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

The PADI Open Water Diver course Weekday program 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.


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!


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.

Where, When, How?

This class schedule is great for someone who is available weekday evenings. Each full course meets two days a week, either or Monday and Wednesday or alternatively a Tuesday and Thursday (see course schedule) for 3 weeks, followed by a Saturday and Sunday in the third week. 

During the weekday evenings you'll immerse yourself in classroom discussions and pool sessions. The single weekend will be designated to complete for Open Water Dives. Everything takes place at our two and a half acre complex which includes Hudson Grotto, our very own dive site.

Almost everything is included. Scuba West will provide all the scuba related equipment such as BCD, regulator set, wetsuit, tanks and weights. 

Additionally, the course includes the PADI Open Water CrewPak (with manual, log book and dive planner.) If you prefer, you can upgrade to the PADI eLearning or touch program. 

You'll need to have your own scuba quality mask, fins, boots and snorkel. These personal pieces of equipment need to be specific for scuba diving and fit correctly. You will have an opportunity to select that equipment on your first day. Scuba West offers student discounts, packages, and the ability to exchange any equipment that isn't satisfactory even after you've worn it. Please contact us for any further information.   

 

  Start Date End Date Max. Places Places Available   Price    
06 May 2019 26 May 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Mon 06 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Mon 06 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Wed 08 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Wed 08 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Wed 08 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Mon 13 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Mon 13 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Wed 15 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Mon 20 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Mon 20 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Mon 20 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Wed 22 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Wed 22 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Wed 22 May 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 25 May 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 25 May 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 26 May 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 26 May 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

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04 Jun 2019 23 Jun 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Tue 04 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Tue 04 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Thu 06 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Thu 06 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Thu 06 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Tue 11 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Tue 11 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Thu 13 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Tue 18 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Tue 18 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Tue 18 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Thu 20 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Thu 20 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Thu 20 Jun 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 22 Jun 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 22 Jun 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 23 Jun 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 23 Jun 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

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08 Jul 2019 28 Jul 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Mon 08 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Mon 08 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Wed 10 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Wed 10 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Wed 10 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Mon 15 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Mon 15 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Wed 17 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Mon 22 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Mon 22 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Mon 22 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Wed 24 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Wed 24 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Wed 24 Jul 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 27 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 27 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 28 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 28 Jul 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

Don't forget to purchase your mask, fins, boots and snorkel!

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06 Aug 2019 25 Aug 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Tue 06 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Tue 06 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Thu 08 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Thu 08 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Thu 08 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Tue 13 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Tue 13 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Thu 15 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Tue 20 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Tue 20 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Tue 20 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Thu 22 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Thu 22 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Thu 22 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 24 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 24 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 25 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 25 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

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09 Sep 2019 29 Sep 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Mon 09 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Mon 09 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Wed 11 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Wed 11 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Wed 11 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Mon 16 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Mon 16 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Wed 18 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Mon 23 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Mon 23 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Mon 23 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Wed 25 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Wed 25 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Wed 25 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 28 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 28 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 29 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 29 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

Don't forget to purchase your mask, fins, boots and snorkel!

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08 Oct 2019 27 Oct 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Tue 08 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Tue 08 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Thu 10 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Thu 10 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Thu 10 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Tue 15 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Tue 15 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Thu 17 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Tue 22 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Tue 22 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Tue 22 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Thu 24 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Thu 24 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Thu 24 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 26 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 26 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 27 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 27 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

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05 Nov 2019 24 Nov 2019 8 8 $ 443.72

Classroom One
Tue 05 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Registration
Tue 05 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Float
Thu 07 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive One
Thu 07 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Swim
Thu 07 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Three
Tue 12 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Two
Tue 12 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Two
Thu 14 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Classroom Five
Tue 19 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Classroom Four
Tue 19 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Exam
Tue 19 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Five
Thu 21 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Classroom 1
Pool Dive Four
Thu 21 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Pool Dive Three
Thu 21 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 30 minutes
Swimming Pool
Dive One
Sat 23 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Two
Sat 23 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Four
Sun 24 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto
Dive Three
Sun 24 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
05 hours 00 minutes
Hudson Grotto

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