Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment. By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad, becoming an ambassador for the underwater world. There are two components to this course:
Online e-Learning completed at your own pace through your mobile device or computer. The e-Learning takes most people 8-12 hours to complete depending on their individual learning pace.
Upon completion of the e-Learning, the pool session follows and incorporates roughly 4-6 hours of instruction depending on group size and individual performance.
Following the pool session, four open water dives in the ocean will follow. This typically entails two shore dives from a beach on one day and two boat dives from an area charter boat on another. In total, the program requires a 3-day commitment following the e-Learning, with each day incorporating 4-6 hours of total time on average.
Following a career in public safety I relocated to south Florida to pursue my passion for scuba diving and to share that passion with others by becoming a Divemaster and Open Water Scuba Instructor. I am a licensed instructor adhering to the standard...
Day One Pool sessions are generally held at the Delray Beach Community Pool at Pompey Park (1101 NW 2nd Street, Delray Beach, FL).
Day Two Beach Dives are generally held at the renowned Blue Heron Bridge (Phil Foster Park, 900 Blue Heron Blvd, Riviera Beach, FL).
Day Three Boat Dives generally arrive and depart from one of several marinas located within one mile of Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach, FL.