Your underwater adventures start here! Become a certified diver in our Beginning Scuba class and earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification today! Explore the unexplored, see fish and coral reefs up close, and join a wonderful community! It all starts by…
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Included in course fee.
Included in course fee.
Certification dives are required to complete your training. These dives must be completed over two consecutive days. Select your desired open water dive start date. Choose January 1 date if undecided, or leave blank if you will do your certification dives elsewhere.
Your underwater adventures start here! Become a certified diver in our Beginning Scuba class and earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification today! Explore the unexplored, see fish and coral reefs up close, and join a wonderful community! It all starts by booking a Beginning Scuba class today!
This course includes online training (about 10-15 hours done at home), pool training, and scuba dives in a lake or ocean. Just click the Details button next to the course start date below for a complete schedule. 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.
10 years old or older
Ability to swim 200 yards without stopping
Ability to tread or float in the water for 10 minutes
If you are planning to complete your open water dives elsewhere, perhaps on a tropical vacation, deselect the certification dives option on the registration page by clicking "Please Select". Deselecting certification dives will reduce the price of the class. If you wish to add the dives later, you can add them by calling us at (262) 938-6827.
When you do a referral, you will be able to complete all of your academic and pool training before you leave on your trip. That means 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.
Our course fee includes the following PADI materials:
PADI Open Water Diver Touch Certification Pack (eLearning course)
PADI Computer Simulator Access Card
Use of life support equipment (wetsuit, weights, tanks, BCD, and regulator)
PADI Open Water Diver certification fee
This means you will have all the PADI materials needed to complete your academic training and set you on your way to becoming a certified diver. It also means you will save a substantial amount of classroom time over traditional PADI certification programs where you need to spend hours in a classroom. In addition, you will also own materials you can use and refer back to later.
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 pages for more information or calls us at (262) 938-6827.
We also 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.
If you do not see a date that works for you, Aquatic Adventures has other options to ensure you have time to complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification. Customized schedules can be arranged for an additional fee. If the dates provided below do not work, select the 01 JAN class. Someone from our staff will call you to arrange another date. You can also call us at (262) 938-6827 to arrange for customized schedules and private instruction. Our team will work with your schedule to ensure you can complete your training.