Open Water Diver - $425

Get Certified! Take a Scuba Lesson with the PADI Open Water Diver Course

Get your PADI scuba certification from The Dive Depot. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: 

  • Knowledge Development is where your adventure begins and you learn the basic principles of scuba diving safety and enjoyment.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn the basic scuba skills in a safe environment
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! 



To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must:

  • Be 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws).


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is... well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.


Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Open Water Diver course! 


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear. You will need your own mask, snorkel, fins and boots for the course as these are the basics of your scuba kit. The staff at The Dive Depot can help you make sure you are getting gear that will fit properly and you will be able to enjoy for years. Check out our student packages for masks, snorkels, fins and boots.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned. 

Note: Enroll in the PADI Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

Contact The Dive Depot to get your materials for your course. 


Start Now!

Contact The Dive Depot today to start your adventure. You can choose to start the course online or stop in the store to pick up your Crew Pack. 


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