Open Water Diver

page-class-poolWHO: Those 10 years of age and above. Ages 10-14 will receive a Junior Open Water Diver certification which depending on age has a limited depth range.

WHAT: The Open Water Scuba Diver course is your first step into the underwater world. It is the most exhilarating experience you may ever have. Imagine being in outer space without gravity, but underwater. From the time you take your first breath underwater there is no turning back.

The course is divided into three sections:

  1. Register and Get the Open Water Manual and DVD: You should register several weeks in advance to have enough time to read the manual and complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each section. In addition to the manual you must view the Open Water DVD. During the Class training on the first weekend you will be administered four ten question quizzes and a final exam.
  2. Confined Water Sessions: There are five confined water sessions in which you will be learning the skills required to be comfortable in the water with your scuba equipment.
  3. Open Water Training: You will complete four open water dives over a two day period – typically over a weekend.

Once you complete all three sections of training, you will receive your open water certification card or “C-card.” This Open Water certification card is recognized worldwide and is administered for your lifetime. You may also choose to complete your open water dives with Just Add H2O at one of the exotic destination adventures or when you travel on your own. Don’t forget the Open Water Certification is just the beginning of what you can experience when deciding to adventure into the underwater world.


  • Private Classes: Available upon request.
  • The weekend schedule concludes the entire process of certification in two weekends. The first consisting of all the confined water and pool requirements. The second consists of completing the four open water training dives.
    • Classes begin at 8am Saturday morning meeting at the store
    • Pool work from 1 pm – 5 pm Saturday.  Sunday morning meeting at the pool from 8 am-noon.
  •  2019 Dates:
    • February 16 & 17
    • April 20 & 21
    • June 15 & 16
    • August 17 & 18
    • October 19 & 20
    • December 14 & 15

Once you have completed the first weekend of classroom and pool training you can schedule the open water dives.

Open water dives:  This schedule is offered every other month throughout the year:Open Water Dates:

  • May 11th & 12th (no advanced check outs) France Park
  • June 22nd & 23rd  Gilboa Quarry
  • August 24th & 25th Gilboa Quarry
  • October 26th & 27th Gilboa Quarry


  • Class Fee: $300.00
  • Books & DVD:
  • Students must purchase: Mask, fins, snorkel and boots.
  • Additional costs: park admission and parking fees at the quarry.
  • Just Add H2O provides: Scuba equipment including tanks, weights, regulator and BC (wetsuit for open water dives). All safety equipment including first aid kit, emergency oxygen and dive flag & float as required. And any other equipment as required by the diving environment.


  • Use a Dive Computer and your own pair of dive gloves: $49
  • Use a dry suit during open water dives: $69
  • Get full PADI Drysuit Diver Specialty Certification the same weekend as your Open Water Certification dives: $110.00 + books.
  • Purchase a Scuba equipment package & use it during your lessons: Save $100 off purchase price.