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Open Water Diver Certifications

Water World offers the excitement and adventure of diving in a comfortable learning environment. Our instructors provide the highest quality dive instruction, but know that one size does not fit all. We love teaching new skills whether you are a beginner or an advanced diver and tailor our programs to fit each customer. We also service nearly every brand and type of equipment through our in-house full service center. Come see what makes the Water World experience unlike any other.

Become Open Water Scuba Certified in Five Steps:

Step 1: In-Store Orientation

Your first step is in-store orientation, which lasts about 30 to 45 minutes. Orientations allow new customers to see the facility, meet our friendly staff and discuss specifics of the open water course, including equipment requirements, costs, and time frame for completion. This will also give you the opportunity to review our group classes or schedule a private. Orientations are completed every other Thursday.

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Step 2: Own Your Own Gear!

We require all students bring a mask, snorkel, fins, bathing suit, and towel each night for class. Most open water students purchase one of our Packages, which includes a mask, snorkel, fins, defog, scrub, and mesh bag, before the first class. The cost of this system can then be applied towards purchasing the rest of your Total Diving System whenever you’re ready to upgrade. A rental BCD, regulator, alternate air source, tank, and weights are provided for your classroom and pool portions of class.

Step 3: Online Training

After your orientation, you will be given a log-in to access your online training materials. Please make sure you complete all of your online training BEFORE your first day of class to ensure that you get the most value from the classroom and pool training.

Step 4: Classroom & Pool Training

Each day of the open water scuba course includes a short classroom workshop reviewing dive theory and then the majority of the time in the pool practicing scuba skills. We encourage students to continue practicing even after their pool training ends and offer unlimited complimentary practice sessions until students have completed their checkout dives. You are required to attend two practice sessions prior to your open water checkout dives.

Step 5: Open Water Checkout Dives

Your final step is completing four open water checkout dives. We offer a number of local, domestic, and international dive trips every month, so there are plenty of options to choose from. If you’ve already scheduled a trip, we are happy to provide a Universal Referral, which will allow you to complete your checkout dives while on your vacation.

Once these steps are complete, you will officially be a SSI Open Water Scuba Diver! Whether you want to learn about sea turtles, night diving or how to respond in an emergency, there is always room to grow. Our Continuing Education classes help you build confidence and knowledge while opening new and exciting doors.

Why Choose Water World?

Private Facility with Indoor Heated Pool

Our pool is heated to 95 degrees and is open year-round. This allows us to offer classes that fit your schedule, as well as free practice sessions to keep your skills up to date.

Small Class Sizes

Our classes have a strict 4:1 student to teacher ratio, ensuring you get the attention you need during your learning experience.

No Hidden Costs

We strive to give the customer ALL of the information about costs upfront so there are no hidden feels or unwelcome surprises. When comparing costs, make sure you know what is and isn’t included.

Eco-Friendly & Forward Thinking

We recognize that our business has inherent impacts on our planet and we use our best efforts to minimize and offset those impacts.

In-House Travel and Service Departments

We are a full-service dive shop, which means in addition to our retail floor, we are able to service almost all types of scuba equipment and have an in-house travel agency that schedules group & custom trips.

Equipment Package Pricing

Owning equipment is an important step in a diver's journey, and the options can seem endless. We have done the work for you and created a range of equipment package options for every type of diver, at discounted package pricing.

A Community of Divers

By joining the Water World family, you are joining a friendly community diving enthusiasts. With free monthly socials, community events, and customer parties, there is always something on the books.

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