Become a PADI Open Water Certified Scuba Diver in Florida

With Lauderdale Diver

We combine e-learning with in person training. Our group classes are design for 4 pp at a time. So you have the opportunity to develop a close relationship with your instructor and peers while enjoying a great safe experience in the ocean. 

The PADI e-learning Open Water Certification is your ticket to a lifelong journey with scuba diving. The course is conducted over 3 days and includes knowledge, pool training and skill development, as well as 4 open water dives. Once you successfully complete your PADI Open Water Course you will be able to dive at any PADI Dive Centers around the world.

Step 1:

Pick a start date and pay for your class. You will receive your e-learning link and access pass within 24 hours (often much quicker)

Step 2:

Complete the e-learning portion of the class in the comfort of your home. If you prefer having a book and DVD, contact us for purchase.

Step 3:

Come do the pool session and the four Open Water training dives!

* The class orientation is scheduled the day before the class. You will meet your instructor, buy any personal gear that you need and be fitted with your SCUBA gear for the class. You may come by for your orientation any time between 11am and 5:30pm the day before your class. The orientation will take approximately 45 min.

Here’s what our typical schedule is like:

Day 1:

At 8:00am you will meet at the store to hand in your on line course completion form or quizzes from the book. Once these are verified, we will take you straight to the pool/lake and go over all the skills that you will need to know before proceeding to the ocean. The pool/lake session will go until about 4:00pm or until everyone is comfortable with the skills.

Day 2 and 3:

You will meet at the store and head together for your OW dives.   You get to dive on one of the more than 70 shipwrecks that lay right off the coast.  Your open water dives will each lasts about 45 to 60 minutes. Upon returning (and passing) you will be issued a temporary certification card so you can start diving right away.  We process your certification card online so you will get you temporary card right away. Your permanent license will arrive in as little as 7 days and it can be sent anywhere in the world.

All students that graduate will receive:

  • $50 credit towards the next class if taken within 30 days.
  • 10% Off Equipment Sales For Life!

*Each student must complete a scuba diving medical exam and have their own snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel and fins)


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Course Cost
  • Course is All Inclusive! No Hidden Costs
  • Contact for Private Course

E-Learning Group Course (includes: e-learning portal, tuition, pool and theory sessions, use of scuba equipment, certification card and 4 open water dives)


Our PADI Open Water Diver Course Schedule