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Open Water Diver (Beginner)

The Open Water Course is set up to teach each student the fundamental knowledge, skills, and safety procedures to dive recreationally on open circuit SCUBA to a maximum depth of 60 feet.  The course is divided into 5 sections, all of which must be attended and passed for completion of this certification.

  • Self Study & Knowledge Review
  • Classroom Sessions & Gear Fitting
  • Confined Water Dives and Skills Practice
  • Open Water Check-Out Dives & Buoyancy, Trim, & Finning Practice
  • Final Exam & Review of In Water Skills Assessment

Upon receipt of payment, each student will be sent the Open Water Diver manual & workbook, medical & liability waivers, gear sizing charts, student agreement, and options for upgrades to provided basic personal gear packages (mask, snorkel, fin).  If you already have access to personal gear bring them on by the shop so we can make sure they are suitable and serviceable for SCUBA diving.

  • Class Cost is $399
  • All required equipment is included as rental
  • Basic Personal Gear Package-Mask, Snorkel, Fins are yours to keep
  • Personal Gear Upgrades Available
  • Open Water Check-Out Dives may require travel - Trip Costs vary based on location

Private & Solo classes and referral learning available on request.

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details: Beginner
Requirements: Medical & Liability Waivers

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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.
  • 690 Radford Street
    Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
  • Text/Call: (540) 315-1020
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  • Hours: Mon - Thu  |  11:30 - 5:30
                 or by appointment