The El Cheapo Option:  PADI Open Water Diver Certification - ALL Beach Dives

The El Cheapo Option: PADI Open Water Diver Certification - ALL Beach Dives

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Welcome to our El Cheapo PADI Open Water course that's offered every two weeks with book & video instead of eLearning, all local beach dives instead of our all boat diving course.
The El Cheapo course has a difficulty level of 4 out of 10. Why?
All the training dives are beach dives (thus more difficult) and this course includes a book and video instead of eLearning. 
If you're looking for the easy, calm, all island diving certification course please 
click here

Who is El Cheapo for?
People that are experienced swimmers, in good above average cardio physical shape, and with snorkeling experience and/or with previous scuba experience.

But we do offer a more relaxed version that doesn't require such advanced watermanship skills.
The easy Open Water Certification option includes two island excursions to calm clear water, and easier online eLearning.
The easier PADI Open Water course costs slightly more due to the additional island trip and PADI eLearning code. If you're seeking the easiest option click here.


   When you start your PADI Open Water Diver certification course with us, you learn more than a new set of skills.
You learn how to navigate your way through a whole new environment (underwater!), and how to do so safely with excitement. You will master the basic fundamentals then build upon them gradually so you don't feel rushed. 

Instead, you'll feel confident and comfortable with your new knowledge of dive etiquette and skills. 

Be prepared to laugh and smile a lot. Don't be surprised if you come away absolutely thrilled -- scuba diving does that to people.

Our Promise & Guarantee:  We guarantee to give you the most adventurous and educational scuba experience possible. When you complete your training with us, you will be a confident and well-trained diver ready to explore the underwater world. We're dedicated to educating divers and protecting the aquatic environment--so besides the basics, you will also be taught buoyancy skills and fish identification to aid you in becoming a more knowledgeable and steward of the ocean.  

Level: The PADI Open Water Diver certification 

Total Commitment: Two full consecutive weekends +5 hours of online homework before the first week, 5 hours more online homework in between weekends.
When: Courses start every weekend all year around . Yes, YOU CAN break the two weekends apart. (not recommended & subject to break-up fee). 

Two Weekend Schedule:


Saturday (Day One): Pool training and academic review with quizzes.
Sunday (Day Two)Local Beach Dives - Location TBD due to weather.
Saturday (Day Three)Pool training and academic review & final exam.
Sunday (Day Four)Local Beach Dives - Location TBD due to 

1. PADI Open Water Diver Manual 

2. Lifetime PADI Open Water Diver Digital certification.
3. One Island excursion.
4. Scuba equipment rentals.

5. All required lessons taught by our top-rated, fun & safe instructors.
6. Student discounts for your personal basics like, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, mesh bad. 

Why Us? 
1. Course offered every other weekend.

2. Quality instruction by top professionals.
3. Top rated center with 20-30 new stoked students every week. 
4. Most popular and active dive community with parties and events.
5. 20 years in business with great reputation.
6. Friendly and fun professional instructors.
7. We won't surprise you with additional hidden costs like our competition does.
8. We don't make you spend the night on the island like our competition does.
9. When you buy gear from us, we won't sell you junk to make a quick buck.

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