Scuba diving is exciting, stimulating, peaceful, serene, and an adrenaline rush – all in one sport! You can do it in Tahiti; Iceland; Florida; Missouri; Indonesia; and Bonaire. Divers see bright colorful fish swarming a reef; sharks looming out of the blue; a seahorse the size of your smallest fingernail sitting on a a piece of coral in plain sight; or a Mola Mola that looks like four children drew a different part!
|Number of Students:||Maximum 8||Minimum 4||2-3||1 on 1|
|Academic Material Fee:||$130||$130||$130||$130|
|Schedule:||Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun)
Weekdays (Mon, Wed)
|Your Choice||Your Choice||Your Choice|
|Duration:||16 hours||14-16 hours||12-16 hours||12-16 hours|
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Academic Material Fee Includes:
Not Included: Certification Dives (see step 4 below)
Becoming a certified Open Water Diver is your first and most important step toward all your adventures to come. Denver Divers’ training philosophy is designed to insure your self-confidence and safety in the water through focused personalized instruction and repetition. We offer several training benefits that will insure you learn how to dive safely and comfortably, bringing you a lifetime of amazing diving!
You can create a student record, select and register for an orientation, pay for your materials and/or class, and schedule your certification dives, all online using our Scuba Scheduler.Or call 303-399-2877 or stop by and pay for the class to reserve your spot. Upon registration, you will receive your online student materials and be asked to come in for a one hour orientation. Orientations are every Saturday from 10am-11:30am. Custom orientations are available upon request.
Regular Open Water Diver class and pool sessions are offered either over a weekend – Friday night (6-9pm), all day Saturday (9am-5pm) and all day Sunday (9am-5pm); or Monday and Wednesday evenings (6-9pm) over three weeks.
Once you have received the SSI link to access your online student materials, you are ready to begin your home study for class. By allowing you to complete your course work at home, you will be able to spend most your your time with us underwater. Please expect to devote approximately six to eight hours to this process.
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Your training includes an academic review in the classroom, as well as in-water skills development training in Denver Divers’ indoor, heated, salt water pool – our “ocean simulator”. Most of the time spent with our qualified instructors will be in the pool gaining the skills and confidence necessary for diving in the open water. At the end of your course you will take a 50-question certification exam. Please expect to devote approximately 16 hours to this process.
In order to become certified, you will need to complete at least four open water certification dives under the direct supervision of a qualified instructor. Your instructor will evaluate your skills as you apply what you have learned during your academic and pool training to an open water environment. You will also learn practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience.
*Certification Dives not included in the cost above.
We are here to help you succeed. Our Training Philosophy is embodied in the SSI platform, "Comfort Through Repetition", where if you continue to learn, practice your skills and become comfortable in the water, you will have an amazing experience as a scuba diver. Our classes are built to give you the opportunity to learn at your own pace and practice your skills as much as possible. We want to make you a diver for life, so we look forward to you joining us on your journey to the underwater world.
Remember, we offer FREE pool practices every Monday to our students during your certification process to make sure you get plenty of practice before your certification dives.
"Thank you so much for teaching me about scuba! I had so much fun and I cannot wait to experience open water diving! It was a unique class and great experience." - Nora
"I can't say enough about this organization! I just completed my open water certification class and our instructors (Mark, Paul and Glenn) were friendly, knowledgeable, passionate and very helpful. They take the diving process (which can be stressful for some of us) at a very good pace and prepare you fully for going underwater and don't make you feel pressured to do anything you don't want to until you are 100% comfortable. They prepared our class very throughly for our written and practical tests. I have already recommended Denver Divers to my close friends who are interested in diving and would recommend this to anyone!" - DavidRead David M.'s review of Denver Divers on Yelp
We believe the next best step to becoming a safe and confident diver is becoming certified as a Nitrox diver. Nitrox is a gas that contains a higher concentration of oxygen than the air we breathe. This allows the diver to stay down longer, and increase safety margins.
Since we strongly believe in the use of Nitrox as a beneficial part of your diving career, we would like to encourage you to get certified for Nitrox during your Open Water Diver course. If you sign up for Nitrox at any point during your Open Water Diver certification, you will receive $40 off the course!