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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    
08 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

eLearning Quick Quiz
Wed 08 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Orientation
Wed 08 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Sat 11 Jul 2020
09:30 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 11 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Sat 11 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 11 Jul 2020
11:30 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Sun 12 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 12 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Mon 13 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Tue 14 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Tue 14 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Nagawicka Lake

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10 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Equipment Setup
Fri 10 Jul 2020
05:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Orientation
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:30 PM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 10 Jul 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 10 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Confined Water 2
Fri 10 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Sat 11 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Sat 11 Jul 2020
02:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Sat 11 Jul 2020
03:00 PM
05 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Wed 15 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Thu 16 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Thu 16 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake

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13 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Swim Tests
Mon 13 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Mon 13 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Mon 13 Jul 2020
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Mon 13 Jul 2020
12:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Mon 13 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Mon 13 Jul 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Orientation
Mon 13 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Mon 13 Jul 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Mon 13 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Mon 13 Jul 2020
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Open Water Dives 1-3
Tue 14 Jul 2020
07:30 AM
08 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Wed 15 Jul 2020
07:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pearl Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Wed 15 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pearl Lake
Instructor(s): Jerry Otte,

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17 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 17 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 17 Jul 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 17 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 17 Jul 2020
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 18 Jul 2020
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 18 Jul 2020
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 18 Jul 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 19 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 19 Jul 2020
01:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sun 19 Jul 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center

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17 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Store Tour
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Equipment Setup
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Swim Tests
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Fri 17 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Sat 18 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Sat 18 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Sat 18 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Instructor(s): Bernard Johnson,

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20 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Store Tour
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Equipment Setup
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Swim Tests
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Mon 20 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Tue 21 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Tue 21 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Tue 21 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Thu 23 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Fri 24 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Fri 24 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake

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24 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 24 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 24 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Zoom
eLearning Quick Quiz
Sat 25 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Equipment Setup
Sat 25 Jul 2020
09:30 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 25 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Sat 25 Jul 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 25 Jul 2020
12:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Sun 26 Jul 2020
09:00 AM
90 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 26 Jul 2020
10:30 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 26 Jul 2020
11:30 AM
90 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Mon 27 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Tue 28 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Tue 28 Jul 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake

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31 Jul 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 31 Jul 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Zoom
Store Tour
Fri 31 Jul 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Zoom
Equipment Setup
Sat 01 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Swim Tests
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 1
Sat 01 Aug 2020
10:30 AM
30 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 2
Sat 01 Aug 2020
11:00 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 3
Sat 01 Aug 2020
12:00 PM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
eLearning Quick Quiz
Sat 01 Aug 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 4
Sun 02 Aug 2020
09:00 AM
60 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Confined Water 5
Sun 02 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
Pewaukee Private Pool
Open Water Dives 1-3
Mon 03 Aug 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Open Water Dive 4
Tue 04 Aug 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake
Optional Adventure Dive
Tue 04 Aug 2020
04:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Nagawicka Lake

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07 Aug 2020 0 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 07 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 07 Aug 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 07 Aug 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 07 Aug 2020
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 08 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 08 Aug 2020
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 08 Aug 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 09 Aug 2020
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 09 Aug 2020
01:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sun 09 Aug 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center

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21 Aug 2020 5 US$ 462.19

Orientation
Fri 21 Aug 2020
06:00 PM
45 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
eLearning Quick Quiz
Fri 21 Aug 2020
06:45 PM
15 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Store Tour
Fri 21 Aug 2020
07:00 PM
30 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Equipment Setup
Fri 21 Aug 2020
07:30 PM
60 minutes
Aquatic Adventures, Inc.
Swim Tests
Sat 22 Aug 2020
10:00 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 1
Sat 22 Aug 2020
11:30 AM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 2
Sat 22 Aug 2020
01:00 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 4
Sun 23 Aug 2020
10:30 AM
03 hours 00 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 5
Sun 23 Aug 2020
01:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center
Confined Water 3
Sun 23 Aug 2020
02:30 PM
90 minutes
UWM Klotsche Center

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