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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

The PADI Open Water Diver course with JUSTIN'S SCUBA TIME

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to demonstrate your skills and explore!


Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older (PADI eLearning requires a parent's consent).
  • Be in good physical health

 

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. Four open water dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

 

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a JUSTIN'S SCUBA TIME Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

*** Please note that we provide all equipment other than your own personal mask, snorkel, wetsuit boots, and fins.

 

The Learning Materials You Need

PADI's Open Water Diver eLearning covers what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology, and safety procedures. This will allow less travel to and from the dive shop and you will be able to learn in the comfort of your own home. eLearning is our primary source of knowledge development however it is not the only option.  The dates below have a "Knowledge development session" if you register online or/and use eLearning you will not be required to attend these dates.  For each concept, you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you'll jump in the pool to practice these skills with your instructor. 

 

How Much Will It Cost?

This is often one of the most frequently asked questions and the problem with this question is that there is unfortunately no answer that will be 100% accurate. The best that we can do is provide you with a breakdown of the costs that we know and provide you with a realistic estimate of the total cost.

The tuition for the course will cost $265, and the Open Water Diver eLearning is $200. Finally, the equipment rental for the course will cost $85, if you decide not to opt for the rental package we offer 10% off all personal equipment purchased within the course. Students must have their own masks, snorkel, wetsuit boots, and fins. As with most dive shops you will be responsible for the costs of travel to the dive sites, for this reason, a general estimation of the cost of the course is approximately $800 per student.

PLEASE NOTE: DO NOT USE ONLINE REGISTRATION IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO USE PADI eLearning AS YOUR PRIMARY SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT OR IF YOU HAVE ALREADY PURCHASED THESE MATERIALS. 

You will automatically be assigned a PADI Open Water eLearning code for each diver enrolled in the course. Please ensure all email addresses are different.

    Start Date Course End Date Places Available   Price    
06 Jul 2023 July Weekday 2023 23 Jul 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 06 Jul 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 13 Jul 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 20 Jul 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 22 Jul 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 23 Jul 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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08 Jul 2023 July Weekend 2023 23 Jul 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 08 Jul 2023
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 15 Jul 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Sun 16 Jul 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 22 Jul 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 23 Jul 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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03 Aug 2023 August Weekday 2023 20 Aug 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 03 Aug 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 10 Aug 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 17 Aug 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Aug 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Aug 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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05 Aug 2023 August Weekend 2023 20 Aug 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 05 Aug 2023
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 12 Aug 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Sun 13 Aug 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Aug 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Aug 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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07 Sep 2023 September Weekday 2023 24 Sep 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 07 Sep 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 14 Sep 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 21 Sep 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 23 Sep 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 24 Sep 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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09 Sep 2023 September Weekend 2023 24 Sep 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 09 Sep 2023
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 16 Sep 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Sun 17 Sep 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 23 Sep 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 24 Sep 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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05 Oct 2023 October Weekday 2023 22 Oct 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 05 Oct 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 12 Oct 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 19 Oct 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Oct 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Oct 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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07 Oct 2023 October Weekend 2023 22 Oct 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 07 Oct 2023
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 14 Oct 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Sun 15 Oct 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Oct 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Oct 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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02 Nov 2023 November Weekday 26 Nov 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 02 Nov 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 09 Nov 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 16 Nov 2023
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 18 Nov 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 19 Nov 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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04 Nov 2023 November Weekend 2023 19 Nov 2023 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 04 Nov 2023
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 11 Nov 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Sun 12 Nov 2023
01:00 PM
04 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 18 Nov 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 19 Nov 2023
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

*** Enrolling online will automatically assign you an eLearning code for each student registered student divers must have their eLearning completed BEFORE their first pool day.

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