PADI Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course.


  • Participants must be 10 years of age or older
  • If participant has a “yes” checked on their Diver’s Medical Questionnaire form, we must insist they consult a physician before participating in any scuba diving programs. They will need to have a doctor sign off on a Medical Statement Participant Record, clearing them to scuba dive. This form must be presented to Underwater Phantaseas on the day of their scheduled participation.


There are two different format choices to complete the academics for your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification:

Option 1 – Traditional Format: Pick up your PADI Open Water Manual and Video at Underwater Phantaseas complete the homework (approx. 10 to 12 hours). In class, your instructor will review the material and administer four quizzes and a final exam. Pool training will also be completed and then you are ready to complete your Open Water Certification Dives.

Option 2 – Online eLearning Format: Register and pay online with PADI to access the PADI Open Water Manual and Video online. Complete all of the necessary academics at your convenience. This format allows for greatly reduced time in the formal classroom setting. Your instructor will complete your pool training and then you are ready to complete your Open Water Certification Dives.


Students are required to complete 4 open water training dives over the course of 2 days, to complete the certification.


Weekend Classes (2 days, 14 hours)

Saturday & Sunday
Traditional format:  8:00am-3:00pm
eLearning format:  8:00am-12:00pm

2018 Dates:

January 6th & 7th
January 13th & 14th
January 20th  & 21st
January 27th & 28th
February 3rd & 4th
February 10th & 11th
February 17th & 18th
February 24th & 25th
March 3rd & 4th
March 10th & 11th
March 17th & 18th
March 24th & 25th
April 7th  & 8th
April 14th & 15th
April 21st & 22nd
April 28th & 29th
May 5th & 6th
May 12th & 13th
May 19th & 20th
May 26th & 27th
June 3rd & 4th
June 9th & 10th
June 16th & 17th
June 23rd & 24th
June 30th & July 1st
July 7th & 8th
July 14th & 15th
July 21st & 22nd
July 28th & 29th
August 4th & 5th
August 11th & 12th
August 18th & 19th
August 25th & 26th
September 1st & 2nd
September 8th & 9th
September 15th & 16th
September 22nd & 23rd
September 29th & 30th
October 6th & 7th
October 13th & 14th
October 20th & 21st
October 27th & 28th
November 3rd & 4th
November 10th & 11th
November 17th & 18th
November 24th & 25th
December 1st & 2nd
December 8th & 9th
December 15th & 16th
December 22nd & 23rd
December 29th & 30th

Weekday Morning Classes (3 mornings, 12 hours)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Traditional format:  8:00am-12:00pm
eLearning:  8:00am-10:30am

2018 Dates:

January 15th, 16th & 17th
February 12th, 13th & 14th
March 12th, 13th & 14th
April 9th, 10th & 11th
May 14th, 15th & 16th
June 11th, 12th & 13th
July 16th, 17th & 18th
August 13th, 14th & 15th
September 17th, 18th & 19th
October 8th, 9th & 10th
November 12th, 13th & 14th
December 10th, 11th & 12th

Weekday Evening Classes (3 evenings, 12 hours)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Traditional format:  6:00pm-10:00pm
eLearning:  6:00pm-8:30pm

2018 Dates:

January 8th, 10th & 12th
January 22nd, 24th & 26th
February 5th, 7th & 9th
February 19th, 21st & 23rd
March 5th, 7th & 9th
March 19th, 21st & 23rd
April 2nd, 4th & 6th
April 16th, 18th & 20th
May 7th, 9th & 11th
May 21st, 23rd & 25th
June 4th, 6th & 8th
June 18th, 20th & 22nd
July 9th, 11th & 13th
July 23rd, 25th & 27th
August 6th, 8th & 10th
August 20th, 22nd & 24th
September 10th, 12th & 14th
September 17th, 19th & 21st
October 1st, 3rd & 5th
October 15th, 17th & 19th
November 5th, 7th & 9th
November 19th, 21st & 23rd
December 3rd, 5th & 7th
December 17th, 19th & 21st

Extended Weekday Evening Classes (3 evenings, 12 hours)

Tuesdays and Thursdays (over two weeks, alternating days)
Traditional format:  6:00pm-10:00pm
eLearning:  6:00pm-8:30pm

2018 Dates:

January 16th, 18th & 23rd
February 13th, 15th & 20th
March 13th, 15th & 20th
April 10th, 12th & 17th
May 15th, 17th & 22nd
June 12th, 14th & 19th
July 10th, 12th & 17th
August 14th, 16th & 21st
September 11th, 13th & 18th
October 9th, 11th & 16th
November 13th, 15th & 20th
December 11th, 13th & 18th

KIDS ONLY Classes (4 evenings, 16 hours)

Usually Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Traditional Format:  4:00pm-8:00pm
eLearning:  N/A

2018 Dates:

January 29th, 30th & February 1st, 2nd
February 26th, 27th & March 1st, 2nd
March 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th
April 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th
May 29th, 30th, 31st & June 1st
June 25th, 26th, 28th & 29th
July 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th
August 27th, 28th, 30th & 31st
September 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th
October 22nd, 23rd, 25th & 26th
November 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th
December 26th, 27th & 28th **(8am-1pm)**
KIDS CAMPS (10am-4pm $299)
June 4th, 5th, 6th & 7th
July 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th
August 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th


Saturday & Sunday (4 dives over 2 days)
Traditional/eLearning Format:  8:00am-approximately 3:00pm

2018 Dates:

January 13th & 14th
February 17th & 18th
March 17th & 18th
April 14th & 15th
May 5th & 6th
May 27th & 28th
June 9th & 10th
June 23rd & 24th
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Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
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July 7th & 8th
July 21st & 22nd
August  11th & 12th
August 25th & 26th
September 8th & 9th
October 6th & 7th
November 10th & 11th
December 8th & 9th
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. Join us today!