Open water season starts in May!

Open water season starts in May!

  • Open Water Scuba Diver - Academics and Pool Sessions

Open Water Scuba Diver - Academics and Pool Sessions

This comprehensive certification program provides education on all essential aspects of scuba diving, including dive planning, equipment usage, dive skills, and the underwater environment. Classroom and in-water sessions are covered in this part of the course. After you have completed this portion of the training you just need to sign up for the Open Water Dives either with us or with a dive center of your choice. After completing those dives, individuals receive an Open Water Scuba Diver certification which enables them to dive worldwide with a partner, at a maximum depth of 60 feet. 

Please note that we train at several locations across Central Ohio, so please be sure to check out the location listed for each class. Your first day of class will always be at our shop, starting with an academic review, followed by 9 hours of confined water training where we will meet at the pool location. 

Your first Scuba logbook and the rental of your life support equipment are included in the price. However, you must provide your own Scuba appropriate mask, snorkel, fins, and boots. We offer discounts and equipment benefits to students who purchase personal gear with us. Please be sure to stop by the dive shop prior to your class date to shop for your personal equipment. 

The only people permitted to participate in the class are students enrolled in the class. 

Trip Bundle: Start your certification in Ohio and finish in Roatan!

Not able or interested in finishing your open water certification dives in Ohio before October? Sign up for your Open Water Diver class and get your certification dives for free if you join us for the Roatan, Honduras trip in April (up to $450 value)! To take advantage of this offer, simply complete the trip registration form on our website and also sign up for your Open Water Diver class below. Here's where you can find our trips. Questions? Email us at or call 614-545-3483.

Don't see a class that works with your schedule? Contact us to talk about additional class options and how to join the waitlist for a class.

Please be on the lookout for an email from us with important details regarding your class. This email will come from If you do not receive this email, please notify us immediately at 614-545-3483.

Important steps to prepare for class:

  • Please download and fill out your medical and liability forms as soon as possible and bring them with you to class.
  • Any required academics must be completed 48 hours before class.
  • Please see our cancellation policy page for information on our class cancellation policies.
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Start Diving the World in 3 Simple Steps.

eLearning Course

Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver eLearning course and master all the important academic information. You can complete this phase through self-study, at your own pace, in the convenience of your home or office. All eLearning courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.



Pool Training

The next step will be to complete your in-water skill-development training. This takes place in a swimming pool or similar body of confined water, under the supervision of an SDI Instructor.



Open Water Dives

The final step is to complete the required number of SDI Open Water training dives under the supervision of your SDI Instructor. Here you will apply what you have learned during your academic and skill-development sessions, while learning practical lessons that can only be gained through real-world experience in open water.


Aquatic Adventures Ohio


Taking your first breath underwater is an indescribable experience. By earning your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver certification, you will be free to explore an entirely new world…one teeming with life, with history, and with weightlessness. We at Aquatic Adventures Ohio promise to give you the absolute best beginner diving experience. Our experienced instructors will guide you on your journey and help you discover this new and enchanting world.


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