Get Certified! The PADI Open Water Diver course is the initial passport into the adventurous world of Scuba Diving. During the PADI Open Water Diver course you will learn the basic skills that you will use every time you dive.
These skills are taught at a relaxed pace, gradually increasing in complexity. The training is FUN, and we strive to keep it that way!
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three parts.
1. Knowledge Development: Self study to understand the basic principles of scuba diving. In class we review the concepts of SCUBA then take four quizzes and a final exam.
2. Confined Water Dives: This is where the FUN begins! Here you will develop your basic scuba skills by actually scuba diving in a pool. You’ll learn skills such as, how to set-up your dive gear to how to clear water out of your mask without surfacing. You’ll also learn emergency skills. You will probably be amazed at how much fun the confined water dives can be!
3. Open Water Dives: Alright, now it’s time to head to the ocean. Let the good times begin! Here, we will practice the same skills we learned in the pool, spread out over four dives. Time permitting we will introduce you to some of the local wildlife and some of the best scuba diving the southern coast has to offer! Become Open Water certified the Adrenaline way!
What is included with the PADI Open Water Class?
- Course Tuition - Knowledge development - Pool Instruction - 4 open water dives
- Open Water Crew Pack
- PADI Open Water Diver Certification (upon completion)
Cost $300.00 (All beach program)
What else will you need?
The scuba gear that you will need to learn to scuba dive is often called personal gear or basic gear. This is the minimum equipment that every diver will want to own.
1.) SCUBA Mask: The human eye cannot focus in the water. The scuba mask provides an air pocket so your eyes can focus and you can see clearly underwater. A scuba mask is required to have an enclosed nose so you can adjust for pressure changes. This is why swim goggles cannot be used for scuba diving. A scuba mask will NOT fit every diver the same, and a poorly fitted mask can greatly detract from your diving experience, sometimes it can even be dangerous. A well- fitted, well-made mask that has the features and style that you want is a pleasure to dive.
2.) Snorkel: A snorkel lets you breathe with your face in the water. Snorkels are especially useful when you have a long surface swim to the boat or shore. Lastly, in Laguna Beach it is the LAW, every diver must have a snorkel! A snorkel is in essences a very simple device, a tube from your mouth to the surface. Today snorkels now come with many features to make using a snorkel simpler and more comfortable.
3.) Dive Booties: Here in Southern California ocean temperatures can range between 45-degrees at depth to 75-degrees at the surface. Dive booties are essential equipment to compensate for the variation in water temperature. Dive booties are basically neoprene slippers with a sole on the bottom. Some booties have a full, shoe like sole for diver protection while walking over a rocky beach. Dive Booties like any other shoe most be fitted properly to be comfortable. Dive booties must be worn anytime a diver is wearing open heel adjustable fins.
4.) Open Heel Adjustable Fins: Dive fins provide a large surface area on your feet, to push against the water. This allows you to swim using powerful, efficient leg muscles and frees up your hands for other activates. Dive fins come in two predominant styles. Open heel adjustable and full foot fins. The later is for warm water diving such as in the tropics. Open heel adjustable fins can be used in temperate and cold water. Dive Fins can greatly affect a divers comfort level. If a fin is too soft a diver can feel frustrated by a lack of propulsion or maneuverability; too stiff, a diver can feel exhausted and may experience cramping. For example, a lobster hunter might love his/her short stiff rubber fins, but a boat diver may want longer more forgiving dive fins.
5.) Dive Gloves: “Cold hands, warm heart,” so the saying goes. Seasoned divers know the truth, “Cold hands, Cold diver!” Dive gloves keep hands warm, while also providing some protection from rocks, urchins, lobsters, fish spines and rusty shipwrecks.
PADI Open Water Course Price: $300.00
*Private and semi-private lessons are available for an additional fee. *Please call us to discuss pricing.
**Personal gear pricing will vary depending your selection.