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Open Water Diver  

Your PADI certification can start today, call us or come by. (806) 359-DIVE (3483)

We’re happy to hear you’re interested in becoming one of the thousands of people who learn to scuba dive each year. Diving is stimulating, rewarding, relaxing...and fun!

Let us show you how to get started in diving. Our PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) course will provide you with the knowledge to safely enjoy the recreation of scuba diving. You will be introduced to the world underwater and will learn how to adapt yourself to it through the proper use of diving equipment, skills, and safety procedures. Upon completion you will receive a PADI International Certification Card (C-Card) that will allow you dive throughout the world by letting you rent scuba gear, take dive trips and get air fills.

This primer will give you information about our regularly scheduled classes. Private and special group lessons are available upon request. Should you have questions about our classes or services, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

                    Course Fee $295.00 per person

                                                   Student Kit $65.98                                              

                                                   Minimum students are (2) for class. 

          Course Structure

1. The PADI Open Water Diver course is:

  1. Performance-based. This means that you can progress by meeting learning requirements.

  2. Divided into three segments:

    1. Knowledge Development (classroom),

    2. Confined Water Dives (pool),

    3. Open Water Dives (Blue Hole) or Student Referral.

2. The course is taught in five confined water dives and five knowledge development sections (three each for Scuba Diver). You meet the requirements for each before moving on to the next.

3. You’ll complete most of your knowledge development at your own convenience by reading the manual and watching the DVD's. When we meet, a short quiz tells me how well you understand the material; then we’ll review any areas where you have difficulty and I’ll fill in information specific to diving around here. After the last section you’ll take a final exam that makes sure you remember everything you’ve learned throughout the course.

4. We’ll make four scuba open water dives together (two for Scuba Diver), during which you’ll apply what you’ve learned, plus develop some new skills. But we’ll spend a good bit of time exploring and looking around, too.

 Course Requirements

1. Attendance requirements. Performance based requirements and the need to complete each section and session in order.

2. Independent study,

  1. Prior to each class, watch the Open Water Diver DVD's and complete the reading, exercises and Knowledge Review questions in the Open Water Diver Manual. We will then look over your Knowledge Reviews when we meet for the first classroom session.

  2. Students need to bring their book to all classroom sessions.

 Equipment requirements

    Mask, snorkel, fins, booties, weight belt and mesh gear bag is required.


   All the required diving gear needs to be bought here at Amarillo Scuba Ctr..


Equipment usually ranges from $285.00 to $300.00

Class Size: Maximum of 10 to a class with one instructor and necessary teaching assistants (Assistant Instructors, Divemaster, and dive control specialists).

 Age Requirement: Minimum of 12 years of age. (It is requested that children under the age of 15 be accompanied by a parent.) No maximum age, but good general health is required.

Swimming Ability: Competency and the ability to feel comfortable in the water is stressed more than endurance. Swim evaluation will consist 200 yards of the pool or (new option) swim 300 yards with mask fins and snorkel.

$51.00 PADI Processing fee for your International Certification Card     ie. C-Card


Open water fee of $198.00 for the weekend.  

City of Santa Rosa, NM. $20.00 Good for the week.


This open water package includes use of:

  • 7mm semi-dry wetsuit

  • Hood

  • 2 Tanks 80 cu/ft 3000 psi air.

  • Regulator with submersible pressure gauge console w/compass, and alternate air source

  • Buoyancy control device (BCD) with power inflator

  • Weights for your weight belt

    Dive with an Instructor for 2 days.


    Internationally SCUBA Certified for life. 

    Licensed to dive anywhere.


Year round Open Water training dives will be done at Blue Hole in

Santa Rosa New Mexico.  Water temperature stays 62 degrees year round.


Option 2   (Referral)

What Is an Open Water Referral Course?:

Open Water Referral Program

Open water referral courses in segments allow student divers to complete their training in distinct segments. Students enrolling in a referral course finish all theory and pool work at home with a local dive shop. The local shop issues the students referral forms, which a different dive shop uses to verify the students' training before allowing them to complete their open water check out dives at another location.