Our Weekend Semi-Private Course is designed for those who want to obtain their PADI Open Water Certification but have a busy weekday evening schedule, or for those who would prefer to learn at a faster pace with a smaller group of students. On completion of this course you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. This PADI certification is internationally recognized and allows you to scuba dive (up to 18 meters/30 feet) anywhere in the world.
One Weekend (Class/Pool): This course runs on Saturday and Sunday (9am-4pm). Both days will start off in the classroom reviewing the theory of diving, and then we’ll head to the pool in the afternoon to learn and practice new skills!
One Weekend (Four Ocean Dives): We run these every weekend, so you can pick whichever weekend works for you, but remember you need to do both Saturday and Sunday. You will do two dives each day, starting at 9am and returning to the shop around 4pm.
Students are required to provide their own personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, & gloves) which can be rented for $50.
This $50 can be credited towards your purchase should you decide to invest in your own personal gear either during or after the course! We also offer great student discounts during the course if you are interested in purchasing your own.
You will do an additional pool session, which will teach you how to use a drysuit in a confined water setting, and how to handle the changes in buoyancy. You will then get to use the drysuit for all four of your open water dives for the course. Doing the Pool training session with us will allow you to rent and use a drysuit from The Diving Locker during and after your course.
Should you decide to upgrade to the full PADI Drysuit Specialty later on, you would just pay an additional $199.95, and come out for two more ocean dives.