PADI Open Water Diver

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.


  • Participants must be 10 years of age or older


Weekday Classes (2 days, 14 hours)

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

2017 Dates:

January 7th & 8th
January 14th & 15th
January 21st  & 22nd
January 28th & 29th
February 4th & 5th
February 11th & 12th
February 18th & 19th
February 25th & 26th
March 4th & 5th
March 11th & 12th
March 18th & 19th
March 25th & 26th
April 1st  & 2nd
April 8th & 9th
April 22nd & 23rd
April 29th & 30th
May 6th & 7th
May 13th & 14th
May 20th & 21st
May 27th & 28th
June 3rd & 4th
June 10th & 11th
June 17th & 18th
June 24th & 25th
July 1st & 2nd
July 8th & 9th
July 15th & 16th
July 22nd & 23rd
July 29th & 30th
August 5th & 6th
August 12th & 13th
August 19th & 20th
August 26th & 27th
September 2nd & 3rd
September 9th & 10th
September 16th & 17th
September 23rd & 24th
September 30th & Oct 1st
October 7th & 8th
October 14th & 15th
October 21st & 22nd
October 28th & 29th
November 4th & 5th
November 11th & 12th
November 18th & 19th
November 25th & 26th
December 2nd & 3rd
December 9th & 10th
December 16th & 17th
December 23rd & 24th
December 30th & 31st

Weekday Morning Classes (3 mornings, 12 hours)

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

2017 Dates:

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

Weekday Evening Classes (3 evenings, 12 hours)

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

2017 Dates:

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

Extended Weekday Evening Classes (3-4 evenings, 12-16 hours)

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

2017 Dates:

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

KIDS ONLY Classes (4 evenings, 16 hours)

Usually Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday
Traditional Format:  4:00pm-8:00pm

2017 Dates:

January 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th
February 27th, 28th & March 2nd, 3rd
March 27th, 28th, 30th & 31st
April 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th
May 22nd, 23rd, 25th & 26th
June 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th
July 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th
August 28th, 29th, 31st & Sept 1st
September 25th, 26th, 28th & 29th
October 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th
November 27th, 28th, 30th & Dec 1st
December 26th, 27th, 28th & 29th
KIDS CAMPS (10am-4pm $299)
June 5th, 6th, 7th & 8th
July 10th, 11th,12th & 13th
August 7th, 8th, 9th & 10th


Saturday & Sunday
Dive days:  8:00am-approximately 3:00pm
4 dives over 2 days

2017 Dates:

January 7th & 8th
February 4th & 5th
March 4th & 5th
April 8th & 9th
May 6th & 7th
May 28th & 29th
June 10th & 11th
June 24th & 25th
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
July 8th & 9th
July 22nd & 23rd
August  12th & 13th
August 26th & 27th
September 9th & 10th
October 7th & 8th
November 4th & 5th
December 2nd & 3rd
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Aurora Reservoir
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT
Homestead Crater, UT

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