The Open Water Course
This is where you’ll start if you are a non-diver!
We’ve refined this course over decades to produce comfortable, self-sufficient, and most importantly, safe, divers that can go scuba diving anywhere in the world!
How to get started
All of our courses are built on a custom basis. You’ll never find group Open Water Course dates on our site!
1. Come into the store!
We love to sit down with all our customers to discuss goals, deadlines or upcoming trips, and your availability for lessons.
If you can’t make it in, give us a call!
2. Discuss your availability with your instructor
After our initial chat, we’ll pair you up with an instructor that meets your deadline and availability. They’ll reach out to you to start scheduling your classes and certification dives!
3. Schedule your sessions
You and your instructor will work out a schedule. If anything comes up, you can cancel or reschedule directly with them. And if they have others in the same stage as you, they’ll always ask before joining your lessons with another student.
No matter the reason, no matter how much equipment you’ve gotten, if you don’t like diving, we’ll refund everything!
We understand this is completely new to you. We’re here to guide you into the best equipment and comfortably lead you through the training.
Open Water Course: $750
1. Digital Coursework
We’ll create your account in Scuba Schools International (SSI) where you’ll go through your coursework, take quizzes, log dives, and view certifications.
2. Four Pool Sessions
You’ll have four 4-hour pool sessions here. Each session includes time in the classroom and pool.
3. Two days of Certification Dives
You’ll complete 5 certification dives over two days in two 4-hour sessions.
*This is a typical timeline that can be adjusted based on your needs and our pool/instructor availability
Free Lesson Program
Purchase your Total Dive System with us and we’ll return the price of the lessons and certification dives. Plus give you the Nitrox Course, your first Advanced Specialty!
If your Total Dive System is over a certain value, you’ll also get three additional Advanced Specialties! This allows you to easily become an advanced diver!
Before you begin class, you’ll have to do a few things.
You’ll have to purchase snorkeling equipment. Including a mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and depending on your certification dive location and date, a wetsuit.
You’ll be asked to sign a few forms on your SSI Profile. One is a medical form that might require a medical provider’s signature (MD or DO).
Ready to get started?
Come on in, or call us, to get started! We’ll register you for digital material, discuss your schedule and deadline, take payment, and discuss the next steps!
Want to try it at home?
Get the first three sections of your digital material for free!
If you want a taste of what the course is like, start with the digital material! Fill out your information below, and in a few days, you should get an automated email from Scuba Schools International, SSI, instructing you to log in.