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.
What a great opportunity for a weekend to dive Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, one of the best shore dives in the United States! Did you know that the Florida Reef is the third largest coral reef tract in the world? Let's go dive it!
All of our courses include a personal learning experience, with a maximum course size of four divers, and student's choice on booking dates!
Day 1 - Check-in; Review; Confined Water Sessions
Day 2 - Your first ocean dives (2)!
Day 3 - Ocean 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.
**If you would like to include boat dives, this will be arranged and paid for separately. ECD is open to catering to your specific wants/needs during your course.
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.