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OPEN WATER DIVER The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with Charleston Dive Locker

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous 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.


What You Learn

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

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in the pool
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

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

  • 10 years or older 


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 at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a Charleston Dive Locker Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an eLearning environment via the internet.

Contact Charleston Dive Locker to personalize the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

Give us a call, or stop by to get your crew pack and get started or sign up for PADI eLearning today to get started on eLearning right now.  Check out our Course Schedule to learn about our next Open Water Diver course.

Open Water Diver $560.00

 Start DateEnd DatePlaces Available 
04 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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04 Jan 201920 Jan 20196

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 04 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 05 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 06 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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11 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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11 Jan 201920 Jan 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 11 Jan 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 12 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 13 Jan 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 19 Jan 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 20 Jan 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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01 Feb 201917 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 01 Feb 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 02 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 03 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 17 Feb 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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08 Feb 201917 Feb 20198

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 08 Feb 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 09 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 10 Feb 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 16 Feb 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 17 Feb 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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01 Mar 201917 Mar 20197

Open Water Diver

  • Classroom day 1 - Fri 01 Mar 2019 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 2 - Sat 02 Mar 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Classroom & pool day 3 - Sun 03 Mar 2019 from 08:00 to 18:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 16 Mar 2019 from 08:30 to 14:30 - Hollywood Lake
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 17 Mar 2019 from 07:00 to 13:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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