Open Water Diver Course
200 yd swim (any style) and 10 minute float required for certification.
Certain Medical Conditions could preclude activity. See Medical Statement for more information.
Scuba Diving will transform your life and PADI is the world's largest recreational dive training organization.
Open Water Diver is where it all begins. The certification process requires pool training, academic knowledge and open water diving. These steps can easily be worked into any schedule with our online academics and pool schedules. We offer pool and academic training all year long and for your open water diving you can take a referral or dive locally with us May thru October.
Study when you are ready and move at your own pace. The classroom portion is completed online using the PADI Online Course link. You will pay PADI directly but you will need to use this link to ensure you have registered as an Aquatic Realm Student.
This course prepares you for your open water training dives and certification.
(Pre-Registration Required with Aquatic Realm after academic (online) enrollment. Space Limited due to small class sizes! Register Early!) This is where the fun begins. Once you have finished your academic studies it's time to go diving. The pool training begins. All sessions must be attended in order based on course standards. Referral paperwork is included in this fee.
Our Pool is Onsite, Indoor & Heated, built exclusively for SCUBA training
Each Student Must Have Their Own Boots, Mask, Snorkel & Fins
We refer to your dive mask, snorkel, fins and boots as personal dive equipment, the equipment that will make your diving enjoyable, so fit is the key word here. Exclusively at Aquatic Realm Scuba Center we offer the "in water fit guarantee" on our dive equipment. By enrolling in our professional fit program for $100 and purchasing your dive boots ($49 - $65), our Trained Professionals will custom fit the personal dive gear that works best for you. This added to their expertise and finding the right gear for the right price makes this program unbeatable. Simply apply your $100 voucher to your choices from our extensive selection of colors and sizes and in no time you will have the "perfect fit" personal dive equipment for years and years of enjoyment.
(Includes Training, BCD, Regulators, Tanks (Air Fills), Weights & Wetsuit)
To complete your PADI Open Water training you will apply and demonstrate what you learned during four Open Water Dives, done over two days, at our local dive site.
Note: Dive Computer and/or Underwater Timing Device Required but not included in above price.
You will be required to complete a medical statement before any in water training. This information is confidential and, because it identifies medical conditions that may be affected by diving, it is vital that you are complete and accurate. If any of the conditions apply to you, you will need to consult with a physician and receive written clearance before any in water training. If you require a physician's approval for diving, you may print the medical statement (6 pages) complete it and take it to your physician for approval. Then bring all (6 pages) back to the dive center.
- Payment is required at time of enrollment along with completed medical release form to reserve spot.
- Must complete academics prior to attending first class session.
- Enrollment closes 3 days prior to start of class.
- All paperwork and class requirements must be completed prior to start of first class.
- Fees are fully earned upon start of class, there are no refunds on unused portions.
- Failure to attend (no-show) your scheduled class or requesting a refund less than 96 hours before class starts results in No Refund.
- Full Course Refund minus $50 Administrative Fee, if requested 96 hours before start of class.
- Course Rescheduling Fee is $50 per occurrence
- Academic Materials are not refundable.
- Each student must have their own set of new/unused materials.
Academic Training valid for 1 year - Pool Training valid for 1 year
If it is less than 6 months between pool and open water training with Aquatic Realm Scuba Center one pool refresher will be required at no charge prior to open water at Aquatic Realm. Additional refreshers are $85 each. 6 months to a year since training the required refresher will be $150 and a quiz may be required. Longer than 12 months and you will need to retake the entire course at full price.