Gulf Open Water Diver

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Don’t just get “Certified” — get “Qualified”

Gulf Open Water Scuba Diver PADI Certification – $399 ($379 w/ Military Discount)

*Price includes Course Tuition and PADI Learning Materials (Open Water Crew-Pak)

The most comprehensive Open Water training program on the Gulf Coast!

  • Extra emphasis on planning and executing dives safely in our local environment
  • Additional pool time to master neutral buoyancy and proper weighting techniques
  • Perform core skills while neutrally buoyant not kneeling on the bottom
  • More Open Water dive time to build confidence, competence and comfort
  • 6 Open Water dives with Boat dive included in price!

Learning Materials include

  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Dive Computer Simulator
  • Divers Training Logbook
  • Student Record File
  • Lifetime/Internationally Recognized Certification Card

Course Includes


  • Traditional in classroom academics
  • Dive Science & Safety
  • Equipment
  • Aquatic Environment
  • Buddy System & Communication
  • Dive Computer or Dive Tables

Pool Training

  • Custom built – 12′ deep indoor heated pool on site for comfort and convenience
  • No travel to and from pool training locations
  • Multiple sessions to build confidence, competence and comfort in a controlled environment
  • Designed for dive training – practice equalization techniques, neutral buoyancy, controlled descents/accents, emergency accents and more.

Open Water Dives

  • Explore Local Dive Sites
  • Apply skills developed during pool training
  • 6 Open Water Dives total – Conducted over 3 days (including a boat dive)
  • SCUBA equipment provided
  • Gradual transition to independence
  • Quality training by caring professionals

Course Schedule

Weekend 1

Saturday 8AM – 4PM (AM classroom, PM pool w/ lunch break)

Sunday 8AM – 4PM (AM classroom, PM pool w/ lunch break)

Weekend 2

Saturday 8AM – 4PM (AM pool, PM pool w/ lunch break)

Sunday AM – Open Water Dive Day 1*

Weekend 3

Saturday AM – Open Water Dive Day 2*

Sunday AM – Open Water Dive Day 3* (Boat Dive)

*Open Water dive times are dependent on factors such as weather, tides, special events, availability or access to local dive sites, etc. Please make allowance for possible changes in schedules if necessary.



Students Must Provide

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Bathing Suit/Towel

Recommended Additional Personal Equipment (not required)

  • Booties
  • Gloves
  • Gear Bag

Equipment Provided by Dive Pros (all included in course cost)

  • Cylinders
  • Regulator System
  • BCD
  • Dive Computer (each individual wears their own/no “sharing”)
  • Wetsuits
  • Weight belts & Weights

Additional/Optional Fees (some may apply)

  • Park Entrance Fees (Fort Pickens National Seashore, Vortex Springs)
  • Pensacola Beach tolls

The Dive Pros SCUBA Academy makes every effort to ensure that every student has the safest possible conditions in which to train, as well as, a positive & fun learning environment. For over 29 years we have focused on offering the finest SCUBA training program on the Gulf Coast. Our goal is to make sure that every diver feels Competent, Confident and Comfortable with their personal diving skills and knowledge.

Dive Safety Through Education

The Quality Difference Since 1988