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PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification

PADI Scuba Diving Classes in Norman Oklahoma

OPTION 1 - Open Water PADI SCUBA Certification:

  1. Study the training materials independently - Read the book, complete the Knowledge Reviews and watch the video. 
  2. Join us for a classroom session to demonstrate your knowledge and take some quizzes.
  3. Join us for 2 pool sessions  complete your confined water portion of the class or arrange for us to come to your pool-extra fees added for private instruction.
  4. Join us at an area lake for a weekend to complete the open water portion of the class.
  5. Take your final exam!
  6. Become an AWESOME Certified Open Water Scuba Diver!

This option is $350 and includes all training curriculum, log book and use of scuba equipment (except snorkel, mask and fins). Owning a Scuba Diving quality mask, fins, snorkel and signal device is an industry standard. You are responsible for transportation to the practice and dive sites. See Calendar for course availability or contact us.

OPTION 2- Open Water PADI SCUBA Certification:

  1. Study the training materials independently - Read the book, complete Knowledge Reviews and watch the video. 
  2. Join us for a classroom session to demonstrate your knowledge and to further develop your understanding and take some quizzes.
  3. Join us for the 2 pool sessions to complete your confined water portion of the class or arrange for us to come to your pool-extra fees added for private instruction.
  4. Ask for a Referral. A Referral allows a diver who has completed portions of the class with us to let another instructor pick up where we left off. If you have a trip coming up you can have an instructor at your vacation destination complete your training!
    You should be prepared to provide referral documents supplied by the referring Instructor which will include a Referral Form and Medical Statement (physician’s clearance if needed). Remember that the student referral is valid for 1 year. The receiving Instructor will have fees, paperwork, and will want to assess you dive skills before progressing. Check ahead and ask us for assistance if needed.
  5. Take your final exam!
  6. Become an AWESOME Certified Open Water Scuba Diver!

This option costs $225 and includes all training curriculum, log book and use of scuba equipment for your local training (except snorkel, mask and fins). Owning a Scuba Diving quality mask, fins, snorkel and signal device is an industry standard. You are responsible for transportation to the practice and dive sites.

OPTION 3 - Open Water PADI SCUBA Certification:

  1. Enroll in eLearning - PADI's eLearning® system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.
  2. Join us for the 2 pool sessions on a scheduled weekend to complete your confined water portion of the class or arrange for us to come to your pool-extra fees added for private instruction.
  3. Join us at an area lake for a weekend to complete the open water portion of the class.
  4. Become an AWESOME Certified Open Water Scuba Diver!

This option costs $225+$169 eLearning Fees= $394 (eLearning Fees $169.00 and can be paid at the Dive Center)This option includes online instruction and resources, use of scuba equipment (except snorkel, mask and fins). 

What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll visit your PADI Dive Center or Resort to complete your training. You'll take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water dives and four open water training dives with your PADI Instructor. You learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you've trained in.

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is the course amount nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the inwater portion of your certification. You may also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You'll also need a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) or the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book. Contact your dive center for all of these things and to find out the total course cost.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?

The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration. Though you must finish the online portion of the course within that time frame, you will have perpetual access to an online version of thePADI Open Water Divermanual.

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online will take approximately 12-15 hours to complete.

How do you document that you've completed the eLearning segment?

Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.