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Open Water Diver (OWD) is an entry-level full diver certification for scuba diving.


Your underwater adventure begins! Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface – and continue to breathe! It’s the most exciting feeling imaginable and yours when you become a NAUI Scuba Diver! Scuba Diver is our entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world…and, you will have earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world! Come on and dive in…a lifetime of fun, adventure, memories, experiences, and new friends awaits you!

Our convenient location

Located close to the beaches of Nokomis and Venice. Fill your tank or grab whatever you forgot before heading out.

Our wide range of equipment
We carry a wide range of equipment to fit everyone’s needs and budget. From entry level to top of the line for those that gotta have the best.

$500 per person        3 classroom sessions

      2 pool sessions

      2 days of check dives *

You will get a book kit, digital &

plastic certification cards    

The instructor also offers

semi-private and private classes. Please call +1 (941) 497-5985 for more details.

*might have added fees

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*Please note, class instruction is contracted to a 3rd party NAUI Certified Instructor and not affiliated with Venice Dive Center

Expert contracted instructors & staff

There to help with all your needs.  Learn to dive, browse our selection or share your most recent finds.

Our passion for diving and ocean conservation

Most dive shops are all about the sale.  We strive to build relationships with our customers, share in ocean conservation and community awareness.

     What will you learn?

Your contracted instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment. You will also learn many skills in the water with practice time for your safety and comfort; and complete your training with a minimum of five open water dives.

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     How Do You Get Started?

As long as you are 10 years or older and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a NAUI Scuba Diver course. Sign up for your class, grab your bathing suit and get ready to have FUN!

*Please note, class instruction is contracted to a 3rd party NAUI Certified Instructor and not affiliated with Venice Dive Center. No refunds once logged in to eLearn or class has started, reschedule fee if within 1 week of class start date.  Certification is not guaranteed by purchase and requires completion of training and passing all exams/dives. Students need to supply their own mask, snorkel, fins and booties.  Extra fees for check out dive locations.

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