There are (2) different course options available to you to achieve your Open Water Certification:

You can start your road to learning by picking up PADI’s Open Water Diver Manual from us. Our most popular option, this three day course begins on a rolling basis every Friday and ending on Sunday. You will have the opportunity to review and take your exam in person directly with the instructor before completing your practical dive sessions.

Our other course option lasts two days, where you will receive the reading and exam online through PADI's ELEARN program. PADI's online program gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Once the ELEARN program is completed via your electronic device, you would come to see us for the practical dives that are required.

Stop in Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center to enroll in the course, get your materials and start your learning! Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

What to expect:

Tarpoon Lagoon is proud to have all the amenities needed for your course in ONE LOCATION with FREE parking in the heart of South Beach!

3-DAY TEXTBOOK CLASS

Friday (8 - 5:30 PM) / Saturday (8 - 5:30 PM) / Sunday (7:30 - 1 PM)

* We ask that you maintain a consecutive schedule as each day builds upon the previous day's work.

Friday

  • 8 am - Check In at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center
  • 8:30 am - Classroom Review and Quizzes
  • 12 pm - Break for Lunch
  • 12:30 pm - Gear Set-Up
  • 1 - 5:00 pm - Pool Training (Confined Dives 1- 3)
  • 5:30 pm - End of Day

Saturday

  • 8 am - Check In at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center
  • 8:30 - 12 pm - Pool Session (Confined Dives 3 - 5)
  • 12 pm - Break for Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Gear Set-Up
  • 1:30 pm - Boat Departure (Open Water Dives 1 & 2)
  • 5:30 pm - Boat Returns / End of Day

Sunday

  • 7:45 am - Check In at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center
  • 8:30 am - Boat Departure (Open Water Dives 3 & 4)
  • 12 pm - Boat Returns
  • 1 pm - Sign Paperwork, Take Pictures, Finish Day

2-DAY ELEARN CLASS

Saturday (8 - 5:30 PM) / Sunday (8 - 5:30 PM)

* We ask that you maintain a consecutive schedule as each day builds upon the previous day's work.

Saturday

  • 8 am - Check In at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center
  • 8:30 am - Classroom Review
  • 9:00 am - Gear Set-Up
  • 9:30 - 12 pm - Pool Session (Confined Dives 1 - 3)
  • 12 pm - Break for Lunch
  • 12:45 pm - Gear Set-Up
  • 1:30 pm - Boat Departure (Open Water Dives 1 & 2)
  • 5:30 pm - Boat Returns / End of Day

    Sunday

    • 8 am - Check In at Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center
    • 8:15 am - Gear Set-Up
    • 8:30 - 12 pm - Pool Session (Confined Dives 3 - 5)
    • 12 pm - Break for Lunch
    • 12:45 pm - Gear Set-Up
    • 1:30 pm - Boat Departure (Open Water Dives 3 & 4)
    • 5:30 pm - Boat Returns / End of Day
    • 6 pm - Sign Paperwork, Take Pictures, Finish Day

    **Other schedule options are available - please call for details.