Open Water Certification
The excitement and fun of scuba diving are waiting for you!
At Dive Utah, we remember what it was like to learn to scuba dive. The excitement, the anticipation, the thrill of breathing underwater for the first time.
About the Class
In the Academic portion, we use a home study program that allows you to learn at your own comfortable rate. When we meet, the class goes over topics such as equipment and dive travel. In the Confined Water or Pool portion, you learn the different skills that enable you to dive safely and confidently with plenty of time left over to play and practice. The Open Water portion will let you take the skills and knowledge learned in the first two portions and apply them in an actual diving environment such as a lake, hot-spring or ocean. Classes are for ages 10 and up.
Are you Taking a Trip?
Most of our students are taking the class because they have a trip planned. To help you better enjoy the diving on your trip, we will put together an information packet about the diving at your destination. This is part of our "Becoming A Diver" Program, designed to help you get the most from your diving certification.
At Dive Utah we have many different class arrangements for even the busiest of people. Call the Dive Utah nearest to you for the newest class schedules and next start dates.
Master Scuba Diver
Does a skier stop when he learns the wedge? Is a martial arts student content with his white belt? Of course not, these are only the entry level steps. The same is true with scuba divers. Open Water is scuba’s entry level class. Every diver should aspire to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. A diver with their Advanced, Rescue, 5 specialty certifications and 50 logged dives earns the prestigious Master Scuba Diver rating. This is the scuba black belt. Ask about our discounted Open Water/MSD package today!
Did you know you can dive longer and safer by adding more oxygen to your air? Plus, many divers have more energy at the end of the dive day. This is called Oxygen Enriched Air or simply Nitrox. You can try Nitrox on your last Open Water dive. See our staff for more information.
Get Out of Town!
Dive Utah is always traveling. From our bi-monthly California trips to warm water destinations in the Caribbean or South Pacific, a Dive Utah trip is the perfect place to finish your Open Water Certification. Plus you receive a discount on your class when you complete it on one of our trips! See our staff or website for a list of upcoming trips.
Class prices range from $400 if you have 3 or more people to $3499 for our Master Scuba Diver package. Call the shop to find the right class for you. Each student needs their own PADI Open Water manual, dive table and log book and have access to the PADI Open Water Diver DVD. You will need your own mask, snorkel, fins and boots by the time we do the Open Water training or you will need to rent them. In addition, some dive sites have an entry fee that is not included in the cost of the class. Liability and medical statements MUST be signed prior to the first class.
Take the academic portion of the course online through PADI's online interactive programs and then finish your inwater and practical elements with Dive Utah.