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Private PADI Open Water Diver Course

Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Private PADI Open Water Diver Course
Santa Barbara Aquatics

Private PADI Open Water Diver Course

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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. 

Start your adventure by completing your PADI eLearning course from the comfort of your own home. After that, you will spend one weekend in the pool learning all of the basic skills necessary to scuba dive safely with your classmates. the following weekend you will complete at least four dives in the ocean. You will be ready to continue diving anywhere in the world! 

Cost $1100 Includes: PADI eLearning, rental of the scuba gear, certification fees, logbook, private tuition for pool and open water dives. 

Additional Costs: 

-Scuba quality personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots and gloves) all available for purchase at Santa Barbara Aquatics with a 10% discount! 

-$195 boat dive fee for Channel Islands dive trip 

Prerequisites: 10 years of age Learn More

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Week 1: Online eLearning

Begin your scuba diving journey by enrolling in the PADI eLearning course from the comfort of your own home.

Dedicate approximately 8-10 hours to complete the interactive modules, quizzes, and knowledge reviews at your own pace.

Gain a solid foundation of scuba diving theory, equipment knowledge, and safety procedures.

Orientation Night: Thursday

Attend a mandatory orientation session to kickstart your practical training.

Join us on Thursday night from 6-8pm for an informative session where you'll meet your instructors, get acquainted with the course structure, and receive important guidelines and information.

Week 2: Pool Training (Saturday and Sunday)

Immerse yourself in an exciting weekend of pool training, where you'll apply your knowledge and practice essential scuba skills.

Join us on Saturday and Sunday for comprehensive pool sessions led by our experienced instructors.

Learn and master equipment usage, buoyancy control, underwater communication, and more.

Engage in group exercises and practice scenarios to enhance your diving abilities.

Interact and bond with fellow divers, sharing the excitement of your underwater exploration.

Week 3: Open Water Dives (Saturday and Sunday)

Embark on a thrilling weekend of open water dives to put your skills into action.

On Saturday, experience the beauty of a beach dive, exploring the wonders beneath the waves at a nearby coastal location.

On Sunday, embark on an unforgettable adventure to the Channel Islands, where you'll complete three dives in the breathtaking marine environment.

Dive alongside your instructors, who will provide guidance and support throughout the dives.

Discover the wonders of marine life, observe vibrant coral reefs, and create unforgettable memories.

Course Inclusions:

PADI eLearning access to complete the theory portion at your own convenience (8-10 hours).

Rental of high-quality scuba gear, ensuring a comfortable and safe diving experience.

Certification fees to obtain your PADI Open Water Diver certification upon successful completion.

A personal logbook to document your dives and record your progress.

Group tuition for both pool training and open water dives, fostering a supportive and engaging learning environment.

Course Requirements:

Minimum age of 10 years (Junior Open Water Diver) or 15 years (Open Water Diver).

Adequate swimming skills and good physical health.

No prior experience with scuba diving required.

Join us on this exciting journey as we dive into the world of scuba exploration. Through comprehensive eLearning, engaging pool sessions, and unforgettable open water dives, the PADI Open Water Diver course will equip you with the skills and confidence to explore the wonders that lie beneath the waves.

Please note that the schedule may be subject to minor adjustments for logistical reasons, but we strive to ensure the best learning experience possible while accommodating your needs and preferences.

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Week 1: Online eLearning

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