Looking for new vistas and adventure? Interested in discovering the uniqueness of the marine environment while enjoying a feeling of weightlessness? 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.
Question: Do you need to know how to swim to be a scuba diver? The simple answer is Yes you do. You will also be asked to tread water for 10 minutes by either floating or treading.
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 steps over 2 weekends:
Step 1: eLearning
What? Your journey starts with PADI’s online self study material. It takes 8 to 13 hours to complete. We recommend only starting the eLearning if classes are already scheduled. Classes fill quickly in the summer.
When? At your own leisure, but before the scheduled dates.
Step 2: Classroom / Confined Water Dives
What? Friday classroom you will meet your instructor, do a quick review of the elearning, assemble and disassemble your scuba gear and do mask skills and logistics for the class. Then over a Saturday and Sunday you will learn the skills you need to be a safe scuba diver.
When? Friday at Dive West from 6pm – 10pm / Saturday and Sunday at one of our local pools 9am – 3pm.
Step 3: Open Water Dives
What? The second weekend you will take the skills you learned at the pool and apply them in an open water environment at one of our local lakes or your tropical destination, if you are doing a referral.
When? Saturday and Sunday at Scuba Ranch 8am – 3pm.
What this course includes
Course includes the PADI eLearning self-study material, instructors, rental equipment, and pool time. Rental gear provided includes: buoyancy compensator (BCD), regulator, dive computer, gauges, tanks, and weights. When you have passed all completed training, you will receive your PADI Open Water certification card.
Not included in the price: Park fees for the Open Water dive park. Wet Suite rental is $17.00 for the weekend. Additional air fills at your open water are not included.
Please call for pricing and scheduling!
What you need to purchase
Being comfortable and confident in the water with your gear is the goal. Poor fitting gear can lead to problems in the water. We believe every diver should own their own mask, fins, snorkel, and boots. These are personally fitted for your comfort at our shop.
Class & Pool Schedule *Times Subject To Change
Friday, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday, 5 hour pool time
Sunday, 5 hour pool time
Open Water Check Out schedule (Terrell) (TL)
Saturday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Open Water Check Out schedule (Lake Travis) (LT)
Saturday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Open Water Check Out schedule (San Marcos) (SM)
Saturday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Sunday, 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
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