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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.  Students will receive a 10% 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 Referral or Full Certification

Event Date: March 7th - 17th 2019

March 7, 9, 10 Open Water Referral March 16-17 Weather Dependent Full Certification*

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Are you going someplace warm this spring to go diving? Want to do your open water dives in a tropical climate? Want to join us in the Spring to finish course in Bonaire end of April or finish up at Hood Canal end of Spring Break with us? This is the class for you!

If you are doing a referral- you complete your academics and your confined training at Central Oregon Diving and we give you a referral to another PADI dive center to finish your open water dives (GOOD for a YEAR) in a resort destination. We are offering a trip to BONAIRE or to Hood Canal to complete your open water dives with our instructors. Contact us for more details.

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, computer simulator, RPD booklet and sample questions, and have watched the training DVD's BEFORE coming to the first class meeting. 

Students are responsible for supplying their own scuba mask, snorkel, fins and booties. These items are also available for purchase through Central Oregon Diving, with a student discount. 

Classes are limited to 8 students, so hurry into the shop to secure your spot! THIS class is open to students age 10 and up for referrals, age 12 for full certifications.

SCHEDULE:

Thursday March 7th- 5:30pm to 10:00pm - meet at Central Oregon Diving for Academics Chapters 1-5 and Final Exam. 

Saturday March 9th- 9:00am to 6:00pm - meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to pool JSFC 12:00pm- 5:30pm

Sunday March 10th- 10:00am to 6:00pm - meet at Central Oregon Diving and the to pool JSFC 1:00pm to 4:00pm

Saturday March 16th- 8:00am to 4:00pm - meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to local lake for open water dives 1-2 *weather dependent

Sunday March 17th- 8:00am to 4:00pm - meet at Central Oregon Diving and then to local lake for open water dives 3-4 *weather dependent

If doing referral you complete your academics and confined water training here and do your open water dives in a warmer climate. The referral is good for a YEAR, so you must complete the open water certification within that year. Open Water full certification is weather dependent.  The age limit on this course is 10 and up. Stop by to sign up and receive the materials and manual as it is a self study course and needs to be prepared by the 7th to take the tests. We look forward to helping you in your underwater discovery. Come into the shop to sign up and get the materials. A deposit of $200 secures your space in this course. Space is limited.