Learn to Dive
PADI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
Congratulations! You have made the decision to become involved in a fun, exciting and relaxing activity. Thank you for choosing Aqua Hut for your scuba training. The PADI Open Water Diver course is your entry into the exciting underwater world. Being a scuba diver allows you to see beautiful creatures and make life-long friends. This course will familiarize you with the proper skills, equipment, and safety procedures needed to adapt to and enjoy the underwater world.
There are three components to the Open Water Diver Course, with a variety of options for completing them:
1. Academic: There are 5 Knowledge Development sections. We ask all students to complete the Knowledge Development online. Sign up for PADI Open Water Dive Course E-learning on our home page at www.AquaHut.net
2. Confined Water Skills: These are usually completed over one weekend.
3. Open Water Dives: Upon completion of academic and pool skills, you will need to do 4 dives in an open water environment. You may complete these dives with us at Dutch Springs, on one of our many dive trips to the Caribbean and elsewhere, or by referral on your own vacation. Your Instructor will review these options with you in more detail.
2021 Dates & Locations: We meet at the store on Friday evening or Saturday morning to take a short quiz and get suited up for pool sessions and head to pool for Saturday & Sunday.
Hilltop Swim Club: 6/4-5-6, 6/10-11-12, 7/9-10-11, 8/14-15, 9/11-12
Friday Evening 6-9pm at the store/ Saturday & Sunday, 8am-12 Pool
Dutch Springs Weekends: 6/19-20, 7/24-25, 8/27-28-29
HOW CAN I GET STARTED? Please call, email or come in to register for the Open Water Diver course and we will provide you your E-learning access code so that you can get started!
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
PADI E-learning: $195, includes required log book
Group Pool Sessions: $209 ($50 deposit at sign-up.)
Private/Semi-priv pool sessions: One student $459 / 2-3 students $399 each / 4 or more $359 each
Open Water Dives: $259.00 4 dives, instruction, equipment, certification card
Dutch Springs Entrance Fee*: $54 per day (subject to change) *if you do you your dives locally
WILL THERE BE HOMEWORK?
Yes, but only a little. Before our pool sessions, we ask that you complete the E-learning portion of the course and bring printed completion paperwork to the dive store. You’ll take a brief quiz in the store before pool sessions.
DO I HAVE TO BE A STRONG SWIMMER? WHAT ABOUT MEDICAL ISSUES? ARE THERE AGE RESTRICTIONS?
You should be at ease in the water and in general good health. There will be an evaluation of swimming skills at the first pool session. You must also complete a medical statement and, if necessary, obtain a physician’s approval before participation in the course. You can download this form at www.Aquahut.net. Children as young as 10 may participate after consultation with our Instructional staff.
WHAT MATERIALS DO I NEED? Each student needs a log book.
HOW ABOUT EQUIPMENT?
We ask that each student have mask & snorkel. Total cost $75-$100. Students receive 10% discount at Aqua Hut. For the first session in addition to mask & snorkel, please bring a towel, swimsuit, logbook and a pen