open water scuba diving course jacksonville, fl


  • Out of the Dust SCUBA - SDI Open Water Scuba Diver  

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 10, with parental consent

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

Student Provides:

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties, Mouthpiece 

(10% Student Discount available) 


****Military, Police and Fire take additional 10% off ALL Classes!**** 

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Start your Out of the Dust, SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course and master all the important academic information online or in person with your Instructor. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.  All e-Learning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too. Your Instructor is a phone call or email away if you have questions.


Pool Sessions

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 your SDI Instructor. 


Open Water

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.


Custom class schedule

We offer custom, private classes from beginner diver through the professional level diver that can flex with your busy lifestyle. Feel free to contact us so we can arrange training to fit your schedule.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Scott Wilson

Training Director, ODS

Jacksonville, Florida

(808) 226-0586

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