PADI Open Water Course


Learn From The Experts In Diver Training

Due to COVID 19 restrictions our class sizes will be limited! 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
November 9, 2020(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 21/22Rinde / Greenberg
January 4, 2021 Column 2, Row 12
M/Tu/W/ThJan. 16/17Cotter/Geer
February 1, 2021 (Mon)M/Tu/W/ThFeb. 13/14Hoyt/Butatis
March 8, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMarch 20/21Smolgovski/Mayer
April 12, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThApril 24/25Epperly/Halem
May 3, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThMay 15/16Havlek/Zaugg
June 7, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJune 19/20Anderson/Dollar
July 5, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThJuly 17/18Gallender/Wilson
August 2, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThAug. 14/15Duggal/Vandercook
September 13, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThSept. 25/26Chu/Geer
October 4, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThOct. 16/17Tabel/Cervantes
November 8, 2021(Mon)M/Tu/W/ThNov. 20/21Rinde/Kramer
Weekend Accelerated Format  (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
Start Date 2020/2021DayFormatOcean DatesIsntructor
October 23, 2020 Course Full(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunOct. 31/Nov. 1Cotter / Geer
October 30, 2020(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 7/8Rinde / Greenberg
November 6, 2020 Course Full(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunNov. 14/15Roman/Rupert
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
January 8, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 16/17Gallender/Wilson
January 15, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 23/24Epperly/Halem
January 22, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJan. 30/31Hoyt/Butatis
January 29, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 6/7Duggal/Vandercook
February 5, 2021 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 13/14Anderson/Dollar
February 12, 2021 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 20/21Chu/Geer
February 19, 2021 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunFeb. 27/28Cotter/Geer
February 26, 2021 (Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 6/7Smolgovski/Mayer
March 5, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 13/14Duggal/Vandercook
March 12, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 20/21Gallender/Wilson
March 19, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMarch 27/28Rinde/Kramer
March 26, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 3/4Tabel/Cervantes
April 2, 2021Easter WeekendNo ClassNo Class
April 9, 2021Spring SaleNo ClassNo class
April 16, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunApril 24/25Havlek/Zaugg
April 23, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 1/2Rinde/Kramer
April 30, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 8/9Hoyt/Butatis
May 7, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 15/16Smolgovski/Mayer
May 14, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 22/23Anderson/Dollar
May 21, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunMay 29/30Tabel/Cervantes
May 28, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 5/6Cotter/Geer
June 4, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 12/13Epperly/Halem
June 11, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 19/20Havlek/Zaugg
June 18, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJune 26/27Gallender/Wilson
June 25, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 3/4Chu/Geer
July 2, 20214th of JulyNo ClassNo Class
July 9, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 17/18Duggal/Vandercook
July 16, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 24/25Anderson/Dollar
July 23, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunJuly 31/Aug. 1Cotter/Geer
July 30, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug 7/8Hoyt/Butatis
August 6, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 14/15Chu/Geer
August 13, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug 21/22Smolgovski/Mayer
August 20, 2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunAug. 28/29Gallender /Wilson
August 27, 2021Mega SaleNo ClassNo Class
September 3,2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 11/12Anderson/Dollar
September 10,2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 18/19Tabel/Cervantes
September 17,2021(Fri)Fri/Sat/SunSept. 25/26Duggal/Vandercook
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
 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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