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With over 70% of our magnificent planet covered in water, the ultimate passport you need is the RAID Open Water Diver certification. Our oceans and waterways invite you to explore a spectrum of experiences, from tranquil and serene dives to exhilarating and adrenaline-pumping adventures.
While not everyone has the opportunity to discover the wonders of the underwater world, scuba diving is a sport that the entire family, including kids as young as 10, can enjoy together. The Open Water 20 diver program might mark your first step into the enchanting realm of scuba diving, promising you the adventure of a lifetime.
To earn your Open Water 20 Diver certification, you need to read the manuals for each section and complete the quizzes. Once you have passed all the quizzes, you can proceed to the exam. It is important to select and contact a RAID Dive Centre and arrange for your practical in-water training. They will arrange your class and in-water sessions and help you with equipment advice or purchases.
The quizzes and exam are “open book”. This means you are required to read the manuals and then if needed, research the manual to find the correct answers.
You will be required to a complete some mandatory paperwork which consists of a dive medical questionnaire, a liability release, and a safe diving practices form. If there are any potential medical issues, you will need to complete a medical form signed by a licensed physician prior to participating in any in-water sessions. Once you have registered with RAID, you can access all the required paperwork online in “Your Profile”.
Together with your instructor you will be guided through the following:
Once certified as an Open Water 20 diver, you will be able to dive in an environment similar or better to that which you were certified in, with a buddy, to a maximum of 20 meters / 65 feet.
The RAID Open Water 20 program with Aqua Ventura Divers is an immersive and comprehensive scuba diving certification course that provides participants with the knowledge and skills needed to become confident and competent divers.
The RAID Open Water 20 program is an entry-level scuba diving certification course suitable for beginners. Participants do not need prior diving experience, making it accessible to a wide range of individuals.
Typically, participants must be at least 10 years old to enroll in the Open Water 20 program. This makes it an excellent choice for young adventurers interested in exploring the underwater world.
The program is led by certified RAID Scuba Instructors who are highly trained and experienced in teaching scuba diving. They prioritize safety and provide personalized instruction to ensure participants become confident divers.
The course begins with comprehensive classroom sessions, where participants gain essential theoretical knowledge about scuba diving. Topics covered include dive physics, physiology, equipment use, safety protocols, and dive planning. These sessions are designed to be engaging and informative.
Participants will become familiar with scuba diving equipment, including tanks, regulators, buoyancy control devices (BCDs), masks, fins, and wetsuits. They’ll learn how to set up, use, and maintain this equipment effectively.
The Open Water 20 program includes confined water training sessions, often conducted in a swimming pool or controlled aquatic environment. In these sessions, participants practice fundamental scuba skills such as buoyancy control, mask clearing, regulator retrieval, and emergency procedures.
One of the program’s highlights is the opportunity for participants to apply their newfound knowledge and skills during open water dives. These dives typically take place in natural aquatic settings, offering participants a chance to explore captivating underwater environments and interact with marine life.
Participants are educated about the importance of environmental conservation and responsible diving practices. They learn about marine ecosystems, their fragility, and how to minimize their impact while diving, fostering a sense of responsibility for protecting the underwater environment.
Scuba diving opens the door to adventure and exploration. Participants in the Open Water 20 program have the chance to discover the beauty of the underwater world, interact with marine life, and experience the weightless freedom of diving.
Safety is paramount throughout the program. Participants are taught safety procedures, emergency protocols, and how to respond effectively to various underwater scenarios, ensuring they are well-prepared for any situation.
Upon successful completion of the Open Water 20 program, participants receive a RAID Open Water 20 certification, which is internationally recognized. This certification allows individuals to engage in supervised diving experiences and is often a foundation for further scuba education.
Aqua Ventura Divers RAID Open Water 20 program is a comprehensive and transformative scuba diving course that equips participants with the knowledge and skills needed to explore the underwater world safely and responsibly. It promises an unforgettable journey into the depths of the ocean and a lifetime of adventure.