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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

If you've always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now's the time to find out! Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever!

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive.

The course encompasses three phases: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives and Open Water Training Dives.

Knowledge Development This develops your familiarity with basic diving principles and procedures. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives. With PADI eLearning you have convenient online access to knowledge development course materials for one year. You’ll read and complete each of five sections of the manual online, watching corresponding video clips along the way and completing the final exam online.

Confined Water Dives This is what it’s all about – diving. You develop basic scuba skills in a pool. Here you’ll learn everything from setting up your gear to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing. You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like securing air from an alternate air source – just in case.

Open Water Training Dives This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course. You may make these dives locally or at a more exotic destination on vacation with what is called a referral. Consider Y-kiki's Dry Suit Option! Dive dry and warm in one of our DUI Dry Suits and earn your Dry Suit Diver certification the same weekend you complete your PADI Open Water certification dives.

To continue your adventure, consider the Advanced Open Water class and be sure and sign up to receive information on our Local Diving Adventures Group more commonly known as the Fun Diving Club. It's an opportunity to join Y-kiki's experienced staff and other local divers at a nearby dive site for diving, fellowship and fun. Diving makes better divers... so let's go diving!

Prerequisites: 10 years old for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 years old for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.A Medical Questionnaire must be completed by all participants. Some participants may require their Physician’s approval prior to any in-water activities.

*Required equipment:
To ensure a successful experience, each student must own their own scuba quality Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Boots prior to class. We offer each student 25% off the purchase of these four items. Y-kiki staff will work with each student to ensure the best purchase. We’ll explain features, describe differences between brands and styles – and be mindful of your budget.

Cost summary:
Full certification: $500. Referral: $375.

Referral: Going on vacation and want to learn to dive? Why waste vacation time sitting in a classroom? Complete your knowledge development sessions (eLearning) and confined open water dives with Y-kiki Divers and then complete your open water training dives on vacation with another PADI dive center.

Open Water Training Dives only: If you’ve completed your knowledge development sessions and confined open water dives with another Dive Center and only need your four open water training dives to complete your certification, this option is for you. Cost is $150. Includes equipment rental (excluding mask, fins, snorkel and boots) and certification fees.

Dry Suit Option: Dry Suits keep you warm and dry. Since water wicks away our body temp much faster than if our body were surrounded by air, the solution to staying warmer is to wear a dry suit and an appropriate undergarment. Don't let our colder water stop you from diving! Dive a Dry Suit, stay warm, dive often. Do all your training dives using one of our dry suits and become PADI Dry Suit certified the same weekend you do your Open Water Diver certification dives.

Y-kiki's Dry Suit option includes the PADI Dry Suit Crew Pak, an orientation classroom session, one additional pool session for practice, use of our rental dry suit throughout your certification dives, one additional dive following your certification dives and your certification fees.

This Specialty course certification also counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Private Open Water Scuba Diver Course: Contact Valerie Elliott at 314-469-8722 for more details.

For a complete certification select a date for the Class & Pool portion and a date for the Checkout Dives portion below.

  Start Date Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
30 Oct 2021 Open Water Checkout Dives Mermet Springs 7 US$ 125.00

OW Cramp Release
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
OW Snorkel Regulator Exchange
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
OW Remove and Replace Weight and Scuba Kit
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
UW Compass Navigation
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Surface Compass
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Open Water 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 2
Sat 30 Oct 2021
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Inflatable Signal Tube
Sun 31 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
OW CESA
Sun 31 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Open Water 4
Sun 31 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs

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30 Oct 2021 Open Water Checkout Dives Mermet Springs 0 US$ 125.00

OW Cramp Release
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
OW Tired Diver Tow
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
OW Snorkel Regulator Exchange
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
OW Remove and Replace Weight and Scuba Kit
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
UW Compass Navigation
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Surface Compass
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Inflatable Signal Tube
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
OW CESA
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Open Water 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 2
Sat 30 Oct 2021
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 4
Sun 31 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs

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30 Oct 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Principia HS Pool, South County Store 0 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Final Exam
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Swim Test
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Float
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Class Day 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 30 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 31 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 5
Sun 31 Oct 2021
12:00 AM
Pool Day 2
Sun 31 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

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06 Nov 2021 Open Water Checkout Dives Mermet Springs 4 US$ 125.00

OW Cramp Release
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Snorkel Regulator Exchange
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Remove and Replace Weight and Scuba Kit
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
UW Compass Navigation
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Surface Compass
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Open Water 1
Sat 06 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 2
Sat 06 Nov 2021
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 3
Sat 06 Nov 2021
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Inflatable Signal Tube
Sun 07 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW CESA
Sun 07 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Open Water 4
Sun 07 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs

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06 Nov 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia HS Pool 2 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Final Exam
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Swim Test
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Float
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Class Day 1
Sat 06 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 07 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 5
Sun 07 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Pool Day 2
Sun 07 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

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13 Nov 2021 Open Water Checkout Dives Mermet Springs 7 US$ 125.00

OW Cramp Release
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Snorkel Regulator Exchange
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW Remove and Replace Weight and Scuba Kit
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
UW Compass Navigation
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Surface Compass
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Open Water 1
Sat 13 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 2
Sat 13 Nov 2021
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Open Water 3
Sat 13 Nov 2021
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs
Inflatable Signal Tube
Sun 14 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
OW CESA
Sun 14 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Mermet Springs
Open Water 4
Sun 14 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Mermet Springs

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13 Nov 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Principia HS Pool, South County Store 7 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Final Exam
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Swim Test
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Float
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Class Day 1
Sat 13 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 13 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 14 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 5
Sun 14 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Pool Day 2
Sun 14 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

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20 Nov 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Principia HS Pool, South County Store 7 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Final Exam
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Swim Test
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Float
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Class Day 1
Sat 20 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 20 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 21 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 5
Sun 21 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Pool Day 2
Sun 21 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

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27 Nov 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Principia HS Pool, South County Store 8 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Final Exam
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Swim Test
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Float
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 1
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 2
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 3
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Class Day 1
Sat 27 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 27 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 28 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Confined Water 5
Sun 28 Nov 2021
12:00 AM
Pool Day 2
Sun 28 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia HS Pool

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30 Nov 2021 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia HS Pool 0 US$ 375.00

Knowledge Development 1
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Knowledge Development 2
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Knowledge Development 3
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Knowledge Development 4
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Knowledge Development 5
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Final Exam
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Swim Test
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Float
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Confined Water 1
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Confined Water 2
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Confined Water 3
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Confined Water 4
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Confined Water 5
Wed 27 Oct 2021
07:03 AM
Class Day 1
Tue 30 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Tue 30 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
Principia HS Pool
Pool Day 2
Tue 30 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
Principia HS Pool

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