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Open Water Diver

Escape to a different world.   Scuba takes you to a different world with new colors, shapes, textures and creatures – a world where the roles you play – husband, wife, mother, father, friend – take on a new dimension. Become a scuba diver and escape to a peaceful place to renew your energy and excite your senses.
Explore new places. Scuba diving frees you to explore the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and pristine reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry. Become a scuba diver and explore what you’ve been missing.
Experience a connection with nature; a feeling of freedom, and a transformation. Diving connects you with nature. It immerses you in new sensations and experiences. It transforms your perception of life forever. Become a diver and transform yourself.

Open Water Course
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and motor procedures (skills, techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Classroom work emphasizes the key knowledge development skills from the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and Video. You develop the remaining skills by practicing skills in the pool and diving with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.  This course demands about 8 hours of classroom time, 8 hours of pool time, quizzes, review questions, 75% or greater on the 50 question multiple choice exam, and the completion of 4 open water dives each at least 20 minutes in length.

The course tuition is all inclusive, covering not only the instructor's fees, but facilities usage fees, equipment rentals for all pool sessions, as well as providing the PADI Open Water Crew Pak (textbook, dive-log, dive tables, etc.) . There are only two exceptions to the all inclusive tuition which are as follows. First, All students are required to own their own snorkeling gear, which consists of mask, fins, snorkel. All other equipment is provided for students use during the course. The second outside expense is the rental fees required for renting equipment while completing the certification dives.

How do I get a spot?
To reserve a spot in the open water scuba course, a non-refundable fee of $100 is required to guarantee each student a spot in the class. The $100 is applied towards the total tuition cost, plus tax, and essentially covers the cost of the educational materials provided to each student. In the unlikely event that a student is unable to attend the class for whatever reason, they will not be able to refund the deposit, but will be able to keep their educational materials to complete the course at some later date. We need a minimum of 6 people to have a class and a maximum of 14 people. You can register for the class here http://www.seatasea.com/courses/padi-open-water-diver-course-part-1-beginning

What does it cost?
Please contact Seatasea watersports at 319-365-6066 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for exact costs.

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