Open Water Diver Course



Becoming a certified scuba diver is a life changing experience! Let Aqua Hut show you the other 70% of the world with scuba training and travel to exotic locations. All of our classes are private and stress free, we want to get to know you and make sure your experience is fantastic. Our pool is 88 degrees for your comfort and classes are flexible schedule. Aqua Hut will give you unlimited pool time for free to perfect your skills before your open water dives, no one else can provide this. Aqua Hut organizes 6 to 8 group trips a year to exotic locations around the world. We only sell the best equipment and our policy is try before you buy. So what are you waiting for start your lifetime adventure now.

"Living your life afraid is not living your life, it’s a slow death!" Jeff Davis

How to become a certified diver!

1. Complete online course portion through SSI or PADI

2. Get signed up for your pool classes through Aqua Hut. Our group classes begin the first Thursday at 5pm or the first Saturday at 1pm at the beginning of the Month and run four consecutive weeks. There is a fee if you have to miss a class. Call us to get signed up.

If the group classes doesn't fit your schedule we offer private classes done to YOUR SCHEDULE for an extra $100 per person. There are no fees for missed classes and all training is done when YOU ARE AVAILABLE! If you are looking at making diving a lifestyle and BECOMING A DIVER this is the course all divers choose. When you then buy your life support system off of us we refund the extra $100 you paid for private classes off the gear price.

3. The final piece to the certification process is completing open water dives. Which can be done one of three ways with us.

Open Water Checkout Dives:

1. Become a preferred customer when you purchase your mask, fins, snorkel, boots, BCD and regulator system from Aqua Hut. Checkout dives and certification card are at no cost and at your schedule. Quarry admission and air fills not included. Almost 90% of our students take advantage of this program! There just not learning to dive there becoming divers!

2. Sign up for Aqua Hut group checkout dives this summer. This includes:

  • All equipment rental and Instructor fee at a low price.
  • Quarry admission and air fills not included.
  • Or pay an extra and do your dives to your schedule.

3. Complete your dives on vacation with a Universal Referral Form. Certification card not included. Add on an Aqua Hut rental card with computer and complete your dives on vacation in the comfort of the equipment you train in.

Call 419-531-4655 to set up a scuba and shop orientation.

How To Get Started!

Stop by Aqua Hut or give us a call (419-531-4655) and we can register your online portion (academic training) and your first scuba class.

Online scuba class:

We offer both PADI and SSI's online open water class. Start your PADI Program now by registering online and clicking the link below.

Start your SSI program now by stopping in at Aqua Hut or calling (419-531-4655) and registering with SSI.

PADI eLearning

What Aqua Hut provides:

  • *Unlimited pool instruction (and free practice time in our 88 degree pool). As they say practice makes perfect!
  • *The use of a Total Dive System (BCD, Regulator, tank and weights).

Student provides the following:
  • *Scuba quality mask, fins, snorkel and boots.
  • *Receive a store discount when purchased from Aqua Hut (store policy is try before you buy).

Call 419-531-4655 to set up a scuba and shop orientation.

Testimonials
Lynette Werning

"My husband wanted to learn to dive and I was fearful. We put a toe in the water by purchasing a Groupon. Jeff, Ian and Dave were patient and thorough instructors. We've been certified for two years now and purchased all of our gear at Aqua Hut. In addition to the Fun Dives at the quarry, we've had the opportunity to dive in Mexico three times. We definitely want to do more and would never have explored this world without the guys at Aqua Hut."

Jim and Deb Fenn

"I have been a diver since 1969 but my wife, Deb, was a non-diver. After I made some dives without her on some cruises she decided that, despite barely being able to swim and being very intimidated by the water, she wanted to try SCUBA. This really shocked me but we stopped by Aqua Hut and she did an introductory dive in the pool. On the way home she said that wasn't so bad. Shortly after our arrival at home she was asking questions about my dive gear. The very next day she said I really think I want to take lessons. I can do this'. And she did. Ian patiently instructed Deb who was certified, I am so proud to say, at the age of 60. She has since dived in local quarries, the Cayman Islands where she made her 25th dive and made her 35th dive on an Aqua-Hut trip to Bonaire.
Lessons learned:
1 - It's never too late.
2 - Diving is something you can share together.
3 - YOU can do it."

Mike Osterhout

"From day one of stepping foot into Aquahut they made me feel relaxed and comfortable like I was already part of their elite group before even setting foot in the water. They helped me find gear to fit my budget, the let me learn at my own pace and most of all they made it fun. Three years later I've earned the level of AOWD (Advanced Open Water Diver), met tons of great people, made a lot of new friends and I'm still having a lot of fun. Thanks, Jeff, Ian, and the rest of the Aquahut Family. Oh yea, here I come Master Diver level."