Open Water

PADI OpenWater Class

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!

 Only the Desire to have Fun and to Learn to Dive!(Minimum age 12 to Register)All Candidates Must be able to Swim


  • 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 $150.

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!