PADI Open Water Course


Learn From The Experts In Diver Training

Although we have our Open Water Course schedule posted we are unable to offer them at this time due to Santa Clara County COVID19 restrictions on indoor pool use. Please check availability of our course by calling us at 408-984-5819 before signing up.

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 $425.00. The fees are broken down as follows:

$200.00 Registration Fee
$225.00 Instructor / Certification Fee

What You Will Need To Buy

Before the class begins you will need the PADI Open Water Crew 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!

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 2020DayFormatOcean DatesInstructor
January 6, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJan. 18/19Cotter / Geer
February 3, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThFeb. 15/16Hoyt / Butatis
March 2, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMarch 14/15Smolgovski / Mayer
April 13, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThApril 25/26Epperly / Halem
May 4, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMay 16/17Havlek/Zaugg
June 1, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJune 13/14Anderson / Dollar
July 6, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJuly 18/19Gallender / Wilson / Kim
August 3, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThAug. 15/16Duggal / Vandercook
September 14, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThSept. 26/27Romani /Chu
October 5, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThOct. 17/18Tabel / Cervantes
November 9, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 21/22Rinde / Greenberg
Weekend Accelerated Format  (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
Start Date 2020DayFormatOcean DatesIsntructor
January 3, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 11/12Gallender / Wilson / Kim
January 10, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 18/19Havlek/Zaugg
January 17, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 25/26Hoyt / Butatis
January 24, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 1/2Duggal / Vandercook
January 31, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 8/9Anderson / Dollar
February 7, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 15/16Romani /Chu
February 14, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 22/23Cotter / Geer
February 21, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 29/March 1Smolgovski / Mayer
February 28, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMar 7/8Duggal / Vandercook
March 6, 2020
(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMar 14/15Gallender / Wilson / Kim
March 13, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 21/22Rinde / Greenberg
March 20, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 28/29Tabel/Cervantes
March 27, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 4/5Epperly / Halem
April 3, 2020Spring SaleNo ClassNo Class
April 10, 2020Easter WeekendNo ClassNo Class
April 17, 2020 Course Full(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 25/26Hoyt / Butatis
April 24, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 2/3Rinde / Greenberg
May 1, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 9/10Smolgovski / Mayer
May 8, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 16/17Anderson / Dollar
May 15, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 23/24Tabel/Cervantes
May 22, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 30/31Cotter / Geer
May 29, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 6/7Epperly / Halem
June 5, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 13/14Havlek/Zaugg
June 12, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 20/21Romani /Chu
June 19, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 27/28Gallender / Wilson / Kim
June 26, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 11/12Duggal / Vandercook
July 3, 20204 th of July
July 10, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 18/19Anderson / Dollar
July 17, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 25/26Cotter / Geer
July 24, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 1/2Hoyt / Butatis
July 31, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 8/9Romani /Chu
August 7, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 15/16Smolgovski / Mayer
August 21, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 29/30Anderson / Dollar
August 28, 2020MEGA SaleNo ClassNo Class
September 4, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 12/13Tabel / Kim
September 11, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 19/20Duggal / Vandercook
September 18, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 26/27Hoyt / Butatis
September 25, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 3/4Rinde / Greenberg
October 2, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 10/11Havlek/Zaugg
October 9, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 17/18Smolgovski / Mayer
October 16, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 24/25Epperly / Halem
October 23, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 31/Nov. 1Cotter / Geer
October 30, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 7/8Rinde / Greenberg
November 6, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 14/15Tabel/Cervantes
November 13, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 21/22Epperly / Halem
November 20, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 5/6Havlek/Zaugg
November 27, 2020Thanksgiving WeekendNo ClassNo Class
December 4, 2020Holiday SaleNo ClassNo Class
December 11, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 19/20Romani /Chu
 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 ($79.99) & DVD Rental ($9.99) = $89.98
Online: PADI eLearning ($195.00) & eLearning Crew Pak ($49.99) = $244.99
It costs $155.01 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.

Diver Dan’s puts safety first.  If any customer, while enrolled in a class of Diver Dan’s , is observed to be under the influence of alcohol,  marijuana, or drugs; he or she will be asked to leave the class immediately.  The customer will forfeit all fees paid.  There will be no refunds.

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.

Cancellation Policy

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


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