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PADI Open Water Diver Course

If you've always wanted to learn how to SCUBA dive, discover new adventures, or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, than this is where it all starts. PADI Open Water Diver Course is the world's most popular SCUBA course and introduces millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You will Learn:

The PADI Open Water Diver Courses consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (Online, Home study, or in a classroom environment) To understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Confined Water Dives, to learn basic SCUBA skills.
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover SCUBA Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver Course Certification.


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver Course, you must be:

The Fun Part:

The fun part about this course is... well, just about all of it because learning to dive is an incredible experience; between breathing underwater for the first time (Which is something we can personally say is an experience you will never forget!) and learning what you need to know to become a certified diver you'll find yourself trying to figure out what is more interesting! During this course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of one of our PADI Dive Instructors.

The SCUBA Gear You Will Use:

In the PADI Open Water Diver Course, You will learn to use basic SCUBA gear, including a dive computer and other standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by Narcosis Scuba Center Representatives to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Will Need:

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver Course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning materials in an E-Learning environment Via the Internet.

Contact Narcosis Scuba Center to personalize the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic SCUBA Diving Skills, terminology, and safety procedures. For each concept, you,ll read a description and watch a video demonstration, from their you'll jump in the pool (Or a pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

Scheduling Options:

Here at Narcosis, we have 4 different scheduling options.

Open Water Group Course: $299.95

    • Our Open Water Group Course takes 2 weeks to complete.
    • The first week is 3 evenings of class Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6-9:30pm.
    • The second week is 2 days of pool sessions on Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9:30pm.
    • Finally, that Saturday and Sunday are the 4 Open Water dives.


Open Water E-Learning Course: $399.95

    • The E-Learning portion is set at your own pace.
    • Our E-Learning course takes 4 days to complete.
    • The pools and dives are scheduled along with our Group course.
    • There are 2 days of pool sessions on Wednesday and Thursday from 5-9:30pm.
    • Finally, that Saturday and Sunday are the 4 Open Water dives.


Open Water 3 Day Course: $499.95

    • Similar to our E-Learning Course, the E-Learning portion is set at your own pace.
    • The pools and dives are done in 3 days, usually consecutive.


Open Water Private: $599.95

    • Our Private course is for one-on-one instruction, set at your pace.
    • Allow for a minimum of 3 days for completion.


All of our course prices include: 

    • Course materials / E-Learning Code
    • Classroom sessions (Group and Private only)
    • Pool sessions and dives
    • Rental of Tanks, Regulators, BCD's, and weights* (Pool use only)


To start your PADI Open Water Diver Certification, call or come in to sign up today!