THE PADI OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION COURSE
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 Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. (10 & 11 yr olds need private class). You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Here at Dolphin the course can be done in as a little as 2 weeks. The class is broken into 2 parts.
Part 1 is home study (Done before class meets), class and pool sessions. Weeknight classes start at 6:30 pm and go until about 10 pm. The weekend classes are from 9 am to about 4 pm. Express Saturday 1 day Class is 9 am until about 6 pm. Express class requires doing the home study on-line.
Part 2 is the 4 Open Water dives done over 2 days. There are 3 venues for the dives varying with conditions and time of year. You must complete parts 1 and 2 to get certified.
Costs are shown in sections: Tuition, Academic Materials, Required Equipment and Rentals. Choosing Part 1 and Part 2 above will pay your Tuition and reserve your class dates. You will need to purchase your class materials before class to complete the required home study. Please come by the store or follow the links on this page to get the materials.
Tuition: The tuition pays for instructor fees, pool and classroom use. It also covers use of regulators, buoyancy control device (BCD), tanks and weight belts in the pool sessions.
Group OpenWater Classes Private OpenWater Classes
(Per person) (Per person) Call to set up on your schedule
Part 1: Class & Pool Sessions $99 Class & Pool Lake Dives Ocean Dives
Part 2: Open Water Dives 1 Person $250 $250 $350
Monterey or Lake Tahoe $99 2 People $225 $225 $300
Local Lake $79 3 People $200 $200 $250
Academic Materials Paper OR Academic Materials Digital
Part # 60353 Crew Pack $59.98 Open Water Digital Part # 60460-1 $169
Part # 70831 Video $30.00 Required for Express Class
Part # 10020 PIC On-line $20.00 Optional for Weeknight and Weekend Class
Part # 60353PAC (includes all above) $109.98 Includes On-Line PIC, Log Book and Student Record File
You will need to own your own Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Neoprene Boots, Underwater Compass, Whistle and Alternate Air Sourse Retainer. We have a great selection of equipment with great prices with student and package discounts. Expect to pay from $150 to $300 for a set-up.
Scuba Equipment needed for Open Water Dives
Available for Rental or Purchase, you will need to have a Regulator with Computer, Buoyancy Compensator, Tanks (2 for Ocean, 4 for lake), Wetsuit, Hood, Gloves and Weight. While you are enrolled in any class at Dolphin you will receive a special student rate for rentals. Rental package is about $60.00 for Ocean dives and about $70.00 for Lake dives.
See Cost guide HERE
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