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  • Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver certification is the first course in becoming a competent and proficient diver. The course is divided into three components; knowledge development, confined water training and open water dives.

  • Knowledge development comprises of self-study through e-learning as well as two classroom sessions with a certified Open Water Instructor.
  • Confined water training is conducted over two days at the Carson Valley Swim Center in the outdoor pool.
  • Open water dives are completed throughout two days in Lake Tahoe.

You also have the option of completing your open water dives at a warm water destination or on one of our winter trips.

*See Open Water Referral below*

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Availability: In Stock

Course Fees:

$600 includes certification card, student materials and gear rental.  And 4 Dives in Lake Tahoe. 
Students need to purchase personal gear:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • Boots
  • Gloves
  • Hood

Prior to the start of your course, please come to the shop for a professional fitting.


Private flexible schedule: $1,000

*Open Water Referral: Classroom and Pool at Carson Valley Swim Center referring to warm water destination for final Open Water: $450

Student Prerequisites:

Minimum age: 10 years old.

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