The Dive Shop Open Water Course

Learn to Dive - PADI Open Water

No hidden class fees.
*ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL RECEIVE CLASS AND CONFINED WATER FOR FREE!!!

PADI Open Water Diver course details

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

Why PADI Open Water?

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. (click here for copy of medical releaseIf you are between 10 and 12 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

  • A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

Course includes:

  • 5 Classroom sessions
  • 5 Pool sessions (heated indoor pool)
  • Educational material 
  • Text Book 
  • Log Book 
  • eRDPML Calculator
  • Student folder
  • Educational Video or DVD rental
  • Student photos
  • FREE DAN diver insurance
  • 6 months FREE Dive Training Magazine
  • Use of Tanks, BCD, Regulator & Weights for all pool sessions

What you need to provide

Required Personal Gear: Mask, Fin, Snorkel, Boots and whistle
Students receive a 15% discount on their required gear purchase.
(Sale Items Not Included)

The cost of the Open Water course is $175.

(class - $94, materials - $75, DVD rental - $6, TOTAL - $175)
For ages 12 and up. Minimum of 3 people or class may be canceled
$25 charge to reschedule class if within 7 days of the class.
PADI Certification card. (certification card paid at time of trip) $35
 

UNDER 12 PLEASE SEE PADI JR. OPEN WATER CLASS
DUE TO LOWER INSTRUCTOR TO STUDENT RATIO THERE IS $65 FEE ADDED TO THE CERTIFICATION TRIP FOR 10 & 11 YEAR OLDS.

 

Also available as a PADI online course

 

 

 

*Military personnel are responsible for their training materials
**Open water dives require Whistle and Surface marker buoy
***4 open water dives required for certification. Certification trip not included

NOTE: Course is based on student reading manual, completing Knowledge Reviews and watching DVD, prior to class. Students need their own personal equipment consisting of mask, fins, snorkel and boots. The Dive Shop offers a 15% discount to all Open Water students on their personal equipment.

Medical release form required - Click here

(Doctor release is only needed if you answered "YES" to any medical questions, for your safety answer all questions honestly, a "YES" doesn't mean that you can't SCUBA, you just need your doctor's approval.)

What does the course cost? - $175

(class - $94, materials - $75, DVD rental - $6, TOTAL - $175)

Class Schedule:

Tuesday 6:30PM -10:00PM
        Orientation, equipment assembly, Class Chapter I & 2
        books


Thursday 6:30PM -10:00PM
        Class Chapters 3, 4 
        books


Saturday 7:00AM -4:00PM
        Swim, tread, Pool I, II; lunch; Class: dive computers, continuing education, 
        Personnel gear, swimsuit, towel, books

Sunday 7:00AM -4:00PM
        Pool III, IV, V, Classroom V - Final Exam
        Personnel gear, swimsuit, towel, books

Class start dates - 2017


  • January 3, 17, 31
  • February 14, 28
  • March 14, 28
  • April 11, 25
  • May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • June 6, 13, 20, 27
  • July 11, 18, 25
  • August 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • September 5, 12, 19, 26
  • October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • November 14, 28
  • December 12

Call 520-326-DIVE to register for a PADI Open Water Course.

The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.