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Scuba PADI Open Water Course

Pittsburgh, PA

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Are you ready to begin your quest into the amazing world of scuba diving? This Open Water Diver course will teach you everything you need to know to start your scuba journey.

  • Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) at a 5-Star dive center
  • Course entails classroom sessions to learn the basics fundamentals of safe scuba, and water sessions under the supervision of your professional instructor
  • Receive your Open Water Certification at completion of course and open water dives! 
Pittsburgh, PA
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Class sessions - Monday through Friday evenings
Pool sessions - Saturdays

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Essential Information
  • Students must be 8 years of age or older
  • Course fee includes all required rental equipment for pool sessions, including textbook and course materials 
  • Training dives can be completed locally or experience provider can refer you to a PADI facility in an island locale 
  • Equipment for training dives can be rented or purchased but is not included in this fee
3 classes and 3 pool sessions (once a week)
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Maximum Participants
Up to 6
Weather Dependent
This experience is weather dependent when the outdoor pool is in use. Always contact the Experience provider with any questions regarding weather conditions.
What To Wear
Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. We provide all the equipment.
How many sessions does it take for certification?

The course entails 3 classroom sessions and 3 water sessions. After the course you must complete your required open water dives for certification. 

What is the age requirement for diving?

Students must be at least 10 years old.

What is included with cost of course?

Course fee includes all required rental equipment for pool sessions, including textbook and course materials. Rental equipment not provided for open water dives. You can rent equipment for those dives at the time you schedule them.

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Cancellation Policy

Once you have received a booking confirmation, cancellations and rebooking are allowed up to 14 days prior to the Experience. Failure to appear on your booked date or to cancel and rebook at least 14 days prior to your booked date will result in the loss of the value of your Experience.

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