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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. 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    
03 Aug 2024 August Weekend 18 Aug 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 03 Aug 2024
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 10 Aug 2024
11:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 17 Aug 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 18 Aug 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

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05 Sep 2024 September Weekday 22 Sep 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 05 Sep 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 12 Sep 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 19 Sep 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Sep 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Sep 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

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07 Sep 2024 September Weekend 22 Sep 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 07 Sep 2024
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 14 Sep 2024
11:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Sep 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Sep 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Lake Tahoe - Meeks Bay
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

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03 Oct 2024 October Weekday 20 Oct 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 03 Oct 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 10 Oct 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 17 Oct 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Oct 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Oct 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

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05 Oct 2024 October Weekend 20 Oct 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 05 Oct 2024
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 12 Oct 2024
11:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 19 Oct 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 20 Oct 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

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07 Nov 2024 November Weekday 24 Nov 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 07 Nov 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 14 Nov 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 21 Nov 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 23 Nov 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 24 Nov 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

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09 Nov 2024 November Weekend 24 Nov 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 09 Nov 2024
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 16 Nov 2024
11:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 23 Nov 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 24 Nov 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

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05 Dec 2024 December Weekday 22 Dec 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekday

Orientation
Thu 05 Dec 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Thu 12 Dec 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Confined Water Session 2
Thu 19 Dec 2024
06:30 PM
02 hours 30 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Dec 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Dec 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Derek Gentry,

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07 Dec 2024 December Weekend 22 Dec 2024 8 US$ 465.00

Open Water Diver Weekend

Orientation
Sat 07 Dec 2024
01:00 PM
02 hours 00 minutes
Dive Shop
Confined Water Session 1
Sat 14 Dec 2024
11:00 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Scuba Time Pool
Open Water Day 1
Sat 21 Dec 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Open Water Day 2
Sun 22 Dec 2024
07:30 AM
06 hours 00 minutes
Monterey - Breakwater
Instructor(s): Stephen Kihlthau,

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