Open Water Scuba Certification Course consists of 3 areas. First is the academic section. This can be completed in person or can be completed through the E Learning program from home on a computer or tablet. The second step in open water scuba certification is the confined water dives in a pool. The final piece of your open water scuba training are the 4 open water training dives.
The classroom material will explain fundamentals of scuba diving. You will learn what gear you will use, how it is used, and when to use it. Scuba diving safety and the effects of the underwater environment on our bodies will also be covered. At the conclusion of the academics a test is taken.
The confined water pool sessions will start with learning how to inspect, assemble, and disassemble your scuba gear. The pool will be your first opportunity to breathe underwater. This is a pretty cool moment! While in the pool a variety of skills will be demonstrated and practiced. These basic skills are all required to earn your open water certification. Once you are confident with your new scuba skills you move onto the open water dives.
Completing the 4 open water dives is your last step to becoming an open water scuba diver. The skills that you learned in the pool will be tested in the ocean and you will do some exploring with your instructor. You will practice descending and ascending, basic navigation, buoyancy, and how to be a good dive buddy. Your instructor is with you at all times and this is a lot of fun. After your final open water dive you will be open water certified!