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Beginning Open Water SCUBA Course

MBT offers the most flexible and enjoyable scuba instruction program in the area. All of our courses are self paced and are designed to provide our students with the complete SCUBA experience and much more than just the minimum requirements! Our award winning training program now allows you to complete the majority of the academic course work online! Diving is fun, your course should be too!!

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SDI Open Water eLearning


Step 1- Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course and master all the important academic information online or at your local dive shop. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office. All eLearning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.

Step 2- 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 an SDI Instructor.

Step 3- 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.

PADI Open Water eLearning


Step 1- PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It is your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with you instructor whenever you have a question. The eLearning commitment is approximately 5-10 hours.

Step 2- Practice using scuba gear in a pool until you are comfortable. PADI training includes practice "mini dives" to help you build your confidence in your new abilities before making dives in open water. These open water dives will happen after you and the instructor go through all the dives skills.

You will need to be able to swim and be medically fit for diving. The total time commitment is 4-7 days. The minimum age is 10 years old. The maximum depth allowed for this certification is 60ft/18m.