• Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

The Open Water Diver Course with TEXAS DIVE CENTER is just $175.00 to start with your digital course work and get a FREE Computer or Nitrox Diver Specialty Course. You will pay the balance due for the course of $425 when you are ready to get wet.

Do you see underwater images and wish you could be there? Do you want to travel and have new adventures? Becoming a certified scuba diver is the first step in a journey that will forever change the way you experience the world. You will explore the wonders of a weightlessness underwater world, interact with incredible marine life and discover ecosystems hidden beneath the surface.


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What Does Course Consist Of/Cost? Be sure to compare “apples-to-apples.”

We are your full-service diving professionals – we focus on areas that abbreviated training from other training centers leave divers lacking. Some of the best divers and Instructors in the region have learned to dive with us, some even went on to run their own training centers. Most important is that we don’t require you to purchase equipment such as bags and logbook binders that are not required for your course by the agency you are earning your certification from like other dive shops in the area. In fact, we include the logbook and binder for free. We urge you to compare shops and their TOTAL PROGRAM COSTS before putting any money down. Get a detailed list of what is included and what they want you to purchase for your training – ours are written in this document. We will turn you into a confident, well-trained, and safe diver with no hidden costs.

Our Total Program of Academics & Water Skill Training:

            SSI DIVER: The Open Water Scuba Diver Course is just $600, and we include your Nitrox or Computer Diver Specialty Program FOR FREE! What’s more we provide you up to 6 months dive insurance FREE while training. Who else does that? Have your own gear? Then the course is just $400. Purchase a entry level Total Dive System and your course is just $300. Who else does that?

Yes, others may charge less but what else do they want you to buy for the course – find out before making the commitment.

Open Water Divers are trained and certified to:

  • Dive to a maximum depth of 60 feet (take the Deep Specialty Course and reach the recreational dive limit of 130 feet).
  • Obtain air fills, rent or purchase scuba equipment and participate in other diving activities.
  • Continue your dive training and complete more advanced diver courses and certifications such as Nitrox, equipment and rescue specialty courses to go deeper or longer.

The Fun Part

The Open Water Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who's thought that a course would be too difficult. Upgrade to Advance Diver whenever you are ready.

What You Learn

Many of our dive Instructors have over 1,000 logged dives of experience so you are being taught by the very best. All the basics of scuba diving through knowledge development utilizing state-of-the-art digital material at your own pace and schedule; a set of scuba skills in the pool that you'll master and use again during open water dives; and finally an appreciation for the underwater world that will keep you coming back for more bottom time every chance you get! During the course you'll cover material and practice skills related to topics such as:

  • Buoyancy skills including comfortable ascents and descents, and breathing underwater.
  • Staying warm underwater, streamlining your swimming skills and buddy diving techniques.
  • Diving environments and aquatic life you're likely to encounter.
  • Preventing common problems underwater.

The Scuba Gear You Use

Most importantly - with the exception of a timing device (or dive computer), mask, snorkel, fins and boots - we do not make you purchase equipment like safety tubes, clips, bags, defog logbooks, binders etc as some other shops do. You'll use all the basic scuba gear required by the training agencies but you will need to invest in your own timing device, mask, snorkel, fins and fin boots since these personal items are a lot more fun to use when they fit properly and you won't have to pack a lot of extra dive gear or rent this stuff on your vacation dive trips. Our students get 10% off these items or anything in our store during their training. We will supply everything you need, with the exception of the above items already mentioned. We refer to this as the Total Diving System. Ask us how we can help you purchase ypour own Total Diving System with your course and take 6 or 12 months to pay for it INTEREST FREE! We will also give you FIVE ecology specialty courses for FREE when purchasing your Total Dive System from us.

The Learning Materials You Need:

We offer a variety of home-study materials - but prefer the SSI Digital Training Courses as they let you learn on your own schedule and not be stuck in a classroom for several nights on our schedule. Your diver materials provide a comprehensive overview of basic scuba diving skills, terminology and safety procedures. For each concept you'll read a description and watch a video demonstration, and take on-line quizes to test your comprehension. Once completed you will take a final written exam in our classroom, obtaining a 80% passing score. Once you're a certified diver, use the course materials as a reference guide for future diving adventures. You will always have access to the most current material at no cost. Folks, children as young as 10 can become divers and have the same requirements as adults so learning to scuba dive is not difficult.

For all your learning materials and equipment, contact TEXAS DIVE CENTER.


To take this course, you must be:

  • 15 years old (or 10 years old for Junior Scuba Diver certification).
  • Be medically qualified for recreational scuba diving
  • Complete all of the required legal paperwork "on-line" so you have all the time you need to read and go over it.
  • and we appreciate payment using the purchase buttons on this page.

For more information about this or other courses have a chat with one of the TEXAS DIVE CENTER Team members. TO PURCHASE FULL $600 COURSE NOW: 

This course is scheduled monthly and the pool work is conducted when the class has at least wo students ready to start their in-water training. Contact us for a schedule which meets your needs.


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