The completion of the open water training for certification
is called the "Referral" or "Check-Out" dives. This course
is for those students who have already completed academic and pool training
portion of the certification. The student must bring a signed referral form
from their instructor.
The Referral Course normally takes 2 half days to complete.
4 check out dives. You will need to set aside 2 half days. Due to regulations,
the dives must be done in two separate days.
Day 1. 9 am to 12 noon (may be longer - depends on dive shop
and student skills). Review of skills. 2 dives.
Day 2. 9 am to 12 noon (may be longer - depends on dive shop
and student skills). 2 dives.
Most dive shops offer the Referral for PADI, NAUI and SSI