SDI Open Water Scuba Diver


Learn to Scuba Dive With Deep Stop Scuba

SDI makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level scuba diver certification online. You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives at a local SDI Dive Center close to home, or at a popular vacation destination. It’s that simple! Now, go dive the world with your SDI certification. Sign Up Here or read more below about the course!

Who this course is for:

  • Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
  • Persons interested in underwater exploration

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent
  • See Junior Open Water Scuba Diver Course here. (10 – 14 years old)

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

What’s in it for you:

Upon successful completion of the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, graduates may:

  • Conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training
  • Continue their dive education by enrolling in SDI Advanced Diver and Specialty courses

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver knowledge quests or equivalent online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

Why choose Deep Stop Scuba to get certified?

  • Start the course with over $350 worth of Free gear. We get you started with top of the line Masks, Fins, Snorkels, Boots, Gloves and a scuba bag to keep everything together during the course.
  • Our price includes all Fees & books needed to complete the course
  • We use a 13ft deep Olympic sized pool for your confined water dives. You will learn to be in perfect horizontal trim from night one, we don’t kneel at all in our course. We believe this helps protect the future coral reefs you plan on diving on some day.
  • We will give you a one on one experience putting together a training and gear plan for you and where you plan on going in your diving career. We only want you to buy things once and getting you the right information is more important to us than making a sale! Book now below to get started today!


Step 1

Sign Up to take the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course with Deep Stop Scuba! Sign up Here!

eLearning for Scuba Diving

Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course and master all the important academic information online or at your local dive shop. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.  All eLearning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.

Step 2

Get Wet

pool training for scuba

For entry-level certification courses (as well as some continuing-education classes), the next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water, under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.

Step 3

Go Diving

Open Water Diver

The final step is to complete the required number of SDI open-water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.booknow