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Getting Certified Open Water Diver

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.

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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.

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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.


This standard class is held on Tuesday night from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm where you will go over the first three modules of the home study books. On Thursday from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm you will go to the pool and do the first three confined water modules if you meet your performance requirements for the pool sessions in our very own pool here at Dixie Divers, then you will do your first two ocean dives on Saturday from our boat Lady Go Diver , location will be depending on conditions. If you don't feel ready for the dives or feel you need more practice at any of the skills you can simply skip the Saturday dive and finish the rest of the confined water work the second week of class and dive on Saturday and Sunday.

The only way that we can do this course in 2 weeks is if you, the future diver, sign up for a class, and pick up the materials (books and video) and complete the first three knowledge reviews found at the end of each section. All you need for gear is a mask snorkel and fins and weight belt with weight we provide the rest. Classes start every week so if your schedule means you might miss a class don't worry we don't charge to reschedule your class we will just roll you into the next class starting so you can learn at your own pace. We start Classes every Tuesday.


If you don't have the required equipment then we have good news buy it from us and we will save you on standard class $100.00 bucks!

To be eligible for a $199.00 class the student must buy mask, snorkel, fins, weight belt/weights, dive bag, dive compass, dive knife and wetsuit from us, Dixie Divers of Deerfield Beach, otherwise the class will cost the regular price. Weekend classes we be discounted to $299.00.


Weekend scuba is an accelerated course for those who have their home study books and have completed all the knowledge reviews at the end of each section. Class will be Saturday from 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm so bring your books with the completed knowledge reviews and everything you have for the pool. We will go over the first three modules of the book then go to our on premise pool and do the first three modules of the confined water work. Pass all your performance requirements and we will dive on Sunday from 8:00 am till 12:30 pm. The second weekend we will go over modules 4 and 5 book and pool session and finish with 2 great boat dives off the sunny Florida coast. That's it just 2 weekends and you will earn the PADI Open Water Diver Certification. We start weekend classes every Saturday. Call us now, you can start diving this weekend.


We are offered for all levels but for the beginner who is nervous one on one training from a professional instructor at a schedule of your choosing can make this class a true once in a lifetime experience!

Course cost $479.00 for one, $449.00 for two or $399.00 three students, plus books.

REAL SCUBA: ONLY $548.00 SAVE $100.00

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 $169 for the eLearning via a secure online payment system. There are additional charges for in-water training and equipment rental

REAL SCUBA is an acronym for realistic entry advanced level SCUBA. Sign up for both your basic SCUBA class and Advanced class, and addition to saving some money, you will receive additional experience in night diving, deep diving , wreck diving and navigation, and any of a myriad of specialties like drift, photography, hunting, search and recovery or others. With 9 dives in 2 weekends, you will definitively familiarize yourself with the variety of diving we are so fortunate to have here in south Florida.

Learning to scuba dive has never been more convenient!

Whether you're on the go or want to take it slow, now you can complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning. Its a great match for your active schedule.

Come in to our facility to complete your training:
While you're working through the PADI Open Water Diver course online or after you complete all the segments, you can print your eLearning Record and bring it in to start your underwater adventures.

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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