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We have afternoon weekday classes, weekday evening classes and/or  weekend classes. We also have Saturday only classes available

This globally recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life long adventure as a certified diver.
Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater. In general, an Open Water Diver course consists of 3 parts: Academics, Pool Training and Open Water sessions. 
Easy as 1 , 2, 3 to get started

1) Click on the link to register for our Open Water Class

2) Academics:

The SSI Training materials online are designed so that you can learn the academics at your own pace when it is convenient for you. You can complete the academics online when you sign up for SSI's Online Training program, and then attend review sessions at Phoenix Scuba. 

Click the link below to get started in the SSI system to read your Open Water Course materials

Pool Training:

For your pool training you will learn all the skills to make you a competent and safe Open Water Diver. 

Open Water Sessions

You will complete at least 4 open water dives and have the chance to experience everything you learned in the pool hands-on. After successfully completion of your open water training dives you will become a Certified Diver. The SSI Open Water Diver certification is recognized worldwide so your diving experiences are limitless!
The fun doesn't need to stop there! With just a little more training, you can go even further- imagine diving underwater shipwrecks, with sharks, or becoming a underwater photographer! Check out all of the exciting Specialty Programs you can get involved in. It's your chance to move to the next level in your diving adventures. Phoenix Scuba staff will be a reliable accompanying you on your way!

Our Open Water Diver Certification course with PHOENIX SCUBA  is $349.00  Click here to choose class date
Gear rental, tanks & weights are included. All you need is a swimsuit and towel

We have a student gear package (25% of regular prices) available or you can bring your own mask/fins/snorkel/booties.
We have a on-site heated indoor pool!!

First academics review & pool  and on a subsequent weekend the 6 certification dives over  2 days at Lake Pleasant to finish the certification (We give you 2 extra dives so you feel more confident when you graduate)


Included in Our Open Water Course & Certification Dives:

  • Includes digital homework. Help us save the planet/trees by reading your book digitally before class
  • Includes Tank & weight rentals
  • Includes Rental of BCD jacket, Regulator, and wetsuit
  • Includes 6 Lake Pleasant Certification dives  over 2 days with a Certified Instructor ( more practice to be a more comfortable diver) 
  • Includes Classroom & Pool sessions with a Certified Scuba Instructor

Fantastic Value. We invite you to be a informed consumer…find out whats included in the price no matter what dive shop you choose.
Everything you need at no additional cost. All you need to bring is a swimsuit and towel.
We include all the rental gear you need for both the pool and the lake certification dives.

Also we have 12 Scuba Instructors and 4 Divemasters that can spend additional practice time with you in the pool to make scuba more comfortable for you. As our student there is no additional charge for the extra personalized help.

If you prefer a private certification, we can schedule private pool sessions and open water certification for $550.00.

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderful world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.


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

  • 10 years or older

REFUND POLICY: Please understand that when you start class by receiving your materials online academics there is no refund of tuition after that point. Please be sure you are willing to make this commitment before you pay for class.

Contact Us

8502 N Black Canyon Hwy
Phoenix, AZ 85051

Office Ph: +1 602 374 3206

M-F 10am to 5pm; SAT 10am to 4pm Closed SUN

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