Open Water Diver Certification

Open Water Diver Certification is the first level of diver training. It provides the basic foundation skills necessary to engage in recreational diving, and forms the basis for all levels of advanced and specialty diver training. Open Water Diver certification is the "learning permit" for recreational diving.

Open Water Diver Training

Peachtree Dive offers lessons in both weeknight and weekend formats to accommodate your schedule. Weeknight classes meet for four evenings from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., and are scheduled monthly. Weekend classes meet Friday evening from 6:30 to 10:00 p.m., and Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Daytime Open Water Diver Classes are available upon request.

Course Requirements

Students are required to furnish all personal equipment (mask, fins, snorkel and boots) used during the class. The Open Water Crew Pack, which consists of the Open Water Diver Manual, Open Water DVD, electronic Recreational Dive Planner and Log Book is included in the course fee.


2021 Class Schedule:

January

January 8, 9 (Weekend)
January 4, 6, 11 & 13 (Weeknight)
January 29, 30 (Weekend)

February

February 8, 10, 15 & 17 (Weeknight)
February 12, 13 (Weekend)
February 26, 27 (Weekend)

March

March 8, 10, 15 & 17 (Weeknight)
March 12, 13 (Weekend)
March 26, 27 (Weekend)

April

April 9, 10 (Weekend)
April 12, 14, 19 & 21 (Weeknight)
April 23, 24 (Weekend)

May

May 14, 15 (Weekend)
May 17, 19, 24 & 26 (Weeknight)
May 28, 29 (Weekend)

June

June 7, 9, 14 & 16 (Weeknight)
June 11, 12 (Weekend)
June 25, 26 (Weekend)

July

July 5, 7, 12 & 14 (Weeknight)
July 9, 10 (Weekend)
July 23, 24 (Weekend)

August

August 6, 7 (Weekend)
August 9, 11, 16 & 18 (Weeknight)
August 20, 21 (Weekend)

September

September 3, 4 (Weekend)
September 13, 15, 20 & 22 (Weeknight)
September 17, 18 (Weekend)

October

October 1, 2 (Weekend)
October 4, 6, 11 & 13 (Weeknights)
October 15, 16 (Weekend)
October 29, 30 (Weekend)

November

November 5, 6 (Weekend)
November 8, 10, 15 & 17 (Weeknights)

December

December 3, 4 (Weekend)
December 6, 8, 13 & 15 (Weeknights)
December 17, 18 (Weekend)

Need a more flexible schedule? Just ASK!


Please complete the Medical Statement form prior to your first class.

Open Water Training

Following successful completion of Open Water academic and confined water training conducted at Peachtree Dive, students must complete four Open Water Training Dives. Trips are scheduled monthly throughout the year, and more frequently during spring and summer to accommodate your schedule.

The price of the Open Water Training Dives is not included in the class fees. Trip prices start at $250 and vary with the location and number of dives planned. Certification trip prices do include all diving equipment (BCD, tanks, regulator and gauges, dive computer, etc.) lodging, boat and/or diving fees, PADI certification fees and other diving related expenses. Students are responsible for food, transportation and personal expenses.

Students wishing to complete their Open Water Training Dives at a resort area, and not under the supervision of a Peachtree Dive instructor, may do so by obtaining a Letter of Referral, verifying successful completion of the required academic and confined water portions of the Open Water Diver course.

Course Fees

Open Water Diver Course: $325.00
Personal Equipment: $225.00 & up
Letter of Referral (optional): No Charge