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BEGINNING SCUBA The PADI Open Water Diver Course

Your Underwater Adventure Starts Here!

If you've always wanted to scuba dive, here is your chance to become a certified diver. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to scuba diving.


What You Learn in Beginning Scuba

At Aquatic Adventures, the PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (an online home study program) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world

During the confined water and open water dives, you will learn how to assemble, operate and break down your scuba kit. You will also learn basic scuba skills such as mask and regulator clearing, buoyancy control, emergency air management, and dive planning.

When you complete this course, you will receive the PADI Open Water Diver certification. This certification level allows you to participate in many supervised and unsupervised dive activities. You will probably want to take additional training later, but the PADI Open Water Diver certification will send you on your way to many exciting underwater adventures.


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older
  • Ability to swim 200 yards without stopping
  • Ability to tread or float in the water for 10 minutes


Doing a Referral

If you are planning to complete your open water dives elsewhere, perhaps on a tropical vacation, deselect the date options for Certification Dives when registering. This will reduce the price of the class and allow you to complete just the academic and pool training of the course. That way you will have more time for fun and adventure when you arrive at your travel destination. To learn more about our referral program, see our PADI Referral Program page.

Getting Ready for Your Class

Being prepared for your class will help ensure you are successful and don't miss out on any fun. Aquatic Adventures strongly suggests you visit our Beginning Scuba Checklist page to ensure you are ready for your class. Visit this page frequently until you have everything on the list checked off.

What's Included in the Beginning Scuba Course Fee

Our course fee includes the following materials:

  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch Certification Pack (eLearning course)
  • PADI Computer Simulator Access Card
  • PADI Logbook
  • Use of life support equipment (wetsuit, weights, tanks, BCD, and regulator)
  • Pool entrance fees
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification fee


Items Not Included

  • We do not include personal gear (mask, snorkel, boots, and fins) as you will need these items once you are a certified diver. There is a student discount on purchasing these items when you buy from Aquatic Adventures. See our How to Purchase Mask, Snorkel, Fins page for more information or call us at (262) 938-6827.
  • We do not include entrance fees to dive sites. This includes but is not limited to park entrance fees, boat fees, travel, or parking fees as these fees can vary and are not under our control.

Need More Information?

Follow Jesse as she becomes a PADI Open Water Diver at Aquatic Adventures by watching the informational videos on our Jesse Gets Certified page.

Registration

Dates for upcoming beginning scuba classes are provided below. If these dates do not work, select the 01 JAN class. Someone from our staff will call you to arrange another date. Customized schedules can be arranged for an additional fee. Remember that to complete your beginning scuba certification you will need to choose both a pool date and an open water date.

 
  Start Date Places Available   Price    
20 Sep 2019 1 US$ 392.28

Orientation
Fri 20 Sep 2019
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 20 Sep 2019
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 20 Sep 2019
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 20 Sep 2019
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 21 Sep 2019
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 21 Sep 2019
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 21 Sep 2019
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sat 21 Sep 2019
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 22 Sep 2019
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 22 Sep 2019
12:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Open Water Dives 1-3
Sat 28 Sep 2019
07:30 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 29 Sep 2019
07:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Sun 29 Sep 2019
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Paul Repka, Scott Johnson,

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04 Oct 2019 0 US$ 392.28

Orientation
Fri 04 Oct 2019
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 04 Oct 2019
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 04 Oct 2019
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 04 Oct 2019
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 05 Oct 2019
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 05 Oct 2019
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sat 05 Oct 2019
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 06 Oct 2019
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 06 Oct 2019
12:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Open Water Dives 1-3
Sat 12 Oct 2019
07:30 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Sun 13 Oct 2019
07:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Sun 13 Oct 2019
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Jennifer Otte, Bernard Johnson,

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08 Nov 2019 7 US$ 392.28

Orientation
Fri 08 Nov 2019
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 08 Nov 2019
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 08 Nov 2019
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 08 Nov 2019
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 09 Nov 2019
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 09 Nov 2019
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 09 Nov 2019
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sat 09 Nov 2019
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 10 Nov 2019
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 10 Nov 2019
12:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Instructor(s): Paul Repka, Peggy Repka,

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06 Dec 2019 10 US$ 392.28

Orientation
Fri 13 Dec 2019
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 13 Dec 2019
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 13 Dec 2019
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 13 Dec 2019
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 14 Dec 2019
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 14 Dec 2019
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 14 Dec 2019
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sat 14 Dec 2019
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 15 Dec 2019
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 15 Dec 2019
12:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Instructor(s): Zachary Hochevar, James Klein,

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01 Jan 2020 70 US$ 392.28

Orientation
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
eLearning Quick Quiz
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Store Tour
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Equipment Setup
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Confined Water 1
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Confined Water 2
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Open Water Dives 1-3
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Open Water Dive 4
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Confined Water 3
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Confined Water 4
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Confined Water 5
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Swim Tests
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM
Optional Adventure Dive
Tue 17 Sep 2019
07:57 PM

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