PADI Open Water Scuba Diver

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Who should take this course?

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 PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba 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 a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), 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.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

Our class time breakdown can be viewed in the Open Water Info Sheet (click here).

How can you start learning now?

Contact us today (click here) or enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. Most students choose the classroom sessions for their theory development because they receive personal attention, and course curriculum that is tailored to their specific diving tastes. Plus, we have donuts!

PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!

You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Crew Pack. Come and visti Tri-City Scuba Centre to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

What scuba gear will you use?

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Call us, or drop in to talk about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

How long will it take?

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

Download the Open Water Info Sheet (.pdf) Click Here

What will I need?

• PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
• PADI Open Water Video or DVD
• Log Book

Forms & Downloads

PADI English – Medical Statement V201 – 10063

PADI Liability Release Form_403_FF

PADI Scuba Diver Statement_v20

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Full Course (includes Theory, Confined Water, Open Water Check Out Dives, Course Materials, Certification Card, Scuba Unit Rental, Air and Weights for course)


Referral Course (includes Theory, Confined Water, Course Materials, Certification Card, Scuba Unit Rental, Air and Weights for course – you arrange for your own Open Water Checkout dives at an additional cost to you)


Where can I go from here?

Continue the adventure with PADI’s Adventures in Diving/Advanced Open Water Diver (click here)  program, you next step in exploring the underwater world.

Call Tri-City Scuba Centre to
sign up today – 519.581.1044

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