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

PADI Open Water Diver course

Learn to Scuba Dive – PADI Certification for Open Water Divers

Course Title: PADI Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts;

  • elearning (online course at home)
  • Pool Training /Confined Water dives (In our heated pool at the shop)
  • Open Water dives (scheduled after pool/confined water sessions)

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, your PADI Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water (ocean, lake, quarry, etc.) getting the background knowledge along the way.

What Qualifications 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. If you are between the ages of 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available. Children participating in the PADI Junior Open Water Diver program will attend the same class as the PADI Open Water Diver program. Our Accelerated PADI Open Water Diver class is inappropriate for 10 or 11-year-olds.

Please download the PADI Medical Form. If you answer "YES" to any of the questions, you will need a physician's signature to begin the course.

*If you purchase a class through our online store you will need to come by the shop at least 1 week before your selected class start date to pick up your elearning materials.

* A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

What Diving Equipment will I Need:

You are responsible for your mask, snorkel, fins, and boots. We have a large selection to choose from and offer many student specials.

Course Cost: 

$600 for Open Water Course - Includes everything you need to get certified except your personal gear. Personal gear includes Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, and of course, swimsuit. We offer packages and discounts for registered students.

$550 per person for 2 people or more. To receive group discounts individuals must register at the same time. Participants registering at the same time may choose different class dates to meet scheduling needs.

Private/Semi-Private Courses Available: 

Does your schedule not work with our listed schedule? No problem, enroll in our popular private scuba program. Our private scuba services are available for you or your group, please contact the shop to schedule. Private Class session fees are an additional $200 per person and we need at least 2 weeks notice to schedule private classes.

Course Offerings: 

We offer 4 Open Water training class formats every month. Class formats: 2 weeks (2 evenings per week from 6-10), Accelerated (Thursday 6-10, Friday 6-10, Saturday 1-7), Elearner Accel program (3 evenings Wed-Fri 6-10 pm).

Open Water Certification Dives at Lake Pleasant: 

Lake Pleasant (Saturday and Sunday shore dives). Upon completion of your 4 open water dives, you will receive your Open Water certification card. If you’ve already planned a trip to do your Open Water certification dives we can provide referrals to PADI dive centers worldwide! A PADI Instructor will be ready there to complete your Open Water certification. Private Lake Dives (4 dives) is an additional $200 per person.

Below is a graphical calendar that shows you how the classes are scheduled. Once you know which class you can attend click on the appropriate class below.

2024 OW Schedule

                                                                              Click on your preferred days below to sign up!


  • Monday - Wednesday 2 Weeks

    Monday - Wednesday…

      This class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-10pm for 2 weeks. Plan 2 more days, […]
  • Tuesday - Thursday 2 Weeks

    Tuesday - Thursday…

     This class meets on Tuesday and Thursdays from 6pm-10pm for 2 weeks. Plan 2 more days, one weekend, […]
  • ELearner Accelerated - 3 Night Class

    ELearner Accelerated…

      This class meets Wednesday thru Friday from 6pm-10pm for 3 Days. Plan 2 more days, one weekend, […]
  • Thursday Thru Sunday Accelerated

    Thursday Thru Sunday…

    This class meets Thursday and Friday night from 6pm-10pm followed by Saturday from 10am-7pm. Sundays are […]