PADI Open Water Course

Learn From The Experts In Diver Training

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”!

Training Fees

The total training fees are $395.00. The fees are broken down as follows:

$195.00 Registration Fee
$200.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

Online Registration For PADI Open Water Course

You can also register online by paying the $195.00 registration fee. Your instructor will collect the remaining fees in person.

Cancellation Policy

No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date.

Class Schedule

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

What You Will Need To Buy

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


What You May Rent

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!

Medical Concerns or Questions?

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.

Store Address

Store Hours

Monday-Friday: 10am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10am to 6pm

Phone Numbers

Local: (408) 984-5819
Toll Free: 1-800-24-SCUBA

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