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 (200 yard swim, 10 minute survival float)
  • Medical questionnaire (Please Click Here to view the medical paperwork)

Class Formats

Weeknight E-Learning Course – This course is comprised of 1 classroom session (Monday evening), 3 pool sessions (Wednesday evenings) and 4 ocean dives over 2 days (Sat & Sun). This is a slower pace class designed for a more relaxed atmosphere. The PADI e-learning must be completed before the start of this class.

Weekend Accelerated Course – This course is comprised of 2 classroom sessions (Friday evening, and Saturday morning), 2 pool sessions (Saturday and Sunday) and 4 ocean dives over 2 days (Sat & Sun). Because this class is accelerated you will need to get all the homework done a head of time. E-Learning is available for this course for an additional cost.

Weekend Referral Course – Want to get all the hard work done before your vacation? The Weekend Referral Course is a 1 weekend course were you complete the classroom and pool work. You then complete the ocean portion on your vacation. The course is comprised of 2 days (Saturday and Sunday) in the classroom and pool.

Note: You can Referral out of our Weeknight E-learning course and our Weekend Accelerated courses, however, there is no price break since we limit our class sizes.

Click Here to view our class calendar

Cost

Weeknight E-Learning Course:

  • $185 PADI e-Learning, online course work – Paid when registering for class
  • $250 shop/e-learning completion packet/certification/pool/equipment rental fee – Paid when registering for class
  • $200 Instructor fee – Paid directly to instructor first night of class
  • Total $635 (Not including personal skin gear, see below) 

Weekend Accelerated Course:

  • $250 shop/certification/pool/equipment rental fee – Paid when registering for class
  • $200 Instructor fee – Paid directly to instructor first night of class
  • Total $450 (Not including personal skin gear and student packet kit, see below)
  • Note: If you would like to skip part of the classroom session, e-Learning is available for this course but costs an additional $185 

Weekend Referral Course:

  • $200 shop/pool/equipment rental fee – Paid when registering for class
  • $150 Instructor fee – Paid directly to instructor first night of class
  • Total $350 (Not including personal skin gear and student packet kit, see below)
  • Note: If you would like to skip part of the classroom session, e-Learning is available for this course but costs an additional $185 

What’s Included

Weeknight E-Learning Course:

  • Classroom session
  • Confined water (pool) sessions*
  • 4 Ocean Dives
  • Certification Card
  • E-learning completion packet
  • 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 

Weekend Accelerated Course:

  • Classroom sessions*
  • Confined water (pool) sessions*
  • 4 Ocean Dives
  • Certification 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 

Weekend Referral Course:

  • Classroom sessions*
  • Confined water (pool) sessions*
  • 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

Weeknight E-Learning Course:
Each student is required to provide their own personal skin gear, including:

  • 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).

Weekend Accelerated Course:
Each student is required to provide their own class materials and personal 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). If student chooses to do e-Learning then Crew Pack and DVD are not required, only E-learning completion packet.

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

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

Once enrolled in the Open Water Course you can get 10% off any of your skin gear items you need (mask, snorkel, fins, booties). If student chooses to do e-Learning then Crew Pack and DVD are not required, only E-learning completion packet.

Cancellation Policies

We understand life happens and try to work with people as much as we can. However, because our class sizes are limited in size we have put into place the following policies.

Moving to a different class

  • More then 5 days notice no charge
  • Less then 5 days notice $25 charge
  • Less then 24 hours $75 charge 

Complete Canceling of Class

  • More then 7 days notice, refund minus $25
  • Less then 7 days notice, refund minus $50
  • Less then 24 hours no refund

E-Learning can not be refunded

We require a minimum of 2 people in any of these course in order to run them. 

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

 

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Welcome To Aqua Safaris Scuba Center

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info@aquasafaris.com
1- 831-479-4FUN (4386)
Store Hours:
10A.M. to 6P.M. 7 days/week