How to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver – Traditional and Online Formats

It may be overwhelming to understand all the details of getting certified, but it’s actually rather simple.  We have Denver’s most convenient scuba class scheduling with up to eight classes starting every month, we’re sure to fit your schedule.

Click Here For Class Schedules & PADI Online eLearning Options

Each class requires a few hours of home study before class. We’ll let you know exactly what needs to be done when you sign up, as it varies from class to class.  You can also complete ALL of your academics at home with PADI’s Online eLearning program.
The class and pool sessions are held 7 to 8 times a month. Our most popular sessions are our weekend classes, allowing you to complete this stage of training in a single weekend! We also offer weeknight and weekday morning classes.

When you’ve completed your homework and a class and pool session, you’re ready to dive! To complete your certification, your instructor will take you on four Open Water dives, held over two days. These dives are simply an opportunity to show off the skills you learned in the pool. You can do your dives with us, or arrange your dives on your tropical vacation. It’s your choice!

There are two different formats from which to choose for completing the academics for your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification

Option 1 - Traditional Format:  Pick up your PADI Open Water Manual and DVD at Underwater Phantaseas complete the homework (approx. 10 to 12 hours).  In class, your instructor will review the materials and administer four quizzes and a final exam.  Pool training will also be completed at this time. You are then 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 DVD 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.

Traditional and Online eLearning Complete Certification Package

(Get it all done with us before your vacation)

INCLUDES:

  • Your choice of class & pool sessions
  • Student kit for Traditional Format: PADI  textbook, dive tables, DVD, student record file and log pages OR Student kit for Online eLearning Format: dive tables, log pages and student record file (book and DVD accessed online)
  • Four Open Water Certification Dives over a two day period (Saturday & Sunday)
  • PADI certification fee to process your C-Card

Traditional Certification Package Price: $508.55 

- Your choice of Class & Pool Session ($164)
- Student kit (includes manual, dive tables, log pages) ($82.30)
- Open Water DVD ($50.40)
- Four Open Water Check Out Dives (includes tanks, weights & wetsuit) ($175)
- PADI Certification Processing, to process your c-card ($36.85)

Online eLearning Certification Package Price: $432.65 (plus an additional eLearning fee of $146 paid to PADI)

- Your choice of Class & Pool Session ($164)
- Student kit (includes dive tables &  log book $56.80)
- Four Open Water Check Out Dives (includes tanks, weights & wetsuit) ($175)
- PADI Certification Processing, to process your c-card ($36.85)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation to, accommodations & meals at Homestead or Blue Hole
  • Applicable sales tax
  • $10/ per day, per car (approximately) park fee at Aurora Reservoir (paid to the Rangers at Aurora)
  • $8/per person per week City Park Fee for BlueHole in Santa Rosa New Mexico,(paid to the folks at the Blue Hole)
  • $27/ per day, per person (approximately) admission to Homestead Crater (paid to the folks at the Crater)
  • BCD and regulator rental for open water dives ($50)

 

*NOTE: Class fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to hold a spot in any of our classes, as well as allow you to take the student kit home to start the homework! eLearning students must register with PADI and pay a fee of $138.00 in order to access the course materials online.  This fee is part of the total costs quoted above.  Click here for Schedules.


Referral Class

If you’d rather complete your PADI certification dives on an upcoming vacation, we can help you with that too! Take your class & pool sessions here and we’ll send referral paperwork with you to the tropics!

INCLUDES:

  • Your choice of class & pool sessions
  • Student kit for Traditional Format:   PADI  textbook, dive tables, DVD, student record file and log pages OR Student kit for Online eLearning Format: dive tables, log pages and student record file (book and DVD accessed online)
  • Referral Paperwork to take to the Instructor completing your certification dives on your vacation

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Four Open Water Certification Dives over two days
  • PADI certification fee to process your C-Card
  • Applicable sales tax
  • BC and regulator rental for open water dives ($50)

Traditional Format Refferal Price: $296.70

- Your choice of Class & Pool Session ($164)
- Student kit (includes manual, dive tables, log pages)($82.30)
- Open Water DVD ($50.40)

Online eLearning Option Referral Price: $220.80 (plus an additional eLearning fee of $146 paid to PADI)

- Your choice of Class & Pool Session ($164)
- Student kit (includes dive tables &  log book $56.80)

*NOTE:

Class fees must be paid at the time of registration in order to  hold a spot in any of our classes and allow you to take the student kit home to start the homework!  Click Here for Class and Pool Schedules.

Phone: 303-988-6725
Toll Free: 1-888-548-DIVE (3483)
Fax: 303-986-6126
Email: diver@www.uwphantaseas.com

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Monday – Friday:  10am-6:30pm
Saturday:  10am-5pm
Sunday:  12pm-5pm