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BEGINNING SCUBA CHECKLIST The PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get Prepared for Your Underwater Adventure!

If you've registered for Beginning Scuba with Aquatic Adventures, here are the things you need to do to get ready for your class.

Get prepared for your Beginning Scuba course by completing the PADI Open Water Diver Checklist below. Success in your scuba lessons at Aquatic Adventures is dependent on completion of each item on the checklist. This must be done before your first day of class. Our professional training staff is committed to fostering a safe, positive environment for you to learn in. To accomplish this goal we need your cooperation in ensuring you are ready.

Get excited! You are about to begin the greatest adventure of your life!

  1. Verify Medical Fitness
    There are some medical conditions that are contraindications to scuba diving. Do not use any of your course materials if you have any medical issues that could prevent you from taking scuba training. If you use your materials, we cannot refund them later if it turns out you cannot participate in scuba.
    • Begin by reviewing the Medical Statement inside the Student Record File included in your participant package. The form can also be found on our Medical Statement page. If you answer “Yes” to any item on the Medical Statement you will not be allowed to participate in pool or open water training without a physician’s approval.
    • If you answer “Yes” to any item listed on the Medical Statement, download the RSTC Medical Statement from the Aquatic Adventures Forms page. Have a medical doctor sign this form, certifying that you are fit for diving. You will not be allowed to participate in class without a physician’s approval. There are no exceptions.

  2. Complete Your Student Record File
    Complete the following sections of the Student Record File included in your training materials: Student Profile, Emergency Contact Information, Medical Statement, Standard Safe Diving Practices, and the Liability Release. This is often completed when you register for class. If you registered for your class online, you will need to make arrangements to visit Aquatic Adventures as soon as possible to complete all of the necessary paperwork for your class.

  3. Complete the Aquatic Adventures Policies and Liability Packet
    Sign the Learning Agreement and the policy agreements for class attendance and equipment rental for Aquatic Adventures. This is often completed when you register for class. Again, if you registered online, you should make arrangements to visit Aquatic Adventures soon.

  4. Complete PADI Open Water Diver Touch (Academic)
    As part of the sign up process for Beginning Scuba, you will be provided access to the PADI Open Water Diver Touch course. Check your email for a message from PADI with the links for installing the Touch program. See our PADI eLearning page for additional information relating to your online training. If you do not receive an email from PADI, call Aquatic Adventures at (262) 938-6827.
    • Complete all PADI Open Water Diver Touch knowledge reviews, quizzes, and exams. Most students require 10 to 15 hours to complete the eLearning program.
    • When you complete the eLearning course, print off the eRecord of the scores that you received after completing the program. Bring this printout with you to your first class.
    • A Quick Review quiz will be administered during your first class to confirm your understanding of the material from the eLearning course. Please complete the entire program before you arrive to ensure you are ready to take the quiz.

  5. Get Sized for Equipment Prior to Class
    You will need about 60 minutes to work with an Aquatic Adventures staff member on equipment sizing before starting your class There will not be time during class to take care of sizing, so visit Aquatic Adventures a week or two before your first class to complete this task. During this session, you will need to:
    • Get fitted for a BCD and wetsuit
    • Purchase personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins and boots)

  6. Bring Your Student Kit to Class
    You will need your logbook for classroom, pool, and open water training. You will need your eRecord for the classroom session.

  7. Be On Time for Class
    To complete your certification, you must attend all classroom, pool and open water sessions. Please note that students who arrive late may not be allowed to continue with the rest of the class. This will result in additional charges to you and could delay your certification.

  8. Maintain the Learning Pace of Your Class
    Our schedule is set so that the average student will be successful in completing this class. Sometimes students require additional time. If you are having trouble maintaining the pace of the class, your instructor may suggest that you consider private instruction. It is also possible that you may feel more personal instruction would make you feel more confident. Should you need special instruction, Aquatic Adventures will work with you to set up private sessions. Please note that this could mean spending some additional time in class and/or paying private fees.
If you have any questions about your class, please call Aquatic Adventures at (262) 938-6827 or email our Training Department at training@diveaai.com. Thank you for choosing Aquatic Adventures for your scuba training. We look forward to seeing you in class.
 

Registration

Not yet registered for a Beginning Scuba course? Then select a date from the table below and start your underwater adventure today!

Dates for upcoming beginning scuba classes are provided below. If these dates do not work, select the 01 JAN class. Someone from our staff will call you to arrange another date. Customized schedules can be arranged for an additional fee. Remember that to complete your beginning scuba certification you will need to choose both a pool date and an open water date.

  Start Date Course Type Max. Places Places Available   Price    
08 Jul 2022 Open Water Diver 8 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 16 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 17 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Tiffany Crouse,

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12 Jul 2022 Open Water Diver 1 0 US$ 491.83

Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
Nagawicka Lake
Orientation
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
eLearning Quick Quiz
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Store Tour
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Equipment Setup
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Swim Tests
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 1
Thu 14 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 2
Thu 14 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 3
Tue 19 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 4
Tue 19 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 5
Thu 21 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Instructor(s): Jennifer Otte,

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22 Jul 2022 Open Water Diver 8 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 30 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 31 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Brian Jensen, Tiffany Crouse,

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28 Jul 2022 Open Water Diver 2 0 US$ 491.83

Swim Tests
Thu 28 Jul 2022
10:00 AM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Jul 2022
11:30 AM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Jul 2022
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Orientation
Thu 28 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Thu 28 Jul 2022
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Thu 28 Jul 2022
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Thu 28 Jul 2022
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Confined Water 4
Fri 29 Jul 2022
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Fri 29 Jul 2022
12:00 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Fri 29 Jul 2022
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 30 Jul 2022
07:30 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 31 Jul 2022
07:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Sun 31 Jul 2022
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Tiffany Crouse,

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12 Aug 2022 Open Water Diver 8 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 20 Aug 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 21 Aug 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Scott Johnson,

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17 Aug 2022 Open Water Diver 1 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Wed 17 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
eLearning Quick Quiz
Wed 17 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Store Tour
Wed 17 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Equipment Setup
Wed 17 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Swim Tests
Thu 18 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Thu 18 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Thu 18 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Thu 18 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Fri 19 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Fri 19 Aug 2022
05:00 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Instructor(s): Tiffany Crouse,

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26 Aug 2022 Open Water Diver 8 4 US$ 491.83

Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Orientation
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Scott Johnson,

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01 Jan 2023 Open Water Diver 100 69 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
eLearning Quick Quiz
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Store Tour
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Equipment Setup
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Confined Water 1
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Confined Water 2
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Confined Water 3
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Confined Water 4
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Confined Water 5
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Swim Tests
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA
Optional Adventure Dive
Sat 02 Jul 2022
04:34 AM
TBA

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