Open Water Diver certification consists of Online Digital Training, Classroom and Pool Sessions with instructors, and Open Water Checkout Dives with instructors:

Digital Diving


Start Learning – the programs are exciting with videos and animations. Test your knowledge with interactive questions. Add notes for discussion with your Instructor and track your progress every time you login.

To further your adventure and become a certified diver, you will need to visit Dolphin Dive Center and enroll in a complete certification program. DDC will have additional training materials and tuition that you will need to purchase. Our certification programs are held the first weekend of every month.

Open Water Certification



Step 2 involves the instruction in the classroom and skill building in the confined water of a heated community pool. It’s during this phase that instructors will coach you in the knowledge and skills needed to dive in open water. Classroom and pool sessions offered the first Saturday and Sunday of every month. On Saturday and Sunday you will start in the classroom at the Dive Shop from 1pm-4pm. After a break you will meet back at the YWCO pool to complete your in-water skills from 6:30pm-9pm. Please see upcoming class dates HERE.

Open Water Course Pool Session

Open Water CertificationSTEP 3 – OPEN WATER CHECKOUT DIVES

Open water checkout dives are the final step of your scuba certification where you will complete the skills performed in the pool with your instructor in an open body of water. These dives are normally conducted the third weekend of every month at either a local lake or freshwater springs in North Florida. All costs of open water checkout dives are included in the the three payments mentioned below (food and transportation not included). Please see dates for checkout dives HERE.

Ready to start your next great adventure? To begin, you’ll enroll at Dolphin Dive Center and complete a short, informal orientation which outlines course objectives and safety standards. For class, we have already put a surface support package together for you, which includes mask, fins, snorkel, full wet suit and booties, all in a convenient mesh carrying bag. The rest of your gear will be provided to you from our extensive rental center, for the duration of the course.


Total price of Open Water Certification is three payments of $375*. That price includes digital learning materials, instructor fees, surface support package, pool rental, and open water checkout dives. Not included is transportation to checkout dives, meals and computer rental.

Open Water Diver Athens GA

For more information on DDC Open Water Certification Class, call (706)548-3483 to set up an appointment!

*All payments are final and non-refundable.

Advanced Open Water Diver Course