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The PADI Private Open Water Diver course with SCUBA WEST

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.

Why private training?

Over the years we have learned that many divers prefer private training. For some it's a scheduling issue . For those of us with busy schedules, generally no school schedule works out well. Scuba West that's not a problem. We offer private scheduling for individuals, families, and small groups. If your company would like to do a morale-building program, we will design a program around your schedule for only the members of your group.

Private training works for individuals as well. Many of our clients enjoy the peace of m1ind of being the only student under the direction of their instructor. This training may minimize the amount of days you'll need to train, and give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with your instructor to maximize the time spent during the course.

We offer the Open Water private course three different ways. What is common among the three choices is that we include the PADI online knowledge development registration, the crew pack supplement which includes your log book and dive planner.

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,
  • 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.

Standard Private Open Water Course

Executive Private Training

Ambassador Training

hey bud it's something just a little bit to the pain I'll let me let me go out to the car YouTube Prerequisites

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

  • 10 years or older.
  • Be a comfortable swimmer.
  • Be in reasonably good health. (a medical release may be required for some students.)

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 SCUBA WEST Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

FAQS - click the FAQs link for answers to questions about learning to dive.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course including book and video, tablet application or eLearning. Recently PADI has enhanced this program by offering the learning material in an Elearning environment via the internet.

Contact SCUBA WEST to personalise 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.

We offer the PADI Open Water Diver Course privately as well. Call us at 727-863-6911 to learn more!
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