HOW TO BECOME A CERTIFIED DIVER


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!

     


STEP 1 (CLASS & POOL):  Your first step is to come to a couple "Class & Pool" sessions. Class & pool sessions are held here at the shop and are about 12-14 hours total. You will have some homework to complete before coming to your first class & pool session. There are two different formats from which to choose from to complete the at home academics, for your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification...

Option 1 - Traditional Format:  Pick up your PADI Open Water Manual and videos at Underwater Phantaseas and complete the homework. Register for a course with Underwater Phantaseas, either 2-3 days (approx. 12-14 hours). During the course, 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:  Purchase the the PADI Open Water Manual and videos online, through PADI's eLearning website. Complete all of the necessary academics at your convenience. Register for a course with Underwater Phantaseas, either 2-3 days (approx. 6-8 hours). During the course, your instructor will administer an eLearning review quiz, pool training will also be completed at this time. You are then ready to complete your Open Water Certification Dives! (This format allows for greatly reduced time in the formal classroom setting, by completing more of the academics at home vs. in the traditional classroom setting.)

 

STEP 2 (OPEN WATER DIVES):  When you've completed your homework and "Class & Pool" sessions, 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. There are two different options from which to choose for completing the "Open Water Dives" for your PADI Open Water Scuba Certification...

Option 1 - Complete Certification:  If you're looking to get certified, get it all done with us before your vacation! Simply choose one of our "Open Water Dive" weekends and complete all four dives with your instructor.

Option 2 - Referral Package:  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! Contact a PADI Instructor or Dive Center wherever you are traveling and complete your dives on your vacation! We will provide you with a referral form, stating you have completed all necessary "Class & Pool" training. Complete all four dives with your instructor on location.

     


COMPLETE CERTIFICATION PACKAGE (Class & Pool + Open Water Dives)

Option 1 - Traditional Certification Package Price: $550.90 +tax

INCLUDED:

  • Your choice of Class & Pool Session - $180
  • Student kit (includes manual, computer card, log book) - $94.50
  • Open Water DVD - $57.80
  • Four Open Water Check Out Dives (includes tanks, weights & wetsuit) - $175
  • PADI certification processing fee - $43.60

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation to, accommodations & meals for open water locations
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations
  • Equipment - BCD and regulator rental for open water dives - $50

 

Option 2 - eLearning Certification Package Price: $567.20* +tax

INCLUDED:

  • Your choice of Class & Pool Session - $180
  • eLearning Student Kit (includes log book, student record file & PADI certification processing fee) - $212.20
  • Four Open Water Check Out Dives (includes tanks, weights & wetsuit) - $175

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Transportation, accommodations & meals for open water locations
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations
  • Equipment - BCD and regulator rental for open water dives - $50

REFERRAL PACKAGE (Class & Pool Only)

Option 1 - Traditional Format Referral Price: $332.30 +tax

INCLUDED:

  • Your choice of Class & Pool Session - $180
  • Student kit (includes manual, computer card, log book) - $94.50
  • Open Water DVD - $57.80

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Four Open Water Certification Dives
  • PADI certification processing fee
  • Equipment rental for open water dives

 

Option 2 - eLearning Format Referral Price: $392.20* +tax

INCLUDED:

  • Your choice of Class & Pool Session - $180
  • eLearning Student Kit (includes log book, student record file & PADI certification processing fee) - $212.20

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Four Open Water Certification Dives
  • Equipment rental for open water dives

*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 course materials home to start the homework! eLearning students must register with PADI and pay eLearning fee in order to access the course materials online.