Open Water Diver Certification


Get your PADI scuba certification. If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts (Watch The Video). The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.  

CSDA raises the bar with Open Water Training by taking the time to further develop diving skills and knowledge, and to make sure each and every student is comfortable, confident, and competent. 


What You Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases: 

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or/and in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dived  to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore! 


Price (See Also eLearning and Private Class Options Below)

$550  Includes: Class / Pool / Open Water Cet. Dives / Study Materials / All required Equipment


$225 Class and Pool ONLY (includes equipment.  referral if needed).

$75 Study Materials ONLY

$295 Open Water Certification Dives ONLY (includes equipment)


Price of Regular Class With eLearning Pass:

You can also choose to take your classroom online, with the PADI eLearning pass.  With this option, you will be doing all of your class work online. You will watch the presentation and video and complete your quizzes and final test, through the online program, then you the confined water work and certification dives, at our regular scheduled class time Click the banner below, to purchase the eLearning pass, on PADI's website.



$185 eLearning Pass (paid directly to PADI)

$225 Confined Water Skill Development (during regular scheduled class)

$295 Open Water Certification Dives


Private Class Option

Get the luxury of taking your class at a time that it's convenient for you.

We will tailor the time to meet your needs and you'll be working with your instructor in a private setting.  Your certification dives will be conducted during our normal schedule.  Please call us if you have more questions.


Price of a Private Class with eLearning Pass:

$185 eLearning Pass (paid directly to PADI. See Below)

$300 Confined Water Skills Development (includes 2 pool sessions)

$295 Open Water Certification Dives


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must: 

Be 10 years old or older (PADI eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws.


The Scuba Gear You Use

In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Check with us about the gear you'll use during this course.


The Learning Materials You Need

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course.  While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package and a multimedia DVD-ROM.  

PADI’s Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.