• OPEN WATER (BEGINNER) SCUBA DIVER

OPEN WATER (BEGINNER) SCUBA DIVER

This is a NAUI or SDI entry-level (beginner) certification course and is the best in the world.  During this course, you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive indepentaly to a maximum depth of 60 feet. Upon sccessful completion of this course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided the diving activities and areas dived approximate those of training.

Earning your Open Water Scuba Diver Certification card is an accomplishment for which you will rightfully feel proud, and you will be ready to begin a lifetime of underwater adventures and discovering.

During this course, you will learn about modern dive equipment, diving sciences, responsible diving practices and the environment. Diving skills will be taught and practiced first in the comfort and convenience of a confined water environment and finally during your open water training dives with your Instructor.

COURSE INCLUDES:

Online Learning, Classroom Academic Sessions, Confine (Pool) Training, Open Water Dives, Gear Rental i.e. BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Weights, Cyclinder with Air Fills, Instructor & Divemaster Fees and Both a Phyiscal Plastic & Digital Certification Card.

STUDENTS RECEIVE 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL IN STOCK GEAR PURCHASES.

BOAT TRIP FOR TRAINING IS INCLUDED WITH THIS COURSE.

OTHER DIVE SHOPS CHARGE  $$$ EXTRA $$$ FOR THE BOAT TRAINING TRIP.  NOT RIVERSIDE SCUBA!

Starting from
$495.00

Availability: In Stock

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THIS COURSE

15 years old for Open Water Scuba Diver certification.

10 -14 years old for Junior Open Water Scuba Diverb certification.

The Open Water Scuba Diver course consists of four phases.

1st Phase, on-line E-Learning academic portion with 44 core topics and a short quiz for each topic and a final exam. During the on-line portion you will learn modern dive equipment, diving sciences, responsible diving practices, environment, fundamental knowledge, skills to safely scuba dive and the safe rules of scuba diving down to a trained maximum depth of 60th feet at the comfort and pace at home with a computer, tablet or mobile device.

2nd Phase, Classroom Academic Session.  Here we will review the on-line academic topics that you had struggled, along with the 3 rules of diving, Dive Tables, Lungs, Nitrogen & Diving, what is Decompression Sickness (DCS) and how to avoid it, Equipment Assembly etc...

3rd Phase, Confine Water (pool) Skills Sessions.  Diving skills will be taught and practiced first in the comfort and convenience of a pool, under the supervision of a dive professional.

4th Phase, Open Water Skills.  It consists of a minimum of 4 open water dives, divided in 2 separate days sessions under the supervision of a dive professional.  During this session, you will apply the skills you have learned during your academic sessions and pool training.  

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision down to a trained maximum depth of 60 feet provided the diving activities and the areas dived approximate those of training.  That's why this course is the foundation upon which your entire diving adventure is based.  

The only gear you have to purchase from Riverside Scuba is your personal gear package i.e. Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins, Gloves, Hood, Safety SMB and Safety Whistle, along with a dive log book.  Students receive a 20% discount on all in stock gear purchases.

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