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OPEN WATER DIVER CERTIFICATION-BEGIN HERE The world's most popular scuba diving course

Experience California Diving then
Explore the World!
The Complete PADI Open Water Diver

Smaller Classes
Better Learning Experience
Home Study + Pool Training + Ocean DIves
Learn to Dive over 2 weekends.
Let's GO!

Courses Start at $795.00
includes FREE Boat Ticket with Course!
Everything you need Includes:
* Lifetime Scuba Certification, recognized Worldwide
* PADI eLearning Home Study
* Pool training
* Ocean training dives 
* FREE Boat ticket
* Meals included on dive boat trips
* FREE Scuba equipment rental ($190 Savings)
with Purchase of Personal Gear Package**
* Personal Gear Package fitting session included with purchase

* FREE Log Book
* PADI Processing fees and Scuba Certification eCard
* Exclusive Divers West Discounts for 1 year after completing course!
**Personal Gear Package includes Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves, Booties which are required personal items for this course. Boat fee extra

Select Class Schedule Here and Start Diving!

Terms and Conditions

Scuba Course Breakdown

The Divers West Open Water course consists of a Zoom Orientation Night, gear fitting session by appointment, and the following three main phases:
  • Knowledge Development- Using PADI's eLearning, study from home. Study, take quizes and final exam online.
  • Confined Water Dives- 1 weekend at the pool where you get to try out your underwater space suits and learn scuba diving skills. Students mus be able to swim 200 yds and tread/float for 10min.
  • Open Water Dives- 1 weekend you complete 4 ocean dives. Here is where you apply what you've learned in the pool, have some fun, and complete your certification!
    Pool and Ocean dives are pre-scheduled in advance. Most classes are scheduled to do some beach diving, but then the rest of the course is completed at one of our beutiful local islands where you will experince what California Diving is all about. Locations vary by month. Boat tickets extra.
*Because some students learn at different paces, some students may request/require additional time to get certified. Ask about our Private Lessons. Check out our Open Water Diver class schedules and sign up here. 


To enroll in Divers West's Complete PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be:
  • 12 years or older (For ages under 18, parental consent/sign-up required and parent must be present during orientation and most of our course)
  • Must be in generally good health
  • Must be able to swim 200 yards, and tread/float for 10 minutes

For most children ages 10 and 11, special attention is needed and training restrictions apply so only private classes are available. Additional fees apply. Dates subject to availability. Please call for more information. 

The Scuba Gear You Will Use

When you take our Open Water Diver course, we'll include the main scuba diving rental equipment,  for free, a $190 savings, when you purchase your required personal gear at Divers West. Personal gear includes Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Gloves, and Booties. When you purchase your gear from us, we'll give you a personal fitting session. The most important part of scuba equipment is the fit so do not buy online and hope it works. During your class orientation, we will discuss the type of gear that is suitable for scuba diving in California and other parts of the world. Not all snorkeling gear is suitable. 
Learning scuba theory is easy using PADI's virtual classroom. You can study at home, take your quizes, and your final exam online! You will then take a brief quiz at the pool, with your instructor, to demonstrate your understanding of the material. 

Sign up here to reserve your spot and class dates. 

Private Lessons

Would you prefer more personalized attention? Would you like to learn at your own pace rather than that of a classroom environment? Would you like to train in your own pool? We offer private instruction for those that would like a more customized schedule or more personalized training. Please call (626) 529-5220 or stop by the store for more details. Additional fees will apply. Dates are subject to availability, distance, and weather conditions.