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 the exact same course as our weeknight 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.
  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 the PADI Medical Release Form to 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 Schedule

Weekend Accelerated Format  (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
Start Date 2021DayFormatOcean DatesInstructor
September 24,2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 2/3Hoyt/ Butatis
October 1, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 9/10Rinde/Kramer
October 18 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 16/17Havlek/Zaugg
October 15, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 23/24Smolgovski/Mayer
October 22, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 30/31Epperly/Halem
October 29, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 6/7Cotter/Geer
November 5, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 13/14Rinde/Kramer
November 12, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 20/21Tabel/Cervantes
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/Geer
Weeknight Format (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs @ 7-10pm for Two Weeks)
Start Date 2021DayFormatOcean DatesInstructor
September 13, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThSept. 25/26Vandercook
October 4, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThOct. 16/17Tabel/Cervantes
November 8, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 20/21Rinde/Kramer

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