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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 60 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.

MAY OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

Event Date: May 13th - 23rd 2021

 
MAY 13, 15, 16, 22, 23
 
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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?  This is the class for you!
This class is a REFERRAL CLASS OR COMPLETE CERTIFICATION- 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.  Contact us for more details. You can choose to complete the course here with us and go to a local lake for certification.
Please remember that this is an INDEPENDENT STUDY class. You need to have completed all of the eLearning portion of the course prior to the start date.  Elearning is included in the cost of the course.  
 
Students are responsible for supplying their own scuba mask, snorkel, fins and booties and log book. These items are also available for purchase through Central Oregon Diving, with a student discount.
Classes are limited, so hurry into the shop to secure your spot! THIS class is open to students age 10 and over for referral and 12 and over for full certification!

The referral is good for a YEAR, so you must complete the open water certification within that year. The age limit on this course is 10 and up. Full certification is the whole class both weekends and includes open water dives. Age limit for these courses is 12 and up. Stop by to sign up and receive the elearning materials and fill out paperwork. It is a self study course and needs to be completed before the first day of class.   We look forward to helping you in your underwater discovery. Come into the shop to sign up and get the online academics. A deposit of $200 secures your space in this course. Space is limited.