This course is a combination of the the 5 PADI class and confined water modules, preparing you for your 4 open water dives. This is part 1 of becoming a PADI Open Water Diver. Our program runs over the course of one weekend – Friday evening from 6-10:30pm, Saturday from 9am-5pm, and Sunday from 10am-5pm*. Throughout the weekend, you will work with one of our qualified PADI instructors, going through a variety of scenarios both in the class and pool. Once this portion is complete, you are ready for your 4 open water dives, which can be completed through Ocean Sports in Jasper or on one of our dive trips, or as a referral through another PADI dive center anywhere in the world.
*Times may vary depending on number of students and available pool time.
Materials & Equipment
As part of the PADI Open Water Diver program, you will work through 5 modules of material prior to the start of your course. This material comes in a package – the “PADI Open Water Crew Pack”. You will also need to watch the 5-module PADI Open Water DVD prior to the weekend program. The crew pack is available from Ocean Sports for $99.99 and the DVD** for $29.99 (reg. $40). Each diver is required to have their own set of materials prior to the start of the program.
**The PADI Open Water DVD can be shared among family members – only one copy is needed.
Required and recommended equipment for PADI Open Water training – classroom & pool:
- Mask with silicone skirting for best fit
- Fins — either closed or open heel
- Water shoes or boots (for use with open heel fins)
- Wetsuit — shorty or full 2/3mm
All of the above gear is available for purchase through Ocean Sports at a minimum 15% discount to our scuba students (price will be the better of current sale or standard 15% off). Many items (wetsuits, weight belts) are also available on a rental basis.
The course will be offered:
To register, click on the Register Now link and find the PADI Class and Pool Training course.
PADI Open Water Dives
Once you have completed your class and pool program, you have one year to become certified by completing 4 open water dives. Our “Open Water Dive” package includes training locally, or on one of our dive holidays – 4 open water dives under the guidance of a qualified PADI instructor, use of scuba equipment during the dives, and PADI Open Water Diver certification card upon successful completion of the dives.
Medical Concerns in Diving
Diving is a very safe sport as long as you adhere to safe practices and standards. It is important that you are in good health to ensure the best experience.
Private Scuba Programs
Contact Mandy (Mandy@oceansports.ca) about setting up private instruction for your small group. Reasonable rates that suit YOUR schedule.