PADI Open Water Diver


Pacific Watersports can get you diving in about 4 weeks and YOU WILL GET QUALITY TRAINING and have FUN. Our Beginning Open-Water Diver Course while learning to SCUBA dive is an exciting experience into the underwater world.  You will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving you will have fun and adventure. This will allow you to feel confident, relaxed and enjoy the breathtaking underwater scenery.  Upon successful completion of the course you will become a PADI Certified Open-Water Diver. PADI, The Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest certifying agency in the world and is recognized world-wide.

Being a scuba diver also gives you the options to expand your horizons into many special courses like Adventures in Diving (Advanced Diver), Rescue Diver, Wreck Diving, Altitude Diver, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Equipment Specialist and many more. These are just a few future adventures you have to look forward to when signing up for our next course.

Course Break-Down of our Scuba Program

Academics: Classroom & eLearning    Confined Water: Pool    Open Water: Four Training Dives

  • Where?
    The first night will be an orientation session (classroom only: 5:30PM - 9:00PM) at PACIFIC WATERSPORTS.
    The remainder of the classroom and pool sessions will be held at the Forest Grove Aquatic Center - 2300 Sunset, Forest Grove, OR (503) 359-3238 ETA from Beaverton - 25 minutes via T.V. Hwy. /from Portland - 35 minutes via Sunset Hwy. The Forest Grove Aquatic Center is located behind the Pacific University in Forest Grove. To download directions as a pdf click HERE.
  • When?
    Our group scuba programs are offered on Sundays (1 - orientation session + 3 - pool sessions 5:30PM - 10:00PM) program, through out the year.  

We scuba dive all year round!  If the scheduled course dates listed on our class schedule don't fit your schedule we do offer private programs at an additional cost. To view up-coming class schedule click HERE or to view detailed store calendar click HERE

  • Are there any Prerequisites?
    Yes, good general health and fitness (review medical questionnaire on next page), comfortable in the water, minimum age limit of 12.  You will be need to complete a continuous 200-yard swim or snorkel swim 300-yards with mask, snorkel, fins, not timed and ten-minute float/tread water.
  • What's included in the Costs?
    Your own personal eLearning participation kit which includes; Diver's Logbook & Training Record and Carrying Portfolio), use of pool training scuba equipment, rental of SCUBA equipment for open water training dives and certification fee.

We also have three bonuses as a participant of Pacific Watersports includes; equipment, training and rental equipment savings certificates.  

Open Water Course costs a total of $575.00.  You must furnish: SCUBA mask, snorkel, fins, inflatable safety surface signaling device (SMB) (need to furnish by the last pool session), lodging, transportation, access/beach/parking fees, food and two tank air fills during the open water training weekend.  

We have taken the cost of the course broken it down into four separate payments; $125 due when you register (eLearning Crew-Pak will be given at time of registration with deposit paid & hold your spot in the course), eLearning fee $230 (due when you register for eLearning), $170 due at orientation session of class and $50 due when you pick up your rental equipment. See prices below for different options.

  • Referral  Scuba Program: For those who only wish to complete their classroom and pool training here through us and traveling to another destination to complete their open water training.    Cost is $475 broken down into three payments; $125 due when you register (eLearning participation kit will be given at time of registration with deposit paid & hold your spot in the course), eLearning fee $230 (due when you register for eLearning), and $120 due at orientation session.
  • eLearning scuba Open Water Course options:  Option (1) eLearning only - $230, Option (2) Referral - eLearning academics/classroom & pool sessions - $475, Option (3) complete open water course - eLearning academics/classroom, pool sessions & open water training - $575: eLearning Open Water Course.
Group Training w/ Open Water - Puget Sound/Hood Canal - $575
Group Training w/ Open Water Referral- $475
Private Training w/ Open Water in the Puget Sound- $975                 
Private Training w/ Open Water Referral- $575