Open Water Diver Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and has introduced millions of people to the diving lifestyle. The PADI Open Water Diver course has three main phases, all designed to fit your schedule: 

1. Knowledge Development (independent study or online) which introduces you to basic principles of scuba diving

2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

3. Open Water Dives to test and hone your skills in open water


*Must be at least 10 years old

*Student is required to have their own mask, snorkel, fins and boots suitable for scuba diving.  If you purchase these items from Crystal Blue Diving, you will receive a $50 discount toward the course fee. (This discount may not be combined with any other offers.) You also receive Crystal Blue Diving’s Sure-Fit guarantee: If any of the gear purchased from CBD does not fit properly, you can easily exchange for something that would better satisfy your needs during the pool session.

You have two options to complete the independent learning portion of this class:

Option 1 - Traditional independent study with student book, video and classroom: Stop in to Crystal Blue Diving and sign-up for the Open Water class to receive your Open Water Crew-pak. We will also loan you a set of DVD's to complete your independent learning at home. 


$335 Classroom and Confined Water Pool Training (includes review and final exam, use of all scuba equipment and referral paperwork, if needed.)

$140 Open Water Training Dives

*Materials and certification included: Open Water Crew-pak (includes dive computer simulator and Student Planning Slate)

Option 2 - PADI Online eLearning: Completing the Knowledge Development portion of the course online gives you the freedom to, learn at your own pace, create your own schedule and complete the online training from anywhere.


$185 paid directly to PADI for access to the online materials and videos. Enroll online by clicking the e-learning button below.

$240 paid to Crystal Blue Diving for: review and final exam, PADI eLearning student kit (includes divers log book, student folder and dive computer simulator), Confined Water Pool Training, use of all scuba equipment and referral paperwork, if needed.

$140 Open Water Training Dives

*Certification included

Call us at (224) 333-0800 to book your Open Water Diver Course - Or click on the PADI eLearning button below.


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