Minnesota School of Diving Inc.

Since 1959

 

   

 

 

 

 

Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver course is for those interested in recreational scuba diving. The course content covers all the basic dive skills and information needed to safely visit the underwater world, it also serves as a prerequisite to more advanced levels of training. There are three parts to the training; knowledge development (whether in the classroom, online or tablet based), pool skills development, and four open water dives. Upon completion, you will receive a PADI Open Water Diver certification which is recognized world-wide.

Which way best fits your lifestyle? 

Traditional Classroom: 

MSD offers the PADI Open Water Diver Course in a traditional classroom setting. We feel that nothing can replace the insight gained from having a living, breathing instructor available in the classroom. An instructor will convey the information in a manner that has been shaped by their real world experiences, and an instructor will also provide more specific information about our local environment, as well as popular warm-water destinations 


eLearning:

For those people who have a difficult time schedule or for whatever reason can't make our weekend class time frame work for them, PADI offers a program in which students can complete most of the academic portions of the dive class online. While this option may be slightly more expensive, many people find that the convenience of a flexible "learn when you want" schedule is worth it. Obviously you can't dive online, so you will still need to meet with us at MSD to complete your pool and open water sessions. To start your online training, click on the PADI photo below. Once on PADI's site, select "Purchase an Online Course - eLearning." From the drop down select "Open Water Diver - English." Then click "Buy Now."


Touch/Tablet Based:

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver Touch. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver. The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience. Once you have downloaded it there is no need to be on Wi-Fi to complete! To start your online training, click on the PADI photo below. Once on PADI's site, select "Purchase an Offline Course - Touch." From the drop down select "Open Water Diver - English." Then click "Buy Now."

Other Stuff You Should Know: Students who complete either the online or tablet based session will need to schedule an orentational meeting, where we will do a quick review of your online quizzes and schedule your pool and open water dives.


All students must provide their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots for the pool and open water dives. MSD sells these items, and we will take the time to make sure everything is sized properly and is appropriate for it's intended use (warm water, cold water, or both). The best thing though... MSD students recieve a 10% discount on any equipment purchases - up until 30 days after completion of the open water dives.



Traditional Classroom

Course Fee:  


Complete Open Water Course

Including: Classroom, pool and open water training dives.


Tuition                      $325.00

PADI Open Water 

Crewpack*                  $69.95

PADI Open Water 

DVD**                        $44.95

                                 ---------

Total Course Fee 

with Tax                    $448.95


For those wishing to do their open water dives elsewhere.


Tuition                      $275.00

PADI Open Water 

Crewpack*                  $69.95

PADI Open Water

DVD**                        $44.95

                                 ---------

Total Course Fee 

with Tax                    $398.95      


*PADI Crewpack comes complete with manual, logbook, student folder and dive tables.

**Only one DVD is needed per household.     

Items for Class: 


  • Students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel & boots 
  • Read manual, watch DVD & completed paperwork
  • Swimsuit & towel for pool session 



eLearning

Course Fee: 

  

 

Pool & Open Water Dives


Tuition*              $265.00

Log book and 

student folder       $24.90

                          ---------

Total Course Fee

with Tax           $294.86


For those planning on doing their open water dives elsewhere


Tuition*            $215.00

Log book and

student folder     $24.90

                        ----------

Total Course Fee

with Tax            $241.86

 

*Tuition does not include PADI's eLearning fee, which as of

May 2016 was $174.00

 

Items for Class:

  

  • Students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel & boots
  • eLearning printed certificate
  • Log book and student folder
  • Swimsuit & towel for pool session


Touch/Tablet Based

Course Fee: 


Pool & Open Water Dives


Tuition*              $265.00

Log book and 

student folder       $24.90

                          ---------

Total Course Fee

with Tax           $294.86


For those planning on doing their open water dives elsewhere


Tuition*            $215.00

Log book and

student folder     $24.90

                        ----------

Total Course Fee

with Tax            $241.86

 

*Tuition does not include PADI's eLearning fee, which as of

May 2016 was $174.00

 


Items for Class: 
 
  • Students must provide their own mask, fins, snorkel & boots

  • Log book, student folder & RDP Tables

  • Swimsuit & towel for pool session

Click schedule to view our upcoming course dates. We want to help you, don't hesitate to contact us.
Classes are starting soon so get signed up today! Classes fill up quickly so get signed up today!

Prerequisites:

- Student must be 10 years of age by the start date of class
- Student must be proficient in swimming (200 yard swim & 10 min. tread)
- Complete necessary paperwork before being able to enter the pool
- Students have to complete the classroom and pool session before scheduling their open water dives
 
Continuing Education: 
 

- PADI Specialty Course 

- PADI Advanced Diver Course