The PADI Open Water Diver course is the first step into the liquid world. Come join the lucky minority who get to experience the vast ocean on their own terms. Learn the skills of a Scuba diver all while connecting with others whom feel the same passion for the underwater world. You can also earn college credit for the PADI Open Water diver course.
Setting up the course is incredibly easy.
Once course payment is completed your books and loaner DVD will either be sent to you via mail or dropped off personally by our resident instructor Danny Rivera. The academics of the course are simple and straight forward. Watch the DVD and read the 5 chapters in the PADI manual. Complete all the required knowledge reviews and supplemental assignments.
The academics can all be done concurrently with the confined water sessions (Pool dives). Your instructor will guide your academic progress throughout the course.
Classes are very small and are scheduled constantly. Weekends, nights and days no problems. We have even done overnight courses for those night owls out there.
There are 3 pool sessions in total covering all the the confined water dives that are required for the course. Each last approximately 2-3 hours.
Step 3: Go diving! The course fee includes your open water dives. Many dive shops charge you extra to complete your course, but with Good Life divers, 4 open water dives are included. Dives are generally conducted at local beaches and bays here on Long island but special trips and days are available at Dutch Springs for a small fee.
Open Water Referrals:
Can’t or don’t want to dive here on Long Island. That’s ok. You can complete the entire course except for Open water dives here at home and finish up your certification away on vacation. This is a very good option for those who want to complete their courses during the colder months.
Already did the PADI E-Learning course but haven’t completed your pool or open water sessions yet, no problems. Go to Step 2 and contact us to schedule your dates.
Need some more information, check out our Frequently asked questions here…