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PADI Open Water Diver

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


What will you learn?

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

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Four Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to  get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

How can you start learning now?

You can start learning with PADI’s home-study materials,  the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video. Give us a call today to enroll in the course and get your materials. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

Our Courses

We promise to give you the most educational scuba diving experience possible. We won't rush you through the pool skills all in one day. We conduct our pool sessions over 2-3 days with 8-12 hours of training. If a student needs extra time in the pool to master skills we will arrange additional sessions at no extra charge.

We start with an orientation to complete paperwork, fit you for rental gear, and go over the details of the course.  We'll meet for 2 classroom sessions to review your knowledge reviews and take quizzes, then you'll meet 2-3 times for pool training. Next the fun begins. You'll complete 3 dives from a boat at either Catalina or Anacapa Island and a shore dive at one of our local beaches.

Course includes:​

  • Tuition

  • PADI Open Water Diver eLearning code 

  • One dive boat trip with air fills

  • PADI Open Water Diver certification card 

  • Scuba gear rentals

Cost: $799       

Students must furnish their own scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots and gloves. All of this can be purchased through us at a discounted cost.

Next Step

Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, so don’t wait. We currently offer two options for enrolling in the Open Water Diver course, either through the City of Palmdale or by contacting us directly.

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