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PADI Open Water Certification Course (Classroom,Pool,Openwater Dives)

 
Our Price: $499.00

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Product Code: BDC-OPENWATERTUITION2

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Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

The $499 covers your tuition to the classroom session, pool session and your 4 open water training dives. All your scuba gear (BCD, regulator w/ gauges, wetsuit, tanks and weights) is also included in the course fee. You will need your own Mask,Fins,Snorkel of Scuba quality. Sporting goods snorkeling sets are not designed for scuba divers so they will not be allowed. The PADI Open Water Course is held on various Saturdays from 9am-3pm Classroom at our store in Northfield and our pool session is from10am-2pm on the same day at our new instore indoor pool. The Open Water Training dives are held over a Saturday & Sunday 8am-12pm at Haigh Quarry in Kankakee IL. There is a $20 per day entry fee to the quarry which is not included in the course fee. During the dive season the open water training dives are the following weekend from the classroom and pool day.

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PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. We keep the Instructor to student ratio small and personal. This allows us to teach the class and pool all in one day. The open water training dives are held over a weekend. We complete 2 dives on a Saturday and 2 dives on a Sunday, each day will be about 4 hours long 8am-12pm.

We keep the Instructor to student ratio small and personal.

Before you attend class you need to read the entire PADI Open Water Diver manual. In that manual there are 5 chapters and at the end of each chapter is a knowledge review. The knowledge review is homework for class and consists of 15-20 short answer, multiple choice questions. The knowledge reviews must be completed by each student and is required for entry to class.

Once the classroom and pool session are completed you are required to-do 4 open water dives in a true open water environment. The open water dives are not scheduled yet but will begin in May . We hold these dives 2 times a month during our dive season so you will have plenty of time to finish your certification. The day before the weekend of your open water training dives you will have to stop into our store on that Friday between store hours of 11am to 7pm. This is when you will get fitted for the thicker 7mm wetsuit and pick up all your scuba gear for the open water training dive weekend.


Prerequisites:

What is Included in the Course fee:

  • All your scuba gear (BCD, regulator w/ gauges, wetsuit, tanks and weights) is included
  • Tuition to one classroom session and one pool session
  • Tuition for the four open water training dives

What is not Included:

  • The PADI PIC certification has a $40 fee which is not included in the course cost. This is a fee PADI charges everyone for processing your certification.
  • Two days of entry to the quarry $20 per day
  • Open Water Diver Manual and Learning Materials
  • Mask, Snorkel & Boots/Fins
    • we have an excellent selection for every diver and every budget, or if you have your own, you are welcome to use them as long as they are Scuba quality
    • Swimsuit and towel for pool session


If you think you have a medical issue please print this form and have your doctor sign off that it is ok for you to participate scuba:
**If you have any questions feel free to contact us 827-827-3100

There is a 7 day cancellation/change of class date policy. If you cancel and/or want to change dates it must be before 7 days from your original class date.
If you are a NO SHOW/don't show up to your scheduled class then there is a $50 rescheduling fee.
If you cancel or try to move classes before a 7 day notice from your original class date then there will be a $50 rescheduling fee. We do this because when you sign up for a date we hold a space and reserve an instructor for you.
We need at least a 7 day notice to make changes within our instructional staff and rental equipment on-hand.
All rescheduling fee's are not covered in course fees or tuition.

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