The Quality Difference Since 1988

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification – $319 ($289 w/ Military Discount*) 

*Discount for Active Duty/Veterans (dependents do not qualify)

The Foundation to a Lifetime of Adventure!

*Price includes Course Tuition and PADI eLearning Materials

eLearning Materials include

  • PADI eLearning course access and online course materials
  • Student Record File
  • Lifetime/Internationally Recognized Certification Card

Course Includes

Academics

  • eLearning (complete at your own pace)
  • Dive Science & Safety
  • Equipment
  • Aquatic Environment
  • Buddy System & Communication
  • Dive Computer or Dive Tables

Pool Training

  • Custom built – 12′ deep indoor heated pool on site for comfort and convenience
  • No travel to and from pool training locations
  • Multiple sessions to build confidence, competence and comfort in a controlled environment
  • Designed for dive training – practice equalization techniques, neutral buoyancy, controlled descents/accents, emergency accents and more.

Open Water Dives

  • Explore Local Dive Sites
  • Apply skills developed during pool training
  • 4 Open Water Dives total – Conducted over 2 days
  • SCUBA equipment provided
  • Gradual transition to independence
  • Quality training by caring professionals

Course Schedules

1 Week Schedule

PADI eLearning must be completed before the start of course.

  • Wednesday: 6pm-9pm Orientation/Review
  • Thursday: 6pm-9pm Pool
  • Friday: 6pm-9pm Pool
  • Saturday: Open Water Dives*
  • Sunday: Open Water Dives*

*Open Water dive times are dependent on factors such as weather, tides, special events, availability or access to local dive sites, etc. Please make allowance for possible changes in schedules if necessary.

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2 Weekend Schedule

With our 2 weekend schedule you have two options for completing the academics for the course. You can either complete the academics through the PADI eLearning system OR you can complete them in the classroom with your instructor using traditional learning materials (PADI Crew-Pak with Manual).

  • Saturday 1: 9am-5pm Classroom AM/Pool PM w/ lunch break (eLearning students not required to attend AM classroom session)
  • Sunday 1: 9am-5pm Classroom AM/Pool PM w/ lunch break (eLearning students not required to attend AM classroom session)
  • Meet at Dive Pros to pick up rental gear Friday afternoon/evening before OW Dives
  • Saturday 2: Open Water Dives*
  • Sunday 2: Open Water Dives*

*Open Water dive times are dependent on factors such as weather, tides, special events, availability or access to local dive sites, etc. Please make allowance for possible changes in schedules if necessary.

Weekday Schedule

PADI eLearning must be completed before the start of course.

  • Tuesday: 8am-6pm Orientation & Review/Pool w/ lunch break
  • Wednesday: Open Water Dives*
  • Thursday: Open Water Dives*

*Open Water dive times are dependent on factors such as weather, tides, special events, availability or access to local dive sites, etc. Please make allowance for possible changes in schedules if necessary.

Private Classes Also Available

  • Instruction that fits around your schedule
  • Personalized and Private (1 on 1, families or small groups)
  • Ask about private course info and pricing if interested. Groups of 6 or more can receive private course for no additional charge!

Equipment

Students Must Provide

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Bathing Suit/Towel

Recommended Additional Personal Equipment (not required)

  • Booties
  • Gloves
  • Gear Bag

Equipment Provided by Dive Pros (all included in course cost)

  • Cylinders
  • Regulator System
  • BCD
  • Dive Computer (each individual wears their own/no “sharing”)
  • Wetsuits
  • Weight belts & Weights

Additional/Optional Fees (some may apply)

  • Park Entrance Fees (Fort Pickens National Seashore, Vortex Springs)
  • Charter Boat Fees (Optional)
  • Pensacola Beach tolls

The Dive Pros SCUBA Academy makes every effort to ensure that every student has the safest possible conditions in which to train, as well as, a positive & fun learning environment. For over 30 years we have focused on offering the finest SCUBA training program on the Gulf Coast. Our goal is to make sure that every diver feels Competent, Confident and Comfortable with their personal diving skills and knowledge.

*All students must complete PADI Medical Form

Dive Safety Through Education