Open Water


PADI Certification to Scuba Dive

Learn the basics during your eLearning course at your leisure, then join your instructor at the pool to master your basic scuba diving skills.

(Two Days) 


Session I - Classroom 1p-3p

Session II - Pool Learning 3:30p - 8p


Session III - Pool Learning 9a - Noon

Upcoming Dates:

March 27 & 28

April 24 & 25

Four open water dives must be completed and all skills demonstrated after the above sessions to achieve certification.  These sessions will take place either in Cascade Lake, or on a Certification Escape.**

It is possible to complete your eLearning and pool training with us, and then finish your open water dives on an already scheduled vacation.  Call for pricing.




Open Water Certification

Take Your Scuba Adventures Further

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification Course is designed to improve your underwater knowledge and skills. The course helps you build confidence in navigation, fine-tune buoyancy skills and introduces you to your choice of five different diving specialities such as wreck diving, night diving or underwater imaging.  After completing your eLearning, you'll make five Adventure Dives: a deep dive (beyond 18m/60F), a navigation dive, and three additional Adventure Dives of your choice to earn your certification.


Prerequisite: Open Water Certification

E-learning &

Adventure Dives


Discover Scuba

A Safe Introduction to Scuba Diving

Join us at the REC Center for your Discover Scuba Experience!  

Start with instruction on the basics of the equipment and safe diving, then spend 30-40 minutes scuba diving the pool to get a feel for what Scuba diving is all about.

Ages 10 and up can participate.

Mask and snorkel must be purchased.

Fins, wetsuit, and all other required equipment is rented as part of the discover scuba experience cost.

If you decide to proceed to certification, $100 of your cost is applied toward certification.



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Discover Scuba


If you are curious about Scuba, but not sure you are ready to take a certification class, Discover Scuba is for you!

An instructor will provide an overview of equipment, and basic diving technique, then take you on a scuba diving experience under close supervision, so you can get a feel for what Scuba is all about!

If you decide to proceed with certification, we credit $100 of the cost toward your certification class!

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