LEARN TO DIVE - PADI OPEN WATER

The Dive Shop Open Water Course
Learn to Dive Open Water

Courses Start at:

$175

Includes:

  • Classroom & Pool
    $94 value
  • Crew Pack Materials
    $75 value
  • DVD rental
    $6 value

PADI Open Water Diver Course 3-Step Process

Step 1 & 2

Knowledge Development & Confined Water Skill Development (pool)

To complete step 1 and 2 you have three options.

Option 1

Classroom
$175

  • Dive Crew Pack
    $75
  • Class & Pool Sessions I – V
    $94
  • DVD Rental
    $6

Option 2

eLearner
$335

  • eLeaner Crew Pack
    $62
  • Online Course
    $179
  • Pool Sessions I – V
    $94

Option 3

Digital/Touch Learner
$335

  • eLeaner Crew Pack
    $62
  • Digital Touch App
    $179
  • Pool Sessions I – V
    $94
  1. Traditional book & classroom sessions, with skill development in the pool.
  2. eLearning (online) knowledge development, with a written review-exam, as well as skill development in the pool. This choice provides knowledge development at your own pace and schedule.
  3. Digital Learning is equivalent to eLearning but is an app downloaded onto your touch device, with a review-exam, as well as skill development in the pool.

Step 3

Open Water Practicum

Step 3 requires 4 Open Water dives to complete the certification.

The Dive Shop offers 4 options to complete the Open Water requirement.

Option 1

Lake Pleasant, AZ
$234

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Option 2

Balmorhea, TX
$234

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Option 3

Himalaya Bay, MX
$274

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Option 4

San Carlos, MX
$434

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*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 CLASS AND CONFINED WATER FOR FREE!!!  CALL FOR DETAILS.

Why PADI Open Water?

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience or are PADI Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Details

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. (click here for copy of medical release)

If you are between 10 and 12 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

PADI Junior Open Water Diver Between 10 & 12 Years

If you are under 12 years old or have a child under 12, there is a  PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

A PADI Jr Open Water Diver the age of 12 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 meters/40 feet.

DUE TO LOWER INSTRUCTOR-TO-STUDENT RATIO THERE IS A $65 FEE ADDED TO THE CERTIFICATION TRIP FOR 10 & 11 YEAR OLDS.

Course includes:

  • 5 Classroom sessions
  • 5 Pool sessions (heated indoor pool)
  • Educational material
    • Text Book
    • Student Skills Slate
    • Log Book
    • eRDPML Calculator
    • Student folder
  • Educational Video or DVD rental
  • Student photos
  • FREE DAN diver insurance
  • 6 months FREE Dive Training Magazine
  • Use of Tanks, BCD, Regulator & Weights for all pool sessions

What you need to provide

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.

For ages 12 and up.

  • Minimum of 3 people or class may be canceled
  • $25 charge to reschedule class if within 7 days of the class.
  • PADI Certification card. (certification card paid at time of trip) $35

2018 Class Start Dates

  • December – 2017
    11
  • January
    2, 16, 30
  • March
    13th, 27
  • April
    10, 24
  • May
    1, 8, 15, 22, 29
  • June
    5, 12, 19, 26
  • July
    3, 10, 17, 24, 31
  • August
    7, 14, 21, 28
  • September
    4, 11, 18, 25
  • October
    2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  • November
    13, 20
  • December
    4, 18

*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.

Class Schedule

Tuesday 6:30PM -10:00PM
Orientation, equipment assembly, Class Chapter 1 & 2
Bring: books

Thursday 6:30PM -10:00PM
Class Chapters 3 & 4, Swim, tread
Bring: books, swimsuit, and towel

Saturday 7:00AM -4:00PM
Pool I, II; lunch; Class: dive computers, Classroom 5
Bring: Personnel gear, swimsuit, towel, books

Sunday 7:00AM -4:00PM
Pool III, IV, V, continuing education – Final Exam
Bring: Personnel gear, swimsuit, towel, books

NOTES:

  • Course is based on student reading manual, completing Knowledge Reviews and watching DVD, prior to class.
  • Students need their own personal equipment consisting of mask, fins, snorkel and boots.
  • The Dive Shop offers a 15% discount to all Open Water students on their personal equipment.

* 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.

REQUIRED RELEASE FORMS:

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.

ACCESS VIDEO ONLINE:

Student DVD

Watch on your favorite browser:

or download the app to watch the DVD online. You must have rented the DVD for access.

NOTES:      *The password will change regularly.  So contact your instructor if you need the password.
                      **For any issues with the video content or functionality please contact webmaster@azdiveshop.com

Call 520-326-DIVE for more information.

THE DIVE SHOP IS A PADI FIVE STAR INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT CENTER

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.