Open Water Private

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course.

Private Training with Open Water in the Hood Canal/Puget Sound or Local

THREE Bonuses as a participant at 
Pacific Watersports:

1) You will receive up to a $25 Equipment Certificate that can be used towards the purchase of a SCUBA mask, fins, snorkel or can be used on a combination of equipment of $200 or more while you are in our course (off of retail prices).
2) You will receive a $20 Training Certificate that can be used for Adventures in Diving Course (Advanced Course) this would be the next course you may decide to take after Open Water Scuba Diver. 
3) You will receive a Rental Equipment Certificate, good for renting equipment for 20% off the retail rental rates. 


With this option you will be taught as a private group between one and four friends or family members. There will be a private orientation (offered Monday - Friday) , two to three pool training sessions (offered Tuesday or Sunday evenings). (The number of pool training sessions varies on the number of participants). There will be four open water dives following completion of eLearning and pool sessions, which will involve two days of training. The Open Water Dives may be held at a local dive location or in the beautiful Lower Puget Sound or Hood Canal area.

Important Steps and Requirements

  • Prerequisites :
    Good general physical/health, and basic swimming ability, minimum age limit of 12. You will need to complete a continuous 200-yard swim or 300-yard snorkel swim, not timed and ten-minute float/tread water.  
  • Review:  The Divers Medical Questionnaire in advance and if any questions are answered with a Yes, you may be required to obtain a Doctors approval using this form before any in water training.  READ form carefully as the dating is DAY/MONTH/YEAR Divers Medical Questionnaire  - download form HERE.
  • Course Cost Includes:
    Your own personal Participant eLearning Kit, includes; Divers Log Book & Training Record and Carrying Portfolio, Scuba Equipment use, Pool Facility use, rental of SCUBA Equipment for Open Water Training Dives and Certification with completion of program (you will need to furnish your own personal scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins and inflatable safety signaling device (SMB) by second pool session)

         Total for the complete course is.....$ 975.00 for one participant (call for cost if more than one)

  • Things you provide for Open-Water Two Days of Training :
    You will need to provide your own, food, transportation, lodging, access/parking fees, and two air fills.  We will supply you with a packet of information, which will include; lodging options, directions, gear checklist and the agenda for the two days of open water dives.

  • Call  503-642-3483 to schedule dates and start registration for this program

There is a $25.00 cancellation fee once charges have been processed if participant training eLearning kit has not been used and cancelled 10 days prior to orientation date. If cancelled less than 10 days before orientation date your $125.00 deposit will be forfeited. Once you have started the program there is no refund on fees paid.

 Sign Up for your PADI Open Water Diver eLearning Course here

ATTENTION Open Water eLearners: If you plan to continue your training with Pacific Watersports eLearning Crew-Pak is included in cost DON'T PURCHASE.

NOTE: Once eLearning fee is paid online, this is non-refundable but you can transfer this to your next destination if you plan to complete your pool and/or open water training at a different destination.

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