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PADI Open Water Dive Course

Scubaland in Austin Texas is a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center

PADI Open Water Diver Course


  • Lifetime certification
  • You won't spend valuable vacation time learning to dive
  • Gain the skills and experience to dive safely
  • Prepare for the Adventures in Diving Course

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What our customers say about our instructors

~ Super patient, and easily connected to our group with humor and respect. I couldn't ask for a better instructor. Thank you for having him as an instructor.I highly recommend him.

~ Loved Erica!

~ You are lucky to have Robert Weiss as an instructor in your facility. He is an outstanding teacher in every way. His patience was beyond excellent! His ability to tune into each and every student's needs was uncanny. His calm manner enabled me to feel safe & trusting of the experience. Robert's humor and realness were a bonus. He took time with us, rather than rushing us through anything, enabling a complete experience at a comfortable pace. An exceptional instructor!

What's the difference?

Choosing a dive center for your Open Water certification can be very confusing.  Don't all dive centers offer the same thing?  While the end result may be the same, there can be big differences between how dive store on how you get there.  Here are just a few of the things that are part of the Scubaland difference.


scubadollar Scubaland offers a lifetime Open Water certification for $175 per person plus books and materials.

That includes:

  • All SCUBA equipment and video rental is included with course fee
  • 5mm rental suits are included with course fee
  • Certification card
  • Any student who answers "Yes" to any question on the medical form will need to get a physician's approval before starting class (see page 2 of medical form)
  • Park entry fees are paid by the students directly to the dive park on the day of their open water dives ($20 a day for Reveille Peak Ranch, $15 a day for Windy Point Park)
  • Sign up for the Advanced class by the end of your Open Water class and receive free gear rental for the Advanced class.

!Other dive stores either charge you more or give you less.


Course Materials

PADI_diver_course_material Scubaland provides you with a complete set of materials for your course including an open water manual, an electronic dive planner, a real log book, a student record file, and a free video rental.

!Other dive stores only give you a manual and photo copy of a log book page or charge you extra for these items.


Instructional Staff

ow_class1Scubaland fields the largest and most diverse training team of any dive center in central Texas.  We have over 30 PADI dive professionals on staff.  Many of them are full time Instructors or Master Instructors.  A large percentage of those professionals became divers at Scubaland Adventures and went on to become instructors with Scubaland Adventures.  Scubaland offers the largest and most qualified training staff in central Texas.


scubaland_scuba_pool Scubaland has invested over half a million dollars in an aquatics training facility at our Anderson Lane location.  Our pool is the largest and deepest training pool designed for SCUBA training in central Texas.  It's also kept at a balmy 88 degrees for your comfort!

Our pool is professionally maintained by Hines Pool and Spato insure your comfort and safety.


scuba_open_water_students When you complete your PADI Open Water diver courseyou have accomplished something that only two percent of the people in the word have done!

We would like to recognize that accomplishment with a little gift. Every newly certified diver at Scubaland Adventures receives our "Certified Diver" T-shirt.

Wear it with pride, you earned it!


Continuing Education

couple_dive_lessons Scubaland has a training philosophy that promotes continuing education over single class certifications.  We believe that students that continue to learn make better, safer divers.

We offer a full range of continuing education opportunities for students that want to improve their dive skills and pursue their passion.

You can start a journey with us towards becoming a Master SCUBA diver or even a SCUBA Instructortoday!

Dive Club

scubaland_austin_dive_club Scubaland has an active dive club that focuses on local diving throughout Texasas well as non-diving fun social events year round.  If you want to dive and are looking for a dive buddy, look no further!  Our dive club has got you covered!

Travel Opportunities

scubaland_team_travel Scubaland has a robust dive travel program that includes Caribbean, and Asia Pacific destinations in addition to unique destinations like Galapagos, and Great White Shark dive trips.

All of our trips have a group leader and are designed so all you have to do is show up and dive!  Our in-house, full service travel agency, Travelmasters, has specialized in dive and adventure travel for over 15 years.
What's the Next Step?
Once you have chosen the class format that best fits your needs, either sign up online or come by one of our Austin Texas stores and we'll get you registered for a class. You will also be able to pick up your course materials and free video rental as well as any required equipment. Remember to ask for the student discount for your equipment!

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