"Scuba Diving is a magical place where both excitement and relaxation simultaneously fill my being. Every dive site is a different zoo, nature is in full bloom, and for a short while, my soul is content as I forget the world above." ~ Captain Jeff
Our entry level PADI Open Water certification is a fast, fun and safe way to enter the fabulous underwater world. Your certification card will enable you to dive anywhere in the world, buy or rent equipment, and never expires. We can complete training in as little as 3 days, and can certify students as young as age 10!
How do I start? Sign Up Online!
We can certify anyone with the desire and the determination to become a scuba diver, from ages 10 and up! We stream line our Open Water Certification classes to complete the certification in four sessions. To start...
Prep work is done online with the PADI website. You have the option of choosing: eLearning (for computers) or Touch (for tablets and smartphones). Typically, the online work takes around 8 hours to complete, but once it's completed, we can move on to the classroom, pool and practical scuba instruction sessions.
From the date of your initial registration, each Open Water Student is allowed 12 months to finish their certification, so this online work may be completed from the comfort of your home - giving you one less thing to stress about while you’re on vacation!
What you'll need...
Students are responsible for training material, dive mask, snorkel, fins, a wetsuit (if needed), and a logbook.
Online courses are very popular and are also available on mobile devices. Visit PADI.com to get signed up for your Open Water Certification. Be sure to set Scuba Marco as your dive shop so we can be notified of your progress!
The SSI program fees are payable to Scuba Marco, and we will supply your online training code.
The Open Water Certification includes everything except for a dive mask, fins and a snorkel. These can certainly be rented here at the shop, but most new divers prefer to own their own, since these are the most personal items in a dive kit.
We offer a build-your-own snorkel package so you can get exactly what you want at a discounted rate! Dive quality snorkel packages start at just $169 and include a mask, fins, snorkel, gloves, save-a-dive kit, anti-fog, a gear bag and more. For your certification, you'll also need a logbook to keep record of your diving experience.
Don't forget our 'We Will Make It Right' Guarantee: If at any point during training you're not happy with any product we can gladly exchange it!