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Our standard format is great for people who want to complete their PADI Open Water certification during an extended one-weekend period.


Also…it is our most economical option particularly when you take advantage of our “Bring A Buddy” discount!

This class is in a more expedited format. Also…these classes can include up to 10 students per class. If you think you would be better off with a slower, more spread-out class format with fewer students per class…then you may want to consider our Premium Format scheduled classes



Here's a quick rundown of our Standard 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.


  • Thursday Evening 6 PM-9 PM

    • SCUBA/Class Introduction & Gear Fitting session at FCD.

  • Friday Evening 5:15 PM-10 PM

    • Pool session at Good Shepherd Pool for Confined Water Dives 1-3.

  • Saturday All Day 9 AM-5 PM 

    • Dive Day 1 at Devil's Den Springs. Open Water Dives 1 & 2, Confined Water Dives 4-5.

  • Sunday Half Day 7 AM-1:30 PM

    • Dive Day 2 at Rainbow River Springs. Open Water Dives 3 & 4.

Included in tuition:

  • 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 




$469+ Tax

This option is perfect for the solo dive student looking for exciting and new adventures!

w/ Buddy
$439 each+ Tax 

If you and a buddy sign up and attend the same open water diver class, you both can learn to dive for only $439 each! + Tax.



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. 

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