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:
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic 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 and wetsuit). 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).
First check out our CALENDAR to make sure our 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, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. 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.
Pool and boat sessions are not included at this price. Please refer to the calendar for pricing.
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.
Just trust us and apply now!
Q. What do I do after I purchased Open Water Course?
After you purchase Open Water Course, 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 further appointments for swimming pool and ocean dive sessions.
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:
Blue Holic Scuba will provide all the basic scuba gear you’ll use including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, dive gauges and a tank.
First check out our CALENDAR to 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.
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.