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Open Water Scuba Diver


Fast Facts:

Price:                                   $579 + tax per person

Course Materials:              E-Learning


Included in Price:               E-Learning Code (Non-Refundable)


 Includes:                            Pool Sessions


                                             Dive Trips

                                             Use of Equipment

Average Days Required:    2-3 Days

Prerequisites:                      Completed Online E-Learn

                                            Completed Medical From-PADI


Number of Dives:               4

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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the Open Water Diver course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.


To enroll in an Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course, age 10-14), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Complete all of the academic requirements for the entry-level scuba diver certification online. Get started right now and. when you are done, you will complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives here! 

The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

The necessary skills and knowledge you will learn includes:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.

  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gasses, etc.

  • Dive environment selection, assembly, use and maintenance

  • Dive planning

  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures

  • And much more!

Upon completion of the Open Water Diver course, you will be able to conduct open water dives in conditions similar to training! Get a jump on your scuba instruction by completing all the knowledge reviews and watching the videos at home at your own pace.

Course Outline:

E-learning - At home, at your own pace!

Day 1

 8:30 am - Check in

                                     Classroom Review

                                           Pool Session 1 - Skills

Lunch Break

    1:00 pm - Boat Trip 1

               Dive 1

               Dive 2

Day 2

                                    8:30 am - Pool Session 2 - More Skills

Lunch Break

    1:00 pm - Boat Trip 2

               Dive 3

               Dive 4

***Allow for an extra day due to weather! Mother Nature is sometimes unpredictable!***

Cancellation Policy:

Pirates Cove Watersports holds your reservation with a credit card. By providing a credit card number the customer agrees to allow Pirates Cove Watersports to charge the remaining amount due on the reservation to the payment card on file at the start of your scuba instruction subject to the terms and conditions of banks and credit card providers at the terms of service herein.

Customers who do not show up for the scheduled instruction and do not call to cancel or reschedule outside of 7 days will be subject to paying a late cancellation, no-show fee. Pirates Cove Watersports has the right to charge the full value of the reservation if cancelled within the cancellation policy. The boat does not wait for late arrivals. We do not refund because of seasickness. Please call 305-453-9881 if your plans change for any reason and we will be happy to assist.

Pirates Cove Watersports requires all participants (including minors) to complete and sign a liability waiver prior to any training programs, boat trips, or water activity rental.

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