It starts out with an orientation that takes about an hour. We go through signing all the medical statements liability releases, pool releases and student record. A five minute video is presented as well. We explain everything inside the instructional material and also a hand out. You are fitted for a buoyancy compensator and weight belt. In this course, you're doing a lot of work at home; you’re reading the sections, answering the knowledge review questions at the end of each section. We then we set up three sessions and each session is about 3 1/2 to 4 hours. We spend about 45 minutes in the classroom just going through the safety concepts of the sections that you read at home. We go through the knowledge review questions that you had already answered; do a 10 question quiz and then we're in the pool for about 2 1/2 hours. You return for at least three sessions. Then once you pass the final exam, met all the requirements in the pool, that’s considered completion of part one of the open water program.
Part one is $489 that includes all the instruction material inside of the crew pack, your book, flat tables, logbook, and student record forms. We provide all the tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators, weight, weight belts, and wetsuits. The only personal gear you need is your mask, snorkel boots, and fins. If they are purchased here in our retail store, the students to get a discount.
Then if you're planning a trip down to the Caribbean (or anywhere else!) we give you a referral form and that tells the resort or dive shop at your destination that you have done all the pool and academics here in Brookfield, CT. You can do your four dives for final certification.
If you prefer, you can join us from May to the end of October when we travel to Dutch Springs, PA to complete Part II. Cost is $369 which includes your four certification dives with our instructors and includes everything you need for that weekend.
OPEN WATER CLASSES are offered anytime! We will put together an Open Water class to fit your schedule.
The PADI Open Water program is a performance based program which means you can progress by meeting learning requirements.
The program consists of three segments:
Knowledge Development Confined Water Dives Open Water Dives
Once you complete and pass your final written test, you are now eligible to perform your 4 open water certification dives.
These dives can be performed anywhere there is a PADI Instructor - OR - you can travel with us on a warm water trip and our group leader (always an Instructor) will certify you for FREE!
Each student will receive a 15% discount when purchasing their BCD, regulator and dive computer package. Please note: there are no refunds granted for Open Water classes that are not completed or canceled by you.
Online Courses for Open Water, Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air
Special Offer - 4 Specialty Classes for the price of 3!
When you purchase three DAN specialty courses, the fourth is free! We are bundling our services to offer you more value and education. The courses will be offered each month in the evenings and weekends. Take them all together or one or two a month...the option is yours.
This is a great time to brush up on your skills, take a class with us, get your gear serviced and jump into our warm pool and relax.
Course GO PRO!
Instructor Development Course (AI/OWSI)
Master SCUBA Diver Trainer (Includes Instructor certifications in 5 Specialties PADI Enriched Air PADI Navigation PADI Search & Recovery PADI Wreck PADI Deep
Individual Instructor Specialties
Emergency First Response Instructor CFCI
DAN/PADI O2 Instructor
IDC Staff Instructor
Instructor Status Update
Pro Pack I includes the following course offerings: PADI Instructor Development Course Emergency First Response Instructor (With care for children) DAN/PADI O2 Administration Instructor
Pro Pack II (Includes the following course offerings) PADI Instructor Development Course Emergency First Response Instructor (With care for children) DAN/PADI O2 Administration Instructor PADI MSDT Prep Course
Course Fees, do not include IE, PADI Registration, or DAN registration costs.