This is the course that has certified most of the scuba divers on the planet. You learn so much, you conquer so much, you undergo a transformation, you have a lot of fun doing it, and it opens the doors to so many exciting adventures!

You’ll get your certification in three steps. Step one is knowledge, because scuba divers don’t dive with their fingers crossed. Step two is in the pool where you will apply your knowledge and develop skills. The final step is out in open water, where you will demonstrate your knowledge and skills on real dives and get your certification!

Steps one and two are usually called “Learn to Dive.” They’re done together and charged together. Step three is a dive trip and the cost will depend on the location you choose for your dives. The cost listed for this course is for a dive trip to Lake Pleasant just north of Phoenix.


You must...
Be at least 15 years old
Be in reasonably good health
Tread water for 10 minutes
Snorkel for 300 yards


All required student materials
Scuba equipment rental
Five class sessions
Five pool dives
Certification dives
Certification processing fees


Scuba-quality snorkeling equipment ($200 - $500)


This course requires over 30 hours and spans two to six weeks depending on schedule availability

STUDY | 15 hr
POOL | 2 days
OW DIVES | 2 days


Session Name Content Day Time
1 Classroom 1 Orientation, Book Section 1 Monday 6 PM - 10 PM
2 Dive Shop 1 Pick up gear Tuesday (Variable)
3 Classroom 2 Equipment, Pool Prep Friday 6 PM - 10 PM
4 Pool 1 Swimming Assessment, Dives 1 & 2 Saturday 10 AM - 2:30 PM
5 Pool 2 Dives 3, 4, & 5 Sunday 12 PM - 4 PM
6 Classroim 3 Book Sections 2 & 3 Tuesday 6 PM - 10 PM
7 Classroom 4 Book Sections 4 & 5, Final Exam Thursday 6 PM - 10 PM
8 Open Water 1 Dives 1 & 2 Saturday 8 AM - 4 PM
9 Open Water 2 Dives 3 & 4 Sunday 8 AM - 4 PM

To help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus, Another World Academy has suspended all diving and dive learning activities until the world health situation improves. Please remain informed about the spread of this deadly virus and how to protect yourself and those around you. Check the CDC Coronavirus website frequently. Please contact me to let me know what you’re interested in and we’ll hit the ground running as soon as it’s safe to do so.


Please let me know how AWSA can help you and I will contact you the minute it is safe to go diving again.Let me know