Learn to Scuba Dive with ScubaStop
Learn to scuba dive in our indoor, heated pool and earn your PADI Open Water Certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
You don’t need a Groupon for a great deal on your PADI Open Water class.
Our all-inclusive pricing includes your choice of learning, either digital eLearning on your own time or a textbook package in a traditional class with one of our experienced, patient instructors. Our pricing even includes the use of BCD, tanks, regulator, computer, weights, weight belt and wetsuit.
What You Learn
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) 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:
- 10 years or older
The Fun Part
The fun part about this course is…well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.
The Scuba Gear You Use
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a ScubaStop Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.
The Learning Materials You 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 an internet based eLearning option.
Contact ScubaStop 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. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.