The PADI Open Water Diver Course is the most recognized certification in the world, opening up a whole new world of underwater exploration and adventure. The PADI Open Water course provides new divers with the knowledge and training to safely explore our exciting underwater world.
The Open Water Diver course is a performance-based program; it allows students to progress at their own pace. The course is divided in to three parts. First is the academics: we use a combination of classroom/self-study to limit the amount of time spent sitting in class. The second part of the training is the pool skills: learning the basic water skills and building confidence in your abilities. The third part of the course is the open water instruction and checkout dives: here you put all of the training together
Capt. Ron’s, Self-study/classroom setting is fun and relaxing. By using the Self-study method and textbook review, you can learn at your own pace at home. This method limits the classroom time, and gives more time in the pool learning the basic skills of scuba.
The second part of your training, dare I say,” The fun part” is the actual water skills. In the pool, you will learn the basic skills and will practice them until you are able to perform each skill with comfort and confidence. Here you will breath underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a safe certified diver. During the course, you will make at least five pool dives under close supervision of Capt. Ron and his crew of Dive Masters.
Capt. Ron uses the facilities and pool at Northeast Scuba Supply located on South Trooper Road in Norristown, PA. For more information check out their website www.northeastscubasupply.com
The course schedule is:
Tuesday evening 7pm to10pm- Orientation and Paperwork Friday evening 7pm to 10pm – Swim test and Classroom Saturday & Sunday 8am to 5pm- Classroom and Pool Session
Academics Including textbooks and study materials $130.00 Pool Training $220.00
Capt. Ron also offers eLearning, an internet based academic program that you can complete anywhere you can get an internet connection. Once you have completed the course, we will review the material with you. This is to make sure you have a complete understanding of the course and then we will proceed with the pool sessions.
eLearning $130.00 Logbook,Recreational Dive Planning Tables $30.00
Pool Session $220.00
If you would like to use eLearning please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
The third part of your scuba training is the certification dives in open water. You will be demonstrating your abilities and skills through four open water dives conducted over two or more days. We will schedule your Open Water Certification Dives for the weekend after you have completed your academics and pool sessions. The knowledge will be fresh in your mind and keeps you on your way to being a certified diver.
Local Open Water: The most convenient way for most divers to complete the open water certification dives is to join me for a weekend of diving at Dutch Springs, www.dutchsprings.com, near Bethlehem,PA either the weekend following your training or on one of the other regularly scheduled weekends throughout the spring, summer or fall. All equipment rentals and your permanent photo certification ID card are included in the fee. You will need to pay the entrance fee to Dutch Springs each day, two air fills and provide your lunch. Capt. Ron will take care of all the rest!
Open Water Certification Dives and rental equipment $180.00
Letter of Referral: As a PADI Open Water Diver in training your Certification Dives can be performed at any PADI dive facility in the world by a referral. You will receive a letter of introduction to your next instructor.
Letter of Referral $35.00
Flexible Scheduling and Private Lessons
Capt. Ron understands busy hectic lives and schedules, so we offer you the ability to be flexible with the weekends. If you are signed up for a weekend and something comes up, please give me 24 hours advanced notice. I am willing to reschedule you for another day at your convenience.
If the flexibility of eLearning, or changing between scheduled classes and certification weekends still does not work for you, private lessons can be arranged. Please contact me at email@example.com we will do our best to work with you in making a new schedule.
The only prerequisite to becoming a PADI Open Water Diver is the ability to swim and tread water, and your desire to explore the underwater world.
At a minimum, you need to own your own mask, snorkel, fins and booties. Northeast Scuba Supply will provide the other equipment you need to complete your course, as part of the course cost. You are not required to purchase any additional equipment. We do think it best for each student to eventually own, his or her own dive equipment once you become certified.
Upcoming Classes 2013
May 28th 31st, June 1st, 2nd
July 15th, 19th, 20th, 21st
August 6th, 9th, 10th, 11th
September 3rd, 6th, 7th, 8th
October 1st, 4th, 5th, 6th
Open Water Certification Dates:
June 8th, 9th
July 27th, 28th
August 17th, 18th
September 14th, 15th
October 12th, 13th
Once you graduate the PADI Open Water Diver Course, it is time to explore. Capt. Ron’s Diving and Northeast Scuba Supply will still be there ready to assist you in exploring this new and exciting world.
As a certified diver, You will become part of Clan MacDiver and your name will be added to the Clans email list, letting you know about upcoming dive adventures. This is a great way for you to come and practice your dive skills and meet new Dive Buddies. Our email list will also keep you informed about upcoming courses you should be taking. You can also “Like” us on Facebook.
For the 3 months after you graduate, you will receive a Student Diver Gear Package rental discount at Northeast Scuba Supply.
Are you ready to get started on your underwater journey.
If you have questions please, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org