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Beaver Divers makes it possible for you to complete all of the academic requirements for your entry-level scuba diver certification online. You can get started right now and, when you are done, you will then complete your in-water skill-development sessions and final open-water training dives with Beaver Divers or we can refer you to virtually any popular vacation destination. It’s that simple! 

STEP 1                                     STEP 2                                    STEP 3

Get Smart                                                                    Get Wet                                                                       Go Diving

eLearning for Scuba Diving       pool training for scuba       Open Water Diver
Start your SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course 
and master all the important academic information 
online. You can complete this phase through
self-study, at your own pace, in the
convenience of your home or office. All eLearning
courses work on mobile and tablet devices too.

Complete your in-water skill-development training.
This takes place at the Avon Recreation Center or
Silverthorne Recreation Center swimming pools
under the supervision of an Beaver Divers

The final step is to complete the required
number of SDI open-water training dives
under the supervision of your SDI Instructor.
Here you will apply what you have learned during
your academic and skill-development sessions,
while learning practical lessons that can only be
gained through real-world experience in open water.    

How do I take this course?

  • Sign up online. Select "Step 1", under "Beginning SCUBA Courses," to begin your online course and choose your desired pool dates. Select "Step 2" to choose your open water dive dates in Utah. The open water dives must be after your pool dates. If you are opting to do your open water dives in a different location, through our referral program, you do not need to select "Step 2." We will contact you and can set up/ book your open water dives, to your destination of choice, free of charge. 
  • or Call 970-949-1012 during our business hours. Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm
  • Course Cost: $295 for the online course and pool training. An additional $289 for required open water dives in Utah.  
    • Includes: Tuition, all materials, entrance fees, SCUBA rental equipment, certification card, and registration fees.
    • Does not include: Personal fitting equipment (mask, fins, booties, snorkel - rebates offered to Beaver Divers' students), lodging in Utah (discounts offered to Beaver Divers' students), and transportation to Utah. Let us know if you would like to carpool!  

Who this course is for:

  • Persons desiring to obtain a Scuba Diving certification
  • Persons interested in underwater exploration

Course prerequisites

  • Minimum age 10 with parental consent. Must complete a self medical evaluation questionnaire.

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Course will cover all of the necessary skills and knowledge for open water scuba diving, including:

  • The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
  • Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
  • Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
  • Dive planning
  • Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
  • And much more!

What’s in it for you:

Upon successful completion of the Beaver Divers SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, graduates may:

  • Conduct open water dives in conditions similar to their training (40-60 feet deep)
  • Continue their dive education by enrolling in SDI Advanced Diver and Specialty courses

SDI Open Water Scuba Diver minimum requirements:

  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
  • Satisfactorily complete the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver knowledge quests or equivalent online learning course
  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently

eLearning available in English, Deutsch, Español, and Português.

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Contact Us

Physical Address:
41199 U.S. Highway 6 & 24
Eagle Vail, CO 81620

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3743
Vail, CO  81658

Fax: (970) 748-1622
Office Ph: (970) 949-1012


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