Classes & Schedules

PADI Open Water Diver Get certified to SCUBA Dive
in as little as two weekends!
Cost: $350      *Mask, fins, snorkel and boots are required for this class.

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There’s no reason to delay! In as little as two weeks, you can become a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world that never expires. By taking a PADI Open Water course you’ll learn the fundamentals of scuba diving including dive equipment and techniques. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available. Minimum age is 10.

Learn to Dive for Free! Purchase your mask, snorkel, fins, boots, BCD, regulator, alternate air source and gauges from Midwest Scuba at full retail price at the time you sign up for your Open Water class and your course will be free (a $350 value)!

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Certification is just 3 easy steps …

1. Classroom training.
When you register for class, you’ll be given a PADI Open Water Crew Pak which includes a DVD, the student manual, the Recreational Dive Planner, dive log book pages and a student record file. Prior to attending class, you’ll watch the DVD, read the student manual, and complete the knowledge reviews for each chapter. In class, Midwest Scuba’s certified instructors will go over the knowledge reviews, demonstrate equipment and answer questions.

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2. Confined water dives.
You’ll meet for an all-day session at an indoor heated swimming pool. You’ll practice setting up your equipment and performing the skills that you watched in the DVD.

3. Open water dives.
Upon the successful completion of four open water dives at Quail Run Quarry in Rolla, Missouri, you’ll be recognized, internationally, as a certified PADI diver. Your diving adventures have just begun!

*Cost is $350.

Mask, fins, snorkel and boots are required for this class.

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See Our Course Schedule Below

Referral: Going on vacation and want to learn to dive? Why waste vacation time sitting in a classroom? Complete your knowledge development sessions and confined open water dives with Midwest Scuba and then enjoy your open water training dives on vacation. We’ll help you find a PADI resort, get pricing and reservations for your dives. Cost is $295. Purchase your mask, fins, snorkel and boots from us and we’ll discount the class to $195.

Open Water Checkout Dives only: If you’ve completed your knowledge development sessions and confined open water dives with another shop and only need your four open water checkout dives to complete your certification, this option is for you. Cost is $300. Includes equipment rental (excluding mask, fins, snorkel and boots), entry fees to the quarry and certification fees.

Scuba Tune-Up: A little rusty? Been awhile since you’ve pulled out your dive tables? Take a Scuba Tune-Up with Midwest Scuba and review basic scuba skills. Dust off your gear and bring it to class. We’ll inspect it for potential maintenance concerns. Cost is $95 and includes a refresher workbook, classroom and pool sessions. Does not include rental equipment. Participants can rent equipment for class (with the exception of mask, fins, snorkel and boots) for an additional $10. Scuba reviews are held during pool sessions or by appointment.

Upgrade from a PADI Scuba Diver to PADI Open Water Diver: If you’ve completed your PADI Scuba Diver rating, but would like to upgrade to a PADI Open Water Diver certification, this option is for you. Cost is $150.

Private Open Water Scuba Diver Course: Contact Chris Ellis for more details.

Flexible Scheduling: If you are unable to make it to a complete class, you can attend different class, pool and dive dates/times that fit your schedule.

 2017/2018 PADI Open Water Class Schedule

**Referral- Referral dives can be completed on your own vacation or with Midwest Scuba during our trip to northern Florida in February.  For more info on trip to northern Florida Click Here.

November 15 & 16, 2017 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 11/15 & 11/16   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 12/09   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

November 29 & 30, 2017 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 11/29 & 11/30   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 12/09   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

December 2, 2017 Saturday Class
Class – 12/02   8 am – 5 pm
Pool   – 12/09   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

December 06 & 07, 2017 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 12/06 & 12/07   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 12/09   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

December 20 & 21, 2017 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 12/20 & 12/21   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 1/13   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

December 23, 2017 Saturday Class
Class – 12/23   8 am – 5 pm
Pool   – 1/13   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

January 3 & 4, 2018 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 01/03 & 01/04   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 1/13   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

January 6, 2018 Saturday Class
Class – 01/06   8 am – 5 pm
Pool   – 1/13   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

January 10 & 11, 2018 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 01/10 & 01/11   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 1/13   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

January 24 & 25, 2018 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 01/24 & 01/25   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 2/10   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

January 31 & February 1, 2018 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 01/31 & 02/01   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 2/10   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

February 3, 2018 Saturday Class
Class – 02/03   8 am – 5 pm
Pool   – 2/10   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

February 7 & 8, 2018 Weekday Evening Class
Class – 02/07 & 02/08   6 pm – 10 pm
Pool   – 2/10   6 am – 10 am  Whispering Hills
Dives – Referral or Complete During our Florida Springs Trip

 

*Referral dives can be completed while you’re on vacation or during our February trip to the Florida Springs(call for more info).