You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection.
PADI eLearning lets you:
Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development – including facts, principles and concepts – and dive skills including techniques and methods. PADI Open Water Diver Online uses videos, audio, graphics and reading to help you learn, plus short quizzes that let you gauge your progress, and then offers a review of anything you happen to miss. You develop dive skills during actual dives with a one of our instructors. By completing knowledge development online, you’re ready to meet with your instructor and start having fun in the water.
Note: Prior to pool access, all eLearners must fill out a student folder in its entirety. One section is a medical questionnaire, which may require a medical release from a physician. Please inquire in the shop.
To complete step 1 you have two options.
The confined water skills portion requires you to register for one of our open water classes and join during the scheduled pool sessions. (Thursday for the swim/tread and Saturday & Sunday for the skills)
Step 3 requires 4 Open Water dives to complete the certification.
The Dive Shop offers 4 options to complete the Open Water requirement.
*The Open Water portion must be completed within 1 year of starting the knowledge development or the process must be started from the beginning.
Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.
No hidden class fees.
*ALL ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL RECEIVE CONFINED WATER FOR FREE!!! CALL FOR DETAILS.
Required Personal Gear: Mask, Fin, Snorkel, Boots and whistle
Students receive a 15% discount on their required gear purchase.
(Sale Items Not Included)
*note that scuba and snorkel equipment are not always compatible.
*The above dates are the Tuesday which the class starts. Class days are Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday of the same week. For example, January has three scheduled classes. The first class of the month is Tuesday January 3rd and includes January 5th, 7th and 8th.
Thursday 8:30PM -10:00PM
Bring: books, swimsuit, and towel
Saturday 7:00AM -4:00PM
Pool I, II
Bring: Personal gear, swimsuit, towel
Sunday 7:00AM -4:00PM
Pool III, IV, V, Quick Review Exam
Bring: Personal gear, swimsuit, towel, eRDPml
eLearners join conventional class sessions for the pool sessions, they just don’t attend the Tuesday/Thursday knowledge portions.
* Military personnel are responsible for their training materials
** Open water dives require Whistle and Surface marker buoy
*** 4 open water dives required for certification. Certification trip not included
**** The Free DAN Dive Insurance is valid through the final training dive.
Medical release form required – Click here
Doctor release is only needed if you answered “YES” to any medical questions, for your safety answer all questions honestly, a “YES” doesn’t mean that you can’t SCUBA, you just need your doctor’s approval.
Call 520-326-DIVE for more information.
The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.