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PADI OPEN WATER DIVER Your adventure starts here!

American Divers International
PADI Open Water Certification Course


If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. American Divers International (ADI) has been a PADI 5-Star Training Facility for over 38 years. Our Instructors have over 30 years of combined training experience. In short, no one is more qualified to teach you to dive! This is where Brevard learns to dive!


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws
  • Download the required PADI Medical Form


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives in the ocean under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

What's Included

Included in the price of the course of $399 is everything listed below:

  • Course Tuition & Enrollment Fees
  • Enrollment in DAN (Diver's Alert Network) Dive Insurance
  • PADI E-Learning Code
  • PADI Crew Pack
  • Log Book
  • Certification Card
  • Full use of our HEATED POOL
  • Full use of all MAJOR EQUIPMENT: Buoyancy Compensator, Regulator, Air II, Wetsuit, & Console Computer
  • Photos of your experience!

What's Not Included

  • Required Personal Equipment: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Weights, Slate, Gloves, and Surface Marker Buoy
  • Boat Fees for Certification Dives - Each Day of diving consists of 2 dives                      $65 per day

**Please contact us to find out exactly which personal equipment items you need BEFORE you buy them and take advantage of programs we have designed to help ensure you purchase the gear that best suits your needs as a student**

Please take Advantage of Programs we have designed for you, the Student!

100% Mask Guarantee - The mask is the Single Most Important Piece of Equipment you will ever own; it's your window to the underwater world. If it leaks on you, you will be miserable the entire dive (trust me, I know from experience). If you purchase a mask from us, and you allow us to fit the mask to your face, we will guarantee the fit of that mask for as long as you own it. Doesn't matter whether its two days or two years later, if that mask starts to leak due to a fit issue, we will find you a new mask or give you your money back.
**This guarantee does not cover damage to the mask**

Fin Rental Program - There is no way a person can find the right pair of fins for them just by looking at them. You can't know which pair you'll like without trying them. For $15.00, you can enroll in the Fin Rental Program which allows you to try all of the different fins during the pool sessions, open water dives, and for up to 30 days after the course. This allows you to find out which fins you like and which ones cause blisters or cramps. Then once you've decided which ones you like, you can take that $15.00 and put it back towards the purchase of a new set of fins. It's a way for you to make and educated purchase!

Try It All In The Pool First! - Diving should never hurt or be uncomfortable. It is our goal that you have a fun and awesome experience learning to dive, not be constantly harassed uncomfortable gear. There's no sure fire way to know if scuba and snorkeling equipment will fit you until you actually get into the water with it. If any of the gear you purchase from us doesn't fit you properly, or is uncomfortable, simply bring it back and we will find something else for you or give you your money back!

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI eLearning code supplied by American Divers

PADI Crew Pack

The Course


The PADI Open Water Course has 2 components, Academic & Practical.  

Academic

This gives you the basic knowledge and understanding of the underwater environment. Just like learning to drive, you need to know the rules of the road. This knowledge gives you the rules for proceeding into the wonderful underwater environment.

We offer the academic portion through PADI eLearning which is a web-based training. It allows you to complete all the academic portions (reading, knowledge reviews, waivers, tests, and quizzes) in the comfort of your home from any device with an internet connection at your own pace and on your own schedule. We send you the eLearning code via email once you have signed up for the course. 

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver manual.

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.

Practicals

Confined Water (Pool) - First we test your swimming skills and your ability to float. Then we teach you a series of skills that you will need when you are diving. Skills such as, clearing your mask, how to control your breathing and how to properly control your buoyancy. This will follow the academics you learned & put them into practice. 

Open Water Dives (4 total) - Completed on the last weekend of your course, all of the skills and knowledge that you learned in academics and confined water will now be demonstrated in your open water dives. All dives are completed in the Ocean, off of a boat. We don't dive in any of the marrow-pit, alligator-infested lakes, springs, or swamps. We want you to gain your diving experience where you are most likely to actually dive!. Each dive has a prescribed set of skills that you will demonstrate to your instructor. Once you have completed all 4 dives, you will become a CERTIFIED OPEN WATER DIVER!

Course Scheduling

Standard Open Water Certification Course:

Our Standard Course runs on either a Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday schedule in the evenings from 6:30 pm - 10 pm for 2 weeks.

You will be here for 5 total nights, the first night will be an intro & paperwork night & the following 4 nights will be in the pool. 

The last weekend of your course will be the Open Water dives. We complete 2 dives on Saturday & 2 dives on Sunday. 

Prior to your class start date, you will complete the online academic portion. 

We also offer weekend courses & 1 week courses, check the calendar for these options or talk with us about what schedule works best for you. 

Private Open Water Certification Course:

Completed on your schedule. We require a minimum of 4 days to complete certification. You complete the academic portion in advance, 2 days for the confined water and 2 days for the Open Water portion. This method is $550 plus the dives and your personal equipment. Ask about rates for more than one person. We also ask you cover the cost of the instructors gas & hotel for the dives.

What Happens If I Don't Complete The Course?

Quite frankly, that rarely happens. Essentially, so long as you don't give up, we won't give up on you! But, if for any reason, you decide that scuba diving just isn't for you, we'll give you a full refund for:

1. Course Fees (less $150 which goes to the Instructor for the time they spent working with you & covers the e-learning portion)
2. Any Boat Fees you have not used
3. Any Personal Equipment you've purchased from us that you don't want to keep

  Start Date Course Type Places Available   Price    
07 Oct 2020 e-Learning Open Water Diver 1 US$ 529.00

Introduction
Wed 07 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Quick Review
Wed 07 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Swim Tests
Mon 12 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 1
Mon 12 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 2
Wed 14 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 3
Mon 19 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 4 & 5
Wed 21 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 24 Oct 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 25 Oct 2020
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes

M/W

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10 Oct 2020 e-Learning Open Water Diver 7 US$ 529.00

Introduction
Sat 10 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Quick Review
Sat 10 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Swim Tests
Sat 10 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 1
Sat 10 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 2
Sat 10 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 3
Sun 11 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 4 & 5
Sun 11 Oct 2020
09:00 AM
07 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 17 Oct 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 18 Oct 2020
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes

Weekend

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22 Oct 2020 e-Learning Open Water Diver 7 US$ 529.00

Introduction
Thu 22 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Quick Review
Thu 22 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Swim Tests
Tue 27 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 1
Tue 27 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 2
Thu 29 Oct 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 3
Tue 03 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 4 & 5
Thu 05 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 07 Nov 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 08 Nov 2020
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes

T/T

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18 Nov 2020 e-Learning Open Water Diver 8 US$ 529.00

Introduction
Wed 18 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Quick Review
Wed 18 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Swim Tests
Mon 23 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 1
Mon 23 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 2
Wed 25 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 3
Mon 30 Nov 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Confined Water 4 & 5
Wed 02 Dec 2020
06:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 1 & 2
Sat 05 Dec 2020
01:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Open Water 3 & 4
Sun 06 Dec 2020
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes

M/W

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