South Beach Divers
Wind: 17.3 mph E   Air: 83°F

PADI Open Water Diver Class – Semi-Private

Class Description

This class is for those that can’t fit our group class schedule or would just prefer to do all the pool and academic work privately. This allows you to go at a slower (or faster) pace than being in a group. The open water dives will be done with other students but with a much smaller ratio than our group classes.
Just come in, call us or register on line for the class and we will give/send you your Open Water Manual and DVD. Read the book, watch the video and then complete the knowledge reviews at the end of each chapter.  Once you have completed the homework assignments you are ready to take the class.

Want to start right now?  You can now do all the academic work, quizzes and final exam all on line in the comfort of your home..or anywhere in the world with the PADI e-learning program. When you have completed the e-learning portion you then will only need to complete the water training with us to complete the class.

You can start this class any day of the week that you want. The first day begins at our sister location in Key Biscayne with the pool session.  All of the basics of scuba are learnt and mastered in the pool before you progress to the ocean. The pool session takes approximately 5 hours. Please bring a bathing suit, a warm change of clothes and lunch or money for lunch. This day will be one on one with you and the instructor.

The next two days are spent diving in the ocean and will be with other students (max of 4).

Prerequisites: Must be at least 10 years old.

Upcoming Classes

As soon as you need. We have the ability to start with as little as one days notice but take into consideration that the e learning program takes 10 to 12 hours to complete prior to starting.


  • Reservations are required.
  • Classes are paid in full when enrolling.
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract.
  • Minimum age is 10 for certification, however, only a Junior Open Water
  • License will be issued to those under 15.
  • Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Must complete a medical form.
  • You must be able to swim 200 yards using any stroke or combination of stokes you choose and be able to tread water for 10 minutes.


The price of the course is $720 for one person or $665 for two or more people in the class. This includes the e-learning Access Pass, classroom and pool work, 4 open water dives, photo, certification card, transportation to and from the dive sites and SCUBA rental gear (tanks, weights, BCD, regulator) with the exception of personal gear. Personal gear is considered to be your mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit*. These are available for sale at our store. Your instructor will be available to personally fit you for any gear that you may need for the class.
* Wetsuits are available for rent.