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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 
25 Jun 201808 Jul 20181

Open Water Diver

  • Swim tests - Thu 28 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 1 - Mon 25 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 1 - Tue 26 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 2 - Wed 27 Jun 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 3 - Sat 30 Jun 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 01 Jul 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 07 Jul 2018 from 08:30 to 13:10 - Larry's Lake / Lake Moltrie
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 08 Jul 2018 from 07:00 to 16:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Knowledge development 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 5 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 2 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 4 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Confined water 1 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 2 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 3 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - MLK Pool

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16 Jul 201829 Jul 20185

Open Water Diver

  • Swim tests - Thu 19 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 1 - Mon 16 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 1 - Tue 17 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 2 - Wed 18 Jul 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 3 - Sat 21 Jul 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 22 Jul 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 28 Jul 2018 from 08:30 to 13:10 - Larry's Lake / Lake Moltrie
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 29 Jul 2018 from 07:00 to 16:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Knowledge development 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 5 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 2 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 4 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Confined water 1 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 2 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 3 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - MLK Pool

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06 Aug 201819 Aug 20186

Open Water Diver

  • Swim tests - Thu 09 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 1 - Mon 06 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 1 - Tue 07 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 2 - Wed 08 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 3 - Sat 11 Aug 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 12 Aug 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 18 Aug 2018 from 08:30 to 13:10 - Larry's Lake / Lake Moltrie
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 19 Aug 2018 from 07:00 to 16:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Knowledge development 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 5 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 2 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 4 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Confined water 1 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 2 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 3 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - MLK Pool

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27 Aug 201809 Sep 20188

Open Water Diver

  • Swim tests - Thu 30 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 1 - Mon 27 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 1 - Tue 28 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 2 - Wed 29 Aug 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 3 - Sat 01 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 02 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 08 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 13:10 - Larry's Lake / Lake Moltrie
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 09 Sep 2018 from 07:00 to 16:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Knowledge development 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 5 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 2 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 4 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Confined water 1 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 2 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 3 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - MLK Pool

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17 Sep 201830 Sep 20188

Open Water Diver

  • Swim tests - Thu 20 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 1 - Mon 17 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 1 - Tue 18 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - MLK Pool
  • Classroom day 2 - Wed 19 Sep 2018 from 18:00 to 20:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water day 3 - Sat 22 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 23 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 10:30 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water day 1 - Sat 29 Sep 2018 from 08:30 to 13:10 - Larry's Lake / Lake Moltrie
  • Open water day 2 - Sun 30 Sep 2018 from 07:00 to 16:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Knowledge development 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 5 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 2 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 4 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Confined water 1 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 2 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 3 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - MLK Pool

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