Open Water

SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level scuba diver certification online. You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives at a local SDI Dive Center close to home, or at a popular vacation destination. It’s that simple! Now, go dive the world with your SDI certification.

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!

Course Equipment Requirements

  • Basic SCUBA Equipment
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Manual and associated SDI Knowledge Quest Book (or SDI Open Water Diver Online Training course)
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor Guide

The following material is available and recommended:

  • SDI Log Book
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Video or DVD
  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver PowerPoint Presentation
  • SDI Confined Water / Open Water Teaching slates
  • SDI Skill Check-off slate

Course Prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

(10 – 14 years old for Junior Open Water Diver course)

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