Open Water Diver
Course Sessions Included:
One (1) Orientation Meeting [ORI]: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Two (2) Classroom/Pool Sessions [CW]: 10am – 6pm
Five (5) Open Water Dives [OW]: Sat & Sun 8am – 12 noon
*Note: Students must have an account with SSI to access academic materials. Click HERE to register!
How to get started
Becoming a certified Open Water Diver is your first and most important step towards your adventure underwater. The Indy Dive Centers’ training philosophy is designed to insure your self-confidence and safety in the water through focused personalized instruction and repetition. We offer several training benefits that will insure you learn how to dive safely and comfortably, bringing you a lifetime of amazing diving!
INCLUDED IN THE COURSE
Don’t be fooled by other Dive Center advertisements offering ridiculously low prices for the Open Water Diver certification. The Indy Dive Center refuses to play the Bait & Switch game. The price listed is what you’ll spend on training when the scuba class is completed. No hidden costs!
BCD, Regulators, Computer/Gauges, Weights, Wetsuit, Air fills and Scuba Tank
Courseware, Academic and Confined Sessions
All scuba equipment for your “Confined Water Sessions”
Unlimited Air fills for your “Open Water Dives”
Dive Resort fees for your “Open Water Dives”
Unlimited diving and Air fills for the day after required “Open Water Dives”
SSI Open Water Instructor
REQUIRED BY STUDENT
Mask, Snorkel and Fins
Optional student rental package for “Open Water Checkout Dives”. ($75.00)
OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION
The globally-recognized Open Water Diver certification program is the where you begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Your personalized scuba class is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.
STEP 1: HOME STUDY
Once you have received the SSI link to access your online student materials, you are ready to begin your home study for class. By allowing you to complete your course work at home, you will be able to spend most your your time with us underwater. Please expect to devote approximately six to eight hours to this process.
STEP 2: CLASS & POOL REVIEW
Student training includes an academic review in the classroom, as well as in-water skills development training,. Most of the time spent with our qualified instructors will be in the pool gaining the skills and confidence necessary for diving in the open water. At the end of the course the student will take a 50-question certification exam. Please expect to devote approximately 16 hours to this process and complete the home study portion, prior to attending the first Classroom Session.
STEP 3: CERTIFICATION DIVES
In order to become certified, you will need to complete at least four open water certification dives under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. Your instructor will evaluate your skills as you apply what you have learned during your academic and pool training to an open water environment. You will also learn practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience.
- Minimum Age: 10
- Certification Prerequisites: Complete Medical Release Form prior to in-water training! (If required)
- Academic Sessions: Online Program
- Water Sessions: 7
- Maximum Training Depth: 18 meters / 60 feet (age 15+)
- Suggested Duration: 16 – 32 hours
- Qualification Swim: 200 yards and 10 Min Tread