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The PADI Open Water Diver course

Learn to Dive In 2 Easy Steps

Since 1979 we have introduced thousands of people to the wonders of the underwater world. When you learn to Scuba dive, it is lots of un and the perfect activity for the adventuresome. Here at The Scuba Shop we try to help our students fall in love with scuba diving. To do that we make it easy. Easy for you have to have fun, and easy to be comfortable. Our Scuba Shop has the capability of doing just that with a heated indoor pool right here in the store and also by having a great staff on hand to help you through your journey into becoming an Open Water Diver. 


 During Your Course, you'll learn important diving principles, the necessary skills to dive safely and apply these skills in an open water enviroment. The following information will explain our 2 step process in more detail. 

Basic Course

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PADI Open Water Diver Certification PADI Open Water Diver Certification PADI Open Water Diver Certification
Class of Four  Small Class Of Up to Four Private Instruction
Five-day Dive Course Four-day Dive Course Two-day Dive Course
4 Hour Class 3 Hour Class 8 Hour Class
 Standard Dive Equipment Supplied for pool and open water sessions  Premium Dive Equipment Supplied* Premium Dive Equipment Supplied*
Pool Use  Heated Pool Use Pool Like at Lake
PADI Log Book PADI Log Book / E- Log PADI Log Book / E-Log
No Use Of Dive Computer  Use Of Dive Computer
No 30 Day Unlimited Rental With Any Scuba Shop Charter ($200 Value) 30 Day Unlimited Rental With Any Scuba Shop Charter ($200 Value)
No  eLearning (Video & Exams)  eLearning (Video & Exams)
No  Use of Premium Adjustable Regulator  Use of Premium Adjustable Regulator 
No No  Choice of Day and Time 
No No Accelerated Class Schedule 

 What's Not Included with Class:

  •  Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and boots (Ask about our student discounts packages or Rental)
  • Local Boat Fee or Trip price for checkout dives
  • State Park Fee for local diving at Lake Jocassee



  • E-Learning Kit $50*
  • Computer Rental for $20*
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel Rental for 4 day class $50
  • Premium Regulator Upgrade $15 per day*
  • Private Classroom and Pool days $80 / $35 each additional person
  • Extra Pool Sesion requiring instruction $75/hour

* Included in the Premium and Exclusive Package


Learn to Dive: Step 1 - Pool Dives/ Study Materials

During This portion of your training, you'll pick up your books and materials or you will receive online material to study from. 

Option 1: Weekend Course Sat/Sun 10am -2pm

Option 2: Weeknight Course Tues/Thurs 6pm-10pm

Option 3: Weekday Course Tues/Thurs 1pm-5pm (Offered May -October)

Option 4: Private Course any day or time the pool is available with Instructor....$80/ $35 additional person

Learn to Scuba Dive: Step 2 - Open Water Dives

This is where you'll apply the various skills you learned in our swimming pool in an open water environment. Becoming an Open Water Diver requires that you complete four open water dives on two separate days. 

Option 1: Lake Jocassee Charter (local), May- October....$110 (includes state park fee)

Option 2: Lake Keowee Charter (local), November-April....$100

Option 3: Florida Springs Trip, November - March...$375 (price varies with hotel)