PADI Open Water Course Academics and pool training. (Referral)
This product consists of the PADI Open Water Course academics, pool training, and major pieces of rental gear. Students will arrange their own open water dives elsewhere at a destination of their choosing.
You will need to visit the shop to pick up your academic materials and personal gear and complete approximately 10 hours of independent student before the pool training date.
Each student will need their own personal gear (Mask, snorkel, fins, and booties and if you plan on doing your dives in the temperate water of Folsom Lake in the Winter/Spring, Monterey or Lake Tahoe, 3mm gloves)
Personal gear starts at approximately $190. It is highly recommended you do not borrow older gear or purchase it sight-unseen off the internet. Your personal gear is now part of your life support system and should be fitted by a dive professional and for divers learning for the first time, properly fitted and in good working order personal gear is vital to success. Cheap snorkeling gear simply will not do. We meet or beat internet pricing and offer a fit guarantee. If your mask doesn't fit, we will keep trying others until it does.
Be sure to allow yourself enough time before class to complete the independent study or eLearning. It is several hours of study.
Click here for the PADI medical questionnaire to make sure you have no "Yes" answers. If you do, you will need to print out the form and have a doctor sign you off before participating in any diving activities. If they are all "No" answers, you do not need to do anything. We will have a short form for you the day of class.
A workbook and video is included in this price, however students may elect to do their academics online via PADI eLearning which can be purchased at a discount ($120 instead of MSRP $195) here.