Marin Diving Center

Marin Diving Center
Tel: (415) 479-4332
Monday - Thursday:
10:00am - 6:00pm

10:00am - 7:00pm
10:00am - 6:00pm
by appointment 

Open Water Diver - The best way to start your adventure in SCUBA!

Learn to dive with the experienced instructors at Marin Diving Center.  The PADI Open Water Certification is internationally recognized and ranked as the best introductory dive certification programs in the world. Our goal is to train divers to be both safe and competent for maximum enjoyment of the underwater world.  Class sizes are limited to 4 students.  This allows for the best quality of training.

Step One:  
Begin your certification training by completing the PADI e-learning course or studying by textbook and watching the PADI DVD.  

You will spend the day in our classroom and comfortably heated pool for $229.00.  With the guidance of one of our highly professional instructors, you will learn the basics of diving.You will learn to assemble your equipment, maintain buoyancy and become more comfortable with scuba equipment.  

Step Three:
Students are then required to demonstrate their understanding of the materials in the open water.  We offer trips to Monterey, Lake Tahoe, Channel Islands or any destination of your choice. Our tuition for the four open water dives is $100.00.

Not included in the cost of the class:

Student Kit, which contains the workbook, carry-bag, log book, and other paperwork is $79.00.  The DVD is $45. or PADI e-learning tuition.

Each student must provide their own personal snorkeling equipment - mask, fins, snorkel and boots should your fins require them.  If you are planning on doing your open water dives with Marin Diving Center, you will also need gloves. We sell a variety of most major brands of SCUBA equipment, and our staff will be happy to assist you in the proper selection of your equipment.  Marin Diving Center will supply the rest of the SCUBA equipment for the pool training sessions.  We offer a STUDENT DISCOUNT and full exchange privledge on all purchases.

Per PADI standards, all students must carry a signaling tube and an audible signaling device.

  • Rental of the SCUBA equipment for the Open Water Dives is available for $100.00.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call the store or drop by. Our staff will be happy to assist you in your diving needs.  Please be certain of your dates before you enroll.

Open Water Class Schedule

Class & Pool (10am til 7pm)

 Dec 30th

Jan 6th

Jan 7th

Jan 13th

Jan 15th

Jan 20th

Jan 26th

Jan 27th

Feb 3rd

Feb 9th

call and pick a date that works for you

Open Water Ocean Schedule

Dec 9-10 Channel Islands
Dec 20-21 Monterey
Jan 13-14 Channel Islands
Jan 27-28 Monterey
Feb 10-11 Channel Islands
Feb 24-25 Monterey
Mar 10-11 Monterey
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private classes available

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