OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION IN THREE EASY STEPS

IN-WATER TRAINING IN 3 DAYS OVER A LONG WEEKEND

1. PADI eLearning
2. Confined Water Training
3. Open Water checkout dives

The Open Water Diver certification takes only three days of in-water training. These 3 days of in-water training can be split in two weekends (weekdays available upon request).

1. Complete the academics through the PADI eLearning system (about 12 hours of online work).

In the PADI eLearning program (step 1) you will learn the required scuba principles and concepts needed to continue with your in-water training. The eLearning has to be completed before any in-water training. To enroll you must be 10 years old, or older.

Add the eLearning ($195) at checkout. You will receive your Open Water Diver (eLearning) in your inbox.

2. Confined Water Training/Open Water Checkout Dives

Our in-water (confined water and open water) training are conducted locally and/or abroad as described bellow.

In-Water Training
For information about our scuba trips abroad (fun!) please click here.
Or scroll down for our local trips to Dutch Springs.

Weekend Classes—in Dutch Springs, PA

Join one of our scheduled weekends in our local dive site, starting in May and through October, where you will attain your Open Water Diver certification in 3 days. These classes are intensive, but fun!

The in-water training takes place in Dutch Springs, a 50-acre freshwater lake, with training platforms starting from 6, 8, feet and up to 25 feet of depth. The maximum depth for open water training is 60 feet. The lake reaches up to 100 feet of depth in some areas.

The lake feeds on an underground aquifer that filters water through limestone that provides good visibility.

In addition to providing an excellent site for scuba training, Dutch Springs offers several attractions at depths up to 100 feet and you can explore submerged vehicles, airplanes, and other unusual sites.

Certification requirements:

Complete the PADI eLearning. Here you will learn the scuba concepts needed for certification. You will take the online course at home and at your own pace. The PADI eLearning needs to be totally completed before your scheduled weekend, then we will go over and take a quick review when we meet in person at the dive site.

Complete Confined Water Dives 1-5, including skills such as:

  • Equipment preparation and care.
  • Disconnect low-pressure inflator hose.
  • Weight system removal and replacement.
  • Complete a 10 minutes swim/float demonstrating comfort in water too deep in which to stand.
  • Clear partially flooded mask.
  • Alternate air source use.
  • And much more.

Complete Open Water dives 1-4, including skills such as:

  • Snorkel to regulator exchange.
  • Cramp release.
  • Inflatable signal tube/DSMB  deployment.
  • Neutral buoyancy
  • Alternate air source use (donor/receiver) and ascent
  • Emergency weight drop (in confined or open water).
  • And much more.

Fees:

PADI eLearning: $195 required and included at checkout.

Confined water training + Open water dives (3 days): Was $878 now $649 Includes your logbook, the RDP (Recreational Dive Planner needed for planning your dives), and the eLearning quick review + your PADI Open Water Diver certification. (See description here)

Equipment rentals: $50/day payable on-site on the first day of the in-water training.

Dutch Springs entrance fee: $54/day payable directly to Dutch Springs online at dutchsprings.com

Lodging: We make a fun weekend out of this class, and so, you need to account for your stay. For that, you can either camp in Dutch Springs ($15/night,) or if camping is not your thing, there are several hotel rooms only 5-10 minutes drive from Dutch Springs. Let us know if you need a hotel recommendation.

In-water training dates: Oct. 22, 23, & 24

If you prefer to speak to somebody on the phone please call 347-610-8733

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Looking forward to working with you on your scuba training!