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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.

 Start DateCoursePrice 
31 Jan 2018Winter Wednesdays -

Winter Wednesdays
Instructor(s): Drew Nageleisen, Jamey English.

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03 Feb 2018OWD - Instruction/Pool$395.50

OWD - Instruction/Pool
Instructor(s): Kevin Nellis, Maria Nino-Soto.

  • Classroom week 1 - Sat 03 Feb 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Classroom week 2 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Pool week 1 - Sat 03 Feb 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Pool week 2 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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03 Feb 2018Scuba Review$159.61

Scuba Review
Instructor(s): Daren Roth.

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 03 Feb 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 03 Feb 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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10 Feb 2018Advanced Open Water Diver$510.76

Advanced Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Drew Nageleisen.

  • Knowledge development
  • Navigation
  • Deep
  • Ppb
  • Search & recovery
  • Wreck
  • Boat
  • Drift

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10 Feb 2018Discover Scuba Diving$83.00

Discover Scuba Diving
Instructor(s): Charles Ziedler.

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Dive 1 - Sat 10 Feb 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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10 Feb 2018Night Diver$226.00

Night Diver
Instructor(s): Drew Nageleisen.

  • Knowledge development
  • Dive 2 - Tue 13 Feb 2018 From 00:00 to 00:00
  • Dive 3 - Wed 14 Feb 2018 From 00:00 to 00:00

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15 Feb 2018Enriched Air Diver$293.80

Enriched Air Diver

  • Induction - Thu 15 Feb 2018 From 18:00 to 21:30 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 1 - Thu 15 Feb 2018 From 18:00 to 21:30 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 2 - Thu 15 Feb 2018 From 18:00 to 21:30 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Final exam - Thu 15 Feb 2018 From 18:00 to 21:30 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre

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23 Feb 2018Ice Diver$508.50

Ice Diver
Instructor(s): Jamey English, Drew Nageleisen.

  • Induction
  • Knowledge development
  • Knowledge development 2
  • Dive 1 - Sat 16 Dec 2017 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Dive 2 - Sat 24 Feb 2018 From 09:00 to 10:00
  • Dive 3 - Sun 25 Feb 2018 From 09:00 to 10:00

Classroom Session January 25, 5:00pm at the shop, Pool Session February 3, 6:30 Elmira.

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03 Mar 2018OWD - Instruction/Pool$395.50

OWD - Instruction/Pool
Instructor(s): Robert Hillier.

  • Classroom week 1 - Sat 03 Mar 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Classroom week 2 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Pool week 1 - Sat 03 Mar 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Pool week 2 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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03 Mar 2018Scuba Review$159.61

Scuba Review

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 03 Mar 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 03 Mar 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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10 Mar 2018Discover Scuba Diving$83.00

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Dive 1 - Sat 10 Mar 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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15 Mar 2018Enriched Air Diver$293.80

Enriched Air Diver

  • Induction - Thu 15 Mar 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 1 - Thu 15 Mar 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 2 - Thu 15 Mar 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Final exam - Thu 15 Mar 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre

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07 Apr 2018OWD - Instruction/Pool$395.50

OWD - Instruction/Pool
Instructor(s): Kevin Nellis.

  • Classroom week 1 - Sat 07 Apr 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Classroom week 2 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 From 12:45 to 16:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Pool week 1 - Sat 07 Apr 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Pool week 2 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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07 Apr 2018Scuba Review$159.61

Scuba Review

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 07 Apr 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 07 Apr 2018 From 18:15 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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14 Apr 2018Discover Scuba Diving$83.00

Discover Scuba Diving

  • Knowledge development 1 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Confined water 1 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool
  • Dive 1 - Sat 14 Apr 2018 From 18:30 to 21:30 - Pool Sessions - Sertoma Pool

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19 Apr 2018Enriched Air Diver$293.80

Enriched Air Diver

  • Induction - Thu 19 Apr 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 1 - Thu 19 Apr 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Knowledge development 2 - Thu 19 Apr 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre
  • Final exam - Thu 19 Apr 2018 From 18:00 to 21:00 - Classroom - Tri-City Scuba Centre

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