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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. Already certified and looking for a Refresher/Reactivvate class - PADI Reactivate


We offer several options for completing your certification

Choose your class & pool dates after clicking the option of your choice. You will be taken to the shop portion of our website, which will open in a new tab. The schedule is also at the bottom of this page for reference.

Referral Option
Planning to complete you Open Water Training Dives on vacation? Use the Referral Option (Class & Pool portion of the course only): Complete your knowledge development sessions (eLearning) and confined open water dives with Y-kiki Divers and then complete your open water training dives with another PADI dive center.

Basic Package
Open Water Diver Class & Pool and Checkout Dives. With this package you will earn your Open Water Diver certification.

Deluxe Package
Includes Basic plus the Peak Performance Buoyancy specialty. Save 20% on the specialty and get more out of your investment at the quarry by completing this useful specialty.

Premium Package
Get the most out of your weekend and save $100! Includes Deluxe plus Enriched Air Nitrox Diver and PADI AWARE specialties. Get a jump start on your Master Scuba Diver rating. The Enriched Air Nitrox Diver specialty will be completed the same weekend as your Open Water and Peak Performace courses. The Project AWARE specialty will be completed virtually.

We also offer an Executive Open Water Diver course for groups of 4. This course is completed over 3 full days for those looking to get certified in a weekend.

Finally we provide our Private Open Water Scuba Diver Course: Contact one of our shops for more details.

Prerequisites: A Medical Questionnaire must be completed by all participants. Some participants may require their Physician’s approval prior to any in-water activities. All paperwork is completed through your PADI account.

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.

 

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


eLearningKnowledge Development
  • Convenient online access to knowledge development course materials on PADi's eLearning platform using your computer or mobile device.
  • Complete eLearning when and where it's convenient for you prior to your pool training.
  • Approximately 10-15 hours.
  • Lifetime access to your eLearning materials.

Confined WaterConfined Water Dives
  • Develop basic scuba skills and equipment handling techniques in a pool.
  • Classes scheduled every weekend (barring select holidays).
  • The weekend starts at 7:30am on Saturday at one of our shops.
  • The 2 pool sessions are 12-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
  • You provide your own mask, snorkel, boots, and fins (students get a discount if buying all those items from Y-kiki Divers).
  • Y-kiki Divers provides the rest of the required equipment.

Open WaterOpen Water Training Dives
  •  Put it all together and apply your diving knowledge and skills while making four open water dives.
  • We typically schedule checkout dives at Mermet Springs every weekend during the diving season (end of April through the end of October).
  • We complete 3 dives on Saturday, starting at 8am - weather permitting. On Sunday we complete the reamining dive(s), again starting at 8am.
  • You provide your own mask, snorkel, boots, and fins.
  • Y-kiki Divers provides the rest of the required equipment.

Not included:

  • Quarry entrance fee - $25 per day per diver
  • Lodging & meals

 

Check our FAQ for answers to some common questions

 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 diving at a nearby dive site. Diving makes better divers... so let's go diving!

Dry Suit Option: 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 (additonal cost and pool training). Contact the shop to add this Specialty course certification which counts as one of five Specialty certifications required for Master Scuba Diver certification. Take the Master Scuba Diver Challenge!

Open Water Training Dives only: Completed your knowledge development and confined open water dives with another Dive Center and only need your four open water training dives? Call the shop or enroll online to join one of our training dive weekends. Includes equipment rental (excluding mask, fins, snorkel and boots) and certification fees. An assessment session with an instructor is required.

 Below is our schedule of Confined Water Dives - "class & pool" - showing the location for the classes and the number of available spaces. The Open Water Training Dives are held every weekend at Mermet Springs from the end of April through the end of October.

    Start Date Course Type Location Places Available   Price    
01 Jun 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Principia School Pool, South County Store 2 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 01 Jun 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 01 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 02 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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08 Jun 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia School Pool 0 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 08 Jun 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 08 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 09 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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15 Jun 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Principia School Pool, South County Store 2 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 15 Jun 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 15 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 16 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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22 Jun 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia School Pool 6 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 22 Jun 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 22 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 23 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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29 Jun 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Principia School Pool, South County Store 7 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 29 Jun 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 29 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 30 Jun 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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06 Jul 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia School Pool 7 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 06 Jul 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 06 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 07 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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08 Jul 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Crestview Middle School 1 -

Class
Mon 08 Jul 2024
08:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School
Confined Water 1
Mon 08 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School
Confined Water 2
Tue 09 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School
Confined Water 3
Wed 10 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School
Confined Water 4
Thu 11 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School
Confined Water 5
Fri 12 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Crestview Middle School

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13 Jul 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Principia School Pool, South County Store 4 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 13 Jul 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 13 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 14 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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20 Jul 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Chesterfield Store, Principia School Pool 8 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 20 Jul 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
Chesterfield Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 20 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 21 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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27 Jul 2024 Open Water Class and Pool Principia School Pool, South County Store 8 US$ 450.00

Class
Sat 27 Jul 2024
07:30 AM
03 hours 30 minutes
South County Store
Pool Day 1
Sat 27 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool
Pool Day 2
Sun 28 Jul 2024
12:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Principia School Pool

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