Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.
The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must
Be 10 years or older (12 years old recommended minimum age)
Be reasonably fit with some swimming ability
The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your COJO Diving PADI Instructor.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course with COJO Diving, you learn to use basic cold water scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. Check with us about the gear you’ll use during this course!
COJO Diving offers e-learning for the Open Water course which allows for home-study at your convenience.
PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.
Certified Open Water divers have the opportunity to continue on to specialty training. There are a number of courses available to broaden skills, and provide an introduction to more adventurous diving such as Photography, Drift Diving, and Wreck Diving. A complete list of the available specialty courses is available!