About Open Water – Private

Private lessons are scheduled with your schedule in mind. You will work one-on-one with an instructor to complete the skills in a pool.

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Each participant will be issued the PADI Open Water eLearning program.  PADI’s eLearning program is the most thorough and comprehensive digital training available.  Understanding the physics and physiology of scuba diving are instrumental in learning how to dive safely.  Students can work at their own pace and schedule.

Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver eLearning. It’s fun, it’s easy, it’s portable and it’s your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.

Open Water Diver eLearning integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, computer-based learning experience. When you dive in, you’ll:

  • Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.
  • Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.
  • Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.

Required Equipment

Columbus Scuba provides BCD, Regulator, Tanks, Weights and exposure protection (wetsuits, hood and gloves when necessary) for all our recreational courses. We ask students to provide mask, fins, and snorkel, as these are personal fitting pieces of equipment required by dive schools for successful training. Most often,  equipment that can be purchased through a “sporting goods stores” is inadequate for Scuba use and is more appropriate for the occasional snorkeler.

Stop in and we will show you what to look for and offer you a fitting session whether you decide to purchase from us or not.  Having proper fitting equipment is ever so important to your success as a scuba diver.

Columbus Scuba offers discounts to our students and will meet or beat any any online authorized dealer pricing.


Minimum 10 years of age for Junior Open Water Diver (Same as Open Water though depth and buddy limitations are added)

Minimum 15 years of age for Open Water Diver

Ability to swim

Completed PADI/RSTC Medical Questionnaire

What’s Included

Academics (PADI eLearning), Digital Manual (for reference after certification), Certification fees, Equipment (Tank, regulator, BCD, weights, wetsuit) and Four Open Water Check-Out Dives*.

What’s Not Included

Entry or boat fees to privately owned diving quarries or dive charters for checkout dives.

Mask, Fins and Snorkel

How long will it take?

Approximately 20 hours of total training

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