Learn to Scuba Dive - Open Water Scuba Class

Your Open Water Diver Certification Card!What makes The Dive Shop's training the best is our focus on Quality Instruction.

Diving offers a lifetime of exciting adventure and the ideal way to begin that adventure is with The Dive Shop Open Water Diver course. Under the guidance of The Dive Shop's Professional Instructors, you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to enjoy a lifetime of underwater exploration.

Scuba diving is a wonderful sport for everyone! You can look forward to many memorable diving adventures in the years to come.


Knowledge . . .

The Dive Shop's modular, teaching system includes a video, manual, study guide, DiveLog and dive tables. The Dive Shop gives each of our students the opportunity to practice their skills at our facilities as much as they want to maximize their time in the water, developing ability and comfort.

Skills . . .

In multiple pool sessions you will practice scuba skills before heading to open water for your certification dives. Some of the skills you will learn include:

  • Moving in the water with ease
  • Breathing normally under water
  • Controlling buoyancy so you neither descend nor ascend
  • The easiest ways to enter and exit the water Getting water out of your mask or mask clearing

Equipment . . .

Since you can't dive without equipment, there is extensive information on scuba equipment including:

  • Selecting the best diving equipment for your needs and budget
  • Maintaining and adjusting your equipment to extend its life and improve performance

SSI Instructors are required to be affiliated with an SSI Dive Center. This ensures that your instructor will be monitored on an ongoing basis in regards to professional conduct and the maintenance of up to date quality training techniques.

Your learning experience will come alive with personalized instruction and interactive training scenarios.

All training is targeted to your needs. The goal is to make sure you are confident and prepared.

Our unique approach to dive training is known as “comfort through repetition”. This means that we will work on each skill with you until each one becomes second nature. It will become like riding a bike. You won’t have to think about it you will innately know what to do. This type of training ensures that you will retain what you’ve learned.

Experience . . .

There is no replacement for experience. Becoming a diver is not like flipping a switch, it takes time. In your Open Water Course, not only will you learn the best ways to dive. You'll get time to develop good diving habits and practice in the water. While you're in class, you'll have unlimited practice time in the pool so you can be comfortable and confident when it comes time to complete your Open Water Evaluation dives.

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The Open Water Diver Certification . . .

Your ticket to the underwater world - the OPEN WATER DIVER certificate. Your SSI Student Manual, DVD and water training sessions combined will help you learn everything you need to know to start your adventure the fun and correct way. The SSI Student Manual includes study guide questions at the end of each section to help you retain your new knowledge and test your retention. During your SSI Open Water Diver training sessions you will learn all of the necessary skills and safe diving procedures to be a comfortable confident diver. SSI Open Water Diver certification cards are recognized throughout the world. They entitle you to dive with other certified divers, enable you to purchase/rent equipment and obtain air fills anywhere you choose to dive.