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.

Class Format

We offer the PADI Open Water SCUBA Course with two different schedule formats:
  1. The Weekend Accelerated Format is a two week format consisting of three days of classroom and pool sessions on the first weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday), and 2 days of ocean dives on the second weekend (Saturday/Sunday only).
  2. 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).

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.

What You Will Need To Buy

Before the class begins you will need the

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:

Diver Dan’s offers a 10% discount on these five items when you sign up for a class.

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


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

Rentals for your SCUBA diving equipment is included in the registration fee listed above. This includes your:

  • Wetsuit (two piece 7mm), Hood, Regulator (with Dive Computer, Compass & Whistle), Weight Belt and Weights, 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?

To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download thePADI Medical Release Formto review before coming to class.

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 other drugs; he or she will be asked to leave the class immediately.  The customer will forfeit all fees paid.  There will be no refunds.

Cancellation Policy

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

2021/2022 Schedule

Weekend Accelerated Format(Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
Start Date 2021DayFormatOcean DatesInstructor
October 22, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 30/31Epperly/Halem
October 29, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 6/7Cotter/Pere
November 5, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 13/14Rinde/Manupella
November 12, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 20/21Tabel/Teachout
November 19, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 27/28Epperly/Halem
December 3, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 11/12Havlek/Zaugg
December 10, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 18/19Chu/Niemiec
January 7, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 15/16Karahroudy/Bourquin
January 14, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 23/24Epperly/Halem
January 21, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 29/30Hoyt/Butatis
January 28, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 5/6Duggal/Vandercook
February 4, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 12/13Kim/Wilson
February 11, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 19/20Chu/Niemiec
February 18, 2022 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 26/27Cotter/Pere
February 25, 2022 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 5/6Smolgovski/Mayer
March 4, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 12/13Duggal/Vandercook
March 11, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 19/20Karahroudy/Bourquin
March 18, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 26/27Rinde/Manupella
March 25, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 2/3Tabel/Teachout
April 1, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 9/10Havlek/Zaugg
April 8, 2022Spring SaleNo ClassNo ClassNo Class
April 15, 2022Easter WeekendNo ClassNo ClassNo Class
April 22, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 30/May 1Rinde/Manupella
April 29, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 7/8Hoyt/Butatis
May 6, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 14/15Smolgovski/Mayer
May 13, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 21/22Kim/Wilson
May 20, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 28/29Tabel/Teachout
May 27, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 4/5Cotter/Pere
June 3, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 11/12Epperly/Halem
June 10, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 18/19Havlek/Zaugg
June 17, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 25/26Karahroudy/Bourquin
June 24, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 2/3Chu/Niemiec
July 1, 20224th of JulyNo ClassNo ClassNo Class
July 8, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 16/17Duggal/Vandercook
July 15, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 23/24Kim/Wilson
July 22, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 30/31Cotter/Pere
July 29, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug 6/7Hoyt/Butatis
August 5, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 13/14Chu/Niemiec
August 12, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug 20/21Smolgovski/Mayer
August 19, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 27/28Karahroudy/Bourquin
August 26, 2022Mega SaleNo ClassNo ClassNo Class
September 2, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 10/11Kim/Wilson
September 9 ,2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 17/18Tabel/Teachout
September 16, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 24/25Duggal/Vandercook
September 23, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 1/2Hoyt/ Butatis
September 30, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 8/9Rinde/Manupella
October 7 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 15/16Havlek/Zaugg
October 14, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 22/23Smolgovski/Mayer
October 21, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 29/30Epperly/Halem
October 28, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 5/6Cotter/Pere
November 4, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 12/13Rinde/Manupella
November 11, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 19/20Tabel/Teachout
November 18, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 3/4Epperly/Halem
December 2, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 10/11Havlek/Zaugg
December 9, 2022(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunDec. 17/18Chu/Niemiec
Weeknight Format(Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs @ 7-10pm for Two Weeks)
Start Date 2021DayFormatOcean DatesInstructor
November 8, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 20/21Rinde/Manupella
January 3, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJan. 15/16Cotter/Pere
February 7, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThFeb. 19/20Hoyt/Butatis
March 7, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMarch 19/20Smolgovski/Mayer
April 11, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThApril 23/24Epperly/Halem
May 2, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMay 14/15Havlek/Zaugg
June 6, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJune 18/19Kim/Wilson
July 11, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJuly 23/24Karahroudy/Bourquin
August 1, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThAug. 13/14Duggal/Vandercook
September 12, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThSept. 24/25Chu/Niemiec
October 3, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThOct. 15/16Tabel/Teachout
November 7, 2022(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 19/20Rinde/Manupella

Classes scheduled less than 24 hours prior to the class start time are not guaranteed. Please call the store for more details.


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