Open Water Diver
Your Open Water Diver Certification is your passport to a lifetime of underwater adventures.
Earn your lifetime diving certification
The scuba certification course consists of three parts: home study, academic review and pool sessions, and open water training dives. You will enjoy practicing your skills in the comfort of our heated training pool.
Our Open Water Diver classes have a student-to-instructor ratio of no more than 8:1, for a 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.
Select your location
Choose between weekend, weekday and private class options.
- Home study
- Academic review
- Pool sessions
Snorkeling System and Safety Gear
It’s important that your mask, snorkel and fins fit you properly and are appropriate for your specific diving needs. Having your own safety gear and knowing how to properly use it is crucial, so you must own the following gear:
- Surface marker buoy
Open Water Diver Certification Dives
These dives can be completed on a Diventures Certification Vacation or locally. Our team members are happy to help with referrals. We also have gear available to rent if you do not own your own.
- Buoyancy control system
- Dive computer
- Air delivery system
Training all in one place
It’s easy to complete your Open Water Diver training at Diventures. Our comprehensive training is led by experienced instructors who are eager to share their knowledge and passion. Our extensive retail shop includes the best scuba brands and our expert staff is here to help you find the right gear for you.
Kids can get certified too
Scuba is a great family activity! Children ages 10-14 can get certified to dive as a Junior Open Water Diver, which is automatically upgraded to an Open Water Diver at age 15. For kids ages 8-12, we offer Diventures Explorers, a program designed for younger kids interested in scuba, with opportunities to advance their training through nine different Diventures Explorer Specialties.
Diventures is your one-stop solution for scuba diving. From education and equipment to full-service dive travel, we provide you with everything you need. We guarantee your comfort underwater, no matter how long it takes. Our years of experience have taught us that comfort is key to enjoying scuba diving. We want you to be safe and confident – ready for your journey in the underwater world.
Our natatoriums are built with your comfort in mind, with 88-90° air and water, ensuring the ideal learning environment. We sanitize our pools using sand filters, chlorine, and UV light. Filtration systems eliminate microorganisms and UV filters reduce chloramines and skin irritants. Our classrooms are spacious and use the latest technology.
Our knowledgeable staff is here to help. Our large retail store includes a wide selection of the newest gear from top vendors, so we can recommend the right equipment for you and your budget.
Experienced and passionate instructors
Our scuba instructors are SSI certified and hold the highest level of recreational dive training. With tens of thousands of hours of diving experience and more than 50,000 logged dives at locations all around the world, they have the experience and knowledge to educate you to be a safe and confident diver. You’ll learn from a dedicated staff, focused on your success.
There are four ingredients to create a diver: knowledge, skills, equipment, and experience. Our signature water training and curriculum focuses on comfort through repetition. That means you can expect to learn new skills in each class, plus review and practice the skills from prior classes. First, you’ll develop the ability, then increased confidence, and finally, skills come naturally – ensuring you become a safe diver.
Open water diver course FAQs
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