To enroll in a Basic Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


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

  1. eLearning (online - independent study)

  2. Knowledge Review in the classroom to review/understand basic principles of scuba diving & Pick out Personal Dive Gear

  3. Confined Water Dives (Pool) to learn basic scuba skills

  4. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore

You may be able to get college credit for the Basic Open Water course – ask your instructor.

Basic Open Water

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 Basic Open Water Scuba diving certification – 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.


Basic Open Water

What's included:

  • Academics

  • Confined Water Dives

  • Open Water Checkout Dives

  • Rental Dive Gear (BCD, Regulator(s), Weights, etc...)


What's not included:

  • Personal Dive Gear (Mask & Fins)

  • Wetsuits (if necessary)

  • Boat Fees, Quarry Fees, etc...