"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"Best place to learn how to dive in OC! Our instructor was very knowledgeable about diving and was a great teacher. I highly recommend this place for anyone interested in diving."

-Bert C
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Thanks a million again for being so patient with me and pushing me to the end! So happy you guys didn't let me quit! Thanks everyone for such a wonderful weekend! Couldn't have done it with out y'all!"

-Marilyn V
"I just finished my PADI open water certification with this center and couldn't be more grateful to the wonderful team: Bill, Chris, and Jesse. They were simply THE BEST."

-MJ
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"They went above and beyond to finish my certification, get me over to Catalina (where I really wanted to dive) and give me two great days of diving despite an extremely tight schedule."

-Jon S
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Absolutey amazing time and I loved diving at Catalina. You're a great instructor, very professional, and it was a pleasure being in the class. A class I will never forget!"

-Wed L
"They say there are two types of divers in the world: those who pee in their wetsuits, and those who lie about it."

-Anonymous
"For me, OC Scuba is totally worth the drive. They will be our go-to dive shop from here on out. You really can't go wrong with them, they are all great people!!!!"

-Julie O
"These people are so down-to-earth, passionate and genuine. They truly love what they do, will be honest with you and want you to succeed. It's not easy to trust someone you've just met, but you instantly feel like they're cheering for you."

-SH
"Great store! Great people! Best diving center I've ever seen!"

-Lawrence C
"They have awesome prices and will beat anyone else. I drive all the way from long beach and it's worth it for the services and prices! "

-Matthew G

Open Water Diver

Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

What will you learn?

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

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.

What scuba gear will you use?

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Check with your local dive center about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

Pricing

  • $250 Group (5-8)
  • $375 Semi-Private (3-4)
  • $650 Private (1-2)

Upcoming Courses