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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 in a safe and controlled way. 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
    (Note, the price below does not include these dives. You can add this option when registering.)

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. This is the perfect way complete your certification on a trip and have more time for fun and adventure while there. For more information visit 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
  • Small Class Size (Six people or less)


Items Not Included

  • We have not included open water dives in the price displayed. If you will be doing your open water dives with Aquatic Adventures, make sure to select this option when registering for class.
  • 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 (included) and an open water date (extra fee). Do not select an open water date if you will be doing your check out dives while on vacation or with another operator.

 
  Start Date Places Available   Price    
03 Jun 2022 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 03 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 03 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 03 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 04 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 04 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 04 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 04 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 05 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 05 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 05 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 11 Jun 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 12 Jun 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Brian Jensen, Scott Johnson,

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17 Jun 2022 0 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 17 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 17 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 17 Jun 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 18 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 18 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 18 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 19 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 19 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 19 Jun 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sun 19 Jun 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 25 Jun 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 26 Jun 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Brian Jensen, Scott Johnson,

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08 Jul 2022 5 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 08 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 09 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 10 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 16 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 17 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Scott Johnson, Tiffany Crouse,

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12 Jul 2022 0 US$ 491.83

Open Water Dives 1-2
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
Nagawicka Lake
Orientation
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
eLearning Quick Quiz
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Store Tour
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Equipment Setup
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Swim Tests
Tue 12 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 1
Thu 14 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 2
Thu 14 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 3
Tue 19 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 4
Tue 19 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Confined Water 5
Thu 21 Jul 2022
05:30 PM
03 hours 00 minutes
Whitefish Bay High School
Instructor(s): Jennifer Otte,

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22 Jul 2022 4 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 22 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 23 Jul 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 24 Jul 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 30 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 31 Jul 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Brian Jensen, Tiffany Crouse,

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28 Jul 2022 0 US$ 491.83

Swim Tests
Thu 28 Jul 2022
10:00 AM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Thu 28 Jul 2022
11:30 AM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Thu 28 Jul 2022
01:00 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Orientation
Thu 28 Jul 2022
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Thu 28 Jul 2022
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Thu 28 Jul 2022
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Thu 28 Jul 2022
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Confined Water 4
Fri 29 Jul 2022
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Fri 29 Jul 2022
12:00 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Fri 29 Jul 2022
02:30 PM
90 minutes
Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 30 Jul 2022
07:30 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 31 Jul 2022
07:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Sun 31 Jul 2022
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Tiffany Crouse,

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12 Aug 2022 7 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 12 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 13 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 14 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sat 20 Aug 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 21 Aug 2022
08:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Scott Johnson,

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26 Aug 2022 8 US$ 491.83

Open Water Dives 1-2
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Orientation
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 26 Aug 2022
06:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Swim Tests
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 1
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 2
Sat 27 Aug 2022
12:30 PM
04 hours 30 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 3
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 4
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Confined Water 5
Sun 28 Aug 2022
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Cudahy Middle School
Instructor(s): Ronald Coutu, Jr, Scott Johnson,

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01 Jan 2023 68 US$ 491.83

Orientation
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
eLearning Quick Quiz
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Store Tour
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Equipment Setup
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Confined Water 1
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Confined Water 2
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 1-2
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Open Water Dives 3-4
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Confined Water 3
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Confined Water 4
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Confined Water 5
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Swim Tests
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA
Optional Adventure Dive
Sun 22 May 2022
10:45 AM
TBA

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