Dive into the PADI Open Water Diver's course, the single most popular diving course in the world. Open Water Diver is the first level of PADI scuba certification, your ticket to exciting adventure in the underwater world. Cick here for more. The course includes academics, skill practice in a pool, and actual scuba diving in open water, all under the guidance of your PADI instructor. Because it's performance based, you get as much time as you need to practice your new skills prior to certification. After successfully completing the course, you'll be issued a PADI Open Water Diver certification card. This internationally recognized credential is your ticket to dive charters and resort diving, scuba equipment rentals and purchases, and continuing eductation like the PADI Advanced Open Water and specialty diving programs. This is just the beginning!