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PADI OPEN WATER – Full Course

Get Open Water Certified in just four days at our beautiful Barrier Reef and you will be able to dive anywhere around the world.

We specialize in certifying divers in four days.

DAY 1

Meet at 8:30AM for a day of videos, dive table instruction, and quizzes. If possible, it’s helpful to pick up a book the evening before class starts.

DAY 2

Start diving! Meet at 8:30AM, get fitted for your equipment (included in the course), and spend about an hour reviewing the equipment and skills. Then, we’ll get in a boat and head to the reef where we’ll practice skills in shallow water (7ft/2m), before taking our first Open Water dive in a little deeper water (24ft/8m). We’ll explore the shallow reefs and find little creatures such as Arrow Crabs and Pederson Shrimps. We’ll return to the shop around 2PM. If you didn’t finish the evening before, we’ll meet in the afternoon to wrap up the classroom exercises. This is an excellent day for a friend to join you as a Refresher or Discover Scuba.

DAY 3

Meet at 8:30AM and begin to explore deeper waters. Open Water Dives 2 and 3 will generally be “outside the reef” where the “real dives” take place. We will dive to 40ft/12m. We’ll snorkel at the surface interval. These dives are generally done at the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. We’ll return around 2PM.

DAY 4

Meet at 8:30AM and finish your last Open Water Dive 4, generally at the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve, in 60ft/18m.  We return around 12 noon.

*Certified friends may enjoy diving with you. In Days 3 and 4 we do a few skills at the beginning of the dive, but spend the majority of the time exploring the reef. The cost for the diver depends upon the location. Day 2 is best for a refresher.

 

  • Maximum # of Students per instructor: 6, usually less.
  • Dives included: 4
  • Includes: Equipment, Frenchie’s Log Book, PADI Openwater Diver manual
    and dive tables, and a PADI certification card good for life.
  • Cost: USD$400.00 

JUNIOR OPEN WATER DIVERS 

Divers 10-14 years of age are classified as Junior Open Water Divers. The course and requirements are the same, except for: 10- and 11-year old divers will dive to a maximum of 40ft/12m; and for any diver under the age of 12, Frenchie’s requires a parent to dive with the student. Once certified, the Junior Diver receives a Junior Open Water certification card that may be upgraded to an Open Water Diver card when the diver turns 15 (this does not require any additional course work; the student must arrange for an instructor to resubmit the application form). A certified Junior Open Water Diver must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or PADI professional.

REFERALS

*Full course see above

Referrals are for students who complete their pool work and course work prior to coming to Caye Caulker, and then, complete their certification with us in 4 Open Water Dives.

DAY 1

Meet at 8:30AM and get fitted for your equipment (included in the course). Spend some time reviewing what you have already learned. Generally, we do Open Waters 1 & 2 in a “real dive spot” the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve in 40ft/12m. You can snorkel during surface interval. We return to the shop around 2PM..

DAY 2

Meet at 8:30AM and do Open Waters 3 & 4 in another “real dive spot” the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve in 60ft/18m. Snorkel during surface interval and return to the shop around 2PM.

*Certified friends may enjoy diving with you. We do a few skills at the beginning of our dives, but spend the majority of the time exploring the reef. The cost for the diver depends upon the location.

  • Maximum # of Students per instructor: 6, usually less.
  • Dives included: 4
  • Includes: Equipment and a PADI certification card good for life.
  • Cost: USD$300 4 dives/2 days  |  USD$235 3 dives/2 days  |  USD$185 2 dives/1 day

E-LEARNING

Start your Open Water Course at home by signing up for the E-learning on the PADI website by completing the written portion and then do your dives while on vacation.  Make sure to read the course outline before signing up for the E-learning.

DAY 1

Meet at the dive shop at 8:30am to go over the paperwork and to ensure that you have completed all quizzes and exams. Spend about 1hr discussing scuba skills with a Frenchies’ open water instructor and then take a 5 minute boat ride to the “Swimming Pool” to practice these skills. Return to the shop by 2pm.

DAY 2

Meet at the dive shop at 8:30am to set up scuba gear and discuss required skills to be practiced on this day. Then we travel for 10 minutes to the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve and do 2 dives to a depth of 40ft/12m. You will spend a few minutes on each dive practicing the scuba exercises then the remainder of your bottom time will be spent diving around and putting your dive skills to the test. Return to shop by 2pm.

DAY 3

Meet at the dive shop at 8:30am to set up your scuba gear and discuss skills to be practiced. The location is at the Caye Caulker Marine Reserve. You will again do 2 dives and spend the first 5 to 10 minutes practicing and mastering some scuba exercises then spend the remainder of the bottom time exploring a portion of the Belize barrier reef.

*Certified friends may enjoy diving with you. Email us for pricing. We do a few skills at the beginning of our dives, but spend the majority of the time exploring the reef.

  • Maximum # of Students per instructor: 6, usually less.
  • Dives included: 6
  • Includes: Rental of equipment, Frenchie’s Log Book, and a PADI certification card good for life.
  • Cost: USD$330.00