Diver certification begins here. Start with our web-based eLearning before the classroom session. Move to the pool and practice your new skills. Then experience four open water (lake) dives.
Each student is fitted with a wetsuit, beouyancy compensating device, boots, fins, mask and regulator with submersible pressure guage console.
Each student is required to attend a classroom lecture and pass sectional quizes with a grade of 75% or better.
Each student will learn multiple underwater skills in confined water, demonstrate those skills in order to graduate to open water and test his/her skills in open water for certification.
A new world is about to open up to you filled with breath-taking discoveries and once-in-a- lifetime experiences. Go ahead - dive in. Our scuba instructors are committed to your safety. Which is why, as a precaution, you will be enrolled in DAN’s Student Coverage program.
This complimentary dive coverage covers you in the unlikely event of a dive injury during your entry-level training. As a diving-related injury or illness can set you back thousands, it pays to be prepared. While you focus on learning to dive and getting comfortable underwater, DAN has you covered should an unexpected incident occur - above or below water
Description: During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.
The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You’ll enjoy making one or more minidives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site.
Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you've met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you’ll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It’s just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures.
Academic: The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.