Join our Blue Holic Scuba family by starting the adventure of a lifetime. Once you have completed the Open Water Certification, you will be able to dive all over the world.
Diver certification for anyone from 10 to 99yo begins here! 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. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need decent swimming skills and be in moderate physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
Our PADI Open Water Diver course takes 4 days total and consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore the ocean!
DAY 1 - Saturday - Knowledge Development (10AM to 4PM) & Confined Water 1 (5PM to 8:30PM)
DAY 2 - Sunday - Open Water Session 1 (7AM - 7PM)
DAY 3 - Saturday -Final Exam (11:30AM -2PM) & Confined Water 2 (5PM - 8:30PM)
DAY 4 - Sunday - Open Water Session 2 (7AM - 7PM)
DAY 1 - Saturday - Knowledge Development (10AM to 4PM) & Confined Water 1 5PM to 8:30PM)
DAY 2 - Saturday - Final Exam (11:30AM -2PM) & Confined Water 2 (5PM - 8:30PM)
DAY 3 - Sunday - Open Water Session 1 (7AM - 7PM)
DAY 4 - Sunday - Open Water Session 2 (7AM - 7PM)
Please take a look at our DIVE CALENDAR to see when you'd like to get started.
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to usebasic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon the time of year and the water conditions.
Before you start the course you will be required to purchase your own personal gear mentioned above (mask, fins, snorkel, gloves, boots). We offer 15% off all of our students. If you buy your gear at our shop we will waive any rental fee for additional equipment (BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt... $95 rental fee cap waived).
Additional Charges & Getting Started
The whole class will cost anywhere between $900-1200. This includes:
Your Scuba Certification License allowing you to dive up to 60ft around the world
Knowledge Development Classes and Final Exam
All Materials needed for the class (Open Water Manual, Log Book, SMB and Reel)
6x dives in the ocean (two full day dive trips, 3 dives a day)
2x dives in the pool (two day training sessions)
YOUR OWN personal gear: Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Booties and Gloves
(15% off when purchased in our store, unlocks FREE Rental for rest of gear)
The cost varies depending on which gear you pick in our store. We have different price points and different options depending on what your scuba life will look like (ie. heavy duty fins for California diving vs lighter fins for traveling to warmer climates)
If this still sounds like something you would like to go forward with, the next step after adding the PADI Open Water course to cart is to head to our Calendar to reserve your spots for your Pool and Ocean sessions! You can either simply reserve the first pool session and go from there OR reserve all the dates you’d like to schedule in advance. This is completely up to you! Once your first pool session is purchased, you will recieve an email with all the details about starting your class.
Feel free to give us a call if you have any additional questions- we are happy to help! We can be reached M-F from 10AM to 8PM at (323) 641-7416 and Saturdays from 10AM to 4PM as well.
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USE CODE WINTER2 AT CHECKOUT FOR $362 OFF WHEN PURCHASING FOR 2.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does Blue Holic Scuba compare to other stores?
Not only are we the only scuba shop in LA that utilizes an indoor, salt water pool - no chlorine for our students! We are also the only shop that offer two different types of dives within your certification. We recommend a Casino Point shore dive for your first diving experience. Casino Point is a Protected Underwater National Park just off the shore of Catalina Island. This offers perfect conditions for a first time diving in the ocean, where you can use steps to walk into the water from the shore. For your second dive trip, we recommend spending the day aboard the Explorer Dive Boat, jumping from boat to ocean giving you a completely different experience. This will ensure you receive the most well rounded, best of both worlds, scuba experience for your Open Water Cert.
Q. Can I still SCUBA dive even when I cannot swim?
You do not have to know how to swim well in order to SCUBA dive. Of course, knowing how to swim helps.
Normally, there are more people who cannot swim well; not swimming well may mean simply "cannot swim" or "did not get proper lesson."
People who cannot swim are most afraid of drinking water and sinking. However, when a diver wears wetsuits, he or she floats automatically. Also, SCUBA diving is a sport which a diver has to sink with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).
The biggest hinderance to start diving is not that you cannot swim well, but it is that you are afraid of water by not swimming well. Please stop worrying, and when you let the instructor know about your issues, he or she will lead safely and comfortably to the water and underwater.
Blue Holic Scuba
PADI Discovery Diving Program
Regular price$100.00 USD
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A quick and easy introduction into what it takes to explore the underwater world. Although this is not a scuba certification course, you'll learn all the steps it takes to be a PADI certified diver.
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. PADI dive shops offer this program either in a pool, off a beach or from a dive boat. You can try scuba close to home or while you’re on vacation at a dive destination. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Are you ready to try it out? Use the event locator to find and schedule a Discover Scuba Diving experience near you.
You learn the basic safety guidelines and skills needed to dive under the direct supervision of a PADI Professional. If you make an open water dive, you’ll practice a few more skills in shallow water to prepare for your adventure. Get ready to:
Go over thescuba equipment you use to dive and how easy it is to move around underwater with your gear.
Find out what it’s like to breathe underwater.
Learn key skills that you’ll use during every scuba dive.
Blue Holic Scuba will provide all thebasic scuba gearyou’ll use including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank.
First check out our CALENDARto make sure our Pool schedule fits yours. Then give us a call at (323) 641-7416 to confirm everything and finally, stop by our shop, Blue Holic Scuba, to enroll in the course and your gear. Your PADI Instructor will schedule a time with you to get started with the course, check your progress and make sure you understand all important scuba diving information.
Discovery Diving Program FAQ
Q. Who should take discovery diving program?
Don't you wonder how breathing underwater would be like? How about the world beneath the water?
This program is for those who feels not ready to jump into SCUBA diving certification courses.
Q. What do I do after purchasing Discovery Diving?
After you purchase Discovery Diving, the instructor will contact you according to your account via email or phone call. Then, you will schedule for meeting.
You will come to our dive shop on the scheduled day and will go through orientation, instructions, and you will schedule an appointment for your swimming pool session.