The PADI Scuba Diver course consists of three main phases:
You learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Your PADI Instructor will explain the equipment you need and may suggest additional educational materials, such as the required logbook.
Check with your local dive center to get advice about everything you need for your diving adventures.
Get started by registering for Open Water Diver eLearning (a mobileapp). There are also other home study options like the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Stop by your local PADI dive shop130 to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will meet with you to schedule knowledge review sessions, confined water and open water dives.
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