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.
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
- Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in the pool!
- 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 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). 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.
PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU USE CODE WINTER AT CHECKOUT FOR $181 OFF
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.