PADI Open Water Diver Course

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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. You will be taught the foundational knowledge and skills you need to dive safely with a buddy, independent of supervision.

The PADI Open Water Diver course can be completed in 3 or 4 days and consists of three main phases:

5 modules, these establish a foundation of principles, procedures and general information that divers need. Knowledge Reviews must be answered before meeting the Instructor and will be reviewed with the Instructor.
An exam is part of the Knowledge Development.

  • Confined Water Dives - Pool training to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives - 4 Dives to review your skills and explore!
  • 300 meters/yards swim with mask, snorkel and fins and a 10-minute float without using any swim aids are required for certification.

Prerequisites
Must be 10 years or older
( An eLearner under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission to register online. )

Physical :
For safety, all students complete a brief  scuba medical questionnaire (pdf file)  that asks about medical conditions that could be a problem while diving. If none of these apply, you sign the form and you're ready to start. If any of these apply to you, as a safety precaution your physician must assess the condition as it relates to diving and sign a medical form that confirms that you're fit to dive.

   >> Download the  scuba medical questionnaire (pdf file)

Learning Materials : Unless you choose  PADI eLearning , you'll need and use the following training materials during the PADI Open Water Diver course, and for your review and reference after the course: 

The PADI Open Water Diver Manual
PADI Open Water Diver Video on DVD

All students including eLearners will also need PADI Log Book and Recreational Dive Planner (Dive Table or eRDP). $50

Course Fee :
eLearning 3 days course - $350 ( 2 or more students), $450 ( 1 student )
4 days course  - $495 ( 2 or more students), $595 (1 student )

All rental gear, instruction fee, boat fee, certification card fee included.
PADI eLearning or PADI Manual is NOT included.


Course schedule ( 2 options )

Option 1 : eLearning - 3 Days Course ( Recommended )
You must complete PADI eLearning before you meet the insturctor.
An eLearner under the age of 13 requires parent or guardian permission to register online. 

Day1 in St. Thomas- All day
8:00AM - Meet us at the dive shop
Quick Review of diving theory ( 18 questions)
Confined Water Dive - Pool Training at Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

Day 2 - half day
8:00AM - 1:00PM Open Water Training 1&2 - Two Tank Boat Dive in the morning

Day3 - half day
8:00AM - 1:00PM Open Water Training 3 &4 - Two Tank Boat Dive in the morning

PADI Open Water Diver Course online

Option 2 : Self-study with PADI Manual - 4 Days Course
You must fill out all Knowledge Reviews before you meet the instructor.

Day1 in St. Thomas
8:00am - Meet us at the dive shop
Review all Knowledge Reviews and quizes with an instructor at the class room.
Final Exam ( 50 questions )

Day 2 - All day
8:00AM Confined Water Dive - Pool Training at Sugar Bay Resort & Spa

Day3 - half day
8:00AM - 1:00PM Open Water Training 1&2 - Two Tank Boat Dive in the morning

 Day4 - half day
8:00AM - 1:00PM Open Water Training 3 &4 - Two Tank Boat Dive in the morning

Flying After Diving

1) For single dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum pre-flight surface interval of 12 hours is suggested.
2) For repetitive dives and/or multi-day dives within the no decompression limits, a minimum preflight surface interval of 18 hours is suggested.

Wanna save your vacation time ???
Take advantage of  PADI Referral system !! It's ideal for vacationers, especially people who want to spend minimum time in our classroom during their stay in St.Thomas. 
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