Blue Horizons Dive Center - the premier Northeast scuba shop in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area

Blue Horizons Dive Center

The PADI Open Water Diver course certification is the most known & respected in the world, opening the world's oceans, rivers and lakes for exploration and adventure.

The course provides new divers with the knowledge and training to safely explore our exciting undersea world.


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It is a performance-based curriculum, enabling students to progress at their own speed. The course includes academic, confined water and open water instruction.

State-of-the-art teaching techniques and tools are included in the curriculum, in order to ensure that the content is up to date and exciting.

Blue Horizons offers complete course flexibility by allowing you to design the program that works best for you. You will need to select one option from each column below.



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eLEARN $217 (includes eLearning Course and required Enhancement Pack)


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Traditional $197 (includes all academic materials)


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TOUCH $217 (includes Touch Course and required Enhancement Pack)



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FLEX $385


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PRIVATE $485



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FLEX $385


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PRIVATE $485



The eLearning option provides great convenience for students.


$217 (includes eLearning Course and Required Enhancement Pack)


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Can be completed from any place where you get an Internet connection.


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The instructor is available anytime throughout your eLearning sessions for consultation via e-mail and telephone, during business hours.


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Is available at any of our venues, but is especially perfect for our Philadelphia and other off-site locations.


How do I complete the elearning?


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For the eLearning option, CLICK HERE and select an open water course in your desired language from the pull down menu.


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When you complete the sessions, print out the certificate.


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We will review the material with you to make sure that you have a complete understanding. Then, we proceed with the pool sessions and the real fun.


If the Internet is not your thing, we offer a traditional classroom setting using a textbook and a DVD. With this option, we schedule six hours of classroom time that run concurrently with your pool session.


$197 (includes all academic materials)


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Watch, listen, read, scroll, tap and interact while you learn to scuba dive with PADI Open Water Diver Touch ™. It’s fun, easy, portable and it is your entry to the underwater world as a scuba diver.

The Touch integrates the PADI Open Water Diver Manual with the PADI Open Water Diver Video into a powerful, tablet-based learning experience.


When you dive in with the Touch, you will:


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Learn diving facts, principles and safety concepts in preparation for your confined and open water dives.


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Watch video clips that show you the world of scuba diving.


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Take simple quizzes to make sure you understand the material as you progress.


There is no need to be online after downloading the Touch. You can truly learn anytime, anywhere.

Want to try it? Download the free PADI Library app for Apple or Android and experience the Touch introduction. Trying to decide which method of learning is best for your PADI Open Water Diver course? Contact us and we can assist with your selection.


$217 (includes Touch Course and required Enhancement Pack)


How do I complete the TOUCH?


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For the TOUCH option, CLICK HERE and select an open water course in your desired language from the pull down menu. Click the 'Purchase an Offline Course – Touch' link to purchase the Touch option.



$285


The course is completed in one weekend at the Blue Horizons location in Glen Mills. Arrive at the shop on Saturday at 8 a.m. for both eLearn and Classroom Academics. The course runs Saturday & Sunday from 8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


$385


Our Flex sessions allow you to set your own schedule. We will conduct your academic sessions in the store during anytime when we are open. All that you need to do is to give us a 24-hour notice.

You can complete your pool dives in Glen Mills. Most students can complete the course in two pool sessions; some prefer more. These sessions need not be consecutive. During June, July and August, more pool times are available.


$485


For those who are looking for the ultimate in flexibility, we offer private lessons at your place or ours. You set the schedule. Get the ultimate in personal attention. Blue Horizons can also structure a class specifically for you and your friends.


The third element of certification is demonstrating your abilities through four Open Water dives that are conducted during two or more days. Consistent with our commitment to flexibility and to fun, Blue Horizons offers three options for completing this training phase and for becoming certified.


$285


The most convenient option for many divers is to join us for a local weekend of diving. Blue Horizons offers these training weekends at DUTCH SPRINGS, near Allentown, PA. The diving weekends are scheduled monthly from April through November.

All equipment rentals and air fills are included in the fee, as well as lunch. You will need to pay the entrance fee to Dutch Springs each day. We take care of the rest. Also included, is your permanent photo certification ID card. Our staff will conduct the dives for any course in the PADI curriculum each weekend — perfect for a friend or a spouse who wants to come along.


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$40/day Entrance to Dutch Springs Accommodations during Open Water Certification Weekend


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$99/night Local Hotel


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$10 Camping


Blue Horizons Dive Center

$385


If you are looking to set your own schedule or to complete the Open Water course with flexibility, Blue Horizons offers Flex Sessions.

One available flexible option is an escorted trip led by Blue Horizons during the year. So, you may complete your certification in a tropical location. Equipment rental and your permanent photo certification ID card are included in the cost of your escorted trip.


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ESCORTED TRIP COST (costs vary and are specific to each escorted trip)


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$485


If you are looking to set your own schedule for private diving time, private sessions will give the one-on-one instruction time that you desire.

Your private instruction can be completed with Blue Horizons or it can be performed at any PADI dive facility in the world, by referral (additional fees apply). We will provide you with your permanent photo certification ID card application form, and an introduction letter for your next instructor.


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$39 (Referral)



All of our open water course options include use of equipment necessary to complete the program. Students are required to supply their own personal gear (mask, fins, snorkel). We have great selections available in a Global Diver Package Option specifically designed for new students. We will fit you with your selections when you are getting your required professional fitting, prior to the course.

Blue Horizons offers two special student packages at a significant discount for purchase before or during the course instruction.

It is also strongly recommended that students purchase and learn in the gear they will be using during the course and after — when certified. We can assist in your gear plan options, showing selections for all budgets.


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Global Diver $295


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Choice of Any Mask


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Choice of Any Snorkel


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Pair of Open-Heel Fins


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Pair of Boots


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Coated Mesh Gear Bag


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Mask Cleaner and Defog


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Surface Marker Buoy


Tropical Diver $230


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Choice of Any Mask


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Choice of Any Snorkel


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Pair of Closed-Heel Fins


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Coated Mesh Gear Bag


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Mask Cleaner and Defog


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Surface Marker Buoy


2017 PADI
COURSE DATES


Please, contact a Blue Horizons Training Consultant for details. Call to schedule your class today, or click the e-mail button, below.


Scuba Tune-Up classes are conducted every first Saturday of each month. Call to schedule your class, today or send us an e-mail.


Are you a certified diver who hasn’t been able to get in the water enough —too much work, not enough play?

Join us on the first Saturday of each month (excludes December and January) for $10 Bubbles and a Beer. For $10, any certified diver can join us in the pool. Tank is included. Don’t have your own gear yet? For another $10 you will get an entire scuba kit to use.

Cylinder and weights are included with first $10.

Right after the event, we will head to one of the local watering holes/restaurants to grab a beer, some food & hang out. The restaurant will be a family-friendly establishment, welcoming those who can drink beer, as well as those who can only drink root beer. For those who want to drink beer, proper ID and legal age are required.

Come as often as you like; we would love to see you. Blowing bubbles is always a great time, even if it’s just in the pool. Please call to sign up so we know how many are coming.

610-558-1101

Event costs include scuba-related activities, only.


Private dates are available for all courses — by appointment.

OPEN WATER DIVER CONFINED

JUN

10-11

JUL

08-09

AUG

12-13

SEP

09-10

OCT

14-15

NOV

11-12

DEC

09-10

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

JUN

17-18

JUL

15-16

AUG

19-20

SEP

16-17

OCT

21-22

NOV

18-19

NOV

25

ADVANCED
OPEN WATER

JUN

17-18

JUL

15-16

AUG

19-20

SEP

16-17

OCT

21-22

NOV

18-19

NOV

25

SPECIALTY
DIVER COURSES

JUN

23-25

TEC LEVEL 1

JUN

24-25

ADV/SPEC

JUL

22-23

ADV/SPEC

AUG

25-27 (NC)

WRECK

AUG

26-27

ADV/SPEC

SEP

22-24

Tec Deep

SEP

22-24

Tec Trimix

SEP

23-24

ADV/SPEC

OCT

28-29

ADV/SPEC

2017 PADI
PRO DATES


Now enrolling.


Please, contact our Blue Horizons Course Director's Office for details, or click the e-mail button, below.

INSTRUCTOR
COURSES

JUN

02

OWSI

JUN

03-04

PADI IE

JUN

16-18

SPECIALTY

JUN

30-JUL 02

AI

JUL

21-23

OWSI

AUG

18

OWSI

AUG

19-20

PADI IE

SEP

01-03

AI

SEP

21-23

OWSI

OCT

06-08

OWSI

OCT

20

OWSI

OCT

21-22

PADI IE

 

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Our entry-level divers are taught the most up-to-date techniques,
diving practices and scuba philosophies.