Open Water Diver
Scuba Diving will transform your life and PADI is the world's largest recreational dive training organization. The PADI system of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety information and local environmental knowledge in stages. At Aquatic Realm Scuba Center we are proud to have earned one of the highest dive shop ratings available in the PADI system as 5 Star IDC Dive Center.
Open Water Diver is where it all begins. The certification process requires pool training, academic knowledge and open water diving. These steps can easily be worked into any schedule with our online academics and flexible pool schedules. We offer pool and academic training all year long and for your open water diving you can take a referral or dive locally with us May thru October.
200 yd swim (any style) and 10 minute float required for certification.
Need something customized? Call us.........937-428-9836
The classroom portion of your certification can be completed online using the PADI Online Course link. You study when you are ready and move at your own pace, all you need is a computer and the internet. You will pay PADI directly but you will need to use this link to ensure you have registered as an Aquatic Realm Student. Allow 18 - 24 hours for training, course involves reading, videos and exams.
Required Academic Materials $55.00 + tax (purchased from Aquatic Realm when you enroll in pool training)
Pool Training.........................$200.00 New Format - Personalized skill practice and slower paced!!
This is where the fun begins. Using the proven PADI method of training you will learn the skills needed to be a good, safe diver. Our new format is designed with more skill review practice and fun games spread throughout the course. With self-evaluation check points we make sure you are comfortable before moving forward. We create a new diver friendly environment by incorporating into our pool sessions, classroom time to talk about gear, dive destinations and further training. Our classes are small with an average of 4-6 students per instructor. Our heated indoor pool, classroom and retail store is all under one roof for your convenience. Referral paperwork included in price.
This course prepares you for your open water training dives and certification
CHOOSE ONE FROM ONE OF THESE FORMATS or call for a customized schedule:
(Upgrade your pool session to a private class for an additional $150.00)
(Our Pool is Onsite, Indoor & Heated)
FRIDAY 6:00 - 9:00 PM
SATURDAY/SUNDAY 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jan 3rd, 4th & 5th
Jan 24th, 25th & 26th
Feb 7th, 8th & 9th
Feb 28th, Mar 1st & 2nd
Mar 21st, 22nd & 23rd
Apr 11th, 12th & 13th
Apr 25th, 26th & 27th
May 9th, 10th, & 11th
May 30th, 31st & Jun 1st
June 13th, 14th & 15th
June 27th, 28th & 29th
July 18th, 19th & 20th
Aug 15th, 16th & 17th
Sept 5th, 6th & 7th
Oct 3rd, 4th & 5th
Nov 7th, 8th & 9th
Dec 5th, 6th & 7th
Dec 19th, 20th & 21st
WEEKNIGHT (4 DAY) FORMAT
6:00 - 10:00 PM
Dec 17th, 18th, & 19th
Jan 7th, 9th, 14th & 16th
Feb 11th, 13th, 18th & 20th
Mar 4th, 6th, 11th, & 13th
Apr 8th, 10th, 15th & 17th
May 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th
June 10th, 12th 17th & 19th
July 15th, 17th, 22nd & 24th
Aug 12th, 14th, 19th & 21st
Sept 16th, 18th, 23rd & 25th
Oct 14th, 16th, 21st & 23rd
Nov 11th, 13th, 18th & 20th
EACH STUDENT MUST HAVE THEIR OWN BOOTS, MASK, SNORKEL & FINS
We refer to your dive mask, snorkel, fins and boots as personal dive equipment. This is the equipment that will make your diving enjoyable, so fit is the key word here. Exclusively at Aquatic Realm Scuba Center we offer the “in water fit guarantee” on our dive equipment. By enrolling in the personal equipment voucher program for $100.00 and purchasing your dive boots ($39 – $60). We will provide you with the opportunity to try any of the masks, snorkels and fins we sell, during your confined water training, until you find the fit and price that works for you. Our trained dive professionals will help you make your purchase decision based on training and experience. Simply apply your voucher to your choices from our extensive selection of colors and sizes. You have nothing to lose and end up with the “perfect” personal dive equipment for years and years of enjoyment. $100.00
Open Water Training Dives.........................$150.00
WEEKEND (4 DIVES/2 DAYS)
Park Entrance Fee - $15 a day per Diver (2 days of diving = $30)
(Upgrade your certification dives to a private class for an additional $100.00)
(INCLUDES ALL REQUIRED EQUIPMENT)
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
May 17th & 18th
June 7th & 8th
June 21st &22nd
July 12th & 13th
July 26th & 27th
Aug 9th & 10th
Aug 23rd & 24th
Sept 13th & 14th
Sept 27th & 28th
Oct 11th & 12th
REFERRAL PACKAGE - No Charge
We will provide you with the necessary paperwork for your referral
You will be required to complete a medical statement before any in water training. This information is confidential and, because it identifies medical conditions that may be affected by diving, it is vital that you are complete and accurate. If any of the conditions apply to you, you will need to consult with a physician and receive written clearance before any in water training. If you require a physician’s approval for diving, you may print the medical statement (6 pages) complete it and take it to your physician for approval. Then bring all (6 pages) back to the dive center.
You’ll also complete a Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement form stating you understand the risks of diving and agree to assume those risks. In addition, you’ll also need to complete a PADI Standard Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding. This outlines safe dive practices and reminds you of your responsibility to follow them while diving.
As the industry leader, PADI Worldwide is committed to excellence in training and diver safety. It is their goal to ensure that every program you, the customer, participate in meets or exceeds the high standards set forth regardless where in the world you enjoy that experience.
To facilitate this goal PADI performs a survey of 100% of all customer/students that participate in a PADI program through email contact. Because of this you will be required to provide PADI with a valid email address upon enrolling in one of our programs.
After receiving your survey you will have the option to be removed from any further correspondence from PADI or their affiliates.
At Aquatic Realm Scuba Center we will ask your permission before adding your email address to our data base and as always you will be able to opt out at any time.
We thank you for your understanding and cooperation in the quest for excellence in training and safety by both PADI and Aquatic Realm Scuba Center.
1. Payment is required at time of enrollment to reserve spot.
2. Must complete academics prior to attending pool training.
3. Enrollment closes 3 days prior to start of class.
4. All paperwork and class requirements must be completed prior to start of class.
5. No refunds on full or partial classes.
6. Academic Materials are not refundable.
7. Each student must have their own set of new/unused materials.
Academic Training valid for 1 year
Pool Training valid for 1 year
If it is less than 6 months between pool and open water training with Aquatic Realm Scuba Center one pool refresher will be required at no charge prior to open water. Additional refreshers are $50.00 each. 6 months to a year since training the required refresher will be $100.00 and a quiz may be required. Longer than 12 months and you will need to retake the entire course at full price.
Do your Open Water Dives in a Drysuit for $125.00 more. Extend the season, all it takes is one more pool session and you can dive dry and warm!
Contact the dive center for details
The PADI JR Open Water Diver certification is for kids 10 - 14 years old. The course content and requirements are the same as the adult course but upon certification, the junior diver has the following restrictions:
Divers ages 10 & 11 have a depth restriction of 40 feet and must always dive with either a certified parent or guardian or a dive professional. Divers 12, 13, & 14 have a depth restriction of 60 feet and must always dive with a certified adult. Upon reaching the age of 15, the diver can have their certification card upgraded at a PADI Dive Center for a fee. Juniors interested in becoming certified have several options for classes. 10 and 11 year olds can enroll in our regularly scheduled weekday format class or Summer Camp, 12, 13 and 14 year olds can enroll in our regularly scheduled weekend format class, weekday class or Summer Camp. Aquatic Realm reserves the right to require an evaluation dive prior to enrollment.
Junior Open Water (June 2014) Summer Camp
Weds, June 4 – Orientation 6pm
Mon-Weds, June 16-18 / 9-4pm
Thurs & Fri, June 19 & 20 / Quarry
Class Schedules / Dive Sites & Prices Subject to change without notice! Quarry fees not included.
1807 SOUTH METRO PARKWAY - DAYTON, OHIO 45459 937-428-9836
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