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If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Once you complete your program you can enjoy a life time of adventure and excitement.

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knowledge development
During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives.
Select the knowledge development option you prefer:
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Start your adventure today with the online PADI Open Water Diver course.
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confined water dives
This is what it's all about - diving. You develop basic scuba skills by scuba diving in a pool or body of water with pool-like conditions. Here you'll learn everything from setting up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing. You'll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask.
open water dives
After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you've made continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor at a dive site. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure - at the beginner level, of course.
Choose your SCUBA certification learning preference:
Learn online
Learn online
Start now with online SCUBA lessons via PADI eLearning.
join a class
Join a class
Join a scheduled SCUBA diving class at one of our stores.
try it first
Try it first
Try a Discover SCUBA diving experience at one of our stores.

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