Learn to Scuba Dive – Step 3

LEARN TO SCUBA DIVE – STEP THREE OPTIONS

Open Water Dives

Once you’ve completed Step One – Independent Study and Step Two – Pool Dives and Knowledge Development you’ll be ready to begin your final step, the Open Water Dives.

Becoming a PADI Open Water Diver requires that you complete four open water dives on two separate days. As with our other steps, we have several options from which to choose.

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Option 1 – Your First Two Open Water Dives at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

If you’re anxious to begin your open water dives right away, you can complete your first two of the required four dives in the “perfect setting.”  Offered most weekends, this incredible two-dive experience provides the opportunity to complete the majority of the required PADI Open Water Skills in, “one of the most incredible diving environments in the county!” Once you’ve completed the two dives you’ll only have a hand-full of skills to complete on your final two dives to attain your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

downtown aquarium

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The many benefits of completing your first two dives at the Aquarium include:

  • It’s located in the heart of Denver
  • The diving is “incredible” with great visibility and lots of cool critters
  • You’ll be diving in saltwater……just like in the islands
  • You’ll complete the majority of the Open Water skills during the two dives, leaving only a  handful of skills to complete on your final two Open Water dives
  • It’s a very short driving distance from home, saving you time and money
  • NO hotel expenses
  • You’ll be able to complete your final two Open Water dives in only one day
  • It’ll save you 12-16 hours of driving time to and from the Crater in Utah or the Blue Hole in New Mexico

Fee

$275.00

Includes

  • Entry to the diving areas
  • Open Water Dives 1 & 2
  • BCD, Regulator, Gauges, Wetsuit and Computer
  • Either a 1-day aquarium pass (that day) which provides access to the second floor exhibits or parking
  • Cool T-shirt
  • Use of a private locker room & showers
    Note: you will be assessed an additional fee for open water training dives 3 & 4 wherever you choose to complete them.

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube (you will need this for your open water dives)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties (these can be rented)
  • Open Water dives 3 & 4
  • Either aquarium admission to the main exhibits or parking
  • Swimsuit, towel, personal hygiene items
  • Locker for locker room (not required but recommended)
  • PADI Log Book
  • Referral Kit, if you’re finishing Open Water Dives 3 & 4 elsewhere

Note: Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops, water shoes, etc) to wear on the wet deck

OPEN WATER DIVES AT THE AQUARIUM

Price: $275 per person

Click to see the upcoming class schedule and to reserve your spot or call (303) 789-2450!

AQUARIUM DIVES DATES/REGISTER


Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.


Options 2-5 below, provide the opportunity to complete the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Each include two to four Open Water training dives. Those A-1 students who completed Option #1 above, which includes the first two dives only, will be able to complete the final two open water training dives during any of these scheduled options.

Option 2 – PADI Open Water Certification at The Homestead Crater

Homestead Crater

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Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Heber City Utah, this 95 degree body of water provides incredible comfort and great diving!

Fee

$220.00
Note:  If you’re only completing Open Water Divers 3 & 4 – $120

Required Form

Please complete the following form and present it to your instructor before your first dive Homestead Facility Waiver

Includes

  • PADI Open Water Certification Card
  • Digital photo
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Use of Dive Computer

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube(you will use this during your open water training dives)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties
    (these may be rented)
  • BCD, Regulator & Gauges
    ($45 Rental Fee)
  • Daily entry fee
    ($27.00 each day)

OPEN WATER DIVING AT HOMESTEAD CRATER

Price: $220 per person

HOMESTEAD CRATER DATES/REGISTER


Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.


Option 3 – PADI Open Water Certification at The Blue Hole

Blue Hole

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The Blue Hole is located in Santa Rosa, NM, and open year-round. This natural body of water is recognized as one of the most unique inland diving locations in the U.S.

Fee

$220.00
Note: If you’re only completing Open Water Divers 3 & 4 $120

Includes

  • PADI Open WaterCertification Card
  • Digital Photo
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • 2-day entry fee
  • Use of Dive Computer

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube (you will use this during your open water training dives)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties (these may be rented)
  • BCD, Regulator, Gauges & Exposure Suit ($54)

OPEN WATER DIVING AT THE BLUE HOLE

Price: $220 per person

BLUE HOLE DATES/REGISTER


Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.


Option 4 – Local PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Chatfield

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Our Local Open Water divers are generally done at the gravel pond on the south side of Chatfield Reservoir at Chatfield State Park. Visibility is limited, but the diving is close to home, convenient and economical. This is generally offered starting in late May and continues through the first of October, depending on the mood of Mother Nature.

Chatfield State Park (Gravel Pond)

Fee
$195
Note: If you’re only completing Open Water Divers 3 & 4 $120

Includes

  • PADI Open Water Certification Card
  • Digital Photo
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Use of Dive Computer

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube(you will use this during your open water training dives)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties (these may be rented)
  • BCD, Regulator, Gauges & Exposure Suit ($54 rental)
  • Park Entry Fee

OPEN WATER DIVING AT CHATFIELD STATE PARK (Gravel Pond)

Price: $220 per person

CHATFIELD DATES/REGISTER


Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.


Option 5 – Open Water on an A-1 Trip

Join us on one of our many tropical diving vacations. You will enjoy the warm water, great visibility, and of course, the company of others having fun – like you!

Fee

$195

Note: If you’re only completing Open Water Divers 3 & 4 – $120

Includes

  • PADI Open Water Certification Card
  • Digital Photo
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Tanks and weights
  • Use of Dive Computer

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube (you will use this during your open water training dives)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel , Booties, BCD, Regulator, Gauges & Exposure suit. (these may be rented)

Option 6 – Student Referral Kit

This is used when you plan to complete your open water dives through another PADI facility. Just present the kit to your PADI Instructor and he or she will take care of the rest.

Includes

  • PADI Certification Envelope
  • Digital Photo
  • Copy of your PADI Medical Form (when necessary)
  • Signed PADI Course Record and Referral Form
  • We’ll even mail it to PADI for you when you come in to have your picture taken.

Fee

$41


Or… A Private Trip

If you are unable to join us on one of our many group trips, we can help arrange your certification dives nearly anywhere in the world. Just ask one of our travel agents and you’ll be on your way.