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PADI Basic Open Water Diver Course

Kingsport Lifesaving Crew

1800 Crescent Dr., Kingsport, TN 37664, USA

Padi Open Water Diver Course

During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you'll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge. The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives. Knowledge Development covers the principles, concepts and terms you need to know for dive safety and enjoyment. During the Confined Water Dives, you learn and practice scuba skills in a pool or water with pool-like conditions. You'll enjoy making one or more mini dives, which take you through the same steps you follow when you make open water dives. To complete training you practice, apply and demonstrate what you learn during four Open Water Dives at a local dive site. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be trained to a maximum depth of 18 metres/60 feet, and are qualified to dive in conditions as good as, or better than, those in which you trained.

You must attend each day of training during the course cycle to be certified as a PADI Basic Open Water Diver.


  • 10 years or older

  • Able to swim; medically fit for diving



  • TBD


These prices are per person and equipment is provided during training except for wetsuits which can be rented

  • TARS Members - $350.00 - Members use Coupon Code TNARS-POWD1 when registering

  • Associate Members - $400.00

  • Non-Members - $450.00 



This course will be certified through PADI and c-cards will be provided.

All academics except for Public Safety Diver and CPR/BLS are E-Learning and need to be completed prior to the class date.

E-Learning includes all videos and exams, so we are training in the water on the training dates, No Classroom.



This is a partnership class and all registrations will go through the instructor and PADI.


To register for this class please contact Dale DeBoer with the Kingsport Lifesaving Crew at or via phone at (423)943-6692 or visit


All classes will be held at the location listed above and there is limited bunk space available at the department and it is available on a first come first served basis. The instructor can also travel to your department on a case-by-case basis if there are specific training dates you would like to book. Please contact the instructor directly for more details.

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