If you‰۪ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course ‰ÛÒ the world‰۪s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.åÊ
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
You may be able toåÊåÊåÊget college creditåÊfor the Open Water Diver course.
Short on time? TheåÊåÊåÊPADI Scuba DiveråÊcourse might be right for you.
Enroll inåÊOpen Water Diver Onlineå?ÛÒ PADI‰۪s eLearning option ‰ÛÒ and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!
You can also start learning with PADI‰۪s home-study materials ‰ÛÒåÊOpen Water Diver TouchTMåÊ(a tablet app) or theåÊOpen Water Diver ManualåÊandåÊOpen Water Diver VideoåÊ(a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI dive shop to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to useåÊbasic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you‰۪re diving inåÊtropical,åÊtemperateåÊoråÊcold water.