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Open Water Diver


If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.

In the Open Water Diver course, your instructor will teach you the basics of Scuba Diving and the operation of all of the Scuba gear that you will be using. You will complete Confined Water Training sessions(in a swimming pool) before progressing to the Open Water for your final four Certification dives. Our highly skilled staff will be there to guide you through the hows and whys of diving. Our goal is to take you from beginner to a highly capable and competent diver during the course. We will do everything in our power to ensure that your experience culminates in a life long love of diving and all its great adventures. Our passion for the sport and our desire to share that with you will be evident from the start.

You will begin with home study using web based training and then progress to your Classroom and Pool instruction.  The Home Study program must be completed prior to the Classroom phase.  During the classroom phase your instructor will be providing you all of the detailed information about diving and all the required skills that you will need to become a safe and competent diver.  We will ensure you are fully qualified before sending you to Open Water to complete your course.

Earning your Open Water Diver certification is just the beginning. As a certified diver, fabulous dive destinations, exciting people, unparalleled adventure and uncommon tranquility await you. And, as you continue your adventure and gain experience through higher training levels, your opportunities will expand.
  • Number of Dives:  Four Open Water Dives
  • Minimum Age: 16 years old (UTD), 10 years old (PADI)
  • Prerequisites: Home Study Learning Materials
  • Required Materials:  Mask, Fins, Boots, Snorkel

Costs:
$500 (save 5%*) or pay per course component
  • Class & Pool Training - $300
  • Student Materials - $99**
  • Open Water Dives - $200
  • Certification Card - $30**

*Must register in person or over the phone to get full package discount
**Prices vary between PADI and UTD.  Contact us for details.

Open Water Certification Dives (4 dives over a weekend)
 
Additional Costs:
  • $30/Day Quarry Fees
  • $9 a Fill
  • Students must provide mask, fins, boots, and snorkel
  • All other required equipment provided 

 

 

Pricing Considerations


We at Aquanautics know that price is always a consideration for our customers.  With that understanding we have tried to simplify our pricing and bundle together all the various components in to one price.  There are a lot of shops that offer what seems to be a much cheaper price, then once you have signed up you discover many hidden expenses that bring your final cost up.  With us there is nothing hidden.  In your small group class you will have many more hours of instructor interaction than you do in most other programs giving us a far greater value at the same overall price.  We encourage you to look at all the costs associated with any course you are interested in and if you have any questions on the pricing please feel free to contact us.  We look forward to providing you the highest quality training available at the best possible value.

Calendar


PADI Enriched Air Diver

The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

UTD Open Water Certification Dives

The final four dives you need to complete your UTD Open Water course.

PADI Open Water Certification Dives

The final 4 dives required to complete the Open Water Certification.

May 25
PADI Night Diver
May 26
UTD Open Water Certification Dives
May 26
PADI Open Water Certification Dives

Classes


Confined Water Training and Classroom training for Open Water students. This four day class consists of a minimum of 6 hours classroom and 6 hours of pool time.

Cost: $ 300.00
Confined Water Training and Classroom training for Open Water students. This four day class consists of a minimum of 6 hours classroom and 6 hours of pool time.

Cost: $ 300.00
The final 4 dives required to complete the Open Water Certification.

Cost: $ 200.00
The final four dives you need to complete your UTD Open Water course.

You will learn how to perform CPR, use an automated external defibrillator (AED) and become familiar with the signs and symptoms associated with heart attacks and respiratory arrest. Managing shock and controlling external bleeding are other skills covered that can help save lives.

Cost: $ 100.00
The DEMP program prepares you to address multiple problems at once and with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills from the following four courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies: Basic Life Support: CPR and First Aid, Neurological Assessment, Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries.

This course will teach you the techniques of emergency oxygen administration for suspected diving injuries and nonfatal drowning. You will learn the fundamentals of recognizing dive-injuries along with response and management.

Cost: $ 75.00
This DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries course teaches divers how to identify and avoid potentially harmful marine life. It also provides first aid skills to minimize these injuries and reduce discomfort.

Cost: $ 75.00
The DAN Neurological Assessment course focuses on how to obtain essential information about an individual involved in a dive emergency or suspected of having a stroke and what information to relay to EMS.

Cost: $ 75.00
This course can be taken AFTER completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It's designed you expand your diving knowledge and skill set.

Cost: $ 300.00
This is a class for certified divers that covers in detail current uses of back-gas breathing mixtures with an oxygen content of 32%. Breathing Nitrox allows for extended bottom times and/or a safety margin over air in depths to 100?/30m.

Cost: $ 175.00
This course will prepare you for diving in a drysuit in cold water environments.

Cost: $ 175.00
Learn to explore the underwater world at night. Experience a new and otherworldly experienece as you slip beneath the waves after dark.

Cost: $ 175.00
Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery.

Cost: $ 175.00
Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately.

Cost: $ 140.00
Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or over a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Cost: $ 175.00
The most popular diving specialties course. It?s easy and fun to capture images of your underwater scuba adventures.

Cost: $ 150.00
The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Cost: $ 150.00
Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Cost: $ 175.00
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

Cost: $ 175.00
The most popular PADI specialty course. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

Cost: $ 125.00
Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

Cost: $ 125.00
Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

Cost: $ 175.00
Has it been a while since you've been scuba diving? Do you feel like your scuba skills and knowledge are a bit rusty? The Scuba Review Tune-up is just the refresher you need. It reacquaints you with diving so that you're back to feeling comfortable in the underwater world in less than a day.

Cost: $ 135.00
This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

Cost: $ 200.00
Diving in altitudes higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level is altitude diving. Discover a hidden world where only a few have ventured.

Cost: $ 200.00
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CONTACT US

  •                Phone
  •          410-768-2782
  •                 Email
  • info@aquanauticsllc.com
  •                Address
  • 715 E. Ordnance Rd. Suite 109 Baltimore, MD 21226
    • Hours:  NEW HOURS
    • Wed - Sat 11am to 7pm
    • Sun 1pm to 6pm
    • Monday and Tuesday - CLOSED