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consists of the following:

Academic Modules or Home/Self Study Program
     Confined Water/Pool Sessions
      4 Open Water Certification Dives


   Academic and Pool sessions are normally conducted one or two nights a week. Academic modules are up to 2 hours in length, depending on content. Pool sessions average 2 hours in length. Regular classes run from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm. Classes are held in Severn, MD, or we will come to your location for groups of 6 or more.


   This bootcamp format is designed for those busy individuals who want to get certified with schedules that do not allow them to pursue regular classes.
   Weekend format classes run from 9 am - 5 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Academics and confined water training are conducted, then you join us on one of our open water weekends to conduct your open water dives.
   Students must pick-up and read all Academic materials before class begins. In class we review academic knowledge reviews and take quizzes. Then we get you in the pool and conduct confined water training.


   Do the academics when you have the time. You get the PADI Open Water Student Kit along with the PADI Videos to watch at home. Upon completing each academic module you will take a quiz. Once you finish the academics, arrangements will be made for the pool sessions with your instructor. Your instructor will also be available to explain in detail or answer any questions you may have about the academics.


The following equipment is included in your PADI Open Water Diver Course:

   PADI Open Water Student Kit (Open Water Diver Manual, Recreational Dive Planner (Electronic Dive Planner) Log Book, Student Folder, and more)

The following equipment will be provided for your use during pool training and open water dives:

   Wet Suit (Hood for O/W dives)
   Regulator w/Alternate air source, depth gauge, pressure gauge, Compass, and Low Pressure inflator
   Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
   Weight Belt, with weights

NOTE: Usage of the above listed items are included in your course fee. There are NO EXTRA equipment rental fee's.


(Q) What do I need to buy for this course?
(A) Each student needs their own Mask, Snorkel, and Fins with booties. (Approximate costs up to $250.00, depending on your choices.)

(Q) What other costs will I incur?
(A1) If you elect to conduct the Open Water Certification dives with us, park/lake admission fees are approximately $15 - $23.00 per day. We will be diving over a 2 day period. Camping: $10.00 per person/per night.


Our complete PADI Open Water Diver Course cost is $450.00. This includes your academic (Regular/Weekend or Home/Self Study) and pool sessions, and includes your 4 open water certification dives.

Our PADI Referral Open Water Diver Course cost is $250.00. This includes the academic and pool modules only. You may choose to conduct the Open Water dives at another location of your choice. The costs of the open water dives will have to be negotiated with the dive location you choose. Your Referral is good for 12 months. You may choose to conduct the open water dives with us for the additional fee of $200.00 if you wish.

    Click HERE to view current list of Open Water Diver classes.

   We look forward to assisting you in entering the underwater world. We are willing to work with your organization on scheduling to meet your requirements. I will be glad to answer any questions you may have. I can be reached at 301-440-0135 or 410-551-4515. I can also be reached by e-mail at