anywhere you have a PC with an Internet connection - for the rest of your life!
Also, you will be able to complete eLearning entirely on your own schedule--there are no class times or places to meet.
eLearning will keep track of your progress, and you can begin again where you left-off last.
eLearning utilizes multimedia to enhance the experience of learning how to dive.
-Multimedia content, including pictures and video clips
-Links to more-detailed explanations of relevant information
-Instant feedback on quizzes and tests (the Website will correct your tests for you, and indicate the correct answer if you did not select it)
-A narrator, to read the course information aloud to you
-Access to dive tables
-Links to equipment knowledge and understanding
Confined Water Training (pool training)
Once you've finished ELearning, we will decide what days and times are best for you to begin pool training. Generally, all pool work is done in two, 4 hour days. Your paying for a private class, so if this is not going to fit your schedule, then arrangements can be made more convenient to your schedule.
At the pool, you will learn how to use scuba diving equipment and learn skills that promote safety and fun. The pool training is performance based. When you and I both feel your comfortable with the water, equipment and the skills, then we head to salt water.
After all pool sessions are complete, we head to the beach for checkout dives. Four dives are required for certification. PADI rules will not allow me to make more than three dives per day with students. Therefore, the checkouts will take a total of two days. Our checkout dives are typically done in Florida at Pensacola, Destin or Panama City.
In addition, water conditions dictate dive locations. If there is poor visibility underwater in Destin or Panama City, then we will relocate to another destination.
On the first day, we will make 2 to 3 beach dives. On the second day, we will make 2 dives. Generally we would make 2 or 3 beach dives on Saturday and on Sunday we would make 2 dives off of a commercial dive boat. Your paying for a private class, so the boat dive is optional. We can make all of your dives from the beach if you prefer. I offer the boat dives because at the end of the course you will have experience diving from the beach and the boat. The boat dives are hands down the best diving you will do.
On all dives that weekend, you will demonstrate the skills you learned in the pool while we are doing the checkout dives.
After the skill requirements have been met, your a PADI Open Water Diver!!!
Price is $800.00
Price includes all course materials, pool training, checkout dives and instructor fee. All equipment is provided free with the exception of your mask, fins and snorkel. I can get you a discount on those items at the local dive shops.