Learn More About Open Water Certification
The Open Water course (which is the course that gives you your first license in Scuba diving) is comprised of three specific components all of which need to be completed to get your license. It takes four days, typically two weekends to complete. These days/weekends do not need to be consecutive:
THEORY – this portion of the course can be completed by self-study and classroom teaching or by e-learning and is combined with the confined pool session below. This is all completed over two days. Students who choose the online classroom option ‘e-learning’ are not required to attend the classroom session. These students will book their pool session once they complete their online study. For class & pool particpants, there is some prep work involved which includes approximately 3-6 hrs of reading. These materials are mailed to you after you sign up.
CONFINED POOL – this portion of the course is combined with the theory portion of the course above. It takes place in a swimming pool and teaches students the basic and necessary dive skills to move onto the ‘checkout dives’ and become an Open Water Scuba Diver. Combined with the theory session this part is completed over two days.
4 CHECKOUT DIVES – These dives take place in an Open Water environment, such as a lake or ocean. You are tested on the skills you were taught on the confined pool portion of the course and once you complete these dives you are issued your Open Water Certification Card. This final part of your course is conducted over two mornings. Congratulations, you’re a certified scuba diver!!!!