Learn To Dive

Get Certified with the PADI Open Water Diver Course

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. 

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: 

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! 

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must 

  • Be 12 years or older

  • Be reasonably fit with some swimming ability

  • Complete a Medical Statement

The Fun Part

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.

The Scuba Gear You Use

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!

The Learning Materials You Need

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 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!
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