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PADI Open Water Diver course
Learn to Scuba Dive – PADI Certification for Open Water Divers
Get Certified in as little as 2 weekends
If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool or pool-like conditions and progress to the open water (ocean, lake, quarry, etc.) getting the background knowledge along the way.
PADI Open Water Diver
Who Should Attend:
Individuals who want to receive a certification card to go recreational scuba diving. This program is designed to get you, your family, and friends into the water as quickly as possible.
What Qualifications Do I Need to Start:
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between the ages of 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available. Children participating in the PADI Junior Open Water Diver program will attend the same class as the PADI Open Water Diver program.
Please download the PADI Medical Form. If you answer "YES" to any of the questions, you will need a physician's signature to begin the course.
What Diving Equipment will I Need:
Midland Dive provides all equipment needed for your Open Water Diving course, except mask, fins, snorkel and booties.
Study at home:
Midland Dive's certification programs utilize a dynamic Independent Home-Study system with regularly or individually scheduled academic review and pool sessions. This allows you to learn when you are ready to learn and makes the in-class review sessions much more effective and fun. You’ll develop your skills confidently, safely, and feeling totally at ease with our self-paced style of skill development. Your student kit contains text book, DVD Video, Log book and digital access to dive computer simulation.
Midland Dive's E-learning program utilizes a dynamic Independent online learning system through PADI. This allows you to learn at your own pace at home with only one in classroom review and gear fitting. You’ll develop your skills confidently, safely, and feeling totally at ease with our self-paced style of skill development. Your student kit contains e-learning access and log book.
Open Water Certification Dives:
The Scuba Ranch (Saturday and Sunday shore dives). Upon completion of your 4 open water dives, you will receive your Open Water certification card. If you’ve already planned a trip to do your Open Water certification dives we can provide referrals to PADI dive centers all over the world! A PADI Instructor will be ready there to complete your Open Water certification.
Private/Semi-Private Courses Available:
Does your schedule not work with our listed schedule? No problem, enroll in our popular private scuba program. Our private scuba services are available for you or your group, please contact the shop to schedule. Private Class session need at least 2 weeks notice to schedule private classes.