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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver group course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Can a 10 or 11 year old take the Open Water Diver course?

All 10 and 11 year olds must complete a Discover Scuba Diver course so that our instructional staff can assess his/her readiness (mentally, emotionally, and physically) for scuba diving. If he/she passes this assessment, our policy is to require 10-11 year olds to take a private open water class. To find out more about this option, call, stop by, or contact us.

What will I learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

– Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
– Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
– Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Where will I learn?

Calypso has an indoor, heated pool onsite which makes the learning process easy, convenient, and fun! You will learn all your scuba skills here before going to Rainbow River or another location to do your open water dives.

How do I get started?

We offer both group and private classes. To get started on your journey to becoming a certified scuba diver, review our Open Water Class Schedule of group classes and then sign up below, stop by, or contact us today!  Complete your purchase of the class and we will send you the PADI online code so you can start your academics today!  If our group classes do not fit your schedule, ask about private class options that can be designed around your schedule! Select three to four days that best meet your schedule and we will find an instructor to match your days.   

Your next adventure

Time to plan some trips and take Advanced Open Water 

Price is all inclusive except for personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, and boots).  Price below includes Florida State sales tax. 

  Start Date Course Places Available   Price    
06 Feb 2021 OWG 21-021 3 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekend

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 30 Jan 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 05 Feb 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 06 Feb 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 06 Feb 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 06 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 06 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 06 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 06 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 06 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 07 Feb 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 07 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 07 Feb 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 07 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 07 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 13 Feb 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 13 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 14 Feb 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 14 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 14 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 14 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Instructor(s): Dan Capobianco,

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16 Feb 2021 OWG 21-022 8 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekday

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Tue 09 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Sun 14 Feb 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Mon 15 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Mon 15 Feb 2021
01:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Tue 16 Feb 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water two
Tue 16 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Tue 16 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Tue 16 Feb 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Tue 16 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Tue 16 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Wed 17 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Wed 17 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Weight R&R Surface
Wed 17 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Wed 17 Feb 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 20 Feb 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 20 Feb 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water three
Sat 20 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sat 20 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sat 20 Feb 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 21 Feb 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Instructor(s): Lisa Brush,

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06 Mar 2021 OWG 21-031 7 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekend

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 27 Feb 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 05 Mar 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 06 Mar 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 06 Mar 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 06 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 06 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 06 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 06 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 06 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 07 Mar 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 07 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 07 Mar 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 07 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 07 Mar 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 13 Mar 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 13 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 14 Mar 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 14 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 14 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 14 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Instructor(s): Dan Capobianco,

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15 Mar 2021 OWG 21-032 8 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weeknight

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Mon 08 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
PTO
eLearning Completed
Sun 14 Mar 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Mon 15 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Wed 17 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
CW Weight R&R Surface
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Mon 22 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Mon 22 Mar 2021
08:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water four
Wed 24 Mar 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water five
Wed 24 Mar 2021
08:00 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 27 Mar 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 27 Mar 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water three
Sat 27 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sat 27 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sat 27 Mar 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 28 Mar 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon

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03 Apr 2021 OWG 21-041 8 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekend

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 27 Mar 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 02 Apr 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 03 Apr 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 03 Apr 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 03 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 03 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 03 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 03 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 03 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 04 Apr 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 04 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 04 Apr 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 04 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 04 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 10 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 10 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 11 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 11 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 11 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 11 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park

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17 Apr 2021 OWG 21-042 8 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekend

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 10 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 16 Apr 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 17 Apr 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 17 Apr 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 17 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 17 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 17 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 17 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 17 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 18 Apr 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 18 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 18 Apr 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 18 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 18 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 24 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 25 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 25 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 25 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 25 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park

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20 Apr 2021 OWG 21-043 8 US$ 617.37

OPEN WATER eLearning Weekday

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Tue 13 Apr 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Mon 19 Apr 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Tue 20 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Tue 20 Apr 2021
01:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Wed 21 Apr 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water two
Wed 21 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Wed 21 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Wed 21 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water four
Thu 22 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Thu 22 Apr 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Thu 22 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Thu 22 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Weight R&R Surface
Thu 22 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Thu 22 Apr 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 24 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 24 Apr 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water three
Sat 24 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sat 24 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sat 24 Apr 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 25 Apr 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon

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