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Open Water Referral

Academics and Pool - 3 days

PADI Standard Open Water Referral Course

PADI Open Water Referral Certification: Standard Class Format

$650.00 - $725.00

This class starts ones journey into the underwater world and is the beginning level certification. The class consists of classroom, pool, and four ocean dives to become certified as a PADI Open Water Diver.

Schedule: 

  • Friday 6:00 - 9:00PM (Academic work at the shop)
  • Saturday 10:30AM - 4:00PM (Pool in Walnut Creek)
  • Sunday 6:45AM - 12:00PM (Pool in Walnut Creek)

Open Water Course Requirements:

Academic: Complete online coursework prior to first day of class (About 6-8 hours) * Swim Test: 200 Yard Swim and a 10 Min Tread/Float *  Pool Training 4 Open Water Dives Maximum Depth for Training Dives: Dives 1/2 - 40 ft, Dives 3/4 - 60 ft * Age Requirements: Min age: 10 Years old, Age 10-13 required to book custom course  * Equipment: All equipment is provided for the course

2023 Open Water Schedule

December 1, 2, 3

2024 Open Water Schedule

January 12, 13, 14 * February 2, 3, 4 * March 8, 9, 10 * April 12, 13, 14 * May 10, 11, 12 * June 7, 8, 9 * July 12, 13, 14 * August 2, 3, 4 * September 13, 14, 15 * October 11, 12, 13 * November 8, 9, 10 * December 6, 7, 8

PADI Custom Open Water Course

PADI Open Water Certification: Semi-Custom Format - $925.00

​If the scheduled classroom and pool dates do not work with your schedule, you can sign up for a semi-custom course that allows you to schedule the classroom and pool dates at your convenience. You will be 1:1 with an instructor. You would still have to sign up for a scheduled ocean weekend to complete the ocean dives. 

PADI Open Water Certification: Full Custom Format with Dives in Shadow Cliffs Reservoir - $1000.00

Closed for the 2024 season

This is a complete customized course to fit your scheduling needs. Schedule your classroom/pool session(s) 1:1 with an instructor on dates that fit with your schedule. This ALSO includes your certification dives at  Shadow Cliffs Reservoir in Livermore to be scheduled at your convenience. The water is warmer for those not wanting to dive in Monterey and is easier to finish the dives for those that are in a time crunch.

PADI Open Water Certification: Full Custom Format with Dives in Monterey - $1350.00

This is a complete customized course to fit your scheduling needs. This format is usually 1:1. You will schedule dates/times for the academic/pool/Monterey dives - Dates/Times: Scheduled with our Instructor Staff

PADI Open Water Certification: Full Custom Format with Dives at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco - $1350.00

This is a complete customized course to fit your scheduling needs. Schedule your classroom/pool session(s) 1:1 with an instructor on dates that fit with your schedule. This ALSO includes your certification dives at the Aquatic Park in San Francisco to be scheduled at your convenience.

Includes EVERYTHING needed for the class, including: E-Learning, instruction, all required scuba gear for the pool.

You are not required to buy anything.