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open water SCUBA diver training at El Mar Diving CenterWelcome to Your New Adventure! Becoming a SCUBA Diver!

"Exploration, exotic locations, amazing color and beauty... these are just a few of the things you will experience in the spectacular underwater world. Welcome to your new adventure, innerspace. Congratulations! Scuba diving is a wonderful sport for everyone! You can look forward to many memorable diving adventures in the years to come."

 

Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification, Start Your Adventure!©

Your ticket to the underwater world, The Open Water Diver Certification. Beginning with Your Student Materials, Your SCUBA Instructors Experience, Your Pool Training Sessions and Your Certifications Dives, You will learn everything You need to know to Start your Adventure©, the fun and correct way. The student materials have study guide questions at the end of each section to help you retain your new knowledge, and test your retention. With Our Instructors "Never Let Them Quit" Philosophy during Your pool training sessions, in Our heated pool, you will learn all of the necessary skills and safe diving procedures, so that during Your Certification Dives, You will have become a Safe, Comfortable, and Confident SCUBA Diver.

What El Mar Diving Center provides?

  • Classroom Training*
  • Pool Training*
  • Lake Certification Dives*
  • Instructor Fee
  • Open Water Diver Certification Card
  • Computer Diver Specialty Rating with Certification Card
  • open water SCUBA diver training at El Mar Diving Center
  • Total Diving System for Pool Training & Certification Dives
    (Tank, Weights, Buoyancy System, Air Delivery System & Information System)

*with a Max of 6 Students per class and Our "Never Let Them Quit" Philosophy / Guarantee

Required Equipment

  • Student Digital Materials & Paper Logbook, $90.00 (retail $112.00)
  • Personal Snorkeling System ($195 to $500)*
    • Mask
    • Fins
    • Snorkel
    • Boots
    • Mesh Bag
    • Safety Tube
    • Whistle
    • Underwater Slate

*Students receive a 10% Discount on Equipment (excluding sale items)

open water SCUBA diver training at El Mar Diving Center

Recommended Equipment

  • Total Diving System
    (Air Delivery System, Buoyancy System, & Information System)
  • Exposure System
  • Reef Saver Kit
  • Divers Gear Bag
  • Divers Save-A-Dive Kit

Open Water Training Dates

Group Class, One Week Class/Pool

"Our group class, with a maximum of 6 students. Class starts on Monday with Orientation, classroom training on Thursday & Friday, pool training on Saturday & Sunday. After the Class & Pool Training, you will continue to an open water destination, to complete the certification."

Course Fee

  • $389.00, Group Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification
    "Includes Your Orientation, Class Training, Pool Training & Local Certification Dives"
Class Pool Class Class Pool Pool
6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 8am - 5pm 8am - 5pm
Mon, Jan 8th Wed, Jan 10th Thu, Jan 11th Fri, Jan 12th Sat, Jan 13th Sun, Jan 14th
Mon, Feb 5th Wed, Feb 7th Thu, Feb 8th Fri, Feb 9th Sat, Feb 10th Sun, Feb 11th
Mon, Mar 12th Wed, Mar 14th Thu, Mar 15th Fri, Mar 16th Sat, Mar 17th Sun, Mar 18th
Mon, Apr 9th Wed, Apr 11th Thu, Apr 12th Fri, Apr 13th Sat, Apr 14th Sun, Apr 15th
Mon, Jun 4th Wed, Jun 6th Thu, Jun 7th Fri, Jun 8th Sat, Jun 9th Sun, Jun 10th
Mon, Jul 9th Wed, Jul 11th Thu, Jul 12th Fri, Jul 13th Sat, Jul 14th Sun, Jul 15th
Mon, Aug 6th Wed, Aug 8th Thu, Aug 9th Fri, Aug 10th Sat, Aug 11th Sun, Aug 12th
Mon, Nov 5th Wed, Nov 7th Thu, Nov 8th Fri, Nov 9th Sat, Nov 10th Sun, Nov 11th
Mon, Dec 3rd Wed, Dec 5th Thu, Dec 6th Fri, Dec 7th Sat, Dec 8th Sun, Dec 9th

Group Class, Two Week Class/Pool

"Our group class, with a maximum of 6 students. Class meets on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, for 2 consecutive weeks. After the Class & Pool Training, you will continue to an open water destination, to complete the certification."

Course Fee

  • $389.00, Group Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification
    "Includes Your Orientation, Class Training, Pool Training & Local Certification Dives"
Class Pool Class Pool Class Pool
6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm
Mon, Jan 15th Tue, Jan 16th Wed, Jan 17th Mon, Jan 22nd Tue, Jan 23rd Wed, Jan 24th
Mon, Feb 19th Tue, Feb 20th Wed, Feb 21st Mon, Feb 26th Tue, Feb 27th Wed, Feb 28th
Mon, Mar 19th Tue, Mar 20th Wed, Mar 21st Mon, Mar 26th Tue, Mar 27th Wed, Mar 28th
Mon, Apr 16th Tue, Apr 17th Wed, Apr 18th Mon, Apr 23rd Tue, Apr 24th Wed, Apr 25th
Mon, May 7th Tue, May 8th Wed, May 9th Mon, May 14th Tue, May 15th Wed, May 16th
Mon, Jun 18th Tue, Jun 19th Wed, Jun 20th Mon, Jun 25th Tue, Jun 26th Wed, Jun 27th
Mon, Jul 23rd Tue, Jul 24th Wed, Jul 25th Mon, Jul 30th Tue, Jul 31st Wed, Aug 1st
Mon, Aug 13th Tue, Aug 14th Wed, Aug 15th Mon, Aug 20th Tue, Aug 21st Wed, Aug 22nd
Mon, Sep 17th Tue, Sep 18th Wed, Sep 19th Mon, Sep 24th Tue, Sep 25th Wed, Sep 26th
Mon, Oct 8th Tue, Oct 9th Wed, Oct 10th Mon, Oct 15th Tue, Oct 16th Wed, Oct 17th
Mon, Nov 5th Tue, Nov 6th Wed, Nov 7th Mon, Nov 12th Tue, Nov 13th Wed, Nov 14th

Group Class, Three Week, Class/Pool

"Our group class, with a maximum of 6 students. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday, for 3 consecutive weeks. After the Class & Pool Training, you will continue to an open water destination, to complete the certification."

Course Fee

  • $389.00, Group Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification
    "Includes Your Orientation, Class Training, Pool Training & Local Certification Dives"
Class Pool Class Pool Class Pool
6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm 6pm - 10pm
Tue, Feb 6th Thu, Feb 8th Tue, Feb 13th Thu, Feb 15th Tue, Feb 20th Thu, Feb 22nd
Tue, Apr 3rd Thu, Apr 5th Tue, Apr 10th Thu, Apr 12th Tue, Apr 17th Thu, Apr 19th
Tue, May 1st Thu, May 3rd Tue, May 8th Thu, May 10th Tue, May 15th Thu, May 17th
Tue, Jun 5th Thu, Jun 7th Tue, Jun 12th Thu, Jun 14th Tue, Jun 19th Thu, Jun 21st
Tue, Aug 7th Thu, Aug 9th Tue, Aug 14th Thu, Aug 16th Tue, Aug 21st Thu, Aug 23rd
Tue, Sep 4th Thu, Sep 6th Tue, Sep 11th Thu, Sep 13th Tue, Sep 18th Thu, Sep 20th

Group Open Water Certification Weekends

Lake Lake
7am - 2pm 7am - 2pm
Sat, Jan 27th Sun, Jan 28th
Sat, Feb 24th Sun, Feb 25th
Sat, Apr 7th Sun, Apr 8th
Sat, Apr 28th Sun, Apr 29th
Sat, May 19th Sun, May 20th
Sat, Jun 30th Sun, Jul 1st
Sat, Jul 28th Sun, Jul 29th
Sat, Aug 25th Sun, Aug 26th
Sat, Sep 29th Sun, Sep 30th
Sat, Oct 27th Sun, Oct 28th
Sat, Nov 17th Sun, Nov 18th
Sat, Dec 15th Sun, Dec 16th

Private Training, Class/Pool

"Private SCUBA Classes are available if wish to have "One on One training", or if your schedule doesn't allow you to participate in one of Our group classes."

Course Fee

  • $469.00, Private Open Water Class & Pool Training
    "Includes Your Orientation, Class Training, Pool Training & Referral Fee"

Please contact Tonia, (480)833-2971 to schedule Your Private Class

Private/Referral, Local Open Water Certification Dives

"Private Local Open Water Certification Dives are available if wish to have "One on One training", if your schedule doesn't allow you to participate in one of Our group certification dives or You are coming to us with a referral to finish your certification dives."

Course Fee

  • $199.00, Private Local Open Water Certification Dives
    "Includes Instructor Fee, Rental SCUBA Equipment, and Open Water Diver Certification Card"

Please contact Tonia, (480)833-2971 to schedule Your Private Class

complete you adventure, san carlos mexico open water scuba certificationUpgrade Your Certification!

San Carlos, Mexico!
Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification Caravan Trips

"San Carlos Mexico offers the most Amazing Diving situated on the Sea of Cortez, a unique natural wonder, dubbed the "Galapagos of North America" by Jacques Cousteau. Offering something for everyone, Scuba Diver or not. There are many optional activities for your non-diving buddy, Including: Kayaking, Snorkeling, hiking, shopping, mountain bike riding, horse back riding and golfing, Making this a Great location for Completing Your Adventure!©"

$159.00 additional per person, dbl occ.
Transportation NOT Included

Additional Fee Includes

  • 3 Nights Lodging @ Tetakawi
  • 1 Day of 3 Tank Boat Diving
  • 1 Day of 2 Tank Boat Diving
  • Snacks & Water on Boat
  • Taxes
  • Rental Total Diving System
    (Tank, Weights, Buoyancy System, Air Delivery System, Information System, & Exposure Suit)

Caravan Trip Dates

"Our San Carlos Mexico caravan trips depart from El Mar Diving Center on Thursday morning, Diving on Friday & Saturday, and driving back Sunday."

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