PADI Open Water Certification

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete four or more open-water training dives under the supervision of your Padi Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
  • Have a group of 4 or more we will provide private lessons on your groups schedule.

ELearning: $129

Pool Sessions: $60

Open Water Lake Dives: $195

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). You will be charged an additional fee for the in water portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a Mask,Snorkel,Fins and other personal Scuba equipment. The friendly & experianced Saguaro Scuba staff will be here to help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You will also need the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book.

What does it cover?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor.

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.

*In some regions the minimum age is higher.

What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you will need to come to Saguaro Scuba to complete your training. You will take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water / Pool dives and four open water training dives with your Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor. You will learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you have trained in.

How Does It Work

Getting Certified Is a Three Step Process

  • Step 1  is to acquire all of the important academic information every certified diver must know. Traditionally, it required attending several hours of formal classroom training. Now, through on-line training, you can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office.
  • Step 2  is to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water. Here you will learn the fundamental skills that every diver needs to know. (It’s also a lot of fun.)
  • Step 3  is complete four or more open-water training dives under the supervision of your Padi Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.
  • Have a group of 4 or more we will provide private lessons on your groups schedule.
Costs

ELearning: $129

Pool Sessions: $60

Open Water Lake Dives: $195

What does it cost?

The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). You will be charged an additional fee for the in water portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a Mask,Snorkel,Fins and other personal Scuba equipment. The friendly & experianced Saguaro Scuba staff will be here to help you choose equipment suited to your needs. You will also need the How to Use and Choose Dive Computers manual and a log book.

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What Does It Cover

What does it cover?

The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world’s most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and dive skills (techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor.

Calendar

december 2019

07dec9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08decAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11dec6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14dec(dec 14)9:00 am15(dec 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

january 2020

04jan9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05janAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08jan6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11jan(jan 11)9:00 am12(jan 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

february 2020

01feb9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

02febAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08feb8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

08feb(feb 8)9:00 am09(feb 9)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

12feb6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

march 2020

07marAll Day14Cozumel Group Trip

07mar9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

08marAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

11mar6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

14marAll Day21Cozumel Group Trip

14mar(mar 14)9:00 am15(mar 15)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

april 2020

04apr9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

05aprAll Day08marSDI/PADI Open Water Pool

08apr6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

11apr(apr 11)9:00 am12(apr 12)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

may 2020

02may9:00 am5:00 pmSDI / PADI PrePool / Scuba Review

03mayAll DaySDI/PADI Open Water Pool

09may8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

09may(may 9)9:00 am10(may 10)5:00 pmOpen Water Lake Dives

13may6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

june 2020

30mayAll Day06junBonaire Group Trip 2020

10jun6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

july 2020

08jul6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

august 2020

01augAll Day08Roatan Group Trip

08aug8:00 am5:00 pmFeaturedHigh Pressure Cylinder Inspection Course

12aug6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

september 2020

09sep6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

october 2020

14oct6:00 pm9:00 pmEnriched Air / Nitrox Course

Prerequisites

What are the PADI Open Water Diver course prerequisites?

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, you need to be at least 10 years old*, fit for diving, and able to swim. To be able to participate in the PADI eLearning Open Water online program, you simply need to be at least 10 years old.

*In some regions the minimum age is higher.

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What else is required to complete the course?

Prior to certification as a PADI Open Water Diver, you will need to come to Saguaro Scuba to complete your training. You will take a short eLearning Quick Review to confirm your understanding of safety-related material from the course, and you must successfully complete five confined water / Pool dives and four open water training dives with your Saguaro Scuba PADI Instructor. You will learn and master each of the required skills in confined water (swimming pool-like conditions) first before moving on and showing your instructor that you can comfortably repeat those skills in open water. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be a certified entry-level diver able to rent dive gear, get air fills and dive anywhere in the world in better or similar conditions to those you have trained in.

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