THE OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION PROCESS TAKES THREE EASY STEPS
Confined Water Training
Open Water checkout dives
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 your scuba training in the confined water. The eLearning has to be completed before the confined water training. To enroll you must be 10 years old, or older.
Purchase your eLearning ($195) by clicking on the button below. You will receive your Open Water Diver Touch (eLearning) in your inbox.
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Confined Water Training/Open Water Checkout Dives
Our in-water (confined water and open water) training are conducted locally and abroad as described bellow.
In-Water Training Options
Weekend Classes—in Dutch Springs, PA
Join one of our scheduled weekends in our local dive site, Dutch Springs, starting in late April and through November, where you will attain your open water diver training and certification. These classes are intensive, but fun!
Dutch Springs is a 50-acre freshwater lake, with training platforms starting from 6, 8, feet and up to 25 feet of depth.
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.
- Complete the 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 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
- Meet waterskills assessment requirements
- Complete Open Water Dives 1-4
Training and Cert.: $649 Includes your logbook, the RDP (Recreational Dive Planner needed for your dives,) all training dives, and certification.
Equipment rentals: $100/weekend.
Dutch Springs entrance fee: $45/day payable directly to Dutch Springs online.
Transportation: The first 2 students who sign up for a weekend can get transportation on our vehicle, otherwise, you need to provide your own transportation to the dive site.
Lodging: We make a fun weekend out of this class, and so, you need to account for one night stay. For that you can either camp in Dutch Springs ($15/night,) or if camping is not your thing, there are several hotel rooms at only 5-10 minutes drive from Dutch Springs.
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!