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© 2016 by Sweet Bottom Dive Center

TEL: 340.773.3483

E-MAIL: info@sweetbottomdive.com

SECURE PAYMENT:

PADI Junior Open Water &

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Take the plunge into Scuba Diving and become Scuba Certified!

Course Objective:

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is designed to teach a brand new diver the essential skills and knowledge to become a safe and confident diver.

Prerequisites: 

  • ​10 years of age for the PADI Junior Open Water Diver Certification (Limited to 40' and Must Dive with a Parent or Guardian)

  • 15 years of age for the PADI Open Water Diver Certification

  • Must be comfortable in the water​

  • The RSTC Medical Form must be completed. If any YES answers are present it must be signed by a physician.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, understand we WILL NOT allow you in the pool or ocean if you have a yes without a medical signed by a doctor. We have been the "bad guys" before due to this issue. We will not risk our students safety just so they can try scuba diving.

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What is Involved?

  • ​Independent Study (eLearning or home study) to understand the basic principles of diving.

  • ​Knowledge Development Sessions (Classroom) to ensure and understand the basic diving principles and safety concepts. 

  • 5 - Confined Water Dives (Pool Dives) to learn the basic scuba skills. 

  • 4 - Open Water Dives (Shore Ocean Dives) to review your skills and explore the underwater​ environment.

    Required Course Materials:

  • PADI Open Water Crew-Pak & DVD

OR

  • PADI Open Water eLearning Course (Completed ON-LINE using a desktop/laptop)

OR

  • PADI Open Water Touch Course (Completed OFF-LINE on a tablet)

Recommended Equipment:

Mask, Snorkel, Booties & Fins (We have a large selection of Masks, Snorkels & Fins with packages starting at $100. Owning your own basic equipment ensures a proper fit, something that CAN'T be guaranteed with rentals) 
Not ready for an equipment investment? We have many different types of masks, fins, booties, & snorkels you can use for no additional charge!
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How Many Students In The Course?

We are proud to offer PRIVATE / SEMI PRIVATE COURSES!
Our courses are smaller, allowing us to focus on your every need, as you become a PADI certified open water diver. We enroll an average of 2-3 students per instructor.  Many of our courses offer PRIVATE 1 on 1 Instruction.


How Long Is The Course? 

The PADI Open Water Diver course is performance based. This means that there is no time limit on any of our courses. We will work with EVERY student, until they are 100% comfortable with the required scuba skills. You will leave our class feeling confident and ready to take on your next diving adventure.

  • The Classroom Session takes place over 4 hours*.

  • The Confined Water Dives take place over 8 hours*.

  • The Certification Dives are completed in two half days*.

*Course Times are estimated
 

Referral Option:

We also offer the option of having our students complete their Open Water Certification Dives with us, who have already finished their pool and classroom work with another instructor. All that is required is your referral paperwork at the time of course signup. With the Referral, the student will start off with a quick pool dive to refresh the basic skills they learned during their pool portion of the Open Water Course. Then the student will complete the 4 remaining Open Water Dives in the ocean.


NO HIDDEN FEES. We offer our students everything in One Easy Price. Signing up for the "Full" Open Water Course or eLearning option will include EVERYTHING you need to get certified all you need is your own swim suit!)

 

Cost:

Full PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course -- $495

Looking to finish the entire course with us? This is the course for you.

Schedule: Based on Student's Availability (Course is normally completed in 4 consecutive days from 9am - 4pm)

​​Includes: Course Materials, Rental DVD, Rental Equipment, Additional Air Fills, Course Tuition & Certification Fees.
 

Full PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course (eLearning Option) -- $495
Looking to take the "Classroom" Section of this course online or using your tablet? This is the course for you.

Schedule: Based on student's availability

Includes: eLearning Pass, Rental Equipment, Additional Air Fills, Course Tuition, & Certification Fees.​


PADI Open Water Referral Course -- $275

Already finished your pool & classroom? This is the course for you.

 Schedule:  Based on student's availability (Course is normally completed in 2 consecutive days from 9am - 2pm)

​Includes: Rental Equipment, Additional Air Fills, Course Tuition & Certification Fees

Does Not Include: Open Water Pool & Classroom Portion of the Certification Course.