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Open Water

This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. You will earn the SSI Open Water Diver certification.

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Who Should Take This Class?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the SSI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

To enroll in a SSI Open Water Diver course, you must be at least 15 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is required, but you need to already posess adequate swimming skills, be in good physical health, and you need to be generally comfortable in the water, both on and under the surface.

Due to revised safety and teaching standards, younger students may require special accomodations.  For children under the age of 15, please call us directly to book at (775) 826-5333.  Any class booked online for a student under 15 years of age will be held in reserve status or rejected due to the new SSI standards requirements.

What You’ll Learn

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills in a pool or shallow, confined water.
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore the underwater environment.

Required for Course

  • Class space is limited, please call the shop at 775-826-5333 for more info.
  • You must stop by the shop, call, or enroll online to be enrolled in online course materials and to pay for the course.
  • Course homework is required to be done prior to the first class.


Adventure Scuba Center conducts  Basic Open Water Scuba Diving Classes every month.

All classroom sessions are held at Adventure Scuba Center in our classroom. Pool sessions are held at either the Fernley Swimming Pool, Carson City Aquatic Center, or Northwest Swimming pool

Open Water Scuba Dives are held at Lake Tahoe.

Our Open Water Class is $575.00 per person for classroom, pool, open water dives, and rental gear. This is the total price.  Students are to provide their own mask, snorkel, fins, and boots which are considered “Personal Gear”. If you need to purchase gear, we offer you a 10% discount on all gear that you purchase for the class, and the 10% discount is good for 30 days after the class is over.

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