Did you know that you can start your PADI Open Water course locally and complete it at any PADI dive shop around the world? This is will help to cut down on the days of your vacation for training and give you more opportunity for diving!!
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 components;
- Academics – this can be done online or with “old-fashioned” textbooks, it is all at home study so you can work on it at your own pace. It takes about 12-15 hours to complete and does not have to completed before the confined water sessions.
- Confined Water – there is 5 hours of on-deck briefing and 5 hours of in-water time for the course. We break it up into 5 pool sessions, typically Monday evenings from 7pm-9pm at Pan Am Pool. We start a new class every few weeks.
- Open Water Dives – there are 4 open water dives to complete your certification. These can be completed at any PADI dive shop around the world. The academics and confined water sessions must be completed before the open water dives.
You also have the opportunity to complete the full certification with Diver City SCUBA in Cozumel. You can join in any of our group trips and complete the open water dives with us in beautiful Cozumel, Mexico!