PADI Open Water Diver (beginners course)                                E-Learning Course       

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The Simplest Course in Chicago just got even better!

Now you can choose from our popular home study course or the new PADI E-Learning Course.


Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that got its start right here in Chicago and sets the standards in the global diving community.

Why PADI Open Water?

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 us 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. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

What will I do?
Throughout the course, youíll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives (done in 1 to 4 trips to pool) and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives.

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.


To get started click here!                                                     Schedule click here!

Where can I go from here?
Continue the adventure with PADIís Adventures in diving program, you next step in exploring the underwater world. Earn college credit from our courses <click here> for details.

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