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OPEN WATER DIVER
As of January 1, 2017, DIVING FOR FUN will NO LONGER be offering training services. However, we wanted to continue to provide a list of the classes we offered along with course outlines as a reference for all our past customers.

We offer competitive pricing on our Open Water Diver Course. Compare what you receive with our "All Inclusive" Open Water Diver Course with other dive shops in the area and you will see the value you get through our All Inclusive course.

Open Water Diver Course - Confined Water DiveCourse Overview: The Open Water Diver Course is the course where you learn how to scuba dive. As a certified Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. What you will learn? You will learn about scuba diving including equipment care and diving techniques.

Prerequisites: Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn the Open Water Diver certification.  You must be at least 10 years old prior to the start date of the class. Divers between the ages of 10 and 14 earn the Jr. Open Water Diver Certification. Divers between the ages of 10 and 11 may only dive with a Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 40 feet.

Course Activities: There are at least 2 classroom sessions, 5 confined water pool dives and 4 open water dives.
  • Classroom: You will need to read the entire Open Water Diver Manual (included in the course price) and watch the entire DVD prior to coming to the first classroom session. The classroom session will cover all 5 chapters (can be done in 2 sessions of 3 to 4 hours each).
  • Independent Study: Before you come to the first class meeting, read the entire Open Water Diver Manual, complete the knowledge reviews located at the end of each chapter and watch the entire DVD. You will need to contact us to get the manual and DVD.
  • Confined Water Dives: The 5 confined water dives are done in a pool or pool like conditions (can be done in 2 session of (3-5 hours each).
  • Open Water Dives: The 4 open water dives are done at an area lake/scuba park or on a dive trip (must be done over a 2 day period).
Open Water Diver Course - Confined Water DiveForms Required: Students training will need to complete the three (3) forms: Liability Release, Statement of Understanding, and Medical Statement prior to entering the water.

Materials/Equipment Required: Open Water Diver Manual, Open Water Diver DVD and RDP Dive Tables or eRDPML (included in course price).  You will also need to purchase mask, fins, snorkel and booties prior to the first class meeting.

Open Water Diver Course - Confined Water DiveLength of Course: Your time with us can be as little as two weekends. The time it takes for the independent study to read the entire Open Water Diver Manual, complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter and watch the entire DVD is dependent upon each student. If a student has read the entire Open Water Diver Manual, completed the all knowledge reviews and watched the entire DVD prior to the first class meeting, the classroom and pool confined water dives can be completed on Saturday and Sunday of one weekend. Then the following weekend go to the lake on Saturday and Sunday for the open water dives. However, the programs are performance based which means that you proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. For example, you have to complete chapter one before going on to chapter two, and confined water dive one has to be completed before going on to confined water dive two, and open water dive one has to be completed before going on to open water dive two. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. We have several options on how we conduct the program.

Class Dates: Group classes are conducted on Saturday and Sunday. We schedule one group class each month (March -November). Group classes will be conducted if four (4) or more students have signed up for the class, else the group class will be cancelled and re-scheduled the following month. We offer three (3) training options for the group course for classroom, confined water, and open water training. All training sessions begin at 8:30 AM on Saturday and Sunday unless otherwise noted. See the itineraries for each training option below. If the Saturday & Sunday schedule does not work for you, we are flexible and offer options for weekday evenings for semi-private and private classes.

 OPTION A (SPRINGS)

First Weekend:

   Classroom:

Saturday
08:00 AM  Arrive at designated location.
08:30 AM  Fill out required paperwork and setup student folders.
09:00 AM  Review Chapter 1 Knowledge Review. Quiz 1.
10:00 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:15 AM  Review Chapter 2 Knowledge Review. Quiz 2.

11:30 AM  Lunch Break.

01:00 PM  Review Chapter 3 Knowledge Review. Quiz 3.
02:00 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:15 PM  Review Chapter 4 Knowledge Review. Quiz 4.
03:30 PM  15 Minute Break.
03:45 PM  Review Chapter 5 Knowledge Review.
04:15 PM  15 Minute Break.
04:30 PM  Final Exam (30-60 minutes).

   Confined Water Dives:

Sunday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                 swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:00 AM  10 Minute Tread.
09:45 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:00 AM  Confined Water Dive 1.
11:00 AM  15 Minute Break.
11:15 AM  Confined Water Dive 2.

12:15 PM  Lunch.

01:15 PM  200 yard swim.
01:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 3.
02:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
03:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 4.
03:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
04:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 5.
04:30 PM  Pack up equipment and leave park.
05:00 PM  Park closes for all scuba diving.

Second Weekend:

   Open Water Dives:

Saturday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                 swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:30 AM  Open Water Dive 1.
10:30 AM  Break.
10:45 AM  Open Water Dive 2.

11:45 PM  Lunch.

01:00 PM  Open Water Dive 3.
02:00 PM  Pack up equipment and leave park.
05:00 PM  Park closes for all scuba diving.

Sunday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                  swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:30 AM  Open Water Dive 4.
10:30 AM  Break.
10:45 AM  Finish all paperwork and pack up equipment.
11:15 PM  Leave park.


Download the itinerary for (Option A - Springs).
Download the Diving Directions to DeLeon Springs.
Download the Diving Directions to Hudson Grotto.
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 OPTION B (POOL)

First Weekend:

   Classroom & Confined Water Dives:

Saturday
08:00 AM  Arrive at designated location.
08:30 AM  Fill out required paperwork and setup student folders.
09:00 AM  Review Chapter 1 Knowledge Review. Quiz 1.
10:00 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:15 AM  Review Chapter 2 Knowledge Review. Quiz 2.
11:15 AM  15 Minute Break.
11:30 AM  Review Chapter 3 Knowledge Review. Quiz 3.

12:30 PM  Lunch Break.

01:30 PM  Confined Water Dive 1.
03:00 PM  15 Minute Break.
03:15 PM  10 Minute Tread.
03:30 PM  15 Minute Break
03:45 AM  Confined Water Dive 2
04:45 PM  Clean and pack up equipment.

Sunday
08:00 AM  Arrive at designated location.
08:30 AM  Review Chapter 4 Knowledge Review. Quiz 4.
09:45 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:00 AM  Review Chapter 5 Knowledge Review.
10:30 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:45 PM  Final Exam (30-60 minutes).

12:00 PM  Lunch.

01:00 PM  200 yard swim.
01:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 3.
02:45 PM  15 Minute Break
03:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 4.
03:45 PM  15 Minute Break
04:00 PM  Confined Water Dive 5.
05:00 PM  Clean and pack up equipment.

Second Weekend:

   Open Water Dives:

Saturday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                 swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:30 AM  Open Water Dive 1.
10:30 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:45 AM  Open Water Dive 2.

11:45 PM  Lunch.

01:00 PM  Open Water Dive 3.
02:00 PM  Pack up equipment and leave park.
05:00 PM  Park closes for all scuba diving.

Sunday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                  swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:30 AM  Open Water Dive 4.
10:30 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:45 AM  Finish all paperwork and pack up equipment.
11:15 AM  Leave park.


Download the itinerary for (Option B - Pool).
Download the Diving Directions to DeLeon Springs.
Download the Diving Directions to Hudson Grotto.
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 OPTION C (COMBO)

First Weekend:

   Classroom:

Saturday
08:00 AM  Arrive at designated location.
08:30 AM  Fill out required paperwork and setup student folders.
09:00 AM  Review Chapter 1 Knowledge Review. Quiz 1.
10:00 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:15 AM  Review Chapter 2 Knowledge Review. Quiz 2.

11:30 AM  Lunch Break.

01:00 PM  Review Chapter 3 Knowledge Review. Quiz 3.
02:00 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:15 PM  Review Chapter 4 Knowledge Review. Quiz 4.
03:30 PM  15 Minute Break.
03:45 PM  Review Chapter 5 Knowledge Review.
04:15 PM  15 Minute Break.
04:30 PM  Final Exam (30-60 minutes).

Second Weekend:

   Confined Water & Open Water Dives:

Saturday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                 swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:00 AM  10 Minute Tread.
09:30 AM  15 Minute Break.
09:45 AM  Confined Water Dive 1.
10:45 AM  15 Minute Break.
11:00 AM  Confined Water Dive 2.

12:00 PM  Lunch Break.

01:00 PM  200 yard swim.
01:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:00 PM  Open Water Dive 1.
02:30 PM  15 Minute Break.
02:45 PM  Open Water Dive 2.
03:30 PM  Pack up equipment and leave park.
05:00 PM  Park closes for all scuba diving.

Sunday
07:45 AM  Arrive at DeLeon Springs Park or Hudson Grotto Park.
08:30 AM  Unload personal items and equipment from your vehicle. Change into
                 swimsuits and setup equipment area.
09:00 AM  Confined Water Dive 3.
10:00 AM  15 Minute Break.
10:15 AM  Confined Water Dive 4.
11:15 AM  15 Minute Break.
11:30 AM  Confined Water Dive 5.

12:30 PM  Lunch.

02:00 PM  Open Water Dive 3.
02:45 PM  15 Minute Break.
03:00 PM  Open Water Dive 4.
04:00 PM  Finish all paperwork and pack up equipment.
05:00 PM  Park closes for all scuba diving.


Download the itinerary for (Option C - Combo).
Download the Diving Directions to DeLeon Springs.
Download the Diving Directions to Hudson Grotto.
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