What to Expect on Your Open Water Dives

By April 22, 2014Resources

We will do Open Waters at Alki Cove 1 or Cove 2 (depending on the crowd). We’ll be having LOTS of FUN, but there are a few things that will make that even more fun:

  • Get some nice warm tea / cocoa / soup and enjoy it before you arrive
  • BRING HOT WATER to warm yourself up (e.g two gallon milk jugs kept in a cooler, or just a cooler full of warm water. You can stand in it and pour the warm water down your wetsuit)
  • Bring food if you need munchies
  • Bring a bottle of drinking water too… you’ll be working and we always want to stay hydrated

Day 1 (Saturday):

  • Two dives to a max depth of 40′, approx 20 minutes each
  • Open Water Gear
    • BCD
    • Regulator
    • 2 tanks (make sure they have enough gas before you leave the dive shop)
    • Weights
    • Wetsuit
    • Booties
    • Gloves
    • Mask, Fins, Snorkel
  • We should be done by Noon on Saturday.
  • Don’t forget to Refill Your Tanks after diving Saturday in preparation for Sunday.
  • Don’t forget to Bring a Passport Photo (for your certification card for Sunday)

Day 2 (Sunday) STARTS at 1PM.

  • Two dives to a max depth 60′, about 20 minutes each
  • Gear (same as Saturday)
  • We need to fill out paperwork Sunday, so we probably won’t be done until about 2p Sunday.