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The Open Water Diver course provides the basic information and develops skills all divers need to have fun diving safely. You will learn scuba diving fundamentals that include equipment, adapting, environment, and safety. Completing this entry level course certifies you as a PADI Open Water Diver. This certification qualifies you to:

  • Dive with a buddy independent of a professional. Plan, conduct, and log open water no stop (no decompression needed) dives without supervision.
  • Procure air fills, scuba equipment and other services.
You are qualified to attend this course if you are in good overall health (particularly respiratory and circulatory systems) and comfortable in the water. You need good judgment and self-discipline to follow the guidelines and principles required for safe diving.

The course consists of studying the PADI Open Water manual, completing quizzes on the material, and practicing your new skills in several confined water dives. You progress based on meeting specific performance requirements under your instructorıs guidance. You work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Completing this course allows you to proceed to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and other PADI Adventures In Diving program courses.