SDI Open Water Diver Certification

Our most popular course! How your new journey begins!

$449 : Full Certification - classroom, pool, and open water dives

$649 : Full Certification (November thru April) - classroom, pool, open water dives with dry suit certification

$349 : Referral Option- classroom and pool through us. complete your open water dives any where in the world


If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the SDI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The Certification Process

Open water certification is broken up into 3 sections:

  1. Classroom: knowledge development where we discuss the science and theory behind scuba diving. Learning material available by book or online
  2. Confined Water: where we take the knowledge you learned and take it to the pool to practice skills.
  3. Open Water: Final step of the certification where what you’ve learned all comes together in open water!

We start classes every other week! Start on Monday and Fully Certified by Sunday! All classes at Underwater Connection are taught in small to private groups to give you the attention you deserve. Family and Friend groups available upon request. Flex schedule dates available by request!


To enroll in a SDI Open Water Diver course or Junior Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. A medical form is required to be answered.

Not Included

  • We ask that you purchase your own mask, snorkel, fins and booties as these are personal fitting items. This is also an investment into your new diving adventure.
  • Quarry entry fees apply to open water dive locations and they are student paid directly at quarry site $15-$30 depending on location

All other rental gear and books included. All air fills included. No hidden fees

Get Certified

We like to take the time to talk to you about our class options to see what best fits your needs and abilities, so call us at (614) 298-9777 or contact us online to talk to a SDI professional.