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Become a PADI Open Water Diver
Do you have the heart of an adventurer? Do you dream of exploring shipwrecks or seeing amazing marine life in exotic places? If so, then the Open Water Diver Course is for you! As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be certified to dive to depths of up to 60', giving you access to a world of incredible diversity and beauty.
As a CORE Diver, you'll also learn about the threats facing our world's oceans, and what you can do to help protect them. Learning to dive with CORE will open you up to the 70% of the world that lays beneath the waves. At CORE we're focused on providing premium instruction, creating safe and competent divers, and helping to preserve and protect our marine heritage. You can certify to dive anywhere, but only CORE donates 100% of its net profits to organizations working to protect these fragile ecosystems.
Dive with CORE, Dive with purpose.
Premium Personalized & Focused Instruction
At CORE Diving, we're focused on quality over quantity. Where other shops will put you in a larger class with a bunch of people you don't know, all CORE classes are either Private or Semi-Private instruction. This ensures you get MORE TIME to work directly with your instructor and build your skills.
Semi-Private classes for families or groups of friends are limited to (4) people. Semi-Private classes assembled for individual divers are limited to 3 people. CORE's Premium private/semi-private instruction model is intended to help you have the best possible experience as you learn to dive. If you have specific concerns or needs, please let us know! We're here for you.
What About Equipment?
Students are required to own:
Open Heel Fins
Safety Sausage (Surface Signal)
CORE Diving Will Provide:
Sherwood Avid BCDs
Tanks & Air Fills
Weights / Pouches / Belts (as needed)
PADI AWARE Donation & Enhanced Open-Water Certification Card (upon completion)
At CORE, we try and make your training as simple as possible. While we might meet up at the dive shop for equipment selection or briefings, managing equipment is essentially hands-off. Our team of trainers will bring everything you need (that's not personal equipment) to the dive site or pool!
You must be 12 years old or older
You must be generally in good health
You must have adequate swimming skills
Open Water Diver Training Consists of:
E-Learning (Online, Self-Paced)
(2-3) Pool Sessions
PADI AWARE / Ocean Conservation Training
(2) Days of Open Water Diving
(1) Final Exam
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What Does Training Cost?
CORE is premium dive training. If you are looking for standard, lower-cost, large group training, this may not be for you. However, if you want the best possible instruction, the most direct instructor time, and you want training that will help to preserve our marine heritage, then we'd love to work with you!
Private One on One Training:
Semi-Private Family/Friends (Min: 3 Divers):
Semi-Private Small Group (Max: 3 Divers):
$650 per diver
$800 per diver
CORE Diving is partnered with Anderson's Ski & Dive, the longest running dive shop in Rhode Island! If you need to fill out your personal dive gear, Anderson's provides CORE students with a 20% discount on equipment. Just tell them you are training with CORE, provide them your class number, and you'll be setup with new gear in no time at all!