PADI OPEN WATER DIVER 

(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.

 


PREREQUISITES:

  • 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.

COURSE STRUCTURE:

  • ONLINE TRAINING

Online training or eLearning is known as the "knowledge development" portion of the Open Water Diver Course. The online training consists of 5 sections, with a series of questions to be answered at the end of each section. It is designed so you can learn at your own pace and when it's convenient for you. Complete the academics online in preparation for your class & pool sessions. 

  • CLASS & POOL SESSIONS

2-3 sessions in the class/pool. Completing the online training beforehand greatly reduces the time spent in the formal classroom setting. This means a quick review in the classroom, and then it's off to the pool for confined water training! In the pool, students practice skills that will be used during the open water dives.

  • OPEN WATER DIVES

4 open water dives, over a minimum period of 2 days are required to complete the Open Water Certification. These dives are simply a chance for you to show off the skills you learned in the confined water portion of your training. 


OPEN WATER CLASS & POOL DATES:

WEEKEND CLASSES (2 days, 8 hours)

Saturday & Sunday
Times: 8:00am-12:00pm or 12:00pm-4:00pm


2019 Dates:

December 14th & 15th
December 21st & 22nd
December 28th & 29th

2020 Dates:

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

WEEKDAY MORNING CLASSES (3 mornings, 9 hours)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: 8:00am-11:00am

 

2019 Dates:

December 16th, 17th & 18th

2020 Dates:

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


WEEKDAY EVENING CLASSES (3 evenings, 9 hours)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

2019 Dates:

December 9th, 11th & 13th
December 16th, 18th & 20th

2020 Dates:

January 6th, 8th & 10th April 6th, 8th & 10th July 6th, 8th & 10th October 5th, 7th & 9th
January 13th, 15th & 17th

April 13th, 15th & 17th

July 13th, 15th & 17th October 12th, 14th & 16th
January 20th, 22nd & 24th

April 20th, 22nd & 24th

July 20th, 22nd $ 24th October 19th, 21st & 23rd
February 3rd, 5th & 7th

May 4th, 6th & 8th

August 3rd, 5th & 7th November 2nd, 4th & 6th
February 10th, 12th & 14th

May 11th, 13th & 15th

August 10th, 12th & 14th November 9th, 11th & 13th
February 17th, 19th & 21st

May 18th, 20th & 22nd

August 17th, 19th & 21st November 16th, 18th & 20th
March 2nd, 4th & 6th

June 1st, 3rd & 5th

September 8th, 9th & 11th December 7th, 9th & 11th
March 9th, 11th & 13th

June 8th, 10th & 12th

September 14th, 16th & 18th December 14th, 16th & 18th
March 16th, 18th & 20th

June 15th, 17th & 19th

September 21st, 23rd & 25th December N/A


KIDS ONLY CLASSSES (3 evenings, 9 hours)
*10 & 11 year olds are required to take this course

Usually Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Times: 6:00pm-9:00pm

 

2019 Dates:

December 30th, 31st & January 2nd

2020 Dates:

January 27th, 28th & 29th May 26th, 27th & 28th September 28th, 29th & 30th
February 24th, 25th & 26th June 22nd, 23rd & 24th October 26th, 27th & 28th
March 23rd, 24th & 25th July 27th, 28th & 29th November 23rd, 24th & 25th
April 27th, 28th & 29th August 24th, 25th & 26th December 28th, 29th & 30th

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION DIVE DATES:

WEEKENDS (4 dives, over 2 days)

Saturday & Sunday
Times: Varies by location


2020 Dates:

January 11th & 12th Homestead Crater, UT July 11th & 12th Aurora Reservoir
February 8th & 9th Homestead Crater, UT July 25th & 26th Aurora Reservoir
March 7th & 8th Homestead Crater, UT August 8th & 9th  Aurora Reservoir
April 4th & 5th Homestead Crater, UT August 22nd & 23rd Aurora Reservoir
May 2nd & 3rd Homestead Crater, UT September 12th & 13th Aurora Reservoir
May 24th & 25th (Sun/Mon) Homestead Crater, UT October 10th & 11th  Homestead Crater, UT
June 13th & 14th Homestead Crater, UT November 14th & 15th Homestead Crater, UT
June 27th & 28th  Aurora Reservoir December 12th & 13th 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!