• Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

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The PADI Open Water Diver course with DIVE KAWARTHA

Dive DifferenceThe Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

The Dive Kawartha Difference

Dive DifferenceYour crew on both land and water makes the difference between great dive experiences and all the other ones.   We are located in the heart of the beautiful Kawartha Lakes, and with our cottage country personal DK Differencetouch, we strive to give each and every customer the highest level of attention and service possible from the minute they arrive at the dive center, until they head back home.

Why? It's simple, because we want you to be excited about diving as we are.  We want you to be excited to come back and dive with us, and we want you to be excited about recommending us to your friends

We care alot about our local lakes environment, and we want you to care too.   With that in mind, we don’t only teach you to dive, but also how to protect our lakes, and the oceans and reefs.   As a value add to this course you also get a Project AWARE specialty diver certification free with every new diver.  The Project Aware course focuses on aquatic conservation and prepares you to join millions of divers around the world on conservation and research initiatives and start your journey towards becoming a true "Ambassadiver" and also counts towards your Master Scuba Diver rating!

Our Course Includes

  • PADI Open Water E-Learning
  • Student Crew Pack with RDP Slate, Logbook, Safety Marker & Whistle and some exclusive Dive Kawartha Swag
  • All Open Water Classroom Sessions
  • 5 Confined Water Skill Development Sessions
  • 4 Open Water Checkout Dives
  • All Rental Gear ( BCD, Regulators, Cylinders, Wetsuit, Hood, Gloves, Weights & Belt, Dive Computer)
  • All Air Fills
  • Project Aware Student Materials and Training
  • Certification fees for Open Water & Project Aware

What You Learn

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

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you've participated in a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.


  • To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course you must be at leas 15 years old.
  • To enroll in the PADI Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:
  • 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a minimum age of 13 years due to international internet laws).

Junior open water courses will be conducted at a ratio of 1:1 student to instructor.  As such, the course is scheduled as a private course, and the course fee increases.  Please contact the dive center to book a Junior Open Water course.


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