• Open Water Certification Part 1 (package)

Open Water Certification Part 1 (package)

The Part 1 session of the Open Water course consist of academics and two days of skill training in the pool.  

The Open Water Diver certification course at Underwater Adventures is the entry-level certification program for the first step towards your basic scuba diving.  We offer the Open Water Certification in two parts.  At the completion of your Open Water Part 2 course, you will receive your PADI Open Water Certification Card, the most popular and most recognized certification in the world.


  • You must be at least 10 years old to enroll
  • Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving. You will also be required to complete a 200 yard swim and 10 mins of treading water"
  • Cost: Part 1 Course - $399 (pool sessions) 
  • Add on Cost: Academics - (Online eLearning) - $215 (Required) 
  • Add on Cost:  Log Book - $34.80 (Required) 

** THIS IS SOLD AS A PACKAGE - If you have already purchased your online academics through PADI - OR want to purchase anything separately. Please call the shop.  

** You will also be required to purchase your personal scuba gear (mask, snorkel, boots & fins) prior to your class.   All other equipment is included.

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Through a combination of academic work, in-water pool sessions and lake skills (check out dives), you will learn how to become a safe, confident, and capable scuba diver.  We will help you develop your skills so you can see more and do more underwater and have a great experience while diving on your vacation.


  1. Part 1 - Academics (12-15 hours at home) and pool sessions that are completed during a single weekend. (2 full days) here at Underwater Adventures Dive Center in our own heated pool. 
  2. Part 2 - is the Open Water certification dives (check out dives) where you demonstrate your skills in an open water environment, such as a lake, quarry or Ocean.  (2 full days)  We do our check out dives in Pennsylvania. 


 Academics are done online through PADI eLearning at home on your computer and consists of 5 knowledge reveiws with quizes and final exam. It is very interactive and good for all ages.  ** Academics take approximately 12-15 hours to complete and must be completed prior to your scheduled class. Once your course is paid, you will receive your online eLearning academics from PADI by email.



Here’s where you experience what it’s like to scuba dive!  You’ll learn how to use scuba equipment and develop diving skills in a safe and fun environment.  We go at your pace and make it an experience that you’ll never forget.  You will come in on Saturday/Sunday morning at 10:00 am for a quick quiz, go over equipment and have afternoon pool sessions.   All while preparing you for the Open Water Part 2 Certification dives.

  • You are required to purchase a logbook, so instructors can log your progress, training dives and skills.
  • You will also be required to purchase your personal scuba gear (mask, snorkel, boots & fins) all other equipment is included.
  • Please review our missed class and cancellation policies and procedures in our Class Policies page.
  • Once your course is paid – we will send you your online academics. There will be a medical and waivers to sign online with your academics and you can add a picture to your PADI profile. 


 We will send out reminder emails with more details to prepare you for your Part 1 pool sessions.  



To complete your certification, you will need to participate in a PART 2 course which includes four dives over two days.

  • All your equipment is included (except your mask, snorkel, boots & fins) which you should have
  • This training is completed at a Lake or Quarry
  • This course will have travel expenses.
  • Pre-registration is required. 

** At the completion of this program you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Additional options for Open Water Part 2 Training

You can complete your open water part 2 dives locally here with us or you can finish your part 2 - training while on vacation through a PADI recognized Dive shop.   This can be done with a referral from us or you can use your logbook as a referral.  Pre planning and registration with your destination dive shop is required.
At the completion of this program you will receive your PADI Open Water Diver Certification from your destination dive location. 



Required Forms

Diver Medical

Liability Release


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