Open Water Diver

PADI_ver_noURL_colImagine gliding weightlessly over the rocky kelp gardens, swimming with the fish, breathing underwater, and exploring the oceans’ vast beauty and hidden treasures. By taking this entry level scuba diving class, you will no longer have to imagine experiencing these thrills. This class will allow you to experience all of the above. You will be fully certified before you know it. Your new certification card will be recognized world wide. Our program is fun, easy and adventurous. This quality, low price course and the competitively priced quality SCUBA gear we have available, will make entering this sport easy.

Is diving something you have always wanted to do? Now is your chance; sign up today to open up a whole new world! You are guaranteed to have fun, meet new people, make life-long friends and enjoy weekend adventures. This class is only the beginning. You will receive complimentary membership to our SCUBA club. You’ll be informed of our weekly dive activities, boat trips, vacations, etc. You’ll soon learn what a social sport scuba diving is and we would love you to join us!

Class Prerequisites

  • Ages 10+
  • Basic swimming abilities
  • Medical questionnaire


We offer the PADI Open Water SCUBA course in two different formats.

Our Weeknight format is a three and half week class consisting of three classroom session and three pool sessions (Monday/Wednesday evenings 6pm), at the end of the third week are the two days of ocean diving (Saturday and Sunday). The ocean dives consist of 4 SCUBA dives in total.

Our Weekend Accelerated format is the exact same course as the weeknight format except that it is done in only two weekends! The first weekend is Friday evening (6pm), Saturday and Sunday (10am-6:30pm). The 4 ocean dives are the following weekend (Saturday and Sunday). Because this class is accelerated you will need to get all the homework done a head of time.

Classes begin twice a month with the two schedule options.

View our current schedule


  • $150 Instructor fee
  • $200 shop/certification/pool/equipment rental fee
  • Instructional material (crew-pack, DVD) is not included and must be purchased separately.

What’s Included

  • Classroom Lessons *
  • Confined water (pool) Sessions*
  • 4 Ocean Dives
  • Certification Fee & Card
  • Rental Gear for the entire Class (Wetsuit w/ Hood, Regulator w/ Computer, BCD, Weight, Tanks and Gear Bag)
  • Free sign-up to the Santa Cruz Scuba Club

*Multiple classroom lessons and multiple pool sessions will be presented at each class meeting

Required Equipment & Materials

Each student is required to provide their own class materials and skin gear, including:

  • Open Water Crew Pack
  • Open Water DVD (DVD rental available!)
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Booties
  • Gloves

Once enrolled in the Open Water Course you can get 10% off any of your skin gear items you need (mask, snorkel, fins, booties, and gloves).

Come in or call to sign up and reserve your space.



Welcome To Aqua Safaris Scuba Center

Check out one of our classes, rent some of our equipment or go on a dive trip with us!
1- 831-479-4FUN (4386)
Store Hours:
10A.M. to 6P.M. 7 days/week