Open Water Course
2021 Open Water Class Schedule:
We have our first dates for 2021! Let us know asap if you would like to join an Open Water Course on any of these dates:
The open water course consist of three pillars; academic, pool, and the open water dives. The academic component is completed through eLearning. Upon enrollment in the course, you are given an eLearning access code which allows you to complete the chapter reviews, quizzes, and final exam prior to the first pool session. Upon completion, you will bring a hardcopy of your eReport card to your first pool session.
The pool sessions are held at the Dover Indoor Pool on Henry Law Avenue over a two day periods, Tuesday and Thursday. That Monday, you will meet at the Dive Shop around 5:30pm to take a short 25 question quiz, learn the Recreational Dive table, learn about the dive gear, checkout dive gear, assemble your gear, and change into your swimwear. On Tuesday we'll meet at the Dover Indoor Pool at TBD, and on Thursday at TBD. At the end of Thursday’s pool session you will have completed your pool session, and are ready to complete your open water dives which are typically done over the weekend following Thursday’s class. You do a total of four dives, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Typically, we meet at 7:30 or 8 o’clock at the dive shop of the dive site, and you’re done with your two dives by noon. The Dives are typically done at dive sites local to the Dive Shop. However, the selected dive site is the discretion of the instructor. Due to the cold temperatures the open water dives for the Winter classes are postponed until in late May or early June time frame.
Advanced Open Water Course
2020 PADI Advanced Open Water Class Schedule
The Advanced open water certification course consists of classroom work and five open water dives.
During this course you will complete five different skill, two mandatory and three electives. You will further develop skills in underwater navigation and deep, and in three electives, selected by you and your instructor.
Emphasis on learning during actual open water dives.
Open water dive schedule is flexible (typically two days but can be longer)
Typically, prior to the first day of class you will read and complete the knowledge reviews for the two mandatory and three elective skills. On the first day, we’ll review the knowledge reviews, size you for any needed gear, and outline the upcoming open water dives. This class builds on what you learned in the open water certification course with a focus on further developing your navigational and deep water skills. Upon successful completion of the open water dives, you will be certified as advance open water divers.
Advanced Open Water Certification Course Schedule: TBD
Rescue Dive Course
2020 PADI Rescue Diver Course Class Schedule
The Diver Rescue course consists of four key parts; classroom, rescue exercises, self-rescue, and rescue scenarios.
Of course all the PADI dive courses, the Rescue Diver course is the most challenging and rewarding courses you can complete as a diver. It is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience. This course teaches you emergency prevention, intervention, management and completely self-sufficient in terms of rescuing yourself and other divers. The PADI Rescue Diver Course develops your knowledge and skills so that you will become a complete diver – someone who can look after themselves as well as others in the water by effectively performing diver assists and rescues, managing diving accident situations and give first aid.
You will read and complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to class. First day, you will review the knowledge reviews, and complete the self Upon successful completion of the open water rescue dives and the final exam, you will be certified as a Rescue Diver.
Typically, you will read each chapter and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews prior to the first day of class (total of five sections). Over the two day course we will review each section and your answers to the knowledge reviews prior to completing a segment/all the rescue exercises, where you will put into practice what you have learned. Then, we will go through a series of open water rescue scenarios where you to bring all your skills together in a realistic setting. At the end of the second day, you will take a final exam.
Diver Rescue Certification Course Schedule:
Emergency First Response Course
2020 PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) Course Class Schedule
The Emergency First Response certification course consists of two primary components; (1) Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and (2) Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course. The EFR course encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and includes a First Aid at Work component making it a favorite among divers. The course duration is a two evening of classroom work.
The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
Primary Skills taught in this course:
Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
Serious Bleeding Management
Spinal Injury Management
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.
Secondary Skills taught in this course:
Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
Emergency First Response Certification Course Schedule