To minimise classroom time and focus on getting in the water, much of the academic material is covered through independent study assignments completed at home prior to the start of the class. Then you begin your adventure at 7 PM at a Wednesday night orientation prior to the first weekend session, where you will also review chapter 1. The adventure continues during two consecutive weekends (both Saturday and Sunday) to earn your certification. The first weekend consists of classroom review and pool fun, and the following weekend is reserved for your exciting ocean dives (conditions permitting).
Our PADI Open Water Diver Course provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary for certification as a novice diver. Under the careful guidance of our expert instructors you will learn to dive through a variety of experiences. Upon successful completion of the course your instructor will issue you a PADI Open Water Diver certification. Why Wait? You can start TODAY with your personal copy of the PADI Open Water Course book and video/DVD, or CD ROM version.
Our program* includes all of your educational materials, certification fees, classroom and pool sessions, SCUBA equipment rental and 4 ocean dives at the local shore. Shore diving not for you? For a minimal additional cost, you can join us on optional boat trips to complete some, or even all, of your ocean dives at beautiful Catalina Island dive sites. Learning to dive at Beach Cities Scuba Centers really IS easy, fun and flexible.
- Students must bring mask, snorkel, fins, booties, gloves, and a PADI Dive Log
- We offer student discount pricing on all equipment purchased during the class