Okay, now you're about ready to go diving in the pool or confined water. If you've never done it before, you'll find it exhilarating breathing underwater for the first time. You'll never forget it.During your first confined water dive, your instructor and the instructor's assistants will help you set up your gear, put it on and take you through the steps of going underwater with scuba for the first time. Then, you'll start learning and practicing some of the skills you'll need as a diver.

Your instructor will be at hand the whole time, guiding you and making sure you have fun learning to dive. If you have a question or want some assistance, ask. The PADI Open Water Diver course enables you to meet physical and academic performance requirements through a variety of adaptive techniques. And as it said in the introduction, if you don't understand why you're doing something, find out. After all, it doesn't matter if you can do something perfectly if you don't know when and why you would do it

Your instructor will go over each of the following scuba skills, and may present them in a slightly different order or manner to accommodate logistics, your individual needs, local conditions and so on. But this will give you an idea of what you're going to be doing.