Join our Blue Holic Scuba family by starting the adventure of a lifetime. Once you have completed the Open Water Certification, you will be able to dive all over the world.
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 PADI® 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 enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need decent swimming skills and be in moderate physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Our PADI Open Water Diver course takes 4 days total and consists of three main phases:
- Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in the pool!
- Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore the ocean!
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon the time of year and the water conditions.
Before you start the course you will be required to purchase your own personal gear mentioned above (mask, fins, snorkel, gloves, boots and wetsuit). If you buy your gear at our shop we will waive any rental fee for additional equipment (BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt...).
Stop by our shop, Blue Holic Scuba, to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule a time with you to get started with the course, check your progress and make sure you understand all important scuba diving information.
Get started now! Call us today at (323) 641-7416 or stop by our shop:
3636 W Olympic Blvd,
Los Angeles, CA 90018
Basic SCUBA Course (Open Water Course)
Q. Can I still SCUBA dive even when I cannot swim?
You do not have to know how to swim well in order to SCUBA dive. Of course, knowing how to swim helps.
Normally, there are more people who cannot swim well; not swimming well may mean simply "cannot swim" or "did not get proper lesson."
People who cannot swim are most afraid of drinking water and sinking. However, when a diver wears wetsuits, he or she floats automatically. Also, SCUBA diving is a sport which a diver has to sink with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).
The biggest hinderance to start diving is not that you cannot swim well, but it is that you are afraid of water by not swimming well. Please stop worrying, and when you let the instructor know about your issues, he or she will lead safely and comfortably to the water and underwater.
Just trust us and apply now!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What do I do after I purchased Open Water Course?
After you purchase Open Water Course, the instructor will contact you according to your account via email or phone call. Then, you will schedule for meeting.
You will come to our dive shop on the scheduled day and will go through orientation, instructions, and you will schedule further appointments for swimming pool and ocean dive sessions.