Learning to scuba dive is easy and fun. You can find out most of what you need to know about the process just by watching the short video below.
Anyone who is in reasonably good health, and comfortable and relaxed in the water, can usually learn to dive without difficulty.
There is a watermanship assessment. You need to be able to float, tread water or drownproof for ten minutes and either:
The certification process consists of self study, academic review and skill development, and four open-water training dives.
Academic review sessions take place at Just Add Water. Skills development sessions take place at any of a number of nearby pools. From June through October, you can complete your open-water training dives at White Star Quarry here in Ohio. During the rest of the year, you can complete your training on one of our many group trips or at a dive destination of your choice.
Classes start on a Friday evening, from 6:00 to 9:30 pm and then continue on Saturday morning and afternoon, and Sunday morning and afternoon.
If your plan is to complete your Open Water Training Dives locally, the dives are conducted at White Star Quarry in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Training dives take place on a Saturday and Sunday where you will complete 2 dives each day for a total of 4 Open Water dives. (In some cases you may be able to begin your Advanced Open Water Training during the same weekend! Contact Just Add Water for more information!)
The Open Water Diver class and pool instruction is $375 and includes:
Call or visit to discuss options and prices for the learning materials you will need.
If you do your Open Water Training Dives here in Ohio the price is $150, plus the cost of equipment purchase or rental. If you do your training dives at a PADI resort destination, you will need a referral package which costs $42.95. Prices for the actual training dives will vary by destination and operator.
You will need your own mask, snorkel, wetsuit boots, adjustable scuba fins and a few other items for both pool sessions and open water training dives. These need to meet some very specific requirements, so don’t buy anything without talking to us first.
If you do your open water training dives here in Ohio, you will need to supply all of the necessary equipment. Most of these items, other than mask and fins, are available for rental.
You can sign up in person or over the phone at either Just Add Water location. If you sign up over the phone, you will still need to visit the store as soon as possible to pick up training materials and complete or turn in paperwork.
Vist our Downloads page to access any waiver, medical and other forms you may need for upcoming Just Add Water scuba courses or experiences.