Open Water Diver (OWD)

 

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.

 

Prerequisites

 

In order to begin the OWD, all students must:

  • Be at least ten (10) years of age or older if knowledge development takes place in the classroom (online knowledge development requires students be at least thirteen (13) years of age)
  • Complete a short medical questionnaire (some students may have to consult their medical doctor to obtain a signature)
  • Be able to swim at least two-hundred (200) yards or meters (there are no requirements in terms of stroke, technique, or time)
  • Be able to float in deep water for at least ten (10) minutes (there is no restriction as to technique)

 

Equipment

 

It is recommended that students have their own mask, fins, and snorkel. Deep Blue can provide these items to students for the duration of the OWD at a $85 charge; however, most students find that they prefer masks and fins which meet their personal preference. Deep Blue is an authorized Mares dealer, and a variety of basic and high-performance diving equipment is available for rent and sale, ranging from dive computers to wetsuits.

All students will receive an OWD Crew Pack which contains the OWD instructional materials 

 

Price: $349

 

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