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  • Open Water Group Classes

Open Water Group Classes

Unlock the door to the underwater world with the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification, your first step into scuba diving freedom. Learn online at your pace, develop skills in the pool, and experience the thrill of open-water dives, as you earn a passport to dive the globe.

Below you can pick from several group class options at various pool locations around Central Ohio. We offer weekend, 2-week weeknight, and 4-week weeknight classes. 

All the required gear is included in the cost of the class with the exception of boots, fins, mask and snorkel. Stop in to see us at the shop and you will receive 10% off these items. 

Once you have completed the class, we will work with you to schedule your open water certification dives. 

Please be sure to note the location of your group class and also be on the lookout for important email communications from us at

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Why Get Your Scuba Diver Certification?

Imagine floating weightlessly like an astronaut, cruising with the currents among colorful fish, or investigating shipwrecks, which are like underwater museums. Scuba diving offers you the unique experience of exploring a world that many people never get to see firsthand. With your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification, you gain access to this world in a safe and educated manner. This certification opens a new realm of environmental awareness, adventure, and camaraderie, as divers are part of a community that shares a passion for the underwater world.

Scuba diving is not just another sport; it’s a transformative experience that allows you to witness life under the waves. It is an activity that can be enjoyed at almost any age and can be combined with travel to some of the most beautiful and remote destinations in the world. Certification is your ticket to these experiences and the starting point for many more advanced diving opportunities.

Who Is Open Water Certification For?

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification is designed for:

  • Persons wishing to receive a comprehensive introduction to scuba diving
  • Those interested in underwater exploration and marine life
  • Individuals looking to participate in a new recreational activity full of excitement

Whether you’re 10 or 65, the certification is tailored to those with a sense of adventure and a love for the natural world. 

What Skills Will You Learn?

During the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, you will gain knowledge and experience in:

  • Understanding the Aquatic Environment: Learn how vision, light, sound, and heat loss differ underwater and how tides, currents, waves, and surge affect diving.
  • Physics and Physiology: Grasp the principles of buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, and the implications of breathing compressed air.
  • Equipment Mastery: From selection and assembly to maintenance, learn how to handle dive gear responsibly.
  • Dive Planning and Safety: Develop the skills necessary for basic scuba skills, underwater navigation, buddy systems, emergency procedures, and basic rescue techniques.

Upon completion, you’ll be equipped to conduct open-water dives, continue your education, and join the ranks of certified recreational divers worldwide.

What Gear is Provided for Class

  • 2mm shorty wetsuit
  • Cylinder (tank)
  • Weight
  • Regulator
  • Dive Computer
  • Buoyancy Compensator Device

How to Prepare for Class

You will receive a detailed email with instructions regarding how to prepare for class from If you do not receive this email, please be sure to let us know ASAP. 

Here is an overview of what is required before your first day of class:

  • Log into your SDI account and sign the required waivers. There is a medical waiver that may require a doctor's signature if you answer YES to certain questions. For instructions on how to access this, please click here
  • Complete all ELearning in SDI. For instructions for how to access your ELearning, please click here
  • Stop by to see us at the shop prior to class to:
    • Purchase your personal gear - mask, snorkel, boots and fins. We provide 10% off these items to all of our students
    • Get fitted for a wetsuit and BCD, required for class

What to Bring to Class

  • Dr signature on your medical form, if required. You can also upload this to your SDI account
  • Any gear required that is not provided for class. In this case - mask, snorkel, boots and fins
  • Swimsuit - we also recommend a rash guard or skin if you have one
  • Towel
  • Water
  • Snack

Cancellation Policy

We understand that issues and sickness due arise. You can find the details of our cancellation policy by clicking here



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