PADI Open Water Certification

Diving is a life changing experience that opens up a whole new world that few have access to. From vibrant coral reefs to barren ship wrecks, the ocean holds secrets that it is just waiting to share with you. Begin your open water experience today with us here at Planet Scuba and let us be the first to welcome you to one of the greatest adventures you will ever embark upon.


Who Should Take this Course?

Everyone of good health and a desire to learn should join us in becoming an open water diver. You must be at least 10 years old with adequate swimming skills but no other prior experience needed. Our expert staff will show you everything you need to know to be diving in no time.

Not yet 10 years old? No worries! Check out our summer camp for kids here! A medical form is required for all students. You can find the form here to get a jump start!


About the Course:  Getting your open water certification is split into three parts: academic, pool dives, and open water check-out dives. Here at Planet Scuba we combine the academic and pool sessions into one week of fun followed by your choice of destination for the third section (open water check-out dives) to easily fit your schedule. All students are required to provide personal dive-rated gear which includes mask, snorkel, booties and fins. Our knowledgeable staff gladly specially fits each person for gear tailored to their diving and personal style.


Course Includes

  • 4 Classroom Sessions
  • Bookmark
  • Material Bag
  • 5 Pool Dives
  • Student Folder
  • Student Photo
  • Logbook
  • Pen and Stickers
  • Certification processing fee
  • DAN (Divers Alert Network) Insurance
  • 6 months free subscription to Dive Training Magazine
  • Free Life Time Refreshers upon completion of certification
  • Free use of tanks, weights, BCD, wetsuit, regulator, and computer  

**Students are required to rent the PADI Open Water DVD on the first day of class for a $25 fee. This is fully refundable upon return.

Course Schedule

Tuesday Thursday Saturday Sunday
When: 6:00pm-9:00pm Where: Planet Scuba What: Academic Session 1 and certification photo When: 5:30pm-9:00pm Where: Planet Scuba What: Academic Session 2 and gear fittings When: 8:00am-4:00pm Where: Planet Scuba and POPP Kidz  What: Academic Session 3 and Pool Session 1 When: 8:00am-4:00pm Where: Planet Scuba and POPP Kidz What: Academic Session 4 and Pool Session 1
Check our schedule of upcoming classes to get started! Dates don’t work for you? Check out our e-learning option or call us for information about private lessons!
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