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Open Water Diver Course

What does it cover?  
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course.  Now is the time for you to dive into the course and begin your world of exploration underwater!  Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development ( facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques,methods)

What do I need to start?
To be a certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old, fit for diving, and able to swim.  Divers between the ages of 10 through 14 are certified as a PADI Junior Open Water Diver.

How does it work?
After enrolling, each student completes the entire self-study manual , including filling out the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter.  Also, after watching the DVD, the student comes to class prepared to review the material, take the required quizzes and final exam.  An eLEARNING  version of the academic portion is also available.  Please contact us to discuss how eLEARNING might fit into your schedule.  Next, you will complete the confined water pool sessions and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor.  The open water dives will be done at one of our local lakes.

What diving equipment will I need?
Scuba gear and tanks are provided at no additional charge.  You are responsible to have a dive appropriate mask, snorkel, fins and booties.   During your confined water training, you may try different fins to determine what works best for you before you purchase!  In addition, you will need a log book.  Students will receive a 15% discount on all of these required items.  Also, there will be a 10% student discount on all accessories for a period of 90 days from the date of your certification.

What is provided by the shop?
PADI Open Water Crew-Pack, PADI Open Water DVD Rental, PIC (Personal Identification Certification) Card.

March Open Water Scuba Certification or Referral Course

Event Date: March 7th - 18th 2018

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PLEASE remember that this is an “INDEPENDENT STUDY” class. YOU MUST have completed all of the 5 chapters in the manual, all of the Knowledge Reviews, ERDPML, and have watched the training DVD-- BEFORE coming to the FIRST class meeting. YOU MUST BE ON TIME TO ALL SESSIONS!
CENTRAL OREGON DIVING SCUBA SCHEDULE (MARCH)

Wednesday – March 7th– 5:00 PM to 10:00PM meet at Central Oregon Diving shop for Academics Chapters 1 – 5 and Final Exam and ERDPML tests

Saturday – March 10th– 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 12:30-5:30

Sunday –March 11th– 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 10:30-5:30

Saturday –March 17th– 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

Sunday – March 18th – 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Open Water dive training at local lake (WEATHER dependent)

The course price includes all of your scuba rental equipment for both confined water and open water training. Required PERSONAL items for this class are: Dive Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, and a log book. We have SPECIAL student discounted packages that are available to you at a discount. You might also consider purchasing a mouthpiece for your training regulator. As a dive student you will receive a 10% off on NON- MSRP items for 90 days after your dive training. (Please beware of equipment bargains and online purchases!)