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The first step in our program is to find the perfect match of mask, fins, snorkel, booties, and gloves for your lesson (gear requirements for class).  We will take the time to schedule a fitting with you at your convenience.  This ensures that you have a dedicated professional to answer any questions and advise you on the best gear for your diving future.

Our Open Water Diver course runs 3 days in total; over 2 consecutive weekends.  You will begin by signing up for the PADI eLearning, which takes care of all the necessary book work for the class.  This cost is paid directly to PADI and is good for 1-year of online login.  On your first day with us, you will be doing lab work here at the shop before heading to the pool the same day.  You can find pool dates on our online booking page- the dates shown are for your pool session only.  You will spend one day in our swimming pool, with PADI professionals, learning the basic skills and safety procedures before heading to the open water to complete your course.  Your open water sessions will be the following weekend after your pool date unless other arrangements are made for a later date.

We use many local sites for our checkout dives (4 dives total).  We will spend two days at the location ensuring that you are comfortable before sending you on one of our great trips with your certification.  Students will need to provide their own transportation between sites and to-and-from the pool.


Pool Tuition & Lab (Referral) = $249 (includes pool tuition, wetsuit/regulator/computer/BCD/weights/tanks)


Open Water Dives (Required to complete Open Water Certification) = $150


OW Rental Gear Package = $115 (includes computer/wetsuit/tanks/regulator/BCD/weights)


PIC (Personal PADI ID card) processing = $54.63

Additional costs:

Personal Gear (mask, snorkel, boots, fins, gloves) = cost depends on which items you choose usually between 

eLearning = $230 You can begin your eLearning portion at any time by signing up HERE.  This login is good for one year and can be used at any PADI dive center worldwide. 

Transportation to and from the dive site, and possible accommodation for open water weekend. 


This is the very first level of certification and where it all begins! PADI Open Water is the most popular certification throughout the world.  More than 25 million divers have chosen PADI for their dive certifications! To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. 

No previous diving experience necessary.

Private courses are the best way to learn scuba, this page is for group lessons. Contact us if you want your training in your own pool, tailored to your liking, and/or style. 



Click the link below to see the schedule of upcoming classes. Then register online and give us a call to secure your spot.  If you have any questions please give us a call (415) 331-0904 and any of our staff will be more than happy to walk you through the course. 

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