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Learn to Dive - Open Water Diver Course

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STEP 1 – Class Instruction
Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course today by reaching out to Scuba North, we can set you up with e-learning so you can master all the important academic information online before the class, we will also have classroom time built into the class, our instructors will provide you a thorough education, making you a more confident diver once the course in complete.

STEP 2 – In Water Skills
For entry-level certification courses (as well as some continuing-education classes), the next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water (such as Elmwood Park – if you dive with us in Traverse City, Michigan), under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.

STEP 3 – Go Diving
The final step is to complete the required number of SDI open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.

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Learn to Dive With SDI’S Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Who this course is for:

  • Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
  • Persons interested in underwater exploration

Course prerequisites

Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent – Junior Scuba Divers can start at the age of 12, restrictions apply.

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

What’s in it for you:

Upon successful completion of the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, graduates may:

  • Conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training
  • Continue their dive education by enrolling in SDI Advanced Diver and Specialty courses

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver knowledge quests or equivalent online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Students must bring their own Mask, Fins and Snorkel to classes. We have a full selection of gear in store, reasonably priced and excellent quality!

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