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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with TRI-CITY SCUBA CENTRE

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous 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.


What You Learn

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

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

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).


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.

The Scuba Gear You Use

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 will be chosen by a TRI CITY SCUBA CENTRE Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact TRI-CITY SCUBA CENTRE to personalise the best study option for you!

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.

Organization/Getting Started

We run the knowledge development and pool sessions year-round so divers can get certified at their convenience. A typical course schedule is the first weekend of the month (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) with classroom sessions and pool sessions. Our organization page can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.

The Open Water checkout dives are completed from the end of May into October (sometimes in a warm November), and are one weekend - typically the 3rd of the month. Both days start at 9:00am and end at around 2:00pm. That's it! You are certified!!

If you want to start early, you can click on THIS LINK to start the intake paperwork, including a medical questionnaire. Sign up now, right here, or come into the store to become a diver.

We look forward to getting in the water with you.

  Start Date End Date Places Available   Price    
06 Sep 2019 15 Sep 2019 9 CA$ 775.00

Classroom Session 1
Fri 06 Sep 2019
05:30 PM
60 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 1
Fri 06 Sep 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Classroom Session 2
Sat 07 Sep 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 2
Sat 07 Sep 2019
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Pool Session 3
Sun 08 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Open Water Dives Day 1
Sat 14 Sep 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Open Water DIves Day 2
Sun 15 Sep 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Instructor(s): Kevin Nellis,

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04 Oct 2019 13 Oct 2019 12 CA$ 775.00

Classroom Session 1
Fri 04 Oct 2019
05:30 PM
60 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 1
Fri 04 Oct 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Classroom Session 2
Sat 05 Oct 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 2
Sat 05 Oct 2019
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Pool Session 3
Sun 06 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Open Water Dives Day 1
Sat 12 Oct 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Open Water DIves Day 2
Sun 13 Oct 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Instructor(s): Dace Lawrence, Jamie Lopes, Robert Hillier,

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01 Nov 2019 10 Nov 2019 12 CA$ 775.00

Classroom Session 1
Fri 01 Nov 2019
05:30 PM
60 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 1
Fri 01 Nov 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Classroom Session 2
Sat 02 Nov 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 2
Sat 02 Nov 2019
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Pool Session 3
Sun 03 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Open Water Dives Day 1
Sat 09 Nov 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Open Water DIves Day 2
Sun 10 Nov 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Instructor(s): Kevin Nellis,

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06 Dec 2019 08 Dec 2019 12 CA$ 775.00

Open Water Dives Day 1
Sat 17 Aug 2019 to Sat 21 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Open Water DIves Day 2
Sat 17 Aug 2019 to Sun 22 Dec 2019
09:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Open Water - Gulliver's
Classroom Session 1
Fri 06 Dec 2019
05:30 PM
60 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 1
Fri 06 Dec 2019
08:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Classroom Session 2
Sat 07 Dec 2019
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
Pool Session 2
Sat 07 Dec 2019
05:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Pool Session 3
Sun 08 Dec 2019
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Pool - U of Waterloo
Instructor(s): Maria Niño-Soto,

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