PADI Open Water

The PADI Open Water Course is one of the world’s most popular scuba diving courses, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What's Involved: The PADI Open Water Course has three components -

  1. Knowledge Development - Either through in-class lectures and discussion or online study, students will learn about basic dive theory and practices.
  2. Confined Water - Students will have a chance to practice basic dive skills in a controlled environment in a series of 5 confined water or pool dives.
  3. Open Water - Students will begin their experience in "The Big Pool" by having a supervised dry suit orientation, to get used to the different equipment used for our colder northern waters. Then they will review their Confined Water skills in a series of 4 Open Water dives, and explore the underwater world!

In order to enroll in the course students must be 12 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 due to international internet laws.

Required Equipment: Students will be required to bring or purchase full dive gear including:

  • Drysuit*
  • BCD
  • Regulator set
  • Mask, Snorkel & Fins
  • Weights
  • Bottom Timer or Dive Computer.

* Students wishing to purchase drysuits from Divesafe will need to submit measurement information 2 weeks prior to the course date.

Included in the Course:

  • Open Water Manual OR Online code for PADI eLearning site
  • Recreational Dive Table (RDP)
  • Blue Scuba Divers Logbook
  • Certification Fee 


How Does PADI eLearning work?