As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating
in the world, 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.
What do I need to start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water
can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. You must be older than the age of
14 to begin the PADI Open Water Diver program. For those of you who are not above
the age of 14 and would like to participate in the PADI Open Water Diver Program,
then the PADI Junior Open Water Diver program is available to you. If you are between
10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver
A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with
a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth
of 12 metres/40 feet.
What will I do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive
equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives (can
be condensed to two or three) and five knowledge development sessions and by making
four open water (ocean or lake) dives. You can carry out your knowledge development
online with the Elearning option as well. In addition, there are 4 small quizzes
and a final exam consisting of 50 questions.
How long will it take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the
course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. At
Trinity Diving, our fast classes are usually three weekends.
What will I need?
-A swimsuit and the desire to learn something new and adventurous! The course cost
includes all gear rental that you will need to complete the course. Unlike some shops,
we do NOT require you to purchase gear prior to starting the class!
Cost (Traditional Class)
$395 + $39 for book, eRDP, and logbook
There are two options for Open Water.
-Traditional Classroom - You will attend classroom sessions at the dive shop on Wednesday
nights or during normal business hours if instructors are available (call in advance).
The days of the exams are posted on the calendar.
-E-Learning option - Recommended to those who cannot arrange to make classroom sessions.
All academics, quizzes, and exam, are completed online through PADI. You can access
the academics 24 hours a day
$395 payable to Trinity Diving + $130 payable online directly to PADI. Want to start
now? Click the box to the right.
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Other Local Shops
$475 and you are required to purchase mask, snorkel and fins, pay for permit fees
at the dive site, AND be responsible for taking your rental gear back and forth.
We supply student gear with our enclosed trailer. You don’t need to take it home
and bring it to the pool each Saturday
Open Water Referral
Interested in going the pool sessions and academic work here at home and then do
the Open Water dives on vacation? That’s not a problem. We offer the class to students
who would prefer do their Open Water portion at their travel destination. Just like
our normal class the cost includes full use of gear, the academic materials, and
all the pool work. After you finish, we will provide you referral paperwork to give
to the dive shop at your destination. Be aware the dive shop you choose at your destination
will have their own charges for conducting the Open Water dives.
Cost (OW referral)
$249 (E-Learning can be used for referrals as well and the link above can get you