open water diver

Have you always wanted to be a certified diver? Take the open water diver course and begin the adventure of a lifetime! Minimum age 10 yrs old 

Includes knowledge development, training, 5 pool dives, 4 open water dives, online course material + a PADI certification card upon completion.

An Open Water Diver program is your first step towards a lifetime as an underwater adventurer. In a few short sessions, you will learn everything you need to know to enjoy the underwater world. You'll learn how to use and assemble a scuba system, a few rules for staying safe and some tips on how to maximizing your underwater fun. Upon completion, you will have earned your passport to scuba…you'll be a PADI Open Water Diver.

It fun and easy… At first it might sound complicated, but it's truly not. There are 3 simple parts to getting certified: Academics, Confined Water Skills and Open Water Dives.

Academics - All course material is completed by self-study at your convenience through PADI eLearning or book/DVD. If you'd like to complete the knowledge review online, please click the link below. If you prefer Book/DVD, simply call us and reserve your materials. 






Confined Water Skills - This is simply another name for the scuba skills you will learn in the pool. During your 5-6 pool session, your instructor will show you how easy it is to actually use your scuba system and dive. Each session is completed at your own pace. The only prerequisites are a basic swimming ability and good physical health.

Open Water Dives - Once you've completed your academic and pool skills you are ready to do your four training dives. A total of four dives are conducted over 2 days. During these dives you will demonstrate for your instructor the simple skills you learned in the pool. It's really that easy!

There are three options for completing your Open Water Training dives. Choose which one best fits your needs.


  • Dutch Springs - One of the best training sites in the country, Dutch Springs is a wonderful facility located outside Bethlehem, PA. just a little more than an hour's drive from Edison. During your two days of diving, you will spend a few minutes of each dive doing skills with your instructor and the rest exploring the school bus, airplane, fire truck and the many other underwater attractions.

  • Ocean Explorers Warm Water Getaway - Want to do your dives somewhere warm? Join us on one of our warm water adventures to complete your four dives. All of our trips are guided by one of our instructors and most of our trips are to destinations that will allow you to complete your training.

  • Referral - Through our referral service you can do your training dives with any one of 6,600 PADI resorts around the world. Enjoy your vacation and finish you scuba course at the same time. Referral package $25.



  • ​Group Classes: Classes meet either once or twice a week for a total of 5-6 sessions. Each session lasts approximately 3-4 hours.

  • Semi-Private Classes: Have a small group of friends who want to get certified? We can arrange a special semi-private class just for your group.

  • Private Classes: If time or scheduling is an issue, don't worry. We have a special program that can accommodate almost everyone. We will set up the academic, pool, and even the training dives around your schedule.P

Learning to dive is fun and easy and after these 3 steps you will be a certified Open Water Diver. It's just the beginning of your adventure. 


​You Need

  1. Mask

  2. Fins

  3. Snorkel

  4. Bootie

We Provide

  1. BCD

  2. Regulator

  3. Air Tanks

  4. Weights

  5. PADI eLearning or paper manual course materials.

  6. PADI Certification Card