Welcome to the World of SCUBA Diving!
We at Diver Dan’s look forward to helping you get started into the exciting world of SCUBA Diving. If you have any questions or would like to sign up stop by or call us. See you “Down Under”!
The total training fees are $395.00. The fees are broken down as follows:
$195.00 Registration Fee
$200.00 Instructor / Certification Fee
You can also register online by paying the $195.00 registration fee. Your instructor will collect the remaining fees in person.
No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date.
We offer the PADI Open Water SCUBA Course with two different schedule formats.
The Weeknight Format is a two week class consisting of eight classroom/pool sessions (four per week), and ocean dives on the final weekend of the class. The ocean dives consist of four SCUBA dives and one snorkeling dive (optional).
The Weekend Accelerated Format is the exact same course as our regular format except that it is done in only two weekends! This two-weekend course consists of all the class and pool sessions in the first weekend and ocean dives on the second weekend.
Weeknight Format (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs @ 7-10pm for Two Weeks)
|Start Date||Day||Format||Ocean Dates||Instructors||January 23, 2017||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||February 4/5||T Cotter/ Randal Spangler|
|February 20||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||March 4/5||Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston|
|March 20||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||April 1/2||Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovski|
|April 17||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||April 29/30||Kirk Epperly/ Bob Halem|
|May 15||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||May 27/28||Greg Olson/ Mike McConnell|
|June 12||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||July 1/2||Ray Ellersick/ Bob Halem|
|July 10||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||July 22/23||Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu|
|August 7||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||August 19/20||Graham Richards/ Jim Patton|
|September 11||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||September 23/24||Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner|
|October 9||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||October 21/22||Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo|
|November 6||Monday||M/Tu/W/Th||November 18/19||Laura Rinde/ Craig Blair|
Weekend Accelerated Format (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
|Start Date||Day||Format||Ocean Dates||Instructors|
|Jan 6, 2017||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 14/15||Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu|
|Jan 13.||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 21/22||Greg Olson/ Mike McConnell|
|Jan. 20||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 28/29||Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston|
|Jan. 27||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 4/5||Graham Richards/ Jim Patton|
|Feb. 3||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 11/12||Ray Ellersick/Bob Halem|
|Feb. 10||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 18/19||Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner|
|Feb. 17||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 25/26||T Cotter/ Randal Spangler|
|Feb. 24||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 4/5||Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky|
|March 3||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 11/12||Laura Rinde/ Craig Blair|
|March 10||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 18/19||Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu|
|March 17||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 25/26||Graham Richards/ Jim Patton|
|March 24||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 1/2||Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo|
|April 7||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 22/23||Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston|
|April 21||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 29/30||Greg Olson/ Mike McConnell|
|April 28||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 6/7||Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky|
|May 5||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 13/14||Laura Rinde/ Craig Blair|
|May 12||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 20/21||Ray Ellersick|
|May 19||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 27/28||Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo|
|May 26||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 3/4||T Cotter/ Randal Spangler|
|June 2||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 10/11||Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer|
|June 9||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 17/18||Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu|
|June 16||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 24/25||Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner|
|June 23||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 1/2||Greg Olson/ Mike McConnell|
|July 7||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 15/16||Graham Richards/ Jim Patton|
|July 14||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 22/23||Ray Ellersick/ Bob Halem|
|July 21||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 29/30||T Cotter/ Randal Spangler|
|July 28||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 5/6||Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston|
|Aug. 4||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 12/13||Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky|
|Aug. 11||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 19/20||Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner|
|Aug. 18||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 26/27||Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu|
|Sept. 8||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept 16/17||Laura Rinde/ Craig Blair|
|Sept. 15||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept 23/24||Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo|
|Sept. 22||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept 30/Oct 1||Graham Richards/ Jim Patton|
|Sept. 29||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 7/8||Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston|
|Oct. 6||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 14/15||Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer|
|Oct. 13||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 21/22||Greg Olson/ Mike McConnell|
|Oct. 20||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 28/29||Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky|
|Oct. 27||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 4/5||Laura Rinde/ Craig Blair|
|Nov. 3||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 18/19||T Cotter/ Randal Spangler|
|Nov. 10||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 18/19||Ray Ellersick/ Bob Halem|
|Nov. 17||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec 2/3||Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo|
|Dec. 1||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec 9/10||Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer|
|Dec. 8||Friday||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec 16/17||Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner|
Before the class begins you will need the PADI Open Water Student Kit and PADI Open Water DVD (The DVD may be rented). The student kit includes the PADI Open Water Diver Manual, Dive Tables, Logbook, and a Student Record File. An internet eLearning option from PADI is also available (ask for details).
Before your first pool session you will need your own personal gear which includes a Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots and Gloves. Diver Dan’s offers a 10% discount on these five items when you sign up for a class!
If you wish to skip the traditional classroom training, one option you have is to do your classroom training Online (additional cost) Click on the image below to learn more about PADI’s eLearning.
Cost of Traditional Classroom Materials Versus Online e Leaning
Traditional: Open Water Crew Pak ($74.99) & DVD Rental ($9.99) = $84.98
Online: PADI eLearning ($169.99) & eLearning Crew Pak ($46.99) = $216.98
It costs $132.00 LESS to do Traditional Classroom Learning
The rest of your SCUBA diving equipment is included in the rental fee listed above. This includes your Wetsuit, Hood, Regulator, Weight Belt, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), and Aluminum Tanks. If you purchase all of these items from Diver Dan’s before your Ocean Dives, you will receive a $100 Rebate!
If you are currently under the care of a medical doctor, or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a physician, you will need to have a signed medical release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.
To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form to review before coming to class.