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Open Water Diver Course & Online Academics

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Start Learning to Dive Today SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level diver certification on line. You can get started right now and, when you are done, complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water certification dives at 1 877 SCUBA USA a 5 STAR SDI  Dive Center close to home.

A SCUBA certification course is divided into three steps;

  1. Academic education

  2. Confined water (skill-development pool sessions)

  3. Open water certification dives.

The First Step    Academic Education
Step one will give you the academic knowledge you need to understand the effects of pressure on the body while SCUBA diving, plan a fun and enjoyable dive, how to use a personal dive computer (PDC) and familiarize you with equipment needed to be a SCUBA Diver. Traditionally, this required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line education you can complete this step through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.

The Second Step  is to complete your in-water skill-development pool sessions. This step of the course is where you actually get wet for the first time and learn how to perform skills in a controlled environment. The instructor will teach you how to assemble the equipment, clear a mask, recover a regulator, and additional skills every diver needs to know. This step continues until you are proficient and able to comfortably perform the skills.

The Third and Final Step is complete four open-water certification dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. This is the part of the course you have been working towards. The instructor will take you diving, in an ocean, lake, or spring and review all the knowledge and skills learned in the previous two steps. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development pool sessions, while gaining real-world experience in the open water.

You have several options to complete Step 3 the in-water phases of your certification:

  1. Complete both the skill-development pool sessions and open-water certification dives with us locally.
  2. Complete the skill-development pool sessions here with us, and do your four open-water certification dives on one of our schedules Dive-Travel vacations.
  3. Complete skill-development pool sessions here and open-water dives at the vacation destination of your choice.

Whatever option you choose, 1 877 SCUBA USA can help you with the arrangements. When you are done with all three phases of your education 1 877 SCUBA USA will process your permanent certification card.

To begin "Step One", purchase the course Now and you will receive via email a link and access code for the "SDI Online Academics". When you are ready pick a scheduled  pool date and come take the plunge with us.

Sign-up Now $249.95 for Steps 1 & 2 On-Line Academics and Local Pool sessions

See our Deals on Masks, Fin & Snorkel Starter Packages

Divers who plan to travel, never need to purchase heavy lead weights. Students need to be fitted and have their own basic equipment for pool sessions, which includes mask, snorkel, fins and booties.

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Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Scuba Diving Lessons that are Fun and Easy


SCUBA Diving is "Flying" as you soar through the asphere looking down at the earth below.


SCUBA Divers are Astronauts of the Ocean floating weightlessly through inner-space space.


SCUBA Divers are Explorers, going where few humans have gone before.


SCUBA Diving is peaceful and tranquil; No Phones, No Pagers, No Faxes, No bosses. Just you and nature, True Serenity.


Diving is safe and easy to learn.


These are just a few of the reasons, that we love diving so much.


Come join us and experience it for yourself. Diving can be for everyone. With the proper practice and guidance you can enjoy years of fun and adventure. See and do things others only dream about.

This Scuba Diving course is an entry-level certification course designed to give students the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives without the direct supervision of an instructor after certification. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while teaching students to perform basic skills underwater. Students need to be fitted and have their own basic equipment for pool sessions, which includes mask, snorkel, fins and booties. Students are eligible for special discount pricing on equipment purchased at our full-service retail dive center.

1 877 SCUBA USA provides Free use of scuba equipment (BCD, regulator, dive computer, weights, and SCUBA cylinder) to our students for all confined water pool sessions

Upon successful completion of the Academics and pool sessions. You will be eligible to do the *Open Water Certification Dives. Locally, on one of our group trips or while on your own vacation through the referral program.

 Four Open-Water dives are required for certification. During these dives you will gain Real World diving experience.
Rentals: Are available for the Open-Water dives included: Regulator with computer, BCD, Wetsuits, Hoods, Weights and Cylinder.

You must be at least 10 years of age to participate in the Open Water Diver course. ( 8 or 9 for the future diver program ).

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Take Advantage of On-Line Academics and Convenient Course Schedules

Sessions can be on Sunday Mornings or Wednesday Evenings

Private Lessons can be held on Weekday Mornings or Any of the above Days

Don't be fooled by low priced course fees offered by others. Find out what you need to purchase why, when and how much. Get the facts and the numbers.
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1 877 SCUBA USA "Teaching to a Higher Standard"

Founded by TDI, the largest and most advanced technical diving agency in the world, SDI has the unique advantage of seeing the recreational diving community through the experienced eyes of technical diving. SDI was created with the philosophy that past practices should be re-evaluated in the light of new technology and that recreational scuba instruction should reflect the actual needs of open water divers.

Standards that ensure genuine diver safety while maximizing the pleasures of learning to dive are the foundation of SDI's diver training programs. SDI has re-examined limits that are arbitrary or based solely on tradition and developed new guidelines using scientific data and common sense. SDI believes divers should be trained from the beginning to take advantage of new technologies and enjoy the freedom to dive deeper or longer or both - with greater safety.

As skill and experience increase, SDI offers divers training that will allow them to advance beyond the traditional limits of recreational diving to the level of skill they desire. Simply put, divers can progress through SDI's recreational levels, then transition smoothly into technical diving with Technical Diving International. SDI is dive training without barriers.


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