Our Open Water Course and Advanced Open Water courses are offered exclusively via eLearning. Do all the theory at home and complete the corresponding confined water sessions and open water dives with us.
Become a diver and transform yourself forever.
Explore the magic of the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and fragile reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry. When you become a scuba diver, you can see what you’ve been missing locally or on vacation.
What do I learn?
When becoming a PADI Open Water Diver, you enjoy three simple phases;
1. Knowledge Development (via PADI eLearning)
You will learn things such as how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives.
2. Confined Water/ Pool Dives
You develop basic scuba skills in a pool or in a body of water with pool-like conditions. Here, you learn everything from setting up your gear to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing.
3. Open Water Dives
You and the new friends you’ve made continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor in a typical dive environment. This is where you have fun putting it all together and begin to fully experience the underwater adventure.
What gear do I need?
You do not need any gear, well you will need a bathing suit. We have brand new rental gear that is included in the cost of the course and continuing fun dives upon completion of the course. If we do not have your size, we will walk visit our Mares Retail shop and get what you need. After testing the gear, if you decide you love it, purchase it afterwards. Try before you buy, just a thought.
Our rental gear includes dive computers at no extra fee as well as towel ang boat
If you have an appetite for excitement and adventure, odds are you can become an avid PADI diver. You will also want to keep in mind these requirements;
For safety, all student complete a brief questionnaire about medical conditions.
You demonstrate basic waterskill comfort by swimming 200 yards/meters or 300 yards/meters with mask, fins, and snorkel. There is no time limit for this, and you may use any swimming strokes you want. You will also float in deep water for 10 minutes, again using any methods that you want.
3. Learning Materials
This will be completed via the eLearning option.
You must be at least 10 years old.
You will be diving in less time than you think. Typically, you complete the PADI Open Water Diver course within a period of 3-5 days.
PADI courses are performance based. At Quality Time Divers we are not in the herding cattle business. While most operations keep you on a strict schedule, we adjust ours to fit yours. It is a different approach which our guest truly appreciate. The length of the course completely depends on the weather conditions and your comfort level.
Progress at your own pace – faster or slower depending upon the time you need to become a confident and competent diver.
Is it expensive?
Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities, learning to dive is really not expensive. You can expect to pay about the same as you would in:
- a full day of surfing lessons
- a week-end of rock climbing lessons
- a week-end of kayaking lessons
- about three hours of private golf lessons
- what you’d pay for one amazing night out at the Blue Marlin (pub)!
When you invest in scuba diving lessons, you learn something amazing that you will truly enjoy the rest of your life. Learning to dive is a great value when you consider that your PADI Instructor is a highly trained and experienced professional, and that… Is exactly what you want!
You can start your course right now… via PADI’s eLearning option
Sign up for the PADI Open Water course online and see what languages are available. PADI eLearning also gives you the opportunity to continue your dive education by offering additional courses and selected specialties.
When you learn to dive with QTD, you enjoy the highest standards for dive training, safety and personalized customer service.