Open Water Diver – Courses

Open Water SCUBA Diving Classes

Get Certified!  Take Your Scuba Diving Class in New York City  With The
PADI Open Water Diver Course.


If you have tried SCUBA Diving before, or have heard from your friends in NYC of the wonders and fun of this exciting sport, and you do not want to miss all the fun on your next vacation, with your fiancé, friends or family.
You should take your scuba diving classes in nyc.

This is the way to go to be fully prepare to explore the underwater word up to 60 ft deep, completely autonomous by signing in to any  SCUBA Diving Tour in your favorite destination.

To make it more easy and fun for you, we recommend you to take the scuba diving classes and the confined water sessions in New York City before your SCUBA diving trip, to avoid exhausting marathon reading and tests while your are on your vacations, also I strongly recommend you the scuba diving classes on line .

This will save you even more time if you are busy person in NYC.

When you finish your online scuba diving classes, print your e record and  just  show one day at our pool located in the YMCA @ 14th St. here in NYC to practice the confined water training (SCUBA diving skills) before your trip.

Appt. is required, give us a call.

The cost for this Pool Portion of the SCUBA diving course is $400 + $199 eLearning course fee.


  • Confined Water Training. ( at YMCA pool in NYC for 4hr to 6hr) *
  • LogBook and referral form, to continue your open water diving training in the SCUBA Diving destination of your choose.
    ( During the sumer months we offer Open Water Diving Training at Dutch Spring Lake in PA.) four dives are require to complete this section.

We have  editions education material for sale to complement your SCUBA Diving Classes but it is not require.

Scuba Diving Classes


* If  You are not comfortable in the water you may need a extra pool session, to be sure you are safe wile under water, the extra lesson with a privet instructor is $125, only offer in special circumstances, if you are not able to finish your training in one session.

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The Open Water SCUBA Diving Classes is divided in 3 Sections:

Theory , Confined Water and Open Water Dives.

Before you go to your SCUBA Diving Trip you should complete the first two sections.

Section One:  Theory

To complete  this section you should read the Open Water SCUBA Diving Manual and answer the knowledge reviews and the end of each chapter, there are five chapter in the book.
There is a final writing test, after we have sit and reviewed your answers and  your questions have been resolve.
There is a short cut for this section with is called e learning , this will allow you to read a book on line at your own pass and do your knowledge reviews at the comfort of your home at the best time for you, when you finish send us a email or give us a call to schedule your pool session, sadly you can’t do this at your tub.

Section Two: Confined Water Training

To complete this section you should come to one or two pool sessions to master the SCUBA Diving skills you need to be safe wile under water.

What You Learn

The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, Open Water Diver Touch or in a classroom ) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

If you’ve tried diving through a Discover Scuba Diving experience, the skills you learned may be credited towards a portion of the full Open Water Diver course certification.

To enroll in the  Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must

  • Be 10 years or older ( eLearning requires an extra registration step for students under 13 years due to international internet laws

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified scuba diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four open water dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your  Instructor.

The Scuba Diving Gear You Use

In this scuba diving course, you learn to use basic scuba diving gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear varies somewhat, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water

The Learning Materials You Need

We offers a variety of home-study materials for the Open Water Diver course. While eLearning is the most convenient option, you may also chose a book and DVD package or a multimedia DVD-ROM.

The Open Water Diver materials cover what you need to know about basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you’ll read a description and watch a video demonstration. Then you’ll jump in the pool (or pool-like environment) to practice these skills with your instructor. Later, as a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures and to review what you learned.

Note: Enroll in the Open Water Diver Course Online for immediate computer-based access to the manual and video integrated into seamless, guided online learning.

To purchase these products, contact your local Instructor, dive shop or resort.

Start Now

You don’t have to wait to get going. With  eLearning and the  Open Water Diver Course Online, you can start right now. The  Open Water Diver Course Online lets you learn the background information you need before each dive at your own pace through friendly, interactive learning. It even helps you choose the  dive shop where you’ll make those dives.

Watch the latest PADI Go Dive Video about learning to dive!

SCUBA Diving Classes In New York City

Here is a list of places to SCUBA Dive around NYC:

Dutch Spring PA.

8 Street Brooklyn.

Water Gap Delaware.