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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The Open Water Diver course with Carolina Dive Locker

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in the pool
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full Open Water Diver course certification.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older 


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Instructor.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a Carolina Dive Locker Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.


The Learning Materials You Need

We offer a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD as well as online learning options.

Contact Carolina Dive Locker to personalize the best study option for you!

The Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor.

We offer the Open Water Diver course through both PADI and SSI (Scuba Schools International).  Both are fantastic options for your certification and we have instructors who can teach through both agencies.

Give us a call, or stop by to get your crew pack and get started or sign up for PADI eLearning today to get started on eLearning right now.  Check out our Course Schedule to learn about our next Open Water Diver course.

  Start Date Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
30 Aug 2019 Open Water Diver 08 Sep 2019 6 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 30 Aug 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 31 Aug 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 01 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 07 Sep 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 08 Sep 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)
Instructor(s): Jeffrey Eidenberger,

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27 Sep 2019 Open Water Diver 06 Oct 2019 5 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 27 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 28 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 29 Sep 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 05 Oct 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 06 Oct 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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25 Oct 2019 Open Water Diver 03 Nov 2019 7 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 25 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 26 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 27 Oct 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Open Water Day 1
Sat 02 Nov 2019
08:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Hollywood
Open Water Day 2
Sun 03 Nov 2019
07:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Offshore Charleston (TBD)

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15 Nov 2019 Open Water Diver 17 Nov 2019 8 US$ 565.00

Classroom Day 1
Fri 15 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 2
Sat 16 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker
Classroom & Pool Day 3
Sun 17 Nov 2019
08:00 AM
10 hours 00 minutes
Carolina Dive Locker

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