Get your Open Water Scuba certification.
10+ years of age
Updated for 2023
- Learn all the basics for safe scuba diving.
- Practice your scuba skills in a controled confined water environment.
- Check-out dives in open water to review your skills.
- A lifetime scuba diving certification. Yes, forever.
What you'll need
- eLearning materials completed (Provided after sign-up)
- Completed waivers (Find them in the footer)
- Scuba equipment: Tanks, wetsuit, weights, regulator and BCD (Included in the class)
- Personal Gear: your personal gear consists of mask, snorkel, fins, and boots.(Not Included)
- Swimsuit, towel, and clothing according to the weather
Become a certified diver
Your adventure starts here!!! The SDI open water diver course is your first step in exploring the Underwater world. We strive to provide the highest level of training, and that starts with our small class sizes maximum student-instructor ratio of 4:1 (Private lessons available) with the most highly-trained instructors. We offer both e-learning and instructor-led options for the knowledge development phase of your certification..
Requirements - No prior experience needed but any participants under 18 must have parental consent.
Class Schedule - Week of the booking will be Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The class will continue the following week on Saturday and Sunday, unless otherwise specified by your instructor.
Science you will love to learn! During the first phase of your SDI Open Water Diver scuba certification you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like interacting with the underwater environment, physics and Physiology, Equipment, and dive planning just to name a few. Your study resources are included in the eLearning program. For those who prefer traditional book, six knowledge quest sections at the end of each of the six book chapters must be completed prior to your classroom session. Once you are done with your independent study, contact us
to book your classroom and confined water sessions!
Confined Water Sessions (Pool)
During your confined water session you’ll get to learn how to prepare your dive gear, clear your mask of water, hover, and several other important and fun skills. The skills learned in confined water will prepare you to dive in a variety of open water environments. Your tuition includes most of your rental gear such as your exposure suit, your BCD, and your regulator; but we request new divers own some of the more basic setup: such as your mask, snorkel, fins and boots. It's more fun, more comfortable, and more conducive to efficient learning when you have a mask that fits your face perfectly! If you don’t already own these, you can purchase them from our wide assortment of top notch gear at the shop when you come by to register and pick up your manual.
Open Water Check-Out Dives
During this portion of your training you finally get to go to the Quarry and dive Ohio’s diverse local waters!
You’ll get comfortable at first to a maximum depth of 30 feet, and progress to dives of a maximum depth of 60 feet. It is spread over two days of diving, each day consisting of two dives! You take all of the skills you’ve learned in the classroom & confined water and apply them in real life dives. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the quarry over the four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card!