The Open Water class consists of three main components: knowledge development, confined water training, and ocean dives.
During the Knowledge Development segment of the class, we will work through the physics, physiology, gear, and history of diving. We will also explain the methods we use to safely plan and execute recreational dives.
To prepare for the course, students complete digital student materials. The digital student materials are a great option for busy individuals who wish to complete their knowledge development at their own convenience. Using a tablet, laptop, phone, or combination of the three, students learn the basic information that will become the foundation of their diving knowledge. Once they have successfully completed the digital learning course, students will participate in a classroom review of this information and take a final exam.
The Confined Water or pool sessions are the core of the Open Water class. During this time, divers will learn the core dive skills, ranging from basic skills, such as clearing your mask, to emergency preparedness skills. We believe in the philosophy of comfort through repitition, so divers progress their dive skills while practicing the skills they have already learned.
The Ocean Dives are where student divers apply their new knowledge and skills to the real world and begin their journey of exploration! During five ocean dives and a snorkel, student divers will practice their dive skills and explore the beautiful waters of Southern California.