OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION IN THREE EASY STEPS

1. PADI eLearning
2. Confined Water Training (Pool session)
3. Open Water checkout dives

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 ($199) at checkout. You will receive your Open Water Diver (eLearning) in your inbox.

2. Confined Water Training (Pool Session)

The confined water training (pool session) is conducted on Saturdays at the the Brooklyn Sports Club pool ꟷ 1540 Van Siclen Ave. Brooklyn, NY.

Pool session fee: $439 Includes all confined water training with a PADI Instructor, your logbook, the PADI dive planner, scuba equipment rentals -tanks, BCD, regulator, fins (you are required to bring your own mask and snorkel, or purchase from Rey Diving.) After the pool session we provide everybody with a referral so you can complete your open water dives and certification anywhere in the world.

3. Open Water Training and certification
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Weekend Classes—in Dutch Springs, PA

After steps 1 & 2 (above,) 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 one weekend (2 days.)

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:

Having completed the PADI eLearning and the pool session (steps 1 & 2 above)

After you complete steps 1 & 2 you can join the Open Water dives 1-4, where you will complete 24 scuba skills over 2 days of diving, including but not limited to:

  • 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:

Instructor fee: $399 includes 4 instructional dives and certification.

Equipment rentals: $55/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, there are several hotel rooms only 5-10 minutes drive from Dutch Springs. Let us know if you need a hotel recommendation. You can also find accommodations @ AirBnB

Open water training dates: Dates for the open water dives will be updated in April 2022

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!