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Basic Open Water Scuba Diver

Congratulations! You're about to take the first step in becoming a certified Scuba Diver! The first course in your training, Open Water Scuba Diver, is your chance to learn the basics of diving, building the foundation to becoming a skilled diver. The certification process is broken down into two components:
1. Knowledge Development/Pool Training
2. Open Water Certification Dives

Knowledge Development and Confined Water Training
Offered numerous times per month, the Knowledge Development and Pool training portions of the Open Water Scuba Diver build the foundation for your training, teaching you to be a safe and competent diver. The Knowledge Development training is conducted in one of our classrooms located in the lower level of our retail facility, or online or Touch at your convenience. A few steps away you will find our heated salt water pool, designed specifically with your Pool training in mind. Using the knowledge you have gained throughout your studies, the underwater world will be opened as you experience your first breath underwater. This is your opportunity to get comfortable with the water, equipment and theory of scuba diving. Your professional instructor will be supervising your training at all times to attend to your individual needs.

What's Included?
  • Your choice of training dates. Options include:
    • Weekend Course (Saturday and Sunday, 8am - 5pm)
    • Tuesday/Thursday for 2 weeks (6-10pm each night)
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday (6-10pm each night, accelerated course)
    • Weekday morning (Monday through Thursday, 8am - Noon)
  • Photos for your certification card.
  • Scuba equipment rental, including mask, fins, snorkel, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, weights and tanks for the Pool Training only.

Open Water Certification Dives
The final component of your training, the Open Water Certification Dives, provides the real world experience of what you have learned in your Knowledge Development and Pool Dives. This is your opportunity to show yourself and your instructor your competency as a diver. Click here for more information.

Course Fees:
Classes are taught many times a month, including both weekend and weeknight options.  You can even start your course online.  Our classes range from $190 (regularly scheduled class) to $325 (private course) plus materials (see prices below). Required materials, Open Water Certification Dives, rental equipment for your Open Water Certification Dives, entrance fees for Open Water Certification Dive locations, or Referral kit are an additional cost.

Required Materials:
PADI Student Kit includes Open Water Manual, eRDPML Dive Planner, Logbook pages and required course paperwork: $80.00
Open Water DVD: $45.00 (only one required per group or family) or PADI Open Water Diver eLearning plus the eLearning Enhancement Pack: $232.50

Want to get started online or with your tablet today?

Download and complete if you answer YES to any of the medical questions:
PADI Medical Statement

** Online class availability may not be accurate. Class availability can be confirmed by either calling the store or upon receipt of email confirmation of class enrollment.**

Skill Level:
Materials Included:
All necessary scuba equipment during the pool training only.
Must purchase required course materials.

Basic Open Water Scuba Diver

$ 190.00
Includes classroom Knowledge Development and Pool training only. Does not include required materials, upgrade to private session, open water dives, rental equipment or referral kit