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Open Water Diver Course

Get Your PADI Certification

 

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 at Scuba Frisco 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. PADI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences will be limitless.

 

Requirements

 

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 12 years old or older. Students age 10 and 11 may be enrolled in a private class. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

How It Works

 

You will earn your PADI Open Water Diver certification in 3 easy steps, and in just two weekends.

Step 1 - eLearning

 

What You'll Do:

Develop your scuba diving knowledge online using PADI eLearning. Gain understanding of diving concepts and safety which you will apply during your pool and open water dives.

When & Where:

On your computer or tablet when it's convenient for you and at your own pace.

It takes 8 to 12 hours in total. Complete before your scheduled start date for Step 2.

Step 1 Includes:

  • PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course

  • All knowledge development

  • Introduction to diving equipment

  • Introduction to scuba diving skills

  • Lifetime online access to the PADI Open Water Diver Manual

Step 1 Pricing:

$190 purchased online via the PADI eLearning site - purchase for yourself or as a gift

To Get Started on Step 1:

Click the button below to purchase your PADI Open Water Diver eLearning course and start your adventure now!

Step 2 - Pool Training

 

What You'll Do:

Develop your scuba diving skills in the pool with your Instructor. Gain essential diving and equipment skills while applying the concepts you learned during eLearning.

When & Where:

Thursday night 7pm - 9pm at Scuba Frisco.

Then, Saturday and Sunday morning at The Colony Aquatic Park indoor heated pool.

Just one weekend. See pool schedule below.

Step 2 Includes:

  • Scuba skills and equipment training with your instructor

  • Rental scuba gear when you purchase your personal gear from Scuba Frisco (mask, snorkel, fins, boots and mesh bag)

  • PADI Diver Logbook

Step 2 Pricing:

$150 with personal gear purchase *See below

$200 without personal gear purchase​

To Get Started on Step 2 and Step 3:

Stop by or call Scuba Frisco at 214-227-2494 to register for Step 2-Pool Training and Step 3-Open Water Dives.

Step 3 - Open Water Dives

 

What You'll Do:

Put into practice everything you have learned as you make actual open water scuba dives in the freedom of open water. Upon completion, you will be a Certified Diver!

When & Where:

Saturday and Sunday 8:30am - 4pm at Scuba Ranch in Terrell, Texas.

Exact ending time may vary due to class size, water conditions and weather.

Step 3 Includes:

  • Open water dives with your instructor

  • Rental scuba gear when you purchase your personal gear from Scuba Frisco (mask, snorkel, fins, boots and mesh bag)

  • Certification processing and PADI certification card

Step 3 Pricing:

$150 with personal gear purchase *See below

$200 without personal gear purchase

Not Included:

  • Scuba Ranch admission ($20/day)

  • Scuba Ranch air tank fills ($10/each)

  • Scuba Ranch wet suit rental ($17.50/day)

Student Agreement: By registering for the Open Water Diver Course, you indicate that you have read and agree to the course policies, terms and conditions.

Important Medical Information

 

All student divers are required to complete the PADI/RSTC Medical Statement Participant Record form. If you can answer "YES" to one or more of the questions in the Divers Medical Questionnaire section of this form, then you are required to obtain a physician's release, without restrictions or conditions, before participating in the pool training component of the course. Please read the complete details and download the form here.

*Your Essential Personal Gear

For the best fit and maximum comfort, you will dive with your own essential personal gear including mask, snorkel, fins, boots and mesh bag during the course. Purchase these at Scuba Frisco and receive $50 off the pool dives and $50 off the open water dives, and receive FREE rental of scuba gear during your training with us - a $120 value. You'll want to stop by during regular business hours to get professionally fitted in your new gear prior to your pool training.

The Scuba Equipment You'll Use

You will use our fleet of modern Aqua Lung and Scubapro scuba equipment during your pool and open water dives. This includes regulator, alternate air source, buoyancy control device, dive computer, weights and air tank. Don't worry if you don't know about all of these right now. You'll learn all about them during your course.

Referral Option

It's best to complete your training locally with us to maximize your vacation dives, but if you're close to your vacation departure or you need to complete your certification during the winter months, then a referral may be for you. You complete Step 1 - eLearning and Step 2 - Pool Training with Scuba Frisco, then complete Step 3 - Open Water Dives at your vacation destination. Ask us if this option is right for you.

Private Training Option

Please stop by or call us if you would like us to custom tailor a private course. Pricing varies depending on your customized options.

Want to know more?

 

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Once you are registered in the course, read through our Student Guide for everything you need to know as you proceed.

The Next Step

Now that you've learned how to dive and earned you're PADI Open Water Diver certification, you'll want to explore what you can do and where you can go as a diver. Your next stop is the PADI Adventure Diver course which will bring new aspects to your diving, such as diving at night or around shipwrecks.

 

If you have a particular interest that you'd like to take into the underwater world, such as photography, consider taking one of the many specialty diver courses that are now available to you. Ask your instructor or divemaster, stop by Scuba Frisco, or give us a call for more details.

 

Hours

Monday - Friday   10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Saturday                10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday                   Closed

 

Location

Our dive center is located on the north end of South Frisco Village Shopping Center, facing Gaylord Parkway.

 

Scuba Frisco

2930 Preston Road, Suite 930

Frisco, TX 75034

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Contact

214-227-2494

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