OPEN WATER DIVER (beginners)
Welcome to your next adventure!!


Our NEW schedule is as follows.  The course cost includes digital (online) course work, pool sessions, rental gear for pool and lake certification dives. Class work is online done digitally (Final exam given the morning of pool sessions) Students will need their own mask, fins, boots and snorkel. Our student gear package for mask,fins, snorkel, boots and mesh bag is $169.00. 

They are yours to keep MARES brand gear. It's actually a fantastic value. Your scuba certification never expires.

As long as you take care of your mask and fins etc. and don't put them in your garage they may last you 10 to 15 years

This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life long adventure as a certified diver.
Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. Beginner Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics (digital online course work), Pool Training and the 4 certification dives done over 2 days. 
Easy as 1 , 2, 3 to get started

The SSI Training materials online are designed so you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI's Online Training program, and then attend review sessions and pool skills at Phoenix Scuba. 

Pool Training:

Pool skills sessions are a full day 9am to 5pm. For your pool training you will learn all the skills to make you a competent and safe Open Water Diver. Pool is clorinated and all of our gear is sanitized after use.

Certification Dives!! 

You will complete your certification dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. Then you are CERTIFIED!!!!!!

The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences are limitless!

Your certification NEVER Expires!!!

The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further- imagine diving underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming a underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It's your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. Phoenix Scuba staff will be reliable accompanying you on your way 

We have a on-site heated indoor pool!!

First academics review and FINAL EXAM. Then pool  training in 2 sessions with lunch break. On a subsequent weekend the certification dives over 2 days at Lake Pleasant to finish the certification (We give you a chance for 1 extra dive so you feel more confident when you graduate)

Included in Our Open Water Course & Certification Dives:

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  • Digital Open Water manual as homework. Help us by reading your digital materials before class.
  • Final Exam and full day (Approx 6 hours) of pool skills training
  • Tank & weights rental for pool session and lake certification dives
  • Rental of BCD jacket, Regulator, and wetsuit for both pool sessions and lake certification dives
  • Lake Pleasant Certification dives with a Certified Instructor ( We do 4 dives over 2 days as required but we add availability of 2 more for fun dives as practice to be a more comfortable diver) 

Fantastic Value. We invite you to be a informed consumer…find out whats included in the price no matter what dive shop you choose.

Also we have Scuba Instructors and Divemasters that can spend additional practice time with you in the pool to make scuba more comfortable for you. As our student there is no additional charge for the extra personalized help.

If you prefer a private certification, we can schedule private pool sessions and open water certification for $550.00 per student.

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


To enroll in the Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

10 years or older


REFUND POLICY: Please understand that you start class by receiving your materials online academics there is no refund of tuition after that point. Please be sure you are willing to make this commitment before you pay for class.