Open Water Certification

Open Water Classes – Sale Price $368.00 plus online course.

  • Tuition $199
  • Rental Fee $90
  • Online Course 120.00
  • Daytime instruction  during the week, available
  • Private instruction available
  • Special prices for groups of 6 or more

Pool Diving ScubaNow is the time to dive into the NASE Worldwide or Padi Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with NASE Worldwide & Padi, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

Why NASE Worldwide & Padi Open Water?

As a certified NASE Worldwide or Padi Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. If you already tried a NASE Worldwide & Padi Discover Scuba Diving experience or are NASE Worldwide & Padi Scuba Diver certified, check with your instructor to see how credit from these courses may apply to the open water program.

What do I need to start?

Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a NASE Worldwide & Padi Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a NASE Worldwide & Padi Junior Open Water Diver program available. You are required to swim 200 yards, and tread water for 10 mins to become certified. There are no exceptions.

  • A NASE Worldwide or Padi Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 12 years may only dive with a NASE Worldwide & Padi Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.

What will I do?

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives. How long will it take? NASE Worldwide & Padi programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you.

What will I need to purchase?

  • NASE Worldwide Online course
  • Your own personal Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves and Boots. May be purchased at Bay Area Scuba at the Student Discount Rate when you sign-up for our NASE Worldwide & Padi Open Water Diver Scuba Class. Or you can rent them with the price credited toward purchase if you choose to.
  • (These dates are for Open Water, and Open Water Referral courses only).
  • March 7,8   Fri night, Sat        8:00am-2:00pmMarch 14, 15 Fri night, Sat    8:00am-2:00pmMay 23,24   Fri, Sat                Weekend Class

July  11, 12 Fri, Sat                      Weekend Class

July 18,19    Fri,Sat                       Weekend Class

July 25, 25  Fri,Sat                       Weekend Class

Aug 1, 2         Fri,Sat                       Weekend Class

Aug 8,9          Fri,Sat                        Weekend Class

Aug 15,16      Fri,Sat                       Weekend Class

Aug 22, 23     Fri,Sat                      Weekend Class

Aug     29,30 Fri, Sat                    Weekend Class

Sept             5,6 Fri,Sat                    Weekend Class

Sept             12,13 Fri,Sat                 Weekend Class

Sept             19, 20 Fri, Sat               Weekend Class

Sept             26,27  Fri,Sat                Weekend Class

Oct                3,4      Fri,Sat                Weekend Class