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PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver

$359.50$1,080.00

Want to go SCUBA diving? Learn how now on beautiful Bainbridge Island, located right in the middle of the Puget Sound. Looking for a standard group class, or a customized private course, we have the options you need!

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Successful completion of this course will lead to certification with PADI as an Open Water Diver, which enables you to be able to rent gear and safely dive whenever and wherever you’d like.

Class Schedule:

Give us a call at Exotic Aquatics Scuba & Kayaking (206) 842-1980 if the calendar is not showing the class that fits your needs! We’ll be happy to tailor one to your scheduling desires!

 

Additional information

Age

Adult (12+), Youth (10-11)

Package Deal

Yes, No

Class Date

Custom Schedule, Full Private, March Class, April Class, May Class, June Class, July Class, August Class

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Signing up for our course can be a little confusing, so please follow the below steps.

Step-by-step signup guide:

1) Read through the course description below for an idea of what this course involves.

2) Check our posted dates for the next class below.

  • We post dates as we get exact pool times reserved, but we have classes every month of the year, usually 3 Wednesday evenings, and a full weekend.
  • Private classes can be arranged to your schedule for an additional fee.

3) Please download the Medical Waiver and answer the Divers Medical Questionnaire.

  • If you answer yes to any of the questions, take the waiver to a physician and get approved before submitting payment.

4) Select whether you’re signing up a youth (10-12yrs) or 12+

5) Select whether you want the package deal.

  • The complete package includes your tuition, dive log, personal snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins), boots, and gloves. All to keep at the end of the course!
  • If you already have your own equipment, or just want to rent the snorkeling gear, select no.

6) Add to cart and complete the checkout process.

7) You’ll need to sign up for and complete the PADI Open Water eLearning before the first pool session.

8) Before the first pool session, we need to see you in the shop to get you fitted out in the proper gear and fill out needed paperwork.

  • Please come by the store during our open hours whenever is convenient. If you have any problems making it in, please give us a call at (206)842-1980 and we’ll work something out.

Excited to go SCUBA diving?

Course Details

Successful completion of the Open Water Diver certification requires finishing the online PADI Open Water Diver eLearning before the first pool session. Please click here to get signed up for the online course after you’ve reserved your class slot with us.

The eLearning is followed by 3 confined-water dives (pool sessions) where you’ll get familiarized with all the equipment, and basic skills are taught and practiced in the safety of the pool.

To finish up the course you’ll complete 4 dives over two days in the open water of the Puget Sound. This will be your first chance to see all the amazing wildlife hiding just below the surface, from anemones to the Giant Pacific Octopus.

Then you’ll be ready to sign up for the Advanced Open Water class, where a variety of specialized skills are taught and mastered.

Open water students get $50 off the AOW tuition if they sign up within 30 days of OW completion. 

Class Schedule:

Give us a call at Exotic Aquatics Scuba & Kayaking (206) 842-1980 if the calendar is not showing the class that fits your needs! We’ll be happy to tailor one to your scheduling desires!

Notes

The $359.50 tuition includes supplemental materials, dive log, life support equipment and wetsuit for the course. You will need to purchase or rent your personal snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, and boots)

E-learning is done within the comforts of your home while the Orientation session is held in the Exotic Aquatics Classroom.

Pool sessions (a.k.a. confined water training) are held at Bainbridge Aquatic Center or the North Kitsap pool in Poulsbo. Open water check-out (a.k.a. Open Water Weekend) dives will be from the shore, site dependent on weather.

This course is designed for ages 10 to Adult in good physical condition. Those 10* to 14 receive Junior Open Water Certification, those 15 and older receive Open Water Certification.

*Extra sessions are involved for individuals 10-11 years of age. Please select the Youth class option before adding to cart. The price is increased due to more time needed to properly train young children.