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Learn to SCUBA Dive in 3 Easy Steps!

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Learn to SCUBA dive in three easy steps:

1. eLearning 2. Orientation and Pool Sessions 3. Four Open Water Dives

Step 1 eLearning

Visit PADI's website, enroll in the PADI eLearning Open Water Course, and complete the online course before the first night of class (Payment for the online course purchased directly through PADI's website). Here you will complete all the home study, academics, quizzes, and final exam. Students need to pick up their eLearning student kit at the store or from our website. Please note: when purchasing the eLearning from the PADI site, it is not necessary to purchase a student crew pack from PADI. We have a modified kit available in store that better suits your needs.

Step 2 Orientation and Pool Sessions

Attend Orientation session on Saturday at MASS Diving and complete three pool sessions. Course schedule is Saturday - classrom and pool, both Sundays pool only. See below for times.

Wayland Community Pool Schedule:

Sept to the end of May

  • Saturday: 1:00pm Orientation at MASS Diving, then go to the pool 5:00pm to 8:30pm (In water time 6pm to 8pm)
  • First Sunday: Go directly to the pool 4:45pm to 9:00pm (In water time 5:30pm to 8:30pm)
  • Second Sunday: Go directly to the pool 4:45pm to 9:00pm (In water time 5:30pm to 8:30pm)

June, July, and August

  • Saturday: 1:00pm Orientation at MASS Diving, then go to the pool by 4:00pm to 7:30pm (In water time 5pm to 7pm)
  • First Sunday: Go directly to the pool 3:15pm to 7:30pm (In water time 4pm to 7pm)
  • Second Sunday: Go directly to the pool 3:15pm to 7:30pm (In water time 4pm to 7pm)

Wayland Pool Location: 258 Old Connecticut Path, Wayland, MA 01778

Step 3 Open Water Training Dives

Students must complete four open water training dives to receive their PADI Open Water certification. Students have the choice of completing the dives in New England with us in the months of May to November or take a referral and complete their training on their warm water vacation. Students are welcome to join us on our group dive vacations to complete their ocean dives. Note: Step 3 does not have to be decided at the time of registration. Once you complete step 2 pool sessions you have one year to complete your ocean training dives. Click here for more information.

Are you completing the Open Water Course locally but would like to do so while staying dry and warm? Consider taking the PADI Dry Suit Course along with your Open Water Course and do all your open water training dives in a dry suit. Click here for more information.


Other Course Information

Pool Equipment: The class and pool fees include use of all SCUBA equipment except for mask, snorkel, fins, boots, hood, and gloves (gloves and hood are only needed for local training dives). MASS Diving will provide tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators, weight belts, and exposure suits. If students already own their equipment, we encourage them to use their own equipment in the pool. Students will receive a 10% discount on their mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and gloves. We also highly recommend you purchase your own exposure suit for the pool session. Students will receive a 10% discount on their wetsuit purchase.

Ocean Equipment: Students have the option of purchasing their equipment from us or renting their equipment for the four open water dives. Students can rent all their equipment except for mask, snorkel, fins, boots, hood, and gloves . Students will receive a 15% discount off our rental rate. Full set of rental equipment for the weekend is $106.25 plus tax. (Regular rate is $125.00)

Ask us about our special pricing for students on our Regulator, Octopus, Computer, Buoyancy Compensator and Wetsuit Packages. Learn in your own equipment and save on the rental fee!

Pre-Registration required at MASS Diving or online: Students must sign-up early enough to allow for the home study requirements to be completed before the first night of class. Students are required to fill out their student record folder during registration. If a student answers yes to any medical question, they must get approval from their doctor before they can begin our program. Doctors must fill out the PADI Medical Form.

Registration: Students can register over the phone at (508) 651-0698, online, or stop by our facility.

What to bring: Pool: bathing suit, towel, mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit boots, hood and gloves (hood and gloves if diving in NE). Orientation: PADI eLearning completion form.

Prerequisites: Minimum 10 years old, must be comfortable in the water, must be able to swim 8 lengths of the pool (or swim 12 lengths of the pool with mask, snorkel, and fins), tread water for 10 minutes, and be in good medical condition.

MASS Diving Cancellation/Postponement Policy: MASS Diving reserves the right to cancel or postpone a class due to weather, lightning, pool closing, below minimum enrollment levels, or any other circumstance that may cause the course to be postponed. In the event of a class cancellation by MASS Diving, the student may switch to another date or receive a full refund on the instructional portion of the course. Materials fee is only refundable if returned in its original condition. Classes - Up to 14 Days Before Class Start Date:  Students may transfer into another class or cancel and receive a refund up to 14 days prior to their course start date with a 10% service fee. Student kit will only be credited if returned unused.  Opened DVDs cannot be returned. 0 to 13 Days Before Class Start Date: Students can transfer into a future class, but no refunds and a re-scheduling fee of $50.00 will apply. Rental Equipment is non-refundable, Gift Cards are non-refundable, Charter Boat is non-refundable unless the charter cancels. 

Private Classes are also available, contact us for details.

Open Water Scuba Course eLearning Pricing Packages
Pricing Structure With Local Dives With Referral Dives
eLearning to PADI $195 $195
Orientation/Pool Tuition $399.95 $399.95
Student Kit $69.95 $69.95
Ocean Training Dives $250 N/A
Tax $4.37 $4.37
Total $919.27 $669.27


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