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Getting Certified Open Water Diver

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Now is the time to dive into the Dixie Divers PADI Open Water Diver course, the most Dixie Divers back poolpopular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with Dixie Divers, a dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community. Throughout the course, you'll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating by completing five pool modules and 5 knowledge development modules and by making four open water ocean dives in our dive boat Lady Go Diver.

Online Open Water Class

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program. Your underwater adventure can begin as soon as today by Sign Up for the Open Water Diver Course Online or buying books online or walk in or use the new PADI Open Water Diver Video and interactive CD-ROM! You can view these materials at home, at your own pace and then

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meet with an instructor for further assistance. Open water learning options also include group or private instruction. This course offers tremendous flexibility and lets you work out individual needs with your instructor. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, your Dixie Divers PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 meters /yards without swim aids or 300 meters /yards with mask, fins and snorkel and complete a bit of paperwork, to get you on your way. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.



There is good news for college students interested in getting certified: Now the PADI Open Water Diver course is recommended for college credit(s) by the American Council on Education (ACE). This program meets the educational standards and requirements for credit at the college level, even when taught away from a college or university.

During each dive we'll help you master diving skills, reduce your air consumption, teach you to dive safely & show you Florida's marine life. We dive different parts of the reef and Shipwrecks or different locations if the weather changes , so you will see new and exciting marine life.

Online Open Water ClassDon't wait! Start your Scuba Certification Class right now, with our online Open Water Course. PADI eLearning makes your diving education fit your schedule. Or give the Open Water Class as a gift.


Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities learning to dive isn't expensive. For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for:

  • - full day of surfing lessons
  • - weekend of rock climbing lessons
  • - weekend of kayaking lessons
  • - weekend of fly-fishing lessons
  • - about three hours of private golf lessons
  • - about three hours of private water skiing lessons
  • - one amazing night out at the pub!

Learning to dive is a great value when you consider that our PADI Instructors are a highly trained and experienced professional. Invest in scuba diving lessons and learn something you'll enjoy the rest of your life. From the first day, diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you share with friends. And, you can do it almost anywhere there is water.

- OPEN WATER CLASSES: ONLY $399.99 PLUS eLearning.

Due to COVID we are not offering the standard classroom session.The standard class requires eLearning to be completed prior to starting the pool session. The open water pool session is held every other week on a Saturday morning.You will complete the pool sessions in our very own pool here at Dixie Divers. Then you will do your first two ocean dives on Sunday from our boat Lady Go Diver , location will be depending on the conditions. The last two dives will occure the following weekend either Saturday or Sunday depending on conditions.

 All you need for gear is a mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt with weight, safety marker and spool we provide the rest.


Course cost $579.99 for one or $549.99 for two, plus books.

Convenient online access to knowledge development course material for one year
Unlimited and unrestricted access to an online version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual
At your own pace complete knowledge assessments
Visit or contact us anytime during business hours

Payment is $195 for the eLearning via a secure online payment system. There are additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental


You'll learn and master dive skills from one of our highly-trained PADI Instructors during confined and open water dives. The skills you learn during these dives will prepare you to explore a whole new world. Start today on a lifetime of adventure and fun! GET STARTED!


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