Open Water Diver Course

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous 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.

You can also learn today. Just click the link below and start your Open Water experience!

What You Learn

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

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

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience or resort course, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full PADI Open Water Diver course certification.

Prerequisites
To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must

Our Courses

Your journey begins with reserving your place in a class. To minimize classroom time and focus on getting in the water, much of the academic material is covered through independent study with the Open Water Diver Crew Pack and DVD, which you receive when you sign up for the class.

Open Water Group Class – $335

You begin your class at 7 PM at a Wednesday night orientation. Your adventure continues over the next two weekends. The first weekend consists classroom review and pool fun, and you do your four open water dives the following weekend off the beach or a boat (for an additional fee).

The Open Water Group Course is just $335* and includes tuition, course materials, certification fees and rentals. The student must furnish his or her own Scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves and PADI logbook. All of this can be purchased through Beach Cities Scuba at a discounted cost!

*Price is $405 if you do not purchase snorkel gear from Beach Cities Scuba.

All class schedules shown here list the inital orientation day, followed by the first pool diving day. Your ocean dives are then generally scheduled for the second weekend (conditions permitting).

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2017 Class Schedules – Dana Point /Laguna Beach

JAN 11/JAN 14 JAN 25/JAN 28 FEB 8/FEB 11
FEB 22/FEB 25 MAR 8/MAR 11 MAR 22/MAR 25
APR 5/APR 8 APR 19/APR 22 MAY 3/MAY 6
MAY 17/MAY 20 MAY 31/JUN 3 JUN 14/JUN 17
JUN 28/JUL 1 JUL 12/JUL 15 JUL 26/JUL 29
AUG 9/AUG 12 AUG 23/AUG 26 SEP 6/SEP 9
SEP 20/SEP 23 OCT 4/OCT 7 OCT 18/OCT 21
NOV 1/NOV 4 NOV 15/ NOV 18 NOV 29/DEC 2
DEC 13/DEC 16 DEC 27/DEC 30

2017 Class Schedules – Cypress  – Monday/Tuesday classes!

JAN 16/JAN 17 FEB 6/FEB 7 FEB 20/FEB21
MAR 6/MAR 7 MAR 20/MAR 21 APR 3/APR 4
APR 17/APR 18 MAY 15/MAY 16 MAY 29/MAY 30
JUN 12/JUN 13 JUN 26/JUN 27 JUL 10/JUL 11
JUL 24/JUL 25 AUG 7/AUG 8 AUG 21/AUG 22
SEP 5/ SEP 6 SEP 18/SEP 19 OCT 9/OCT 10
OCT 23/OCT 24 NOV 6/NOV 7 NOV 20/NOV 21
DEC 4/DEC 5

2017 Class Schedules – Huntington Beach / Newport Beach

JAN 4/JAN 7 JAN 18/ JAN 21 FEB 1/FEB 4
FEB 15/FEB 18 MAR 1/MAR 4 MAR 15/MAR 18
MAR 29/APR 1 APR 12/APR 15 APR 26/APR 29
MAY 10/MAY 13 MAY 24/MAY 27 JUN 7/JUN 10
JUN 21/ JUN 24 JUL 5/JUL 8 JUL 19/JUL 22
AUG 2/AUG 5 AUG 16/AUG 19 AUG 30/SEP 2
SEP 13/SEP 16 SEP 27/SEP 30 OCT 11/ OCT 14
OCT 25/ OCT 28 NOV 8/ NOV 11 NOV 22/NOV 25

Open Water Semi-Private Class $675

Here at Beach Cities Scuba, we understand you’re busy and we want to accommodate your busy schedule by creating a special flexible course just for you. You begin your class at 7 PM at a Wednesday night orientation. Your adventure starts with a weekend of classroom and pool sessions and will continue the time span of two more weekends of rolling up the sleeves and blowing bubbles! The first weekend consists of classroom review and pool fun, and then you do your four open water dives another weekend off the beach or a boat. This course differs from our Group Class in that you have the flexibility to choose the weekends when you want to dive. We know it’s hard to devote two consecutive weekends to learn new skills.

The Open Water Semi-Private  Course is just $675 and includes tuition, course materials, certification fees and rentals. The student must furnish his or her own Scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves and PADI logbook. All of this can be purchased through Beach Cities Scuba at a discounted cost!

Private Program – $750
Private Programs are limited to single students or couples. Knowledge development occurs through independent study and close interaction with your instructor. All classroom, pool dives and ocean dives are personally arranged with your instructor to fit your individual scheduling needs.

The Private Open Water Course is just $750 and includes tuition, course materials, certification fees and rentals. The student must furnish his or her own Scuba quality mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit boots, gloves and PADI logbook. All of this can be purchased through Beach Cities Scuba at a discounted cost!

Click which of our five convenient locations you want to learn at below and sign up right now!