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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 
11 Sep 201724 Sep 20178

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Eidenberger.

  • Induction - Mon 11 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 1 - Mon 11 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Mon 11 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 1 - Tue 12 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 3 - Wed 13 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Wed 13 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 2 - Thu 14 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Swim tests - Thu 14 Sep 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 5 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 17 Sep 2017 from 08:30 to 12:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 23 Sep 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Open water 4 - Sun 24 Sep 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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02 Oct 201715 Oct 20178

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Eidenberger.

  • Induction - Mon 02 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 1 - Mon 02 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Mon 02 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 1 - Tue 03 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 3 - Wed 04 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Wed 04 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 2 - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Swim tests - Thu 05 Oct 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 5 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - Sat 07 Oct 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 08 Oct 2017 from 08:30 to 12:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Sat 14 Oct 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 14 Oct 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sun 15 Oct 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Open water 4 - Sun 15 Oct 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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06 Nov 201719 Nov 20178

Open Water Diver
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Eidenberger.

  • Induction - Mon 06 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 1 - Mon 06 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 2 - Mon 06 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 1 - Tue 07 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 3 - Wed 08 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Knowledge development 4 - Wed 08 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 2 - Thu 09 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Swim tests - Thu 09 Nov 2017 from 18:00 to 21:00 - MLK Pool
  • Knowledge development 5 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Confined water 3 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 4 - Sat 11 Nov 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Confined water 5 - Sun 12 Nov 2017 from 08:30 to 17:00 - MLK Pool
  • Final exam - Sun 12 Nov 2017 from 08:30 to 12:00 - Charleston Dive Locker
  • Open water 1 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 18 Nov 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Larry's Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sun 19 Nov 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)
  • Open water 4 - Sun 19 Nov 2017 from 07:00 to 17:00 - Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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