scuba-courses

Open Water Diver Course

Get Your Open Water Diver Certification!

Ocean Enterprises has been training new divers in San Diego for more than 30 years. Now is the time for you to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course and begin your world of exploration underwater! Whether you want to dive with colorful fish, whale sharks, or manta rays, as a PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy anywhere in the world!

About This Course

Course Name:Open Water Diver
Skill Level:Beginner
Prerequisites:None
Course Price:Call Us! (858) 565-6054

PADI eLearning Course Available!   Learn More

Already Have Your Open Water Diver Certification?

Increase your confidence and diving skills by taking our PADI Advanced Open Water Course!


What Qualifications Do I Need to Start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
  • A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

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What Will I Do?

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives. The ocean dives can be done at the beach. However many students choose to upgrade their dive experience with a boat trip, or Catalina Island dive experience.

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How Long Will it Take?

PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Ocean Enterprises has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals’ needs. The classes are from two weekends to three weeks with evening session twice a week. We offer private courses for those who want a more personal experience in learning to dive.
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e-Learning - The Alternative to Classes

  • Convenience of taking classes online on your own time.
  • Saves time driving to and from Ocean Enterprises for class sessions.
  • You can go as fast or as slow as you want
  • Ocean Enterprises gives you $25 off your next purchase when you bring in your completion certificate.
  • Visit www.oceanenterprises.com or see our eLearning flyer for details.
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What Diving Equipment Will I Need?

Ocean Enterprises will deliver the scuba equipment to the pool and ocean sessions. There is no extra charge for use of the rental equipment. You are responsible for your mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit boots and gloves. We have a large selection to choose from, and offer many student specials.
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What Will I Need?

  • PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
  • PADI Open Water DVD
  • PIC Certification Card
  • Log Book

* Open Water Crew-Pak and Open Water DVD must be purchased if non-eLearner. Everyone will need a log book.