Group Classes

PADI Group OpenWater Course Details

 

The fun and adventure in diving starts as soon as you begin your OpenWater SCUBA Class at PACIFIC WILDERNESS.  The PADI OpenWater Diver Course is the most popular SCUBA course in the world and we teach it here at PACIFIC WILDERNESS!

Your PADI OpenWater Diver Course is divided into three segments:

  • Lecture – Class Session (s) (Approximately 6-8 Hours Covering Five Chapters)
  • Confined Water  – Pool Session (s) (Approximately 6-8 Hours)
  • Open Water – Open Water Ocean Dives (4 Dives over a Two Day Period)

Each segment is designed to ensure that you learn the skills needed to enjoy diving to the fullest. Listed below are our PADI Open Water Program Options conveniently offered on a year-round basis; this course is your key to an unforgettable underwater adventure you’ll treasure for a lifetime!

ENTRY LEVEL CLASS REQUIREMENTS
PREREQUISITE REQUIRED GEAR
 Only the Desire to have Fun and to Learn to Dive!(Minimum age 12 to Register)FOR COMPLETION

  • Attend All Class Sessions and Complete Assignments.
  • Attend All Pool Sessions and Demonstrate Water Skills.
  • Demonstrate Water Skills in Ocean.
  • Fulfill Written Exam.
The Following Equipment is Required for your OpenWater Class:

  • Silicone Dive Mask (Properly fitted)
  • Snorkel
  • Dive Fin with Heel Strap (Properly fitted to your Boots)
  • Neoprene Boots (5mm thickness or more)
  • Neoprene Gloves (2mm thickness or more)

Note, this Equipment is Required “Basic” Gear at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.  However, if you Purchase all 5 Pieces of this Gear at Pacific Wilderness prior to the start of your class, your PADI OpenWater Class Materials (a $219 Value) will be FREE!  Of Course – All your Basic Gear will be backed by our 30 Day Lowest Price Guarantee!

 

Should you decide to purchase the Basic Required Gear elsewhere, that’s fine, but you will be held to having properly fitting Basics designed for SCUBA use (Not prepackaged snorkeling sets with wimpy fins).  Additionally, the $219 PADI Materials package will NOT be FREE and will cost you $100.

PADI Materials  Pack Includes ($219 Value):

  1. #60300 PADI Openwater Crew Pack
  2. #10018 PADI Certification Card Form (PIC)
  3. #70831 PADI DVD Rom to View Required Videos

We offer this incentive because we know – When we fit you, it’s done properly and we’ll avoid problems during class…making everybody’s life easier and the class more FUN!

TRAINING OPTIONS

 GROUP – BEACH / BOAT – WEEKEND CLASS
BEACH & BOAT DIVES

This is our most Popular program and also your Best Value. The beach and boat dives program incorporates 30 hours of Instruction with two Local Beach dives and two final Certification dives off Catalina Island (On a Dive Boat, not the “Express”). Your tuition even includes the Catalina Boat dives to make your learning experience more fun and exciting!We recommend this Course to most Students for Several Reasons:

  • It’s the Best Value
  • It gives you both Beach & Boat Diving Experience.
  • You don’t want to miss out on Diving Catalina Island – it really is Fantastic!
  • This Course has the Most Varied Schedule Available.
To View Class Schedules Click HERE for Schedules & Information

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you your PADI OpenWater Materials (a $219 Value) for FREE!

Classes Limited to Eight People

 

NO HIDDEN FEES!  Ask about your FREE PADI Materials (a $219 Value) on this Class!

Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • All Rental Gear Including; Wetsuit, Hood, Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks.
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card.
  • (4) Open Water Dives
  • Catalina Island Boat Dives
  • PADI OpenWater Book Package, Log Book, Dive Tables, SRF, Certification Card Form (PIC) & OW DVD  (a $219 Value) is INCLUDED for FREE if you purchase ALL 5 Pieces of Basic Personal Snorkeling gear at Pacific Wilderness
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)
GROUP – ALL BEACH DIVING WEEKEND CLASS
ALL BEACH DIVES – SATURDAY / SUNDAY CLASS This is our Accelerated program for those of you limited on time. The beach dives program incorporates about 24 hours of Instruction in Class, Pool and Beach Diving Sessions only. Once you Complete all Class, Pool and 4 OpenWater Dives – your Instructor can sign you off.  This Course runs the same as our most Popular Course above, but does not include a Boat Trip (It’s all Beach Dives)t. We recommend this Course for those Students who:

  • Do not have week-nights available for Classes.
  • Wish to complete the Course as Quickly as Possible.
  • Have Excellent Study Habits and will come to the First Class with ALL Chapters Completed.
  • Have Good Watermanship Skills and feel they will Excel in an Accelerated Program.
To View Class Schedules Click HERE for Schedules & Information

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you your PADI OpenWater Materials (a $219 Value) for FREE!

Classes Limited to Eight People

 

$299NO HIDDEN FEES!  Ask about your FREE PADI OpenWater Books (a $70 Value) on this Class!
Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • All Rental Gear Including; Wetsuit, Hood, Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks.
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card.
  • (4) Open Water Beach Dives
  • PADI OpenWater Book Package, Log Book, Dive Tables, SRF, Certification Card Form (PIC) & OW DVD  (a $219 Value) is INCLUDED for FREE if you purchase ALL 5 Pieces of Basic Personal Snorkeling gear at Pacific Wilderness
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)
  GROUP – REFERRAL OUT (COMPLETE CLASS/POOL HERE – FINISH OPENWATER DIVES ON VACATION)
CLASS & POOL WORK ONLY COMPLETED HEREOur Referral program is for those of you limited on time or not wishing to Dive in our Beautiful (although Slightly Colder) Local Waters.   The Referral Program incorporates about 15 hours of Instruction focusing only on Class Room and Pool Skills.  You may complete the Final Four Open Water Dives in more Tropical Waters.  Although this class costs less, be aware you will incur expenses at the other end to complete your PADI Open Water Certification.  We would be happy to provide you with the names of PADI Dive Centers located at your destination should you choose this option or you may Click Here for a listing of PADI Resorts.It’s our experience you will pay approximately $175 to $350 to finish your dives elsewhere –  (note “approximately” means just that – whomever you deal with for completion is free to charge any amount).

  • We recommend this Course for those Students who:
  • Do not want to Dive Locally (Though you’re missing out)
  • Are Limited on time and are unable to complete the Regular Class prior to a trip you may have already planned.
To View Class Schedules Click HERE for Schedules & Information

Note, you will not need to attend the Final Two Sessions in the Referral Program.

Also…Don’t Forget – Buy your “Basic” Equipment from Pacific Wilderness (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots & Gloves) and we’ll give you your PADI OpenWater Materials (a $169 Value) for FREE!

Classes Limited to Eight People

 

$274COMPLETE!  Ask about your FREE PADI OpenWater Books (a $70 Value) on this Class!
Your Course Fee Includes:

  • Tuition Fee
  • All Rental Gear for Pool; Weight Belt, Weights, B.C., Regulator System & Tanks in Pool.
  • PADI OpenWater Book Package, Log Book, Dive Tables, SRF, & OW DVD  (a $169 Value) is INCLUDED for FREE if you purchase ALL 5 Pieces of Basic Personal Snorkeling gear at Pacific Wilderness
  • FREE 1 Year Membership in Pacific Wilderness Dive Club ($30 Value)

Course Fee Does NOT INCLUDE:

  • Certification Card
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Rental Gear at Destination
  • Any Applicable Boat Fees