SDI Open Water Diver
Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course and master all the important academic information online or at Scuba Quest. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
For entry-level certification courses (as well as some continuing-education classes), the next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water, under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.
The final step is to complete the required number of SDI open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
Who is suitable for this course:
Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
Persons interested in underwater exploration
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
See Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course here. (10 – 14 years old)
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
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