Open Water

Open Water The allure of the ocean. It calls to all of us. Whether from the images in the movies and on television or from the seeds that were planted in our minds by pioneers like Jacques Cousteau, there’s something about the ocean that keeps bringing us back time and time again. Now you can experience this adventure first-hand by becoming a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. Join us and experience what it’s like to be weightless and glide over the ocean’s bottom or to pause and gaze through the 15′ prop on the RMS Rhone in the BVI. To watch rays “fly” past you or watch the peculiar habits of the perch and catfish at a lake. This is scuba diving and there’s nothing else like it on earth.

Module 1Module 2Module 3Module 4Module 5
BuoyancyStaying WarmWhat it's like where we will be divingNitrogen NarcosisMaking Safety Stops
Comfortable Descents and AscentsStreamlining YourselfCare for YourselfDecompression SicknessEmergency Decompression
Breathing UnderwaterBreathing UnderwaterCare for OthersDive Tables IntroductionAltitude Consideration for Divers
Solution Thinking UnderwaterUsing the Recreational Dive PlannerFinding a Minimum Surface Interval
Offshore AdventuresElectronic Dive Planning

Referrals welcome!
You and your referral will receive a $25 credit towards classes or gear when they pay for their Open Water class. No limit on referrals, what a great way to apply credit towards the new equipment you want. 

2017 Classes 

Private and Semi Private classes available by appointment
E-Learning training is available also for those who cannot make a structured class schedule. Please call the store to find out more about this convenient class.

Group Classes begin at 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm
Pool Sessions begin at 10 am till 2 pm

Group Class Schedule 2017 COMING SOON!! 

Salty Dog Dive Center “Soup to Nuts”
Open Water Certification Package

“Soup to Nuts Open Water Certification Package”. This package includes everything you need to obtain your Open Water certification. We have assembled this discount package to help interested adventurers make the trek to PADI Open Water certification and begin an exciting hobby where you can explore the many water ecosystems on our planet. Scuba diving is a fantastic, fun hobby that can open worlds that many people can only experience through television. Once you have met the requirements for certification, you will be able to say that YOU are an underwater explorer!
This package includes:
PADI Open Water Certification course materials.
Classroom instruction.
Confined water training in our on-site, salt water pool.
Required personal scuba gear, which includes: mask, fins, snorkel, boots.
4 open water certification dives at Dutch Springs.
All other scuba equipment rentals required for your pool training and open water certification dives, which include: Tanks and air for the first two dives at Dutch Springs, weights, regulator, gauges, BCD, wetsuit, gloves, hood and gear bag.
PADI Open Water Certification Card
This package does not include:
Admission to Dutch Springs for two days of diving. ($40/day for divers, $30/day for non-divers.)
Transportation to and from Dutch Springs.
Hotel accommodations or camping fees while at Dutch Springs.
Scuba air tank fills for your second day of diving at Dutch Springs. ($8/tank.)
Any upgrades from the standard personal dive gear package.

The cost for this discount package is $850.00. This represents a total savings of over $100!
Please mention “The Salty Dog Soup to Nuts Open Water Certification Package”
when you come in to register for your new life as an underwater explorer.
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Class dates subject to change

Minimum class size 4 students,  Max class size  6 students.

Check back for added dates or call the store for updates

302-994-DIVE(3483)
Classes will be added as needed

**Minimum class size 4 students…
Maximum class size
6 students**

****Private and Semi-Private Classes Available****
Dates are Subject To Change
Please Call to Reserve 

      Medical Release Required  Prior to Deposit                                                             

       Please mention “The Salty Dog Soup to Nuts Open Water Certification Package”
when you come in to register for your new life as an underwater explorer.
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For those who already have a trip planned or want to go away to be certified,
classroom and confined water training, $375.00
personal gear and certification is extra.
You must do the academics and confined water training before being able to do the
certifying dives.
Includes the crew pack, (manual, dive tables), and use of
Scuba equipment for confined water training.

We will also provide you with a FREE referral!

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