Open Water Diver
The SEI Open Water Diver course is for individuals ages 12 and older. Learning to scuba dive is safe and affordable, and requires a modest amount of training. An entry-level certification course takes approximately 32 hours to complete. Classes may be available during day or evening times, and take from a couple of weekends to several weeks to complete. In order to earn a scuba certification, you will participate in classroom sessions and practice essential diving skills in a pool. Finally, you will test your knowledge on a written exam and apply your skills during training dives in a lake, quarry, spring, or ocean. Upon completion, you will receive a certification card that identifies you as a trained diver, allowing you to rent scuba equipment, participate in advanced training, and explore exotic diving destinations.
Students aged 12 - 15 years of age can learn to scuba dive, but under the permission and supervision of a parent or legal guardian. Upon completion of the courses, these students will be issued with a Junior Open Water Diver certification.
I Tried Scuba
This is an introductory experience to try out scuba diving to see if you would like to take a complete scuba diving course. Often it will be held on one evening with a little classroom training before heading to the pool to try out the gear.
If you have been out of the water for an extended period of time, you may find yourself a little apprehensive about returning to the sport. This course will help refresh your mind and your skills so you can more fully enjoy the scuba diving experience
Next Level: Advanced Open Water Diver Level 2
Optional Courses: Specialty Courses