top of page


FCD Logo.png

Our Premium format is a great option for people who are looking for a slower and more intimate class experience for their PADI Open Water Diver class.


First off…all our Premium format classes are limited in size to no more than 6 participants per class (whereas our Standard format classes can include up to 10).


Also…our Premium format classes are conducted over a consecutive 2-weekend period. That’s great for people who want a slower and less strenuous class experience from our Standard Format.

Only $599 per person (+ tax)


*The “Bring a Buddy” discount is not available for our Premium Format classes



Here's a quick rundown of our Premium Format PADI Open Water Diver schedule of events:

*Please remember that the home study PADI eLearning homework must be completed prior to the start of the class

*All of our Premium Format classes are scheduled for consecutive weekends


1st Week:

Saturday 9am – 5pm: Classroom & gear fitting session here at First Coast Divers from 9am – 12:30pm. Pool training session in our in-door pool from 2pm – 5pm

2nd Week:

Friday 5:30pm – 8:00pm: OPTIONAL Pool training session for students who need remedial pool training prior to the dive weekend.
•    Saturday All Day 9am -5pm: Dive Day 1 at Devil's Den Springs. Open Water Dives 1 & 2
•    Sunday Half Day 7:30am-1:30pm: Dive Day 2 at Rainbow River Springs. Open Water Dives 3 & 4.

Premium classes include:

  • Instruction by one of our insured PADI-certified instructors

  • PADI eLearning program access for students to complete their pre-class homework.

  • Personal diver’s logbook

  • Use of like-new Aqua Lung regulator, dive computer, BCD & wetsuit

  • All air tanks needed during class

  • Entrance fees to Devil's Den & Rainbow River  

  • PADI Certification card upon completion of class

What you need to bring:

  • SCUBA mask, fins, snorkel, lead weight, surface marker buoy (SMB) & gear bag 

  • Swimsuit to wear underneath your wetsuit 

  • All minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • Students will be responsible for their own transportation 



*Please remember that these Premium Format classes are conducted over 2 consecutive weekends


Sales tax added at checkout.


Maximize your fun and learning with First Coast Divers! We offer many money-saving options to gear up for ultimate adventure!

  • Student Gear Purchase Discount

    • Gear up with your own personal basic scuba gear prior to the start of your class.

    • We have a wonderful selection of high-quality products for you to choose from. Our knowledgeable staff will help you choose the gear that’s right for you. Student divers automatically receive 10% off their initial purchase of any personal basic gear needed.

  • All-Inclusive Gear Option

    • Great for students who don’t own and/or don't want to buy any of their personal basic gear. We will furnish the use of a mask, snorkel, fins, booties, lead weight & gear bag for the student to use during class. $75 upgrade.

  • PADI Nitrox Speciality Class w/ PADI eLearning

    • Want more bottom time with your diving? Then enroll in the Nitrox class in conjunction with your PADI Open Water Diver class and save $25 off the regular price of the Nitrox class tuition. 

bottom of page