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
Jan 8 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Jan 20/21 T cotter/ Mark Havlek
Feb 5 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Feb 17/18 Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston
March 5 Monday M/Tu/W/Th March 17/18 Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovski
April 9 Monday M/Tu/W/Th April 21/22 Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer
May 7 Monday M/Tu/W/Th May 19/20 Ray Ellersick/ Bob Halem
June 4 Monday M/Tu/W/Th June 16/17 Randall Spangler/ Kevin Hoyt
July 9 Monday M/Tu/W/Th July 21/22 Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu
Aug 6 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Aug 18/19 Graham Richards/ Muddit Duggal
Sept 10 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Sept 22/23 Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner
Oct 8 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Oct 20/21 Adam Zeno/ Matt Tabel/ John Kim
Nov 5 Monday M/Tu/W/Th Nov 17/18 Laura Rinde/ Dan Greenberg

Weekend Accelerated Format (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)

Start Date Day Format Ocean Dates Instructors
Jan 5, 2018 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 13/14 Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu
Jan 12. Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 20/21 Greg Olson/ Yuko Takegoshi
Jan. 19 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Jan. 27/28 Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston
Jan. 26 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Feb. 3/4 Graham Richards/ Muddit Duggal
Feb. 2 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Feb. 10/11 Randall Spangler/ Kevin Hoyt
Feb. 9 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Feb. 17/18 Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner
Feb. 16 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Feb. 24/25 T Cotter/ Randal Spangler
Feb. 23 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun March 3/4 Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky
March 2 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun March 10/11 Laura Rinde/ Dan Greenberg
March 9 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun March 17/18 Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu
March 16 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun March 24/25 Graham Richards/ Muddit Duggal
March 23 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun April 7/8 Adam Zeno/ Matt Tabel/ John Kim
April 6 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun April 14/15 Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston
April 20 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun April 28/29 Greg Olson/ Yuko Takegoshi
April 27 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun May 5/6 Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky
May 4 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun May 12/13 Laura Rinde/ Dan Greenberg
May 11 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun May 19/20 Randall Spangler/ Kevin Hoyt
May 18 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun May 26/27 Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo
May 25 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun June 2/3 T Cotter/ Randal Spangler
June 1 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun June 9/10 Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer
June 8 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun June 16/17 Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu
June 15 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun June 23/24 Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner
June 22 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun June 10/July 1 Greg Olson/ Yuko Takegoshi
July 6 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun July 14/15 Graham Richards/ Muddit Duggal
July 13 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun July 21/22 Randall Spangler/ Kevin Hoyt
July 20 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun July 28/29 T Cotter/ Randal Spangler
July 27 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Aug. 4/5 Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston
Aug. 3 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Aug. 11/12 Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky
Aug. 10 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Aug. 18/19 Jim Van Gogh/ Todd Penner
Aug. 17 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Aug. 18/19 Fabio Romani/ Deanna Chu
Sept. 7 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Sept 15/16 Laura Rinde/ Dan Greenberg
Sept. 14 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Sept 22/23 Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo
Sept. 21 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Sept 29/30 Graham Richards/ Muddit Duggal
Sept. 28 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Oct. 6/7 Todd Sieber/ Ian Puleston
Oct. 5 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Oct. 13/14 Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer
Oct. 12 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Oct. 20/21 Greg Olson/ Yuko Takegoshi
Oct. 19 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Oct. 27/28 Tom Yang/ Roman Smolgovsky
Oct. 26 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Nov. 3/4 Laura Rinde/ Dan Greenberg
Nov. 2 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Nov. 10/11 T Cotter/ Randal Spangler
Nov. 9 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Nov. 17/18 Randall Spangler/ Kevin Hoyt
Nov. 16 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Dec 1/2 Adam Zeno/ Carlos Melo
Dec. 7 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Dec 15/16 Kirk Epperly/ John Meyer
Dec. 14 Friday Fri/Sat/Sun Dec 22/23 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