become certified:

Are you ready to explore the underwater world? You've come to the right place! Scuba allows us to experience unparalleled adventure and explore the world underneath the waves. Dive World Austin prides itself on small classes to give our students a premium personalized experience. 

Our open water courses offer a premier experience with classes capped at a maximum of SIX students, the friendliest and most knowledgeable staff/Instructors, and plenty of course options. 


To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required!

What Will I Learn?
  • Learn the basic theories and best practices of scuba diving in a classroom session.

  • Jump in our heated, indoor pool to put theory into practice. 

  • Head out to Lake Travis (15 mins away!) to complete your open water dives.

What is included?
  • Training Materials (Book/Touch Code, PADI log book, ERDPML/Computer Simulation Card, Student File Folder, PADI sticker, and Blue zipper pouch. Must have picked up and completed before the start of class)-

  • Instructor Fees

  • Pool Fees

  • Dive World provides basic scuba equipment including a regulator, buoyancy control device (BCD), weights, and scuba cylinders. Wetsuits, Hoods, and gloves are provided depending on the season and water temperature. 

  • Air Fills

  • Certification Card

Not Included: 
  • Entrance Fee to Windy Point Scuba Park; $15.00 per person, per day for the weekend of Open Water Certification Dives (2 days). 

  • You need to provide your own mask (tempered glass), fins, boots, and snorkel. (10% student discount available in store!)

learn to dive!


You’ll need to enroll at least one week prior to class. This will allow you adequate time to complete all training materials. 


Dive World offers three-course options: 


Online Learning:

PADI eLearning: This option is completed in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace using study tools that integrate text, images, and video into interactive learning experiences through a mobile device, or computer. Following the completion of your eLearning, you can either attend a double weekend course, 4 days in a row course (please contact the store to register for one of these course options with PADI eLearning) or sign up online for our PADI eLearning schedule of Tuesday & Thursday evening 6 pm - 10pm confined water pool training, and Saturday & Sunday Open Water Certification dives (4 days total).  ($450.00)   

*A wifi connection is required to download the application and to upload your final results. 


Already purchased your eLearning from  If you already purchased your course from, you purchase your confined water dives and open water dives for $299.99. Contact us at (512) 219-1220 to get scheduled today! 

***This course option would be the $179.00 payment to PADI plus the $299.99 payment to Dive World Austin for a combined total of $479.99, with scheduling options between Tues/Thursday + Sat & Sun, or two weekends***


Classroom Learning:

Traditional Open Water Course: This is a more traditional approach of conducting the development training in the dive center's classroom using hard copies of the training materials. Our weekend classes allow you to complete your scuba certification in two consecutive weekends. The first weekend (or two days if a weekday course) consists of classroom and pool instruction (8:00 AM- 6:00 PM). On the second weekend (or final two days if a weekday course), you head over to Lake Travis for your open water training dives (8:00 AM- 2:00 PM). ($399.99)


** Special pricing for Military, Scouts, and First Responders available; please contact store staff at (512) 219-1220. **


Private and Semi Private course options are available.

Please contact us at (512) 219-1220 for booking. 

Private is $625, with your choice of learning type (Elearning or traditional book), a custom schedule, and one on one (or one professional to two students) ratio. Entrance fees, mask, snorkel, fins, and dive booties are not included in the course fee. 


Semi-Private courses are $550, with choice of learning type (Elearning or traditional book), a custom schedule, and a private instructor for your group (3-5 individuals). 

Download your Medical Form here. (Click the PDF!) 

If you have a yes on your medical release form, your physician will need to sign the permission form prior to starting class. You MUST bring this form filled out to attend class.

Download the talent release here. (Click the PDF!)

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