Beginning Scuba


PADI Open Water Diver Course ... Your Ticket to the Underwater World!

There's nothing like the freedom of gliding weightlessly over stunning coral reefs, exploring parts of history preserved beneath the surface on a Shipwreck, and meeting all manners of wonderful and exotic marine life!  When you sign up for a Beginning Scuba Course, you are enrolling the presegious PADI Open Water Diver Course with us here at Patriot Dive Center, you are taking the first step towards a lifetime of underwater exploration.

PADI Open Water Diver is the most widely recognized and respected scuba diving rating in the world,  and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.  As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you are able to dive with a buddy, independent of a professional, anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 60 feet.

 How do Our Courses Work?

At Patriot Dive Center we have a simple philosophy; we are not out to be the fastest or the cheapest, we are out to be the best.  Our courses are sanctioned by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), the largest diver training agency in the world & Handicap Scuba Association (HSA).

Our course consists of 3 classroom and 2 pools sessions, followed by 4 open water dives over 2 days.  The entire course typically takes 3 weeks, however other options are available to fit any schedule.   Classroom and pool sessions last approximately 4 hours each (6-10p Mon-Thurs and 5-9p Fri).  Our experienced Instructors utilize the classroom and pool sessions effectively to ensure that you are confident and ready for your open water dives, which take place over one weekend.

Included in the course are all learning materials and use of equipment for pool training sessions, with the exception of personal gear: mask, fins, snorkel and boots.  Most people prefer to purchase this personal gear, as these items fit differently for each diver.  If you do not own this gear, our friendly and knowledgeable sales staff here at Patriot Dive Center can help you choose the gear that is right for you.

Additional Course Details:

Minimum Age 12 years old. (10-11 years old by Instructor approval and may require a private course surcharge)
Student Provides Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Boots, which can be purchased at Patriot Dive Center for 10% off with student discount.
Required Materials Open Water Crew Pack (included)
Recommended Books Encyclopedia of Recreational SCUBA Diving
Provided Equipment All gear for Pool Sessions including Tanks, Regulators, BCDs, & Weights.
Course Cost $359 includes Lectures, Pools, & Learning Materials
Additional Cost Quarry Entrance Fees ($20/), Scuba Equipment Rental for Open Water Training Dives for $65 for gear not purchased to include BCD, regulator, wetsuit, 2 tanks, and weights.

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