Congrats! You’ve completed your studies and confined water dives. You are ready for the last step in becoming a certified Open Water Diver – your open water certification dives!
Prerequisites: Completion of Open Water classroom and confined water training.
Included in Price: Instruction, scuba equipment rental fees, air fills, and diver ID card. Your rental package includes a 7mm wetsuit, hood, gloves, weight integrated BC, tank, weights, and a regulator with dive computer.
** Students must remember to bring their own personal items including logbook, mask, fins, snorkel, and booties and are responsible for their own transportation.
Medical: Prior to taking this scuba course, you will need to complete a Liability Release and Medical Form. Please review the Medical form and determine if you are eligible to take a scuba course or if you will need a doctor to sign-off on your form prior to starting the course. This information is required to enroll or begin any diver training.
Diving Location Options: For completing your course locally, join us at one of three locations: Dutch Springs in Bethlehem, PA; Lake Phoenix in Rawlings, VA; or Hydes Quarry in Westminster, MD. Alternatively visit our Travel Page to join us on one of our fantastic trips to a more exotic locale. Or take a Referral packet to another dive center at a destination of your choice.
Option 1: Hydes Quarry ($300)
Close to home
5-10 ft. visibility, stair access to/from water
No frills and no facilities. Training only.
Option 2: Camp & Dive Weekend **Recommended** ($425)
Dutch Springs or Lake Phoenix, 3-4 hour drive
30-40 ft. visibility, large training platforms, easy shore access to/from water
Bath houses with toilets and hot showers, concession stands, and gift shop
Fee includes Scuba Park entrance fee, camping fees for 2 days, all meals, and extra air fill for a fun dive post-certification!
**Student arrival and setup Friday evening, training conducted Saturday/Sunday of your chosen weekend
Option 3: Travel and/or Referral
Take a trip! Dive with the Nautilus staff you know and love on one of our fantastic dive trips (see travel flyer or website for details) OR Bring your referral packet to a PADI Dive Center at the destination of your choosing.
Cancellations or Rescheduling: Cancellations or rescheduling require 48-hour notice. You may reschedule one time at no charge, after that any further adjustments will incur a $50 rescheduling fee per change. Cancellations are subject to a $75 cancellation fee.
Course Time: This course is conducted on site on any of our Open Water weekends. In water training is generally held from 8am-2pm both Saturday and Sunday but may vary based on the course, training location, and instructor scheduling. Studies must be completed by class time.
Note on Rental Gear: For Camp-n-Dive (Dutch Springs) Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Thursday, the week of the event. For Hydes Quarry Weekends, rental gear may be picked up 12pm – 7pm Friday, the week of the event.
Course Dates, pricing and other details: See Calendar Here
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