Frequently Asked Questions about Scuba Certification

  • How do I become an Open Water Scuba Diver?
    Visit our “How to Become an Open Water Scuba Diver” page!
  • Where is the class and pool work done?
    All academic and confined water training is done onsite. We have our own classroom, as well as, a heated, indoor pool. The pool facility is complete with showers and lockers for your convenience. Just bring a bathing suit & towel!
  • Where can I find a list of Open Water Course schedules?
    They are located here.
  • Where are the Open Water Dives done?
    That depends on what time of year you plan on doing your open water dives…
    Option 1. During the cooler months (October through May) we go to the Homestead Crater in Midway, Utah. The Crater is a perfect place to do the winter Open Water Dives due to its water temperature of 96 degrees! There are a variety of activities available other than diving due to its close proximity to Park City and Sundance, Utah.
    Option 2. During the warmer months (June through September) we do our dives locally at the Aurora reservoir. It’s a quick and fun location, that is conveniently located in our home state of Colorado.
  • Can I do my class and pool sessions here and my open water dives in the tropics while on vacation?
    Absolutely! All that’s required is a referral from us and you’re ready to enjoy your dives and the tropical sun at the same time.
  • How long does this process take?
    We can get you certified in as little as two weekends. Our weekend classes are designed for those with limited free time. However, you can also get certified in a more leisurely pace with our extended weekday format courses. Both formats are followed by the Open Water Dives conducted over one weekend.
  • How old do you have to be to become a certified diver?
    The minimum age is 10 years old; however some restrictions do apply to divers under the age of 15 for safety reasons.
  • How much does it cost?
    Please find pricing details for all Open Water Courses here.
  • Is the use of SCUBA gear included in these prices?
    The use of mask, snorkel, fins, BCD, regulator, gauges, tanks and weights are included in the cost for all pool work. Gear is available for rent for your open water dives at an additional cost. However we highly recommend owning, at minimum, your own mask, snorkel and fins. These three items, in particular, are important for a few reasons: First, you can save 15% to 20% on our discounted student packages. Secondly, mask, fins, and snorkel are your most personal gear, and it’s a good idea to train in them. Finally, if the gear is purchased during class, you can try everything out in the pool, and any problems can be fixed with an easy exchange.
  • How long is my certification good for?
    Once you’re certified, you’re certified for life! For safety reasons, PADI recommends a Scuba Review course if it’s been more than six months since your last dive.
  • How do I register for one of your classes?
    It’s simple, just pick a date and give us a call (303-988-6725). We’ll get you registered! If you don’t know which date will work for you, that’s fine, we can still register you and you can pick a date at your leisure.