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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with Carolina 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 Carolina 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 Carolina 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.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
05 Jul 2019 Open Water Diver 14 Jul 2019 6 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 05 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 06 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 07 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 13 Jul 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 14 Jul 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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02 Aug 2019 Open Water Diver 11 Aug 2019 5 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 02 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 03 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 04 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 10 Aug 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 11 Aug 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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16 Aug 2019 Open Water Diver 25 Aug 2019 5 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 16 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 17 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 18 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 24 Aug 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 25 Aug 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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30 Aug 2019 Open Water Diver 08 Sep 2019 8 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 30 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 31 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 01 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 07 Sep 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 08 Sep 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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13 Sep 2019 Open Water Diver 22 Sep 2019 6 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 13 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 14 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 15 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Sep 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Sep 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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