Our PADI Open Water course consists of:

  • Four days with 10-15 hours of preparation on your schedule prior to the course
  • One 3 hour academic review with hands on the gear
  • 3 formal pool sessions in a HUGE heated indoor pool. (Volume is a major value add!)

Class and Pool sessions are all conducted over four different days giving you time to process, with SLEEP, the knowledge and skills you are receiving; this is very important!.

We DO NOT do 2 day cram sessions and run you off to the lake, sign your card and say thanks for the business, next!

We use the PADI Open Water Manual; it’s yours to keep! The eLearning is also available at extra cost if you absolutely do not learn well reading, but reading the manual is generally superior, we have found. We also supply a loaner DVD to supplement “visual learning” the manual. Additionally, hands on the gear time is offered and recommended prior to starting the course.

Confined Water training is conducted at the Carroll Aquatic Center and Keller Natatorium (huge pools, lots of volume, definite value add).

For the Open Water portion, we’re not married to a single locale….we do what is best for our students! Depending on the time of year, this could be Clear Springs Scuba Park, Athens Scuba Park, Lake Murray or abroad by referral.

We also offer more advanced courses such as:

PADI NITROX Certification, PADI Rescue, useful PADI Specialties such as Navigation, Equipment, Digital U/W Photo, Peak Performance Buoyancy, as well as PADI Divemaster.

Personal Gear Fitting:

All registered students receive a 10% student discount on their mask, snorkel, fins, boots and wetsuit. Give us an hour and we’ll give you years of comfortable, safe equipment, you’ll be glad you did!

Extra Time:

Extra Instructional time is available at the shop labor rate of $60/hr. This is hardly ever neccesary if you do the book work.

The Pools:

They are big, they are beautiful, jump in the water is fine! Train in some of the nicest pools in the Metroplex!

Equipment Provided:

As part or your course fee, we will provide you with a regulator, tanks, weights and a wetsuit.

Study Time:

Approximately 12 hours.