Open Water Diver
Get Certified! Earn Your PADI Open Water Diver Certification at HydroSports Dive and Travel.
Looking for fun, adventure and exploration? Let us teach you the skills to discover the other two-thirds of our planet. Choose HydroSports for your education team and gain the knowledge and experience to become a PADI Open Water Diver. You start diving in a pool and progress to an open water site (ocean or lake) practicing diving, gaining confidence and comfort and gathering the knowledge to dive safely.
What’s involved in earning your Open Water Certification?
- Five Confined Water Dives
- Four Open Water Dives
- Five Knowledge Development modules
- Prerequisites: Age 10 to 14 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15-up for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water
How to Choose Your Scuba Instructor
Why choose the Education Team at HydroSports to lead you into the diving community? We’re a fun and passionate family. We love diving. We love sharing the adventure and discovery of diving. We want you to become a safe diver and a member of our family. We follow PADI training standards and will do everything we can to help you be successful in your learning experience. When your class is complete you’ll be a member of a passionate and growing family of safe, local divers.
Class Cost: $460. No equipment purchase is required (unlike most other shop’s classes).
Class cost includes:
- Certification card
- PADI education materials
- $75 discount on class tuition if personal gear(mask, fins and snorkel) is purchased before Open Water certification weekend.(reduces tuition to $385)
- 15% discount on all other equipment purchased before open water training weekend (tanks, cameras and weight excluded)
- Use of our rental equipment during pool and open water dives:
- Mask and snorkel
- Fins, boots and hood
- Wet suit
- Buoyancy Compensating Vest
- Regulator with dive computer or gauge console
- Tanks, air fills, and weights
- If you’re concerned about being cold during your open water training dives you may upgrade your wet suit to a dry suit. Dry suits are worn over warm insulating undergarments. The dry suit keeps you dry. The insulating undergarment keeps you warm.
We began teaching scuba lessons in 1993. We start a new class each month, evenings once a week(usually Thursdays) at 6:30 PM and are out of the pool around 9:30pm. We meet to review each chapter of the Open Water Diver Manual. We dive at a local swimming pool reserved exclusively for our class and complete open water training dives at sites in Oregon and throughout the Northwest.
Earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities expand.
Jacques Cousteau called the Emerald Sea his favorite cold water dive region. To the uninformed, the waters of the Pacific Northwest might look dark, cold and barren. Those who understand our regional waters know we are blessed with a vibrant, dense and colorful underwater seascape. As divers in the Pacific Northwest, we know that wearing the right dive gear we can stay dry and warm while exploring our local rivers, lakes, and oceans AND travel from time to time to tropical destinations world-wide.
Becoming a diver opens a door to a whole new world. Open your door and step through.
NOTE: We offer private courses and online training to fit any schedule. Call Shawn for details, 503-304-5383.