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 adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


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

  • Knowledge Development Learn online from the comfort of anywhere!
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

You may be able to get college credit for the Open Water Diver course.

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 whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Check with MIDWEST SCUBA about the gear you’ll use during this course and get advice about everything you need from your PADI Instructor.

 

Getting Started:

You can start your learning by signing up online through our online processing center, or by calling MIDWEST SCUBA at 636-255-0707. Simply select the course start date and make your payment.  Once you register, you will receive a welcome email with sign up instructions that will get you learning SCUBA right now.  Your instructor will also answer any questions you have along the way and check your progress to make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

During our start-up orientation night, we will administer one small quiz to ensure mastery (nothing new).  This orientation will be conducted by your instructor.  You will size for and pick up the equipment you’ll need for the confined water session the following Monday.  We will also answer any questions you have as well as give you a personal tour of YOUR new dive shop!

Click here to register now!

Course cost:  $450

Course fee covers everything for your course, all academic materials and eLearning Pass, dives, certification fees and all equipment (INCLUDING QUALITY MASK FINS SNORKEL AND BOOTS)

Gear Special:  Purchase your own personal Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Boots and we will give you $100 toward your purchase!

You can also complete your classroom and pool work with us, and do you open water training dives at your vacation destination with PADI’s International Referral Program.  Course fee $350 (Includes everything in our normal course but dives.)

Click Here to Register for Referral Program (Class and Pool Only)

Already got Classroom done from another instructor?  Finish your training with MIDWEST SCUBA.  Course Fee:  $350. Call MIDWEST SCUBA to register.

If you already have classroom and pool done from another instructor, but haven’t compeleted your four open water training dives, come with us and fish your certification during any of our dive weekends.  Course Fee:  $250.  Call MIDWEST SCUBA to register.


2021 PADI OPEN WATER DIVER SCHEDULE

 

January 7, 2021

eLearner ORIENTATION at Midwest SCUBA:  1/7/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 01/11/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021

 

January 27, 2021

eLearner ORIENTATION at Midwest SCUBA:  1/27/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 02/08/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021

 

February 3 & 4, 2021 (Traditional Classroom at MIDWEST SCUBA)

IN-Person CLASS at Midwest SCUBA:  2/3 & 2/4, 2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 02/08/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021

 

February 22, 2021

eLearner ORIENTATION at Midwest SCUBA: 02/22/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 03/01/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021

 

March 22, 2021

eLearner ORIENTATION at Midwest SCUBA: 03/22/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 03/29/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021

 

April 6, 2021

eLearner ORIENTATION at Midwest SCUBA: 04/06/2021 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

POOL: 04/19/2021 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

DIVES:  Referral or May 1 & 2, 2021