Open Water Diver

Earn your lifetime diving certification

The scuba certification course consists of three parts: online learning, classroom and pool sessions, and four open water scuba dives. You will enjoy practicing your skills in the comfort of our 88º pool that has both a four-foot shallow end and a 14-foot deep end. Most of our classes have a student-to-instructor ratio of 5:1, below industry limits, to ensure a more personalized experience that focuses on scuba diver education and skill development. This course is available to those 12 years old and up. Children ages 10 and 11 may be certified through private classes at an additional cost.

What to bring

Open water training dives

Local dives are available during our summer diving season. Domestic and international destinations are available year round. Your open water training dives must be completed within six months of completing your scuba training.


Multiple packages are available. Please contact us to discuss which is right for you.


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  • Weeknight for five sessions, Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs from 6-10 pm 
  • Weekend for three sessions, Friday 6-10 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am-4pm
  • Private classes scheduled around your availability for an additional cost


  • Weeknight for six sessions over three weeks from 6:30-9:30 pm
  • Weekend for three sessions, Friday 6:30-9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am-3pm
  • Private classes scheduled around your availability for an additional cost

North Liberty

  • Weekend courses meet for two sessions, Saturday and Sunday 9 am-5 pm
  • Private classes scheduled around your availability for an additional cost

What’s next?

A dive trip to use your new skills or a specialty course to advance your skills.

The instructors were more than willing to give extra attention when needed. The equipment and training materials were excellent quality!

— Tony D.

Your adventure is waiting

You dream it. We’ll help make it happen. Check out some of our upcoming trips and book your next adventure. Interested in another destination, more excursions or a private trip? Just let us know and we’ll help make it happen.


The service you deserve

What makes Diventures unique? You can count on concierge service, expert instructors, and coaching focused on skill mastery. With unparalleled scuba and swim instruction, we put our passion for aquatics into everything we do.


Visit Diventures to experience our concierge service.