Beginning Class - Open Water Certification

The first step to open water certification.
Please feel free to download the medical form prior to coming to the store. 
If you answered yes to any question on the medical form you MUST be cleared by a physician prior to beginning of the class.

All students are required to have proper mask, snorkel, fins and boots for the course. 
This personal equipment may be purchased at York Divers prior to the first class session. 
The new student receives a 10% discount off the purchase price of the mask, snorkel, fins and boots as well as any other items purchased at that time. 
These items are properly fitted to each student by store personnel.

Cost: $285.00   
Includes: PADI eLearning course, confined water training and use of rental gear. 
York Divers is implementing the use of PADI's eLearning training for the classroom portion of the course. 
All students must register with PADI for the Open Water Course and will pay the course at the time of registration.
Students will need to contact and sign up for the coures with York Divers to finish their training.

The confined water (pool) sessions are done at a warm indoor pool.
All students need to bring a swimsuit (girls - one piece suits only), towel, mask, snorkel, fins and boots.
Each session is 1 1/2 - 2 hours in class and 1 1/2 - 2 hours in the pool.
The classes are held once a week.

Please see schedule for starting dates.
If you miss a class, no worries, we will help you make up the session you missed.

Certification Dives
There are four dives over two days, two dives each day, that will be done to complete your PADI Open Water Scuba certification.
Locally we do the dives beginning in late April thru the end of November.
Dives may be done at other times if arranged through York Divers.
You may rent a drysuit for the certification dives.
If you have taken the classes during the winter months, we will have you back for a pool refresher prior to completing your certification dives in the spring.
Please check our trip schedule as we may be able to certify you on one of our trips.

Cost: $295.00
Includes: Four Open Water certification dives over two days and rental of equipment.
Not included: Admission to the dive site, meals and travel expenses

Drysuit rental (if needed) $75.00.
Private or classes other than group classes can be arranged.

Scheduled Classes 2019

Register for classes at York Divers for class material and personal equipment needed for the course.

Thursday Classes 5:45pm - 9:30pm at York Divers / York YMCA

Each date listed is the starting date, meets one time per week for five weeks
January 10
February 14
March 21
April 25
May 30
July 11
August 15
September 19
October 24

Saturday Classes 10:00am - 12:00pm at Shrewsbury YMCA * minimum 4 students required *
Each date listed is the starting date, meets one time per week for four weeks
February 23
OCtober 26

Sunday Classes 10:00am - 12:00pm at Hanover YMCA * minimum 4 students required *
Each date listed is the starting date, meets one time per week for four weeks
February 10
June 8 - Littlestown YMCA location
October 27

Additional fees apply for private classes arranged outside the regularly scheduled class.  
Fees will be based on course location and number of students.