PADI Open Water Course

The most popular entry level scuba course in the world can be completed in  only 3 - 5 days depending on the commitment and aquatic ability of the student. You must be at least 10 years of age, complete a medical history statement and have a medical if required. You must be able to swim a distance of 200 metres and maintain yourself in deep water for 10 minutes.

Classroom: The more you self study - the less time you need to spend in the classroom. There is a book with knowledge reviews with a multi- choice test at the end. Supported by DVD and instructor prescriptive teaching they cover the basic physics of diving, equipment, the environment, dive tables and safety considerations.

Water skill sessions: These are conducted in a pool. Here you learn and practice all the essential skills you need to scuba dive safely. The are five segments to this training supported by DVD which can be watched in the classroom prior to each lesson.

Open Water Dives: After you have mastered the basic skills you will then demonstrate that you can apply these skills on actual dives. There are 4 dives. The first 2 to a maximum depth of 12m/40ft and the last 2 to a maximum depth of 18m/60ft. This will be your maximum depth until further training is completed. (10/11 yr olds limited to 12m). During these dives you will be having fun as you gain experience for you next big diving trip!

Dive Arizona

Private Course: $475

Group 2-4: $425/person

Group 5-9: $375/person

Group 10+: $325/person

Course includes classroom, confined water sessions, 4 open water dives at Lake Pleasant, books, rental gear, and certification fees.