SDI Open Water Diver Certification
Did you know that our Planet Earth’s surface is covered by over 70% of water? Our oceans and water systems that include lakes and rivers controlling our climates and temperatures, move weather patterns and supports living organisms is still unexplored territory with 95% of it unseen by the eyes of humans. You may have gone swimming in the ocean or snorkeled over a reef….but now, it is time to take it one step further. See the underwater world as it is meant to be experienced – underwater. Become a part of an eco-system that supports so much of our life and take it to your limits; weather they may be interacting with colorful schools of fish over a peaceful sea mount or diving alongside a pod of dolphins that have come to take a closer look at you. Dive with sharks, dive in caves or dive some of the most historic wrecks. Whatever direction you may want to take your new life-style; it all begins here. The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the skills you will learn include buoyancy, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. It covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or just in your backyard.
Prerequisites for Open Water Diver Certification
- Minimum age 18 (10 with written parental consent)
- Students between the ages of 10 through 14 may obtain an SDI Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Certification if the following conditions are met: junior students are to train and dive under the direct supervision of a parent, guardian, or active dive professional. When an SDI Junior Open Water Diver reaches the age of 15, they may upgrade to an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification