You'll find the confined water dives a lot of fun. A few tips will help you get the most out of your practice:Think of confined water dives as simulations of open water dives use them to develop good open water habits. For instance, am ocean or quarry won't have sides you can hang onto, so don't hang onto the pool sides. A dive boat rocks and an unattended scuba tank will fall over. so get in the habit of laying your tank down when preparing for your confined water dives. Your instructor will ask you to develop habits for quite a few things that aren't necessary for con-fined water diwe,. but are for open water dives.

Your instructor will demonstrate skills you need to learn before you practice them. During demonstration, pay attention to the details especially those that your instructor exaggerates emphasizes. The faster you pick these up, the faster you'll master the skill.

If you don't understand why you're practicing doing something, be sure to ask your instructor There are no arbitrary skills in the PADI Open Water Diver course - everything you earn has a real, practical purpose. So it's .portant that you understand when and why you would use a skill you're learning.