PADI Open Water Diver

$299.00

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

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Become a Certified Scuba Diver in Utila with the PADI Open Water Diver Course at Underwater Vision!

Start your scuba dive education and training at the beginner level with the PADI Open Water Diver course and become associated with a world wide system of scuba diving, allowing you to travel to and explore some of the most incredible dive sites around the world! Start a unique hobby, spark a new passion and meet fun people who share your awe and excitement about the underwater environment!

At Underwater Vision we have PADI Open Water courses starting almost daily. Learn to take your very first breath beneath the Caribbean Sea in Utila, with our experienced, patient and safety-oriented PADI instructors and incite a passion that will last a lifetime!

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular beginner scuba training course, and has introduced millions of people of all ages to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Utila is one of the most popular places in the world to become a certified scuba diver and it is no wonder! The Mesoamerican reef system which surrounds this verdant tropical island will render you awe-struck with its beauty and make crave your next dive! Get ahead and start your scuba certification online right now!

The Prerequisites For This Course

In order to enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver certification course or the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification course in Utila you must be at least 10 years old. (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course at Underwater Vision in Utila is separated into three training components:

  • Knowledge Development which is taught in one of the air conditioned classrooms at Underwater Vision (or can be done through [oweLearning]), to introduce students to and develop proficiency of the basic aspects of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Training Dives in the protected shallow water off of the end of the dock at Underwater VIsion, to get used to breathing on scuba, to view a demonstration of the basic scuba skills by your instructor and a guided attempt at practicing them yourself
  • Open Water Training Dives to the various dive sites around Utila to observe life on the reef, review your newly acquired scuba skills and enjoy scuba diving

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course while on vacation in Utila!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.

If you have had any beginner scuba diving training from a different organization or have completed the PADI Scuba Diver certification course, please inform your PADI instructor to see what can possibly cross over to count toward your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

How can you start learning now?

Enroll in eLearning for Open Water Diver – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI 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. Get started now!

You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Touch eLearning for Open Water Diver (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by Underwater Vision to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

What scuba gear will you use?

As a part of your training during the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn how to use basic scuba diving equipment.
Underwater Vision supplies all of the scuba diving gear you will need for the PADI Open Water Diver course including:

  • a mask so you can see underwater
  • a snorkel to make breathing on the surface a breeze
  • fins to move through the water easily and efficiently
  • a buoyancy control device (BCD), a vest which will hold your scuba tank and help you to float effortlessly at the surface
  • a scuba regulator that will attach from your tank, to your BCD with which you will breathe air from
  • a depth guage and air supply gauge, which both attach to your tank and BCD
  • you may also wear a short-sleeved wet suit (all that's required on Utila)
  • a weight belt to help with your buoyancy and balance under the water
If you have your own mask, snorkel and fins that you use for snorkeling and would prefer to use these for the PADI Open Water Diver course in Utila, please check with your PADI instructor first to ensure that they are appropriate for use while scuba diving!
The PADI Open Water Diver manual (included in the cost of the course at Underwater Vision), covers what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll get into the shallow water off of the dock at Underwater Vision Resort  to practice these skills with your PADI instructor. Later, as a certified diver, you will use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Next Step

Breathing underwater or the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.

Caution: Diving does become addictive!

Want to learn more? Further your dive education and training, perfect your skills and stay a little longer on Utila with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course or the PADI Adventure Diver course both available at Underwater Vision!

Additional Information

Minimum Age

10 yrs+

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