Scuba Certification Classes

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If you feel ill on the day of your class, please call your instructor or (720) 838-5264 before you attend class.

Scuba Certification Consists of 3 Parts

    1. Academic sessions 

    2. Pool sessions

    3. Open Water Dives

Padi maskOur fun and friendly classes can fit into any schedule between our convenient weekend programs and private instruction options. Our programs allow students the time needed to assimilate the information between sessions. We won’t rush you through! Upon completion of the academic and pool sessions, you have six months to complete your 4 Open Water Dives under the supervision of an instructor (anywhere in the world). You will be a certified SCUBA diver upon completing these four open-water dives! Let the friendly professionals at Weaver’s help you start your underwater adventure today.

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Weekend Program – Academic & Pool Sessions

Our weekend program is perfect for those so excited to dive; they can’t wait and want to get it done! Saturday, we start with an academic discussion about fundamental scuba diving theories, practices, and the information you need to know to be a safe scuba diver. After the academic session, we head to the pool and start the development of your scuba skills so you can become a proficient diver and be ready for your open water check-out dives.   Sunday, we finish academic discussions, check for proficiency, and then head to the pool again to finish our confined water training. You will leave the educational and collection sessions confident, excited, and prepared to complete your open water check-out dives. Also, you will start dreaming about where you can dive next!

Private Sessions

Private Instruction allows for the ultimate flexibility by letting you design your schedule. Working one-on-one with an instructor, you cover the same material as during the weekend program but at your own pace! Lectures and pool times are arranged to fit your schedule and suit your needs. We can start your class immediately.

Course Price

  • Course Tuition – $465
  • Private and semi-private classes available upon request
  • Course Tuition Includes:
    • Professional one-on-one instructor
    • All SCUBA equipment (tanks, weights, weight belts, BCs, and regulators)
  • Students must own or purchase their Mask, Snorkel, and Fins

Course Dates & Times


    • (NBRC) 05/14 | 05/18 & 05/19
    • (NBRC) 05/21 | 05/25 & 05/26

Local Open Water Certification Dives:

Blue HoleWeaver’s offers local Open Water training in various locations, depending on the season. From late June until September, Open Water Dives are conducted at The Weaver’s Quarry, our private Quarry. We offer training dives from October until early June at the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, and Homestead Crater in Heber City, Utah. Both locations are an easy drive from Boulder. Homestead Crater – $375.00 A natural hot spring protected from the elements by a natural dome; the water temperature ranges from 96-98 degrees. You may consider combining the trip with a visit to Park City, a 30 to 40-minute drive from Heber City. This is a great place to complete your Open Water training during the colder months! Hotel accommodations may be booked through Weaver’s. Blue Hole – $375.00 The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM, is just a six-hour drive from Boulder. A natural outdoor spring provides an excellent opportunity for local diving at altitude. The visibility in the Blue Hole is unbeatable, crystal clear water, perfect for open water training. Private Weaver Quarry – $300.00 is located at I-70 and Wadsworth. It is an easy drive from Boulder with easy access to the water. It is very convenient, very calm, and easy diving.

2024 Course Dates:

Orientation Nights (6:00 pm to 7:30 pm) | In-Water (Open Water) training sessions (varies by location)

Homestead Crater – Heber City, UT – 4/16 | 4/20 & 4/21

Weaver’s Escorted Dive Trips!

Open Water Certifications are available on any of Weaver’s monthly Group Trips! Why not complete your certification in paradise and meet other divers like you? Find out what many of Weaver’s clients have discovered: Diving is FUN! Weaver’s Escorted Group Trips – $300. Why not complete your dives on a Weaver’s Escorted Group Trip? The fees for this option will depend upon the trip selected. Please call for more information. Students are eligible for discounts on gear! Don’t forget to set up your SSI profile for the complimentary electronic dive log and other items of interest.

Private Travel

Would you prefer to complete your open-water certification dives in paradise on vacation? Let Weaver’s Dive & Travel Center arrange with dive operators at your destination. Need help making your vacation a perfect one? Let the professionals help. Weaver’s specializes in hassle-free vacations, and the knowledgeable staff has been to the places you’ll be going. From air to hotel to dive operators worldwide, Weaver’s is the best at what we do!

“No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow.” — Lin Yutang.

Ready to enter the world of scuba diving – Here you go!

1. Call the dive center at (303) 499-8500 to check class availability and sign up.

2.   Read the information packet you will receive via email and complete the forms. Bring this packet to your first class

3.   Start reviewing your MySSI digital learning materials

4.   Show up the day of your class – plan on coming early if you need to purchase gear

5.   Plan to have fun!