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Open Water Referral

Academics and Pool - 3 days

PADI Standard Open Water Referral Course

PADI Open Water Referral Certification: Standard Class Format

Don't want to dive in Monterey? Leaving for a trip and want to complete your academic/pool training here and then complete your dives on vacation? You can complete your dives at any PADI dive shop (Worldwide) after you complete the Open Water Referral.

Schedule: 

  • Friday 6:00pm - 9:00pm (Academic work at the shop)
  • Saturday 10:00am - 4:00pm (Pool in Walnut Creek)
  • Sunday 6:45am - 12:00pm (Pool in Walnut Creek)

Price - Standard Class Format:

  • 14 + years old - $700
  • 10 - 13 years old - $775

Price - Custom Format: If the scheduled classroom and pool dates do not work with your schedule, you can sign up for a custom course that allows you to schedule the classroom and pool dates at your convenience.

  • 14 + years old - $825
  • 10 - 13 years old - $900

Open Water Course Referral Requirements:

Academic: Complete online coursework prior to first day of class (Approximately 6-8 hours)

Pool Training: 24 Skills

Swim Test: 200 Yard Swim and a 10 Minute Tread/Float

Age Requirements: Min age: 10 years old, Age 10-13 required to book custom course + $300

Equipment: All equipment is provided for the course

2024 Open Water Schedule

January 12, 13, 14 * February 2, 3, 4 * March 8, 9, 10 * April 12, 13, 14 * May 10, 11, 12 * June 3, 5, 10 * June 7, 8, 9 * June 10, 11, 13 * July 8, 10, 15 * July 12, 13, 14 * July 15, 16, 17 * August 2, 3, 4 * September 13, 14, 15 * October 11, 12, 13 * November 8, 9, 10 * December 6, 7, 8

Includes EVERYTHING needed for the class, including: E-Learning, instruction, all required scuba gear for the pool.

You are not required to buy anything.