PADI Open Water Scuba Certification

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Wreck Divers (above) join a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Certified Instructor for an adventure of a lifetime!


Ages 12 and up
(10 - 11 year olds admitted with restrictions and at instructor's discretion)

City course Fee:  $120
includes administration and instruction
(additional check out dive fee)

PADI eLearning registration:  $185
includes online academic training, use of scuba* gear, and certification card

*NOTE:  Students must provide masks, snorkels, fins, booties, and weights.

For a direct link to the PADI eLearning registraton portal, click here Version OptionsPADI Open Water Scuba CertificationHeadline

Click on the following link for general information on scuba certification and the 2019 scuba certification schedule:

Open Water Scuba Certification schedule and FAQs


Try Diving Experience

Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving just to see if you would like it?

A Try Diving Experience program, available to ages 8 and up, gives you the opportunity to experience scuba in a confined environment without committing to an entire certification course.

Join a certified Scuba Diving Instructor or Divemaster for a 1 - 2-hour introductory scuba session (varies according to number of participants) in the Atlantic Recreation Center Pool (pool heated during the winter months).  A Try Diving session is customized to fit your schedule.

Bring a bathing suit and towel (mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided if you do not have your own)

Individual:  $50 City resident, $62 Non-City
Couple:  $80 City residents, $100 Non-City
Family or Group (up to 6 people):  $150 City residents, $188 Non-City
Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center.

Participants must complete a "Try Diving Release of Liability" form and "Medical Questionnaire" prior to participation.  Download Release of Liability form here: Release of Liability Form

NOTE:  If you have an existing medical condition and/or are taking any prescription medication(s), a physician's approval will be required prior to participating in scuba diving.

Contact Kathy Russell at 904-310-3350 to discuss scheduling.