Openwater Diver

Openwater SCUBA Diver

markdon-620x413Your underwater adventure begins! Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface – and continue to breathe!
It’s the most exciting feeling imaginable and yours when you become a NAUI Openwater Scuba Diver!

Our scuba classes include:

  • 2 Academic Class Room Sessions
  • 2 Pool Sessions
  • Use of scuba equipment during pool sessions (Wet Suit, BCD, Tanks, Air, Regulator)
  • DAN Insurance for 6 months or until you are certified
  • Dive Training Magazine for 6 months

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us! Of course we have our scheduled classes and checkout dives, but custom options are also available if these don’t fit your schedule. We offer weeknight classes, private classes at your pace and location, and you can do your checkout on our exotic dive trips.

Scuba Diver is our entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world…and, you will have earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world!

Your instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment. You will also learn many skills in the water with practice time for your safety and comfort; and complete your training with a certification “checkout” dive trip.

The weekend class is an accelerated Openwater SCUBA course, so you should ideally purchase your books at least one to two weeks ahead of all class dates to get a jump start on the material. Upcoming dates (dates are listed as (Tuesday)/(Weekend):

November December January February March April
  • 11/06/2018
  • 11/16/2018 11/18/2018
  • 12/04/2018
  • 01/22/2019
May June July August September October
For those of you with “impossible schedules” or maybe you want a more one-on-one personalized class… Ask about a private class. 225-927-DIVE(3483)

The weekend class schedule is as follows:

Tuesday 6:00pm-9:00pm (Classroom session at UA)
Friday 6:00pm-9:00pm (Classroom session at UA)
Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm (Class first, then pool most of the day)
Sunday 8:00am-5:00pm (Final exam and lunch, then pool for the rest of the day)

The only prerequisite is that you are at least 10 years of age or older and in good physical condition. We can train you to do all the rest!

Personal dive gear including:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Booties
  • Fins
  • Gloves
  • Weight belt
  • Weights
  • Regulator mouthpiece
  • Surface Marker Bouy

Equipment packages are available from us starting at only $250.

Essential Package
Titan Regulator
Abs Low Profile Octopus
Pro HD BC or Ladies Pearl BC
i300 two gauge console
your Cost $969

Course fee: $250

Equipment Package: starting at $250

7 Openwater checkout dives in Panama city: $450 (rental equipment is additional)

E-Learning package: $130.00

  • Since our prices can fluctuate from year to year please contact the shop for the most accurate pricing!