Open Water Class

Certification Course

Open Water Class

The Open Water class will teach you all the aspects of scuba diving so that you you can enjoy the sport with friends and family for years to come. I am both a PADI and SSI Master Instructor and have thousands of dives under my belt and have certified well over 500 students so far. You will be in excellent hands.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® or SSI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba courses.

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Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Open Water Diver course consists of three parts:

  • Knowledge Development (online or text book and DVD)
  • Confined Water Session (pool) to learn basic scuba skills
  • Four Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!


You must be at least 10 years old, be able to swim and have a sense of adventure!


The Open Water Class is held over 3 or 4 half days depending on your schedule.


  • Must complete a medical form. A doctors approval is only required if any of the questions are answered with a “yes”
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract. Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Classes with a 10 or 11 year old are kept with a maximum instructor ratio of 1:2.
  • I recommend you enroll for diving insurance which is provided to you at no charge by Divers Alert Network. Sign up is required.
  • Classes are paid for in full before any training materials are issued.
  • Must have your own mask, snorkel and fins that are suitable for scuba diving (no cheap-o snorkel gear). These items are available for sale if you don’t already own them.


All classes are conducted privately for you or your group. You will be given as much pool time as you need prior to doing any open water diving. Pool and academic sessions can be held at your home or my location.

  • 1 person: $895
  • 2-3 people $695 each
  • 4-6 people $595 each

Classes include all academic training materials, use of tanks, weights, BCD, Regulator, Wet suit (if needed), pool session(s), two shore dives (Blue Heron Bridge) and two boat dives. A digital or plastic certification card upon completion.

Nitrox (enriched air) Certification can be combined with this class for $149

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