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STEP 1 - LEARN HOW TO SCUBA - POOL TIME Start your adventure in the world's most popular scuba diving course

Starting The PADI Open Water Diver course with DIVING ENTERPRISES

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 or home study) 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.


Prerequisites

To enroll in our PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be at least 12 years old.


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 Instructor.  You can do more than one pool dive and more than one Open Water dive each day.  Typically it only takes two weekends to finish the course.  They don't even have to be consecutive. 

 

The Scuba Gear You Use

What You Provide:

You need to have your own Personal Gear; the Mask, Fins, Boots, and Snorkel.  If you need these items we offer a Student Discount and a  Fit & Function Guarantee (c) .  If your items bought from us do not work as expected you can return them within 30 days and get full credit for like items.  We don't want you stuck with something that does not work for you.  You'll also get special offers and dive invitations.  

If you do not have them and want to rent we offer a limited selection of rental personal gear.  While we cannot give the Fit & Function Guarantee (C) you'll still get special offers and dive invitations.

If you have your own Personal Gear you can use them with some restrictions.  These  must be of Scuba quality, performance, and safety as determined by Diving Enterprises.  You must have prior approval to use these in the pool or on the dives.  Some items may be suitable for use in the pool but not on Open Water dives.  If you arrive for pool or Open Water dives with unapproved equipment you may not be allowed to dive and there will be no refunds.

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear. Use of the dedicated Scuba equipment you need is included in your course fees.  What you wear will be chosen by one of our staff to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

What We Provide:

All the scuba specific equipment

  • Regulator
  • Buoyancy Compensator
  • Wetsuit
  • Cylinders
  • Weights
  • Safety Sausage
  • Gear Bag


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home study materials for the Open Water Diver course.  The most popular is online eLearning on a PC, Tablet, or Smart Phone. Traditional book based learning is available if that is your preference. 

Contact DIVING ENTERPRISES if you have questions about 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.

Training Dives

Once done with the Knowledge Development and Pool Sessions you will complete your certification with four Open Water training dives.  Up to three dives can be done in one day so it can be completed in one weekend.  You can also split the training dives over different weekends.  For our Students there is no additional instructional charge for these dives.  Just click HERE to see when dives are available.  If you don't see a good time for you, just check back as we add dives often.   

While we will do our best to complete the Open Water Training Dives as scheduled, all training dives are subject to diver, weather, and water conditions.  Our decision on safe diving is final.  Don't wait until the last minute to compete your dives.

Signing Up For Class

  • This is Step 1 - Pick A Pool Time
    • Pick your class dates from the list below and click on the shopping cart.
    • Schedule:
      • 6PM to 9PM Friday at the store.
      • 10AM to 6PM Saturday and Sunday at the pool. 
      • These are the maximum times for each day.
    • Choose to register for just yourself or a group.
    • Follow the instructions to complete your registration.
  • Step 2 is to sign up for eLearning.
    • Use our link to pay the balance on hte course.  See below for the link.
    • We will send a lik to the PADI eLearnign course directly to yoiu
    • Start your online Knowledge Development.
    • If you are part of a group make sure they all know to sign up for online eLearning also.
    • Complete the online eLearning before the first pool session.  If you can't get it all done make sure you have completed at least the first section
  • Step 3 is to Go Diving!
    • Pick the dates that best suit you for your Open Water Training Dives.
    • Register for Dives and then for the Trip.  
    • The Training Dives are Free. 
    • The Trip MAY have some costs involved.

If you do not need or want the eLearning portion, or pick another facility, the pool and training dive fees are $200.00.

Need More Information on how to register for yourself or others?  Click on this button 

How do I Register For Class?

Total Class price is $250.00, pool and eLearning.

Place your $50 reservation fee to hold your space. 

 Class deposit is not refundable unless your spot is replaced.

Includes

  • Pool sessions & fees
  • Free use of rental Scuba equipment (including wetsuit for pool sessions)
  • Certification dives (if done with us)
  • Plus a lot more

Place your $50 deposit to hold your space.

Ready for the online portion?  Get the online portion directly by clicking here Get eLearning

Want to see when you can do the Open Water Training Dives?   Just click HERE to see when dives are available.

While we will do our best to complete the Open Water Training Dives as scheduled, all training dives are subject to diver, weather, and water conditions.  Our decision on safe diving is final.  Don't wait until the last minute to complete your dives.  There are no refunds if you cannot complete your training dives within the time frame you wanted.  Your training dives must be completed within one year of your pool sessions. 

 Pool Time

Below is a list of our scheduled pool sessions.  If you know when you want to do your pool sessions pick the date below and sign up.

Sometimes you may not be ready to pick a date yet.  If you are not sure which session works best, you can click HERE to register for pool without picking a particular date.  Once you are ready let us know and we will transfer you to the pool session of choice (space permitting).

 

  Start Date Course Course Type Location End Date Places Available   Price    
13 Mar 2020 POOL 03/13/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 15 Mar 2020 1 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 13 Mar 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 14 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Mark A. Rutherford,

There are no local training dives unitl the Spring. There will be a trip to Florida for the Open Water Training Dives during the colder months. You have one year form the pool sessions to finish your Ope Water dives. Plan accordingly

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03 Apr 2020 POOL 04/03/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 05 Apr 2020 4 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 03 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 04 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 05 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 05 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 05 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 05 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Mike French,

There are no local training dives unitl the Spring. There will be a trip to Florida for the Open Water Training Dives during the colder months. You have one year form the pool sessions to finish your Ope Water dives. Plan accordingly

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24 Apr 2020 POOL 04/24/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 26 Apr 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 24 Apr 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 25 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 26 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 26 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 26 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 26 Apr 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Matt Wingfield,

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15 May 2020 POOL 05/15/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 17 May 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 15 May 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 16 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 16 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 16 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 16 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 17 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 17 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 17 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 17 May 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Mark A. Rutherford,

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05 Jun 2020 POOL 06/05/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 07 Jun 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 05 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 06 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 06 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 06 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 06 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 07 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 07 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 07 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 07 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Kamran Razvan,

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26 Jun 2020 POOL 06/26/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 28 Jun 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 26 Jun 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 27 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 27 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 27 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 27 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 28 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 28 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 28 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 28 Jun 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Kamran Razvan,

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10 Jul 2020 POOL 07/10/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 12 Jul 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Mike French,

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31 Jul 2020 POOL 07/31/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 02 Aug 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 31 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 02 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 02 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 02 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 02 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Kamran Razvan,

Request More Info

21 Aug 2020 POOL 08/21/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 23 Aug 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 21 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 22 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 22 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 22 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 22 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 23 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 23 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 23 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 23 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): James Tuite,

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11 Sep 2020 POOL 09/11/2020 Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course Diving Enterprises, Ltd, Lancerlot , 13 Sep 2020 8 US$ 50.00

Begin Your Open Water Scuba Course

Orientation & Intro To Scua Gear
Fri 11 Sep 2020
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Diving Enterprises, Ltd
Confined Water 1
Sat 12 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 2
Sat 12 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 3
Sat 12 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
10 Minute Float/Tread
Sat 12 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 4
Sun 13 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Confined Water 5
Sun 13 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
200 Yard Swim
Sun 13 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Snorkeling Skills
Sun 13 Sep 2020
10:00 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Lancerlot
Instructor(s): Mark A. Rutherford,

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