TD Scuba

1173 NE Rice Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 525-3487

Open Water Scuba Diver

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 $450 TOTAL for your COMPLETE Open Water Certification

If you want to learn to scuba dive, the first step is to take a PADI Open Water Diver course, the most widely recognized and respected diving certification in the world. Within a few days you can be enjoying the underwater world. There is no better place to learn to dive than TD Scuba.
At TD Scuba we take the education of new divers seriously. When you have completed your training you will be prepared to continue your adventure into the underwater world with a new confidence and understanding. We offer year round travel opportunities for you to complete your dive certification.  Choose from tropical destinations or trips to beautiful Beaver Lake Arkansas from May thru October.
Every class consists of both knowledge development and scuba skill building in the pool. You will learn the fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. In addition, you will also learn about equipment options, equipment maintenance basics and a complete tour of our facility.
After successfully completing the course and the check out dives, you'll be issued a PADI Open Water Diver certification card.  These internationally recognized credentials are your ticket to world-wide dive charters and resort diving. This also allows you to rent or purchase equipment as well as continue your dive educational opportunities.

3 Steps to Scuba Diving Certification


Pool Training

Open Water Dives

- Online learning ($185 paid on line)
- Learn fundamental knowledge
- Self-paced study
- A convenient way to complete academic requirement
- Hands-on skill development ($65)
- Controlled environment
- Direct instructor supervision
- Skills are performed in a swimming pool
- Demonstrate skill mastery ($200)
- Open water environment
- Direct instructor supervision
- Skills are performed in the lake or ocean
- Cost includes equipment rental
- Also includes an extra dive to complete a Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Certification.

Step 1 - eLearning

Whether you want to learn to scuba dive or are already a scuba diver who is looking for a flexible way to fit another dive course into your busy schedule, PADI’s online scuba programs are the way to go. You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. PADI eLearning lets you learn by watching, listening, reading and interacting with a dynamic instructional program. You can access the material for one year, plus gain unlimited access to an online version of the course manual.

Step 2 - Skill Practice

Once you complete the Knowledge Development, the next step is to schedule time for skill practice. Skill Practice begins at TD Scuba in our classroom & store. You will complete a quick review of the information you learned on-line and you will begin hands on work with the scuba equipment including set-up/break-down and skill practice in the pool. Upon completing your eLearning, contact us to schedule your Skill Practice during one of our already scheduled weekend sessions, or make arrangements for a customized training schedule.

Step 3 - Open Water Checkout

The final step to complete your Open Water certification, you will complete 4 open water training dives over two days. Most of our check-out dives are completed at Beaver Lake, but we occassionally have trips to other exciting scuba diving destinations throughout the year. After step 2, sign up for an open water checkout session.

Course Overview

  • Basic good health & swimming ability
  • Minimum Age 10
  • Desire to join us in the underwater world!
Program sessions
  • E-learning, Academic review and hands on Equipment set up workshop 
  • Pool training session
  • 4 open water training dives conducted over the course of two days
Equipment required
  • Student divers have the option to use mask snorkel and fins supplied by TD Scuba.  We do encourage each student diver to purchase this equipment before the pool session so that they may become more comfortable with it.  In other words, there is no equipment purchase required for the classroom and pool sessions.
  • Student divers will need to purchase their own mask, snorkel, boots and fins for the checkout dives from TD SCUBA.
Course includes:
  • Academic review
  • Hands on equipment setup workshop
  • Classroom session
  • Pool sessions
  • Use of equipment for pool session
  • Certification fees
  • Open Water Textbook
  • Recreational dive planner
  • Log book
  • Checkout dive supervision

Does NOT include:

  • Travel expenses (such as gas, food, room rental, etc.)
  • Dive site entrance fees where applicable.
  • Open Water Equipment Rental. You must provide your own mask, snorkel, fins and boots.

Note: All courses require signed medical releases, statements of understanding and waivers. Open water checkout dives cost are based on the trip selected. See the Travel Section for dates and locations.
Not sure? Try a Discover Scuba for $40. Contact us to schedule your Discover Scuba Experience. If you decide to pursue Open Water after this experience program, we will credit the $40 cost towards your Open Water Certifcation check-out dives.
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TD Scuba 
1173 NE Rice Rd
Lee's Summit, MO 64086
(816) 525-3487

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Tues - Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 11am - 4pm
Sun - Mon Closed
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