What is included In Your Open Water Certification class.


Open Water Certification tuition is $550. You have the option to pay the tuition in full, or
make a $150 deposit to get started and deferring the remainder of tuition - $400 until you want to start your In Water Training.

Here are the steps in your Open Water Certification.

Register Below For Your Scuba Lessons

You will receive then receive electronic Medical and Liability waivers to complete.

These waivers will be emailed to you within 24 hours of your registration.

Complete the electronic waivers.

You will then receive an invitation email to create your PADI Account, and start your academics via eLearning.
Your academics are completed in the comfort of your home, or anywhere you have access to the internet. 
After all why not have some fun !!!!!!

Through your academics you will learn about Scuba Equipment, Underwater Environments, and the Science behind scuba diving.

Your academic training will take 15 to 18 hours to complete.  

The academic training prepares you to start your In Water Training. We call this PART II of your training.


Think of your in water training as the next step in your diving adventure.

Your In Water Training Includes:

Orientation  -  At the orientation, we review all the details for your scuba lessons, meet the other students, and review important scuba concepts. Orientations are conducted via Webinar.

Gear Familiarization Classroom Session -  This is where you become familiar and fitted with the Scuba Equipment you will be trained to use. You will learn how to assemble and disassemble all the scuba gear you will use.

Confined Water/Pool Dives - This is where you learn how to dive. During the confined water sessions you will learn how to use Scuba Equipment and perform the various underwater Scuba skills. 

Open Water Checkout Dives -
There are four required check out dives conducted over two days. During check out dives you will use the scuba skills you learned in the pool in an open water environment. You have 3 checkout dive options to choose from:

Option 1:  Two days of checkout dives at Fantasy Lake Scuba Park.

Option 2:  Complete Checkout Dives on our Florida Springs Trips: Click Here For Details.

Option 3: : A Referral to any PADI Dive Shop so you can complete your checkout dives on vacation. Please note that the Dive Shop you are going to will have an additional fee for checkout dives.

We offer In Water Training (PART II)  of your Scuba Lessons year round on both a weeknight or weekend schedule.

Call us at (919) 341-2787 for our full class schedule.

Full Open Water Tuition: Register, complete eLearning academics, and your In Water Training.  

Please Select this option to pay tuition in full or  you are giving Scuba Lessons as a gift.


1. What is Included In Your Carolina Dive Center Open Water Certification Class.
- PADI eLearning academics/knowledge development sessions: 
If your eLearning is purchased directly through PADI you will only need to purchase PART II: Your In Water Training.
- SCUBA Orientation Class.
- Scuba Gear Familiarization Class.
- 2 Confined Water/Pool Training Sessions. ​
- 2 days of open water check out dives (the final step to earning the Open Water scuba certification). 
 - Use of All SCUBA equipment  for PART II of your Open Water course.
- Certification processing including your Open Water Certification Card.
- NC Sales Tax
- Student discounts on purchase of mask, fins, snorkel, and boots.
- Lots of fun and a chance to meet new friends and fellow divers.

Tuition is $550 with the option of making an initial $150 deposit to get started.

2. Do I Need My Own Mask/Fins/Snorkel Set ?
Every Student needs their own Personal Gear (Mask, Fins, and Snorkel). This gear MUST be best-fit for you.
Please Click Here For More Information.

3. Do I need to know how to swim?
Yes you need to know how to swim.
You will be required to pass a swimming test. The requirements are:

- Complete a 200 yard continuous surface swim or a 300 yard swim with mask, fins and snorkel.
- 10-minute swim/float without using any swim aids.

If you are concerned about passing the swimming test,  please practice or take swimming lessons before you sign up for Scuba Lessons.

4.  Are There Age Restrictions For Classes?
Open Water Certification can be earned by youth 10 years or older. There is no upper age restriction for adults. Students who are 10 or 11 years old require some special considerations. For this reason they must be  enrolled in a Customized class.

Call us at (919) 341-2787 for more information regarding certification of 10 or 11 year olds.

5. Are There Restrictions For Medical Conditions?

All students must complete a Medical Waiver before they can begin Part I of your Scuba Lessons.
There are certain Medical conditions that require a physician to confirm you can participate in scuba lessons.

In the rare case you cannot pass the Medical Waiver we will promptly refund your tuition.

For an example of the Medical Waiver  you will need to complete. Click Here

6. Why PADI Scuba Lessons?  Click Here​

YOU CAN ALSO CALL US AT (919) 341-2787 To Register For SCUBA Class or email us for more information at Info@CarolinaDiveCenter.com

Teaching Scuba in the Triangle Since 2004
Phone: 919-341-2787

Get Started: Register and complete your eLearning Academics

Select this option if you want to make a deposit to get started.

Register for Your In Water Training

Select this option if you have already made a deposit to register and have completed your eLearning Academics.

"Be Adventurous, Be Amazed, Be A Diver"


WOW !!!!. You are considering taking Scuba Lessons.  

 We will provide you a safe, comprehensive, and fun SCUBA training program.
​Carolina Dive Center has been teaching the Triangle to scuba dive since 2004.

PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world.
​No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted. In fact, on most scuba diving adventures, you’ll be surrounded by other PADI Divers who made the same certification choice you did – to train with the world’s largest and most respected scuba diving training organization.