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OPEN WATER DIVER The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with the Playground Dive Shop

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, offline, or home study) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned will help you on your PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older (PADI eLearning for children under the age of 13 require parent or guardian permission to register for PADI eLearning offline or online due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites or on one of our fun dive travel trips under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be Scubapro because we know Deep Down you want the best.  Staff at THE PLAYGROUND DIVE SHOP will help to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - Paper book if that is your learning style or eLearning material online or downloadable for offline study.

Contact us at the Playground Dive Shop to personalise the best study option for you!

PADI's Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these with your instructor.

What's Next

PADI Open Water Scuba Certification:

$699 (High Season April -Oct) / $649 (Low Season Nov-March)    
Deposit of $499 (High Season) / $449(Low Season) Due at sign-up.  Balance due 2 weeks prior to Open Water Lake Sessions.

Included:

  • Academics: Traditional classroom, E-learning online or Offline, 
  • Pool Sessions: 5 consecutive pool sessions or 1 day Commando Class* use of BCD, Weights, Tanks, Regulator w/computer & wetsuits. 
  • Lake Session: 4 Open Water Check-out Dives, Certification Card
    Not included ~ BCD, Weights, Tanks, Regulator w/computer & wetsuits for lake Fee $150. 

All our Open Water classes come with

  • Pizza party (bring your own drinks),
  • Entry Fee to day use area at Beaver Lake
  • Bunk Bed for stay during Open Water Lake session at Beaver Lake (on a first come first serve)
  • Purchase Mask, Fins, Snorkel from Playground Dive Shop and save 10% and get lake rental free

 

*Commando Class requires E-learning for Academics only – must be finished prior to Pool Session’s Review


 

We have agreements with various pools in town so check our course information to find one close to you!

Download Schedule for Blue Springs YMCA Thursday Night
Download Schedule for Henley Aquatic Tuesday Night 

Open Water Diver $699.00

 Start DateMax. PlacesPlaces Available 
21 Nov 201788

Open Water Diver

  • Induction - Tue 21 Nov 2017 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 1 - Tue 28 Nov 2017 from 18:30 to 19:15 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Swim tests - Tue 28 Nov 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 1 - Mon 21 Nov 2016 from 18:00 to 19:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 2 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 3 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 4 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Knowledge development 2 - Sat 03 Dec 2016 from 18:30 to 19:15 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 3 - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 4 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 5 - Tue 19 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 19:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Final exam - Tue 19 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 5 - Tue 19 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Open water 1 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 14:00 to 15:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 08:00 to 09:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 4 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 - Beaver Lake

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21 Nov 201788

Open Water Diver

  • Induction - Tue 21 Nov 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 1 - Tue 28 Nov 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Swim tests - Tue 19 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Confined water 1 - Tue 28 Nov 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Confined water 2 - Tue 28 Nov 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Confined water 3 - Tue 05 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Confined water 4 - Tue 05 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Knowledge development 2 - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 3 - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 4 - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 5 - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Final exam - Tue 12 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Confined water 5 - Tue 19 Dec 2017 from 19:00 to 21:30 - Henley Aquatics Center
  • Open water 1 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 28 Oct 2017 from 14:00 to 15:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 from 08:00 to 09:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 4 - Sun 29 Oct 2017 from 10:00 to 11:00 - Beaver Lake

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07 Dec 201788

Open Water Diver

  • Induction - Thu 07 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 21:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 1 - Thu 14 Dec 2017 from 18:30 to 19:15 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Swim tests - Thu 14 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 1 - Mon 21 Nov 2016 from 18:00 to 19:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 2 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 3 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 4 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Knowledge development 2 - Sat 03 Dec 2016 from 18:30 to 19:15 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 3 - Thu 28 Dec 2017 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 4 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Knowledge development 5 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 18:30 to 19:30 - Playground Dive Shop
  • Final exam - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Confined water 5 - Thu 04 Jan 2018 from 00:00 to 00:00 - Ymca - Blue Springs
  • Open water 1 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 13:00 to 14:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 2 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 14:00 to 15:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 3 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 08:00 to 09:00 - Beaver Lake
  • Open water 4 - Sat 19 Nov 2016 from 10:00 to 11:00 - Beaver Lake

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