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 Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.
We provide up to $25,000 in medical expense coverage for injuries at no cost to the student occuring during open-water entry-level scuba training covering both scuba and breath-hold diving whether in or out of the water. Coverage ends 180 days after registration or completion of training - whichever occurs first. We also offer our students a special on-line course on being a prepared diver. You get more with Texas Dive Center, Inc.
The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
If you've participated in a Try Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full Open Water Diver course certification when you bring us a record of the experience.
To enroll in the Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:
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 under the supervision of your Instructor.
Linking a Specialty Diver course to your Open Water training course is a great way to increase the value of your time through continuing education earlier in your dive training - and you will be a better dive buddy and enjory the sport far more. The following Specialty courses, and others, can be taught concurrently with your Open Water Diver course, but only one to avoid task overload:
Even more exciting, the specialies can be credited to meet requirements for your Advance Diver Certification. For example, since all diving in west Texas is an altitude dive, why not enroll in the Altitude Specialty Course while doing your open water course? Then you only need four adventure dives more for your Advance.
In the Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a TEXAS DIVE CENTER Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course. The one item you must have if you don't have a dive computer, is a timing device for your open water skill sessions. No dive watch or computer - no dives. Knowing how long you are at depth and timing your safety stops will save your life. We will provide you with your BCD, Regulator set, tanks of air, wet suit and weights. We will help you select a mask, snorkel and fins and give you a student discount on it. You get a student discount on all scuba gear during your course with us, so get your "Total Diving System" through us and save money for that vacation dive trip.
All our programs offer a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course - book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD or digital using a IPAD or IPHONE or computer.
Contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER to personalise the best study option for you!
The 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 skills with your instructor.