if you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool or pool-like conditions and progress to the open water (ocean, lake, quarry, etc.) getting the background knowledge along the way.
At your own pace, you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course either online with PADI eLearning, or with the PADI manual.
Earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.
Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives
Knowledge Development: Five modules over three sessions
Prerequisites: 10 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.
Materials You’ll Need: PADI Open Water Crew-Pak, PADI Open Water Video or DVD, Log Book.
Equipment you’ll use during the course includes: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and exposure protection as required by the local environment.
Becoming a diver opens a door to a whole new world. Open yours and step through. We have monthly group courses running year round, and private tuition available for those with a busy schedule. Check our calendar page for the class schedule, or contact the store: info@ColumbiaScubaSC.com (803) 788 9166.
Group Class (traditional format) $399 Includes the study materials and the use of Scuba Unit during in-water training.
Group Class (e-Learning) $399 Includes the e-Learning access pass and the use of Scuba Unit during in-water training.
Private tuition available upon request, please contact the store to discuss your schedule.
Students will be provided with the SCUBA Unit for thier use during the pool and open water training. Wetsuits are available for purchase or rent, and divers will need their own basic skin diving gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots and Mesh Bag).