Eco-Open Water Scuba Diver

Don't just learn to be a scuba diver, learn to be an eco-conscious diver!


During this amazing weekend, you'll achieve your PADI Open Water Diver certification, as well as a Project AWARE Specialist certification.


This course is held at Blue Heron Bridge in West Palm Beach, Florida. What a great excuse for a weekend to see the beautiful Florida Reef, the third largest coral reef in the world, up-close and personal as you learn to dive for the first time.


All of our courses include a personal learning experience, with a maximum course size of four divers, and student's choice on booking dates!


•Course Schedule:

Friday - Drive down; check-in; lunch; review; confined water sessions.

Saturday - Your first ocean dives (3)!

Sunday - Your last dives (2) and then you'll officially be an Open Water Diver!!


A brief overview of each certification:


•Open Water Diver:

Diver certification begins here. The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

Knowledge Development (online e-learning) to understand basic principles of scuba diving. Please note, e-learning usually takes about six hours to complete prior to in-person course sessions.

Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


•Project AWARE Specialist:

Uniting scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. By earning this certification, you’ll learn how you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive or travel. Through classroom workshops, you will:

Be introduced to the Project AWARE movement.

Understand the 10 Tips for Divers to Protect the Ocean Planet.

Develop an action plan for how you can personally make a difference.


*Special note: You will be required to provide your own basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, booties, regulator, buoyancy control device, and weights. ECD is happy to take you to one of our local retail partners for rentals and purchases, or make equipment suggestions for you.

  • Refund Policy

    All Courses: There will be no refunds on courses which have already begun.

    Special circumstances may be granted after careful consideration of ECD. However, the E-Learning code portion of the paid amount cannot be refunded once issued.


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