PADI OPEN WATER DIVER
Learn to breathe underwater!
This is the very first level of certification, with no previous diving experience necessary. This certification is good for life and recognized WORLDWIDE! To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older.
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.
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.
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 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.
Our Open Water Class costs are as follows:
Pool Tuition & Lab (Referral)= $249 (includes pool biggest/best, tuition, computer/wetsuit/tanks/regulator/bcd/weights)
Open Water Dives (Required to complete Open Water Certification) = $150
OW Rental gear= $115 (includes computer/wetsuit/tanks/regulator/bcd/weights)
PIC (Personal ID card) processing= $38
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. Per the standards we follow there is no-refunds for tuition and following PADI standards this is good for one year from when you start the Elearning.