5 Weeks - Open Water Classes
For ages 10* and UP!
*Students under 12 must attend class with a parent or guardian.
Call to Book & for Pricing 239-434-7477
2023 Group Open Water Class Schedule
Class starts on:
Florida Keys Dive
2023 Classes are now closed. Call to see if we add classes or pre-order for 2024.
What you'll need.
What is provided.
When you book a class, we offer 10% off the equipment (above right) for purchase.
Offer is still available after class has ended.
First class is in our on-site classroom, so you won't need your snorkeling gear.
Now it's time to go for a swim. You will be required to have a mask, snorkel, boots, fins, and a dive suit (above left). All of which can be purchased at the dive shop, prior to the first pool class.
Your Open Water Dives will be at
The Florida Keys Dive Center
90451 Old Hwy Tavernier, Fl 33070
Saturday: 2 dives - starting at noon
Sunday: 2 dives - starting at 8am
The cost of the class does not include travel or hotel room in The Keys for the Open Water class.
Diving is very weather dependent, therefore, we suggest booking directly with the hotel and not a third party. In our experience, hotels are easier to change the date or cancel the reservation. AirBnB will not let you cancel. We suggest..
$$$$ The Courtyard Marriot
$$$ Marina Del Mar
$$ Creed Side Inn
$$ TRU by Hilton
$ Key Lantern
Open Water Classes
Since 1993, our programs stress safety and being properly equipped.
There are no short cuts to quality instruction and diving equipment systems.
Our goal is quality customer service. We have the most experienced instructors using the best educational materials and diving equipment in our training programs.
Our SCUBA certification agency does two things for your training- they print the books that you use for the training, and they make the plastic cards that we issue. All training is done by our certified SCUBA instructors.
OPEN WATER Beginner Level Class
1. Course Equipment and Counseling
This first step toward entering this new adventure is learning the basic functions of your total diving equipment systems. SCUBAdventures offers the most modern, up to date SCUBA instruction and equipment. Your professional instructor/equipment counselor can help you choose the right equipment. Your instructor will familiarize you with the course structure and requirements, making sure you enjoy all learning phases of become a competent safe scuba diver.
2. HOME or ONLINE Training
Home or online training is required followed by two classroom sessions with your instructor. Classroom training includes review which prepares you for your sub aquatic experience! To dive safely-there is much to learn and time will pass quickly. Soon you will be living the adventure you now only dream about.
3. POOL Training
Your pool training with SCUBA allows you to adapt technically and psychologically to the underwater world. Three pool training sessions at the huge, 13 foot deep pool will get you safely adapted to the equipment and necessary skills to become a safe diver.
4. OPEN WATER TRAINING
All phases of your training, dive planning and preparation will fall into place as you experience your final open water dives in KEY LARGO’S MARINE SANCTUARY! Each boat dive will make you more comfortable with the marine environment and your diving equipment. FOUR OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVES ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE YOUR SCUBA CERTIFICATION. Most dives are scheduled over a weekend.
Our Ultimate SCUBA Training Package includes:
Two Classroom sessions and 3 confined water training sessions, student training kit.
Use of a Deluxe SCUBAPRO computerized diving system for both pool and open water dives.
Charter boat fees for the 4 open water training dives in Key Largo
Upon successful completion you will be awarded the SDI Open Water Dive certification card-one of the most respected certifications in the world!