(Beginner Scuba Diver Certification)

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


Extended Weekday Evening Classes (3 evenings, 12 hours)

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


2018 Dates:

January 16th, 18th & 23rd May 15th, 17th & 22nd September 11th, 13th & 18th
February 13th, 15th & 20th June 12th, 14th & 19th October 9th, 11th & 16th
March 13th, 15th & 20th July 10th, 12th & 17th November 13th, 15th & 20th
April 10th, 12th & 17th August 14th, 16th & 21st 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 May 29th, 30th, 31st & June 1st September 24th, 25th, 27th & 28th
February 26th, 27th & March 1st, 2nd June 25th, 26th, 28th & 29th October 22nd, 23rd, 25th & 26th
March 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th July 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th November 26th, 27th, 29th & 30th
April 23rd, 24th, 26th & 27th August 27th, 28th, 30th & 31st December 26th, 27th & 28th *(8am-1pm)


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

2018 Dates:

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

2019 Dates:

January 19th & 20th Homestead Crater, UT July 13th & 14th Aurora Reservoir
February 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT July 27th & 28th Aurora Reservoir
March 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT August  10th & 11th Aurora Reservoir
April 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT August 24th & 25th Aurora Reservoir
May 4th & 5th Homestead Crater, UT September 14th & 15th Aurora Reservoir
May 26th & 27th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 12th & 13th Homestead Crater, UT
June 8th & 9th Aurora Reservoir November 16th & 17th Homestead Crater, UT
June 22nd & 23rd Aurora Reservoir December 14th & 15th 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!