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Open Water Scuba Diver CERTIFICATION

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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it all starts. 


With the SDI Open Water Diver course join the millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders and enjoyment of the aquatic world. 


 Obtain your SDI Open Water Certification with The Dive Place and let us show you the Adventure Of Your Life!.


How Do I Become An Open Water DIVER


To become a Certified Dive the process is fairly simple.


Here at The Dive Place for our Open Water Students the academic section is completed via eLearning. This way you get to complete the academics at home on-line on your own computer at your own pace. You can start and stop as life, family, work dictates.

Once you complete the eLearning section you simply make and appointment for a Review Session. During this session we go over the eLearning with you. Answer any questions and ensure a complete understanding of the academic subjects.

During the Review Session will size you with the equipment you will need for you in-water dives. You will learn to identify, assemble, prepare and understand the scuba diving equipment in the safety and comfort of the Review Session well before you enter the water. 

What Are The Requirements?


To enroll in SDI Open Water Diver course you must be a minimum of 10 years old. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.


No prior experience with scuba diving is required. Just a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.


The SDI Open Water course consists of 3 main phases:


1 - Knowledge Development (on-line eLearning) to understand basic principles of Scuba Diving.

2 - Confined Water Dives to learn basic Scuba Diving skills in the comfort of shallow water.

3 - Open Water Dives to use the skills you learned and to explore. 

Your instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment.


Come on and dive in…a lifetime of fun, adventure, memories, experiences, and new friends awaits you!

What Equipment Will I NEED?

While training, The Dive Place will provide you with basic Scuba Diving equipment, regulator, octo/alternative air source, Buoyancy Device (BC), scuba cylinders and wetsuit.

What is not included in the price of the class is your personal diving equipment. Student Divers are required to provide their own personal equipment such as mask, snorkel, boots, fins, weights and a rescue signal device (smb).

The Dive Place stocks a variety of equipment and our experienced Crew Members are able to assist you with the purchase of your personal equipment. 

In addition any entry fees, ocean boat fees, transportation to/from pool, dive training sites or dock fees are not included.



Stop by The Dive Place to enroll in the course, pick up your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver eLearning Code, the required paperwork and releases – and you can start learning right away.


SDI eLearning Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program.


For questions about the SDI Open Water Certification course, equipment, cost or fees, contact us at The Dive Place on 407-517-4737 or stop by and talk to one of our crew members who will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.


On becoming a SDI Open Water Diver, perhaps you may want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor yourself! Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, 

let The Dive Place help you realize your dreams!

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