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Open Water

Who Should Take This Course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enrol in a Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
    Confined water - will include: – 6-8 hours of practical in water training.


  • 5 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

  • Upon completion you will receive your Open Water Certification

  • Upon completion you will receive your Dry Suit Certification

  • All students will receive a FREE charter on our boat, Topline to be used after the course!!

What Gear will I Use?

Sea Dragon Charters will provide all scuba diving equipment, including:



Buoyancy Compensator


Environmental Protection

Dry suit

Hood and Dry Gloves

Common Questions

Why five open water dives?


Because of our involvement in both tropical and northern diving locations we have seen the need for more open water training at the basic entry level. This additional training will ensure a comfortable and competent diver.


Why boat dives?


Boat dives are a must – as over 90% of diving world-wide is off boats. With 2 boat dives complimentary dives to complete the Sea Dragon open water course you will learn about boat diving techniques and protocol. You will have a greater appreciation for the abundant marine life that you will not experience at the shore training sites and also experience the thrill, freedom and ease of boat diving.


Why include a dry suit certification.


It just makes sense, as you will not continue to dive unless you are comfortable. The dry suit is designed to keep water out and so with a proper under garment and no water you will be warm and comfortable. The dry suit does require some additional training and this can be easily accomplished because we are providing an open water class with 5 open water dives. 


You live here – so why not dive here! The immediate dry suit certification will allow you to rent a dry suit at any dive centre. 

Next Step:

Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait.

Phone us now: 1 604 329 3486


Visit us for chat: 6373 Bruce St, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2G5


Book Now:

*There are no refunds should you choose to drop out of the course part way through. Exceptions may be made if it is for a medical reason, with a doctors note

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