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Open Water


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 all starts. 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.

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During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you’ll learn what you need to know to explore the underwater world using scuba. Most people find it a rewarding challenge.

The PADI Open Water Diver course includes three parts: Knowledge Development, Confined Water Dives, and Open Water Dives.


Knowledge Development
Academics are done online, whenever and wherever you choose, then just one classroom session at Scubatude. 


Confined Water Dives
You will develop your basic scuba skills in a  heated swimming pool. In the pool you will learn everything from setting up your scuba gear, to breathing underwater!
You’ll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air and replacing your scuba mask.


Open Water Dives
The really fun part! Over 2 days you will enjoy 4 scuba dives in the Avalon Underwater Park on Catalina Island, a well know dive destination right in our own backyard that attracts divers from all over the world. You will practice all the skills you learned during the confined water dives and learn to dive as part of a buddy team.
  • You must be at least 13 years old
  • Be in good health
  • Be able to complete a 400-yard swim with mask, fins, and snorkel, and tread water for 10 minutes
  • Course tuition
  • PADI Open Water eLearning
  • PADI Crewpak
  • Use of BCD, wetsuit, tank, regulators, and weights 
  • Swimming pool fees
  • PADI Certification fee. 

Your Personal Gear

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Hood
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Computer

These will need to be purchased prior to class. (Scubatude students get a 10% discount on personal gear)

You will also need to book the ferry across to Catalina Island and stay overnight in most cases.


3 reviews for Open Water

  • Darren

    Jun 26, 2021

    This was one of those "bucket list" items that I really wanted to check off... Robert and his knowledgeable staff at SCUBATUDE helped me accomplish this in short order. I was fortunate enough to be connected to an incredibly talented and knowledgeable instructor, Chris Alexander, who made the entire experience seamless and enjoyable. I'd also like to mention Divemasters Jim and Tracey Lowrey for their keen insights and amazing skill at assisting beginning divers. I would not hesitate to recommend SCUBATUDE to anyone I know who is interested in taking up this sport.

  • Tom

    Jul 23, 2019

    Excellent store. Excellent staff. Excellent instruction. I couldn't be happier, and I highly recommend this TEAM to anyone and everyone interested in scuba.

  • Ruth

    Mar 26, 2019

    Amazing experience from beginning to end. Grateful for all the knowledge shared by all the staff!

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