OPEN WATER DIVER
Class Starts Today! That's our motto at Sea Sports Belize. The Open Water Course is the first certification available in PADI scuba diver training. The program can be completed in as little as three days if you complete eLearning in advance.
If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous 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. Start your scuba certification online now!
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three sections:
Online, home study or in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives
To learn basic scuba skills which includes includes a watermanship assessment. Each student will need to tread water for 10 minutes and swim 200 yards/meters with no snorkeling gear of 300 yards/meters with snorkeling gear. There is no time limit and students can use any swimming stroke they are most comfortable with.
Open Water Dives
To practice your skills and explore the reef. There are 4 required dives which are done over two days. The first 2 dives are done to 40 ft maximum and the second two dives to 60 ft* maximum (students age 10 & 11 are limited to 40 ft on all dives).
PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.
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. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
You can also sign up for eLearning through PADI for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning. The eLearning option is ideal for computer users and helps you stay focused on learning the material quickly and easily. Diver who complete eLearning only need to complete a Quick Review Quiz, complete confined water training and 4 open water dives.
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.
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 varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
Check with your local dive shop about the gear you’ll use during this course. You can find most everything at the scuba diving shop in your area.