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Open Water Diver

Get Certified!

Take Scuba Lessons with PADI's Open Water Diver Course


Our All-Inclusive dive training package pricing provides all equipment during your training at no additional cost to you!


Get your PADI scuba certification. 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 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, Start your scuba certification today with Indy Scuba.


The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breather underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI instructor.


What you will Learn

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  •    Knowledge Development (home study) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving
  •    Confined Water Dives (pool) to learn the basic scuba skills
  •    Open Water Dives (local or while on Vacation) to review your skills and explore!


The Scuba Gear You Will Use

You'll use all the basic scuba gear, and it is included in your course fee with Indy Scuba. A buoyancy compensating jacket that holds your scuba tank, a scuba regulator that delivers air, a weight system and instrumentation to monitor your depth and air supply will also be used, mask, fins and snorkel. Depending on the scuba diving environment, you might also wear a scuba wetsuit.

All the above equipment is provided during your training with Indy Scuba at no additional cost to you.


The Learning Materials You'll Use

PADI offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver Course, Indy Scuba offers the following:

PADI Textbook and DVD Video:

The textbook is included in your class fee along with a loaner video or you can purchase the video for an additional charge. (Read the chapters in the manual and complete a short knowledge review at the end of each chapter and then watch the video before coming to class)



PADI eLearning:

PADI's internet web-based learning experience allows you to complete your knowledge development on-line from your computer or tablet, there is an additional $120.00 charge with this method of learning, on-line access code will be provided no need to sign-up on PADI website.  


*With your learning materials you will also receive the following at no additional charge: PADI's RDP Dive Planner and the PADI Dive Training Logbook.


The Prerequisites for This Course

To take this course, you must be: 10 years or older, be a comfortable swimmer capable of swimming 200 yards and tread water for 10 minutes in water to deep to stand in.    


What does it cost?

We offer several different classes to meet your needs and budget.  Our class fee is All-Inclusive, you pay no additional fee's one price covers everything.


Part I: Knowledge Development and Confined Water Training (Pool)

Group lessons: small group classes of up to 8 students offered on weeknights and weekend days check our class calendar for a class near you $295.00

Private lessons: One on one training scheduled around your busy life, you set the class dates and times to meet your needs...$395.00

Semi-Private lessons for two: Perfect for couples...$695.00

*Above prices excludes eLearning


Part II: Open Water Dives

Group Dives: Completed over the course of one weekend following your classroom and pool training. Students should expect to spend 4 to 5 hours on training each day. The fee for group dives is $200.00 per student, which includes the cost of equipment rental and PADI certification fee.

Private or Semi-Private Dives: Can be schedule on weekends or weeknights, depending on the student's availability. the fee for private or semi-private dives is $350.00 per student, which includes the cost of equipment rental and PADI certification fee

*Part II is offered locally during our open check out dive season that begins in late April and runs thru the end of October, Referrals for Part II are available for students wishing to complete their open water dives at their Vacation destination.  


How to Enroll in Class

First, please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515