During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you'll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge. The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy making one or more mini-dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during your Open Water Dives at a local dive site. Earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification shows that you've met the course requirements. Dive centers and resorts require proof of certification before they will rent scuba equipment, fill scuba cylinders or book dive excursions. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 meters/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained. It's just the beginning of a lifetime filled with dive adventures. Classes held at the Shelby Township Activities Center (14275 Rick Dr, Shelby Twp, 48315). Fee includes all rental equipment and air fills for each class related dive. eLearning will begin immediately after registration. Open Water Dives will be held at Stony Lake Township Park in Oxford. All registrations must be made more than 2 business days prior to the start date of the class. Classes that do not meet established minimums will have to be cancelled. Please register early to avoid cancelled classes! If you need to cancel this class you would need to do so 7 days or more from exact start date of class, or subject to a $10 service fee. If it is 6 days or less before the start date of the class, or if you go to the class and decide you want to cancel, you would need to do so before the 2nd class meets and will be subject to a $25 service fee. After the 2nd class starts there are no refunds, transfers or cancellations, regardless of sign-up date.