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OPEN WATER DIVER The world's most popular scuba diving course

Who should take this course?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver group course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 12 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Can a 10 or 11 year old take the Open Water Diver course?

All 10 and 11 year olds must complete a Discover Scuba Diver course so that our instructional staff can assess his/her readiness (mentally, emotionally, and physically) for scuba diving. If he/she passes this assessment, our policy is to require 10-11 year olds to take a private open water class. To find out more about this option, call, stop by, or contact us.

What will I learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

– Knowledge Development (online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
– Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
– Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Where will I learn?

Calypso has an indoor, heated pool onsite which makes the learning process easy, convenient, and fun! You will learn all your scuba skills here before going to Rainbow River or another location to do your open water dives.

How do I get started?

We offer both group and private classes. To get started on your journey to becoming a certified scuba diver, review our Open Water Class Schedule of group classes and then sign up below, stop by, or contact us today!  Complete your purchase of the class and we will send you the PADI online code so you can start your academics today!  If our group classes do not fit your schedule, ask about private class options that can be designed around your schedule! Select three to four days that best meet your schedule and we will find an instructor to match your days.   

Your next adventure

Time to plan some trips and take Advanced Open Water 

Price is all inclusive except for personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, and boots).  Price below includes Florida State sales tax. 

  Start Date Course Places Available   Price    
02 Oct 2021 OWG 211002 6 US$ 611.68

OPEN WATER eLearning

eLearning Code Sent
Mon 20 Sep 2021
05:59 AM
10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 25 Sep 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 01 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 02 Oct 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 02 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 02 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 02 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 02 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 02 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 02 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 03 Oct 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 03 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 03 Oct 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 03 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 03 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 09 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 09 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 10 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 10 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 10 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 10 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park

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11 Oct 2021 OWG 211011 7 US$ 611.68

OPEN WATER eLearning

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Mon 04 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Sun 10 Oct 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Mon 11 Oct 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Mon 11 Oct 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Mon 11 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Mon 11 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Wed 13 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Wed 13 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Wed 13 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Wed 13 Oct 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Weight R&R Surface
Wed 13 Oct 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Mon 18 Oct 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Wed 20 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Wed 20 Oct 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 23 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 23 Oct 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water three
Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sat 23 Oct 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 24 Oct 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Instructor(s): Charles Pritchard,

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06 Nov 2021 OWG 211106 5 US$ 611.68

OPEN WATER eLearning

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 30 Oct 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 05 Nov 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 06 Nov 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 06 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 06 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 06 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 06 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 06 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 06 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 07 Nov 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 07 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 07 Nov 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 07 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 07 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 13 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 13 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 14 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 14 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 14 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 14 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Instructor(s): Edward Zellem,

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16 Nov 2021 OWG 211116 8 US$ 611.68

OPEN WATER eLearning

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Tue 09 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Mon 15 Nov 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Tue 16 Nov 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Tue 16 Nov 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Tue 16 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Tue 16 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Tue 16 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Tue 16 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Tue 16 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Wed 17 Nov 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Wed 17 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Wed 17 Nov 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Wed 17 Nov 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Tue 23 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Tue 23 Nov 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
CW Weight R&R Surface
Tue 23 Nov 2021
06:00 PM
Pool
Open Water four
Wed 24 Nov 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Wed 24 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Wed 24 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Wed 24 Nov 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park

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04 Dec 2021 OWG 211204 8 US$ 611.68

OPEN WATER eLearning

10072 Non-Agency Signed
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10072 Liability Signed
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10060 Safe Diving Signed
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
10346 Diver Medical
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
BCD & WS Size
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Calypso
200 Yard Swim
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
10 Minute Float
Sat 27 Nov 2021
11:00 AM
Pool
eLearning Completed
Fri 03 Dec 2021
04:00 PM
Your Home
eLearning Quick Review
Sat 04 Dec 2021
08:30 AM
Calypso
Confined Water one
Sat 04 Dec 2021
12:00 PM
Pool
Confined Water two
Sat 04 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Skin Diving Skills
Sat 04 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Equipment Prep and Care
Sat 04 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Disconnect LP Hose
Sat 04 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW Loose Band
Sat 04 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Confined Water three
Sun 05 Dec 2021
08:30 AM
Pool
Confined Water four
Sun 05 Dec 2021
10:00 AM
Pool
Confined Water five
Sun 05 Dec 2021
11:30 AM
Pool
CW Weight R&R - Surface
Sun 05 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
CW/OW Weight Drop
Sun 05 Dec 2021
02:30 PM
Pool
Open Water one
Sat 11 Dec 2021
08:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water two
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Cramp Release
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Sn/Reg Exchange
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW SMB Deploy
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Surface Compass
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Tired Diver Tow
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Scuba R&R
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW Weight R&R
Sat 11 Dec 2021
09:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
Open Water four
Sun 12 Dec 2021
08:00 AM
RAINBOW RIVER - Dunnellon
Open Water three
Sun 12 Dec 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW UW Compass Nav
Sun 12 Dec 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park
OW CESA
Sun 12 Dec 2021
10:00 AM
LAKE DENTON - Avon Park

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