PADI Open Water Course
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Welcome to the World of SCUBA Diving!
We at Diver Dan’s look forward to helping you get started into the exciting world of SCUBA Diving. If you have any questions or would like to sign up stop by or call us. See you “Down Under”!
The total training fees are $395.00. The fees are broken down as follows:
$195.00 Registration Fee
$200.00 Instructor / Certification Fee
Online Registration For PADI Open Water Course
You can also register online by paying the $195.00 registration fee. Your instructor will collect the remaining fees in person.
We offer the PADI Open Water SCUBA Course with two different schedule formats.
The Weeknight Format is a two week class consisting of eight classroom/pool sessions (four per week), and ocean dives on the final weekend of the class. The ocean dives consist of four SCUBA dives and one snorkeling dive (optional).
The Weekend Accelerated Format is the exact same course as our regular format except that it is done in only two weekends! This two-weekend course consists of all the class and pool sessions in the first weekend and ocean dives on the second weekend.
Weeknight Format (Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs @ 7-10pm for Two Weeks)
|Start Date||Day||Format||Ocean Dates||Instructor|
|Jan. 8||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Jan. 20/21||Cotter / Geer|
|Feb. 5||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Feb. 17/18||Hoyt / Halem|
|Mar. 5||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||March 17/18||Smolgovski / Yang|
|Apr. 9||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||April 21/22||Epperly / Meyer|
|May. 7||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||May 19/20||Havlek / Zaugg|
|Jun. 4||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||June 16/17||Spangler / Anderson|
|Jul. 9||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||July 21/22||Romani / Chu|
|Aug. 6||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Aug. 18/19||Richards / Duggal|
|Sep. 10||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Sept. 22/23||Van Gogh / Penner|
|Oct. 8||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Oct. 20/21||Tabel / Kim|
|Nov. 5||(Mon)||M/Tu/W/Th||Nov. 17/18||Rinde / Kraemer|
Weekend Accelerated Format (Fri @ 6:30 PM – 10PM, Sat & Sun @ 9am-6pm)
|Start Date||Day||Format||Ocean Dates||Instructor|
|Jan. 5||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 13/14||Romani / Chu|
|Jan. 12||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 20/21||Havlek / Zaugg|
|Jan. 19||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Jan. 27/28||Hoyt / Halem|
|Jan. 26||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 3/4||Richards / Duggal|
|Feb. 2||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 10/11||Spangler / Aderson|
|Feb. 9||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 17/18||Van Gogh / Penner|
|Feb. 16||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Feb. 24/25||Cotter / Geer|
|Feb. 23||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 3/4||Smolgovski / Yang|
|2-Mar||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 10/11||Rinde / Kraemer|
|9-Mar||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 17/18||Romani / Chu|
|16-Mar||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||March 24/25||Richards / Duggal|
|23-Mar||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 7/8*||Tabel / Kim|
|30-Mar||Easter||No Class||No Class|
|6-Apr||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 14/15||Epperly / Meyer|
|13-Apr||Spring Sale||No Class||No Class|
|20-Apr||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||April 28/29||Hoyt / Halem|
|27-Apr||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 5/6||Havlek / Zaugg|
|4-May||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 12/13||Smolgovski / Yang|
|11-May||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 19/20||Rinde / Kraemer|
|18-May||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||May 26/27||Spangler / Aderson|
|25-May||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 2 / 3||Tabel / Kim|
|1-Jun||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 9/10||Cotter / Havlek|
|8-Jun||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 16/17||Epperly / Meyer|
|15-Jun||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 23/24||Romani / Chu|
|22-Jun||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||June 30/July 1||Van Gogh / Penner|
|29-Jun||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 7/8||Havlek / Zaugg|
|6-Jul||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 14/15||Richards / Duggal|
|13-Jul||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 21/22||Spangler / Aderson|
|20-Jul||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||July 28/29||Cotter / Geer|
|27-Jul||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 4/5||Sieber / Puleston|
|Aug. 3||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 11/12||Smolgovski / Yang|
|Aug. 10||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 18/19||Van Gogh / Penner|
|Aug. 17||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Aug. 25/26||Romani / Chu|
|Aug. 24||MEGA Sale||No Class||No Class|
|Aug. 31||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept. 8/9||Rinde / Kraemer|
|Sept. 7||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept. 15/16||Tabel / Kim|
|Sept. 14||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept. 22/23||Richards / Duggal|
|Sept. 21||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Sept. 29/30||Hoyt / Halem|
|Sept. 28||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 6/7||Epperly / Meyer|
|Oct. 5||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 13/14||Havlek / Zaugg|
|Oct. 12||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 20/21||Yang / Smolgovski|
|Oct. 19||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Oct. 27/28||Rinde / Greenberg|
|Oct. 26||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 3/4||Cotter / Geer|
|Nov. 2||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 10/11||Spangler / Aderson|
|Nov. 9||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Nov. 17/18||Tabel / Kim|
|Nov. 16 **||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec. 1/2 **||Epperly / Meyer|
|Dec. 7||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec. 15/16||Van Gogh / Penner|
|Dec. 14||(Fri)||Fri/Sat/Sun||Dec. 22/23||Niemeic / McConnell|
What You Will Need To Buy
Before the class begins you will need the PADI Open Water Crew Student kit and PADI Open Water DVD (The DVD may be rented). The student kit includes the PADI Open Water Diver Manual, Dive Tables, Logbook, and a Student Record File. An internet eLearning option from PADI is also available (ask for details).
Before your first pool session you will need your own personal gear which includes a Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots and Gloves. Diver Dan’s offers a 10% discount on these five items when you sign up for a class!
If you wish to skip the traditional classroom training, one option you have is to do your classroom training Online (additional cost) Click on the image below to learn more about PADI’s eLearning.
Cost of Traditional Classroom Materials Versus Online e Leaning
Traditional: Open Water Crew Pak ($79.99) & DVD Rental ($9.99) = $89.98
Online: PADI eLearning ($185.00) & eLearning Crew Pak ($49.99) = $234.99
It costs $145.01 LESS to do Traditional Classroom Learning
What You May Rent
The rest of your SCUBA diving equipment is included in the rental fee listed above. This includes your Wetsuit, Hood, Regulator, Weight Belt, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), and Aluminum Tanks. If you purchase all of these items from Diver Dan’s before your Ocean Dives, you will receive a $100 Rebate!
Medical Concerns or Questions?
If you are currently under the care of a medical doctor, or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a physician, you will need to have a signed medical release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.
To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form to review before coming to class.
No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date.