PADI Open Water Certification

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete four or more open-water training dives under the supervision of your Padi Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
  • Have a group of 4 or more we will provide private lessons on your groups schedule.

ELearning: $129

Pool Sessions: $60

Open Water Lake Dives: $195

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). You will be charged an additional fee for the in water portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a Mask,Snorkel,Fins and other personal Scuba equipment. The friendly & experianced Saguaro Scuba staff will be here to help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You will also need the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book.

What does it cover?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor.

september 2018

29sep5:00 pm8:00 pmRoatan Pre-Trip Party

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

06oct9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

03nov9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

01dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

05jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

02feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.

*In some regions the minimum age is higher.

What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you will need to come to Saguaro Scuba to complete your training. You will take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water / Pool dives and four open water training dives with your Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor. You will learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you have trained in.

How Does It Work

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete four or more open-water training dives under the supervision of your Padi Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
  • Have a group of 4 or more we will provide private lessons on your groups schedule.
Costs

ELearning: $129

Pool Sessions: $60

Open Water Lake Dives: $195

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). You will be charged an additional fee for the in water portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a Mask,Snorkel,Fins and other personal Scuba equipment. The friendly & experianced Saguaro Scuba staff will be here to help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You will also need the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book.

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What Does It Cover

What does it cover?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor.

Calendar

september 2018

29sep5:00 pm8:00 pmRoatan Pre-Trip Party

october 2018

06octallday13Roatan Group Trip

06oct9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

07octalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

13oct(oct 13)9:00 am14(oct 14)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

november 2018

03nov9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

04novalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

10nov(nov 10)9:00 am11(nov 11)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

december 2018

01dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02decalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08dec(dec 8)9:00 am09(dec 9)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2019

05jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

06janalldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

12jan(jan 12)9:00 am13(jan 13)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2019

02feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03feballdaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09feb(feb 9)9:00 am10(feb 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

march 2019

03maralldaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09mar(mar 9)9:00 am10(mar 10)2:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

Prerequisites

What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.

*In some regions the minimum age is higher.

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What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you will need to come to Saguaro Scuba to complete your training. You will take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water / Pool dives and four open water training dives with your Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor. You will learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you have trained in.

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