SDI Open Water Scuba Diver

Course Description

Who this course is for:

  • Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
  • Persons interested in underwater exploration

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent

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!

What’s in it for you:

Upon successful completion of the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, graduates may:

  • Conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training
  • Continue their dive education by enrolling in SDI Advanced Diver and Specialty courses

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver knowledge quests or equivalent online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Why Us?

Perks of being a Spartan:

  • Private lessons
    • eLearning to suit your busy life
    • Dedicated instructor for you or your group
    • Hands on learning with top end gear
  • Gear included
    • Your class purchase includes a new mask, fins, and snorkel
    • Student discounts on any new equipment purchase!
  • Certify local or tropical
    • Learn to dive in the cool, green waters of the Pacific Northwest -or-
    • Take your experience up a notch and certify on one of our tropical dive trips!
  • You get to be a SPARTAN
    • We set the bar at the top
      • Adherence to the rules
      • Exceptional safety protocols
      • Focus on mastery of the basics

Local Training & Certification Package – $899*

Includes eLearning, private instruction, certification card upon completion, as well as:

  • Mask and snorkel
  • Student discount on any new equipment purchase
  • Dive insurance while training (up to $25,000)
  • All necessary rental gear
  • Direct access to your instructional team (cell phone and email)
  • All training and certification dives done over a long weekend

Already trained: Referral Certification – $499*

Includes necessary rental gear; dives performed over two days; certification card upon completion (mailed to residence on file with SDI).

Must have your own mask, and snorkel, or purchase prior to certification.

Tropical Certification Package – Varies in Price

Travel with us on one of our exciting tropical dive trips and get your certification in epic blue waters. See our current list of Dive Vacations for more information!

*Does not include the cost of travel, lodging, insurance, and anything else not specifically noted.