OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION
SMALLER CLASSES - MORE OFTEN
NO HIDDEN COST - NO SURPRISE POLICY
The Open Water Course has two components for the course - Academic and Practical.
This give you the basic knowledge and understanding of the underwater environment. Just like learning to drive, you need to knows the rules of the road. This knowledge give you the rules for proceeding into the wonderful underwater environment.
Confined Water (Pool) – we test your swimming skills and the ability to float. Then we teach a series of basic skills that you will need when you are diving. Such things and what you do if you mask gets knocked off or if you run out of air. How to control your breathing and how to properly control your buoyancy. All part of the skill set that you will need to dive safety.
Open Water Dives (4 of them) – all the skills and knowledge that you learned in academics and confined water will now be demonstrated in your Open Water dives. Each dive has a prescribed set of skills that you will need to demonstrate to your instructors satisfaction. Once you have demonstrated your mastery of this skill you will become a “certified Open Water” diver.
You have several choices in how you accomplish the 2 parts of the program:
Two Academic Choices:
PADI e Learning which is an approximately 10 hours of on-line time and testing. Do this at your leisure. We will receive reports on your progress and notification of completion. We will need one additional hour for a “Quick Test” to confirm that you were the actual person who did the on-line work. You will pay $169 directly to PADI when you sign up for this option. In addition you will receive a eLearning Enhancement Pac that will contain your RDP, logbook, on-line PIC card and other information.
$169 plus 10 hours on-line, 1 hour Quick Test and you will receive a PADI eLearning Enhancement PAC that includes you RDP, Logbook and more.
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We can provide you with a Open Water Crew Pac which contains your manual and Recreation Dive Planner. Five chapters in the book which takes approximately 2 hours per chapter. At the end of each chapter are knowledge review that will need to be completed. We will also loan you a DVD (deposit required) that complements the manual.
$100 plus shipping if required, 10 hours homestudy, 4 hours for review and testing, and you will own the PADI Open Water Student Pac that incluces your manuel, RDP, logbook, and more ...
Three Practical Scheduling Choices:
Weekend – full days on Saturday and Sunday plus classroom depending on your choice academic choice. Saturday we will outfit you with your Scuba Gear and then you will spend the morning in our private pool learning your Confined Open Water skills. After a lunch break you will do your first two Open Water dives. Sunday you will do two more boat dives and then all your completion paper work. Cost of $350 or 450 per person depending on equipment option.
Group classes (for two or more people) – pick your dates and we will work out a classroom, pool, and dive schedule that will meet you needs. Cost of $350 or $450 per person depending on equipment option.
Private class (one-on-one with an instructor) – pick your dates and we will work out a classroom, pool, and dive schedule that will meet you needs. Cost is $500 or $600 depending on equipment option.
Three Equipment Choices:
Each student is required to provide their own mask, snorkel, fins, and Safety sausage (marker tube). The Safety sausage in now required by PADI.
OPTION 1: You provide your own
OPTION 2: If you choose to purchase your mask, fins, snorkel and safety sausage from the store your cost for the course is $350 for group or weekend or it is $500 for a private class. We have MFSS Equipment packages starting at $220.
OPTION 3: In addition if you purchase your Scuba Package (BCD, Regulator, Octo, and a choice of gauges or dive computer) from us, you can take an additional $100 off your course.
Each student is responsible for his own transportation to and from the pool and boats.
Other (book option only)
Our prices includes your PADI PIC (Picture Identification card). You will need to provide two passport style photo by the end of the course. These photo are for your student file and one is sent to PADI for you certification card. Not applicable if you do the online course.
Scuba School and Dive Center (SSDC)
3329 East Oakland Park Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308