Also known as the Junior Open Water Diver Course, enrolling in PADI's Open Water Diver course simply requires that you be 10 years of age, have adequate swimming skills, and are in good physical condition. NO prior scuba experience is needed for this special course!
PADI's Open Water Diver course is all about knowledge development! You'll combine online tools with independent or classroom study to help you understand the basics of diving. Plus, you'll practice Confined Water Dives to reinforce scuba basics, as well as Open Water Dives that allow you to use your new skills to explore!
Looking for more diving certification? Try PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver course! The class consists of 5 dives, each of which will count towards a specialty course later. This course extends your depth limit and can be taken as soon as you've attained your Open Water Diver course certification. And, it ties into the wreck diver specialty!
Expanding your skills and adding to your knowledge is what PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver course is made for! This confidence-enhancing course will expand your skills by allowing you to try out different diving specialties on Adventure Dives.
Your dives will be logged and you'll find a bevy of fun new things to do and see while you're scuba diving!
And these "logged dives" will count as credit towards each PADI specialty course you're looking to take. Even if you've already taken a specialty diver course, discuss with your instructor whether or not you'll earn credit for an Adventure Dive.
Plus, you get to choose your own path! With an instructor, you'll choose from a long list of adventure dives. Your required dives, Deep Dives and Underwater Navigation, will be accompanied by 3 dives of your choosing. During The Deep Dive Adventure Dive, you'll learn about the challenges of deep scuba diving. In the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive, you'll work on compass and navigation skills and help yourself navigate better using kick cycles, landmarks, and time.
On the other 3 dives, you'll get to pick from an array of options, including photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, and exploring shipwrecks! You may also be able to get college credit for the Advanced Open Water Diver course.