Open Water Referral

PADI_ver_noURL_colWant to finish your Scuba Certification in Crystal River? PADI Open Water Referral

Did you start your scuba certification somewhere else, but want to finish it up in Crystal River?  No problem.  With the PADI Open Water Referral program, you can start your certification at home, then complete the open water dives with us.

What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  1. Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  2. Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  3. Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

With the Open Water Referral program, you will complete the first two steps with another dive shop, and do the diving with us.


What will you do?

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified, confident and comfortable diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.  With the referral program, you may do all or just some of the diving with us.

We adjust the locations for your training to you and the season. We want you to have the best experience and best conditions for training and diving.

What are your learning options?

We have three (3) options for Open Water Dives for our full courses and referrals: (The prices below do not include the classroom or eLearning.)

All Open Water Referral courses include:

  • Certification Card
  • Surface Signal Marker

Custom Scheduled Courses can be arranged at your convenience.

1Deluxe Open Water Referral Package:

This package includes 2 additional dives under the supervision of an instructor. We don’t limit you to four dives, but include two dives beyond the required four so that you have experienced different conditions and environments in addition to completing your certification course. We have two fresh water dives in different locations and then we augment by having four ocean dives.

The package includes two local fresh water dives, two nights lodging in South FL or Key Largo, four ocean boat dives, and you may ride in our van to/from the destination.

  • The six open water dives (Referral) is $1249
2On Demand Courses:

This package has four dives at a minimum of two locations as a part of the open water portion of the training.  This will provide you a more well rounded experience than repeated dives at the same location.

  • Open Water only is $419
3Schedule Courses:

This package includes four local fresh water dives at a minimum of two different locations. Since everything is close to the shop, it fits tight schedules very well.

  • Open Water only is $259

Schedule Course Dates: 2020

  • April 10-13, 2020
  • May 15-18, 2020
  • June 12-15, 2020
  • July 2020 – No Scheduled Open Water or Referrals
  • August 14-17, 2020
  • September 18-21, 2020
  • October 16-19, 2020
  • November 13-16, 2020
  • December 11-14, 2020

Schedule Course Dates: 2021

  • March 12-15, 2021
  • April 16-19, 2021
  • May 14-17, 2021
  • June 11-14, 2021
  • July 2021 – No Scheduled Open Water or Referrals
  • August 13-16, 2021
  • September 17-20, 2021
  • October 15-18, 2021
  • November 12-15, 2021
  • December 10-13, 2021

What is the next step?

Now your are hooked (we thought you would be), and now you want to know what's next:

  1. Sign up for your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification
  2. Start building your dive locker
  3. Go diving!