About the Open Water Course
PADI® Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.
By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world.
Take This Course If You Want to
Explore the other 70 percent of our planet
Support ocean protection
See things you've never seen before
Learn from a scuba diving expert
Carry the world's most recognized scuba certification
Learn How to
Be a confident and skilled diver
Assemble and use scuba gear
Manage your buoyancy
Respectfully approach marine life
Handle common problems
How to Earn your Scuba Diving Certification
Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology (either offline or online), then learn basic scuba skills in a pool (or pool-like environment) with a highly trained PADI Instructor. When you're ready, make four dives in an open water environment (the ocean, a lake) with your instructor supporting you every step of the way.
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you.
It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours
With Your Instructor
Practice using scuba gear in a pool (or pool-like environment) until you're comfortable. PADI training includes practice "mini dives" to help you build confidence in your new abilities before making four dives in open water.
Prerequisites: Able to swim; medically fit for diving
Total time commitment: 4-7 days
Minimum age: 10 years or older
Depth: expect shallow dives (12m/40ft), the maximum allowed depth is 18m/60ft
Cost includes the cost of elearning which is paid directly to PADI and balance paid at shop at the time of Classes.
Students required to have Personal Gear (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and Boots) Discounted Student packages available.
Summer Shop Hours: Fall Shop Hours: Winter Shop Hours:
May-September October-November December-April
9 am-6 pm 9 am-5 pm 10 am-5 pm
7 Days a Week Mon-Sat Mon-Sat
Sunday Closed Sunday Closed