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OPEN WATER DIVER The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

The Open Water Diver course with STONE OAK SCUBA

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wonderous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: 429.00 / 2 weekends
PREREQUISITES: 10  years old Potential Dive Medical COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 5 Knowledge Development segments, including Quizzes and Final Exam. Completion of Confined Water Dives  Meet watermanship requirements Completion Open Water dives 1-4LINKS: Medical questionnaire (pdf)

How the Course Flows

Stone Oak Scuba's Open Water Course usually can be completed in two weekends. However, all people learn differently and we are here to work with your schedule to get you certified at your own pace. 

We have classes running every weekend. The first weekend consists of Saturday classroom and Sunday pool. Then, the following weekend are open water dives!

Our open water locations are Canyon Lake, The Comal River, and Spring Lake (for an extra fee).


What You Learn

The Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving,
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills,
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!


To enroll in the PADI Open Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be:

  • 10 years or older

The Fun Part

The fun part about this course is...well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you'll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified diver. During the course, you'll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your Instructor.

The Scuba Gear You Use

In the Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear including a dive computer, and standard accessories. The equipment you wear will be chosen by a STONE OAK SCUBA Representative to ensure your comfort throughout the course.

The Learning Materials You Need

The only thing you need to provide for yourself in this course is personally gear. Mask, snorkel, fins and boots which can be purchased at STONE OAK SCUBA and can be professionally fitted by one of our teamembers.