SSI OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE

There’s nothing more thrilling than first-time divers discovering the joy of scuba. Our beginner scuba classes (also referred to as an "Open Water Diving" class) are taught by the best instructors in the business, with safety being our #1 priority. With personalized training in our indoor heated pool, we make sure you are truly comfortable under water with the skills and equipment we provide.

$549 per diver.

See below for more pricing details.

The Open Water Diver course consists of three parts:
Academics, Pool Training and Open Water "Check Out Dives".

At Tom's Dive & Swim we use the best training methodology in the business; We stand by our diving education agency, Scuba Schools International (SSI), to bring you the best dive training in the world.

We make learning to dive easy and convenient by offering a variety of options - We currently offer three different scheduling selections for you to choose from below.

SCHEDULING OPTIONS

  • Monday/Wednesday weeknight classes & Tuesday/Thusday weeknight classes

Weeknight classes meet two nights per week for two consecutive weeks and complete "check-out" dives at the lake on the weekend of the second week. For specific dates and times, please refer to the "class start dates" button above or the "calendar" menu option.

  • Weekend Classes

Weekend classes meet Friday night, Saturday & Sunday for the first week and complete "check-out" dives at the lake on the weekend of the second week. For specific dates and times, please refer to the "class start dates" button above or the "calendar" menu option.

Private Classes

Are you wanting to get SCUBA certified, but our schedules are hard to manage? Would you would prefer having a private class with your family? Our Private Open Water class may be a great option for you!

When you choose to take a private class with us, it allows you to set your own schedule with the instructor that is assigned to your class! If you have your own pool at home that is at least 9 ft deep, we can also come to you!

The pricing changes with each person that signs up:

1 Person - $799/person

2 People - $749/person

3 People - $699/person

4 or more - $649/person

You can either fill out a private request form on our website or give us a call!

We will not charge you for the course until and instructor has been found for you.

*We reserve the right to deny any private request that doesn’t allow enough time to complete the class to meet basic requirements.

MON-WED CLASSES

WEEK 01
Mon: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Wed: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

WEEK 02
Mon: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Wed: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive
Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive

TUE-THUR CLASSES

WEEK 01
Tue: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thur: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

WEEK 02
Tue: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Thu: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive
Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive

WEEKEND CLASSES

WEEK 01
Fri: 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sat: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sun: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

WEEK 02
Sat: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive
Sun: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Lake Dive

More Information

OPEN WATER CLASS & ONLINE SSI TRAINING MATERIALS -  $549 PER DIVER


PRIVATE OPEN WATER LESSONS & SSI TRAINING MATERIALS - $799 PER DIVER+ADDITIONAL DISCOUNTS FOR GROUPS LARGER THAN 1 DIVER

Call (512) 451-3425 or stop by Tom’s Dive & Swim to enroll today!

class start dates

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • SSI online materials
  • Rental gear for lake days
  • Lifetime Open Water Diver certification

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Mask, Snorkel, Booties & Fins
  • Marine park fees for each lake day (price varies based on location).

Open Water Diver FAQ's

  • Q: DO I NEED TO KNOW HOW TO SWIM TO PARTAKE IN THIS CLASS?
  • A: Yes. All students are required to complete a watermanship test on the first day of class. The test consists of a 200 meter swim and 10 minute tread in our swimming pool. If you need help on these skills, please check out our swimming lessons!

  • Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO CLASS?
  • A: Please come prepared to class with your mask, snorkel, booties and fins in hand! Because these items have a unique fit, we recommend showing up at least an hour before class (or in the days leading up to your first class) to get properly fitted for your new equipment...There's nothing worse that will ruin your dive like a leaky mask! Please arrive in comfortable clothes for the academic session and bring a comfortable swimsuit and towel for the pool session to every class.

  • Q: ARE THERE ONLINE MATERIALS/PAPERWORK I NEED TO BE AWARE OF BEFORE CLASS BEGINS?
  • A: Yes! Upon registration, each student should receive the SSI Open Water Diver online training materials through email - The coursework is mandatory for each student to complete BEFORE the open water "check out" dives take place. These materials can be accessed through the "MySSI" mobile app or through your desktop computer. A completed medical form also needs to be filled out prior to class. The medical statement might require a physicians signature if indicated by the allocated fields. Click here to view the Medical form: SSI Medical Statement

If you have not received online educational materials from SSI, please give our team a call!

  • Q: SHOULD I BRING FOOD FOR THE WEEKEND CLASS?
  • A: You are welcome to bring your food with you for the hour long lunch break during our weekend classes, although most students drive nearby to grab a bite during that time.

  • Q: WHERE ARE MY CHECK OUT DIVES TAKING PLACE?
  • A: The open water check out dives usually take place at Windy Point Park on Lake Travis or Spring Lake at Texas State University (San Marcos). Location varies based on availabilty.

Click here to check out Windy Point Park.

Click here to check out Spring Lake.

  • Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE LAKE?
  • A: Your diving instructor will let you know the preferred dates for picking up your rental gear. You will need: 2 pressure tested tanks for each day, a regulator, a BCD, a computer, a wetsuit and weights. We recommend bringing snacks, plenty of water and sunscreen to make the most of your surface intervals. Please be aware that both diving locations have a daily entry fee. See above links for more details.