Scuba Certification Classes

  • Classes

Scuba certification consists of 3 parts:

  1. Academic sessions
  2. Pool sessions
  3. Open Water Dives

Padi mask Between our convenient weekend programs and private instruction options, our fun and friendly classes can fit into any schedule. 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 6 months to complete your 4 Open Water Dives under the supervision of an instructor (anywhere in the world). Upon completion of these four open water dives, you will be a certified SCUBA diver! Let the friendly professionals at Weaver’s help you start your underwater adventure today.

Boulder Weekend Program

Padi beach Our weekend program is perfect for those who are so excited to dive, they just can’t wait! An orientation session will be held at the dive center from 6:00pm to 8:00pm on the Tuesday evening preceding the class.  At this orientation we will go over all the logistics of the class, fit students in gear, practice gear set-up and start you on the path to becoming a scuba diver. Your training continues on a Saturday morning with your first pool session.  Please be at the South Boulder Recreation Center at 9:00am ready for fun. This will be a pool session, so bring your bathing suit, towel, mask, fins and snorkel. The pool session will run until 1:00pm, and after an hour break, we will meet back at the dive center for the first academic session from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Sunday schedule: pool session at South Boulder Rec. Center from 9:30am to 1:00pm, then the second academic session from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Your reading materials are all digital (hardcopy on request for an extra charge) so you can start right in on your computer, your phone or your tablet. Students must have reviewed all the sections of their digital materials, completed the corresponding Review questions and completed the student record file prior to starting class on Saturday.

Boulder Weekend Program

Class Tuition – $325.00

  • REQUIRED: Create your own id on or download the MySSI app and set Weavers as your shop!

Class Schedule:

  • Tuesday orientation at Weaver’s – 
  • Saturday & Sunday – Private pool – 9:00am to 1:00pm

2020 Weekend Class Dates:

Please call for schedule  


Private Instruction: Private Instruction allows for the ultimate in flexibility by letting you design your own schedule. Working one-on-one with an instructor, you cover the same material as you would 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! Private Class Rates:

  • Class Tuition – $475.00 
  • Course tuition includes professional instruction, all SCUBA equipment (tanks, weights, weight belts, BCs, and regulators) as well as a wetsuit for pool use. Students must have his or her own mask, fins, and snorkel.
  • Upon completion of the classroom and pool training, students have 6 months to complete four Open Water dives. These may be completed through a variety of formats.

Local Diving

Open Water Certification Dives:

Blue HoleWeaver’s offers local Open Water training dives in a variety of locations, depending on the   season.  From late June until September, Open Water Dives are conducted at The Weaver’s Quarry, our private Quarry.  From October until early June, we offer training dives at the Blue Hole located in Santa Rosa, New Mexico and Homestead Crater located in Heber City, Utah. Both locations are an easy drive from Boulder. Homestead Crater – $350.00 A natural hot spring protected from the elements by a natural dome, the water temperature rages from 96-98 degrees. You may want to consider combining the trip with a visit to Park City a short 30 to 40 minute drive from Heber City.  This is great place to complete your Open Water training during the colder months! Hotel accommodations may be booked through Weaver’s.  Blue Hole – $350.00 The Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM is just a six hour drive from Boulder. It is a natural outdoor spring providing a great opportunity for local diving at altitude. The visibility in the Blue Hole is unbeatable, crystal clear water, perfect for open water training.  The Private Weaver Quarry – $275.00 is located at I-70 and Wadsworth, it is an easy drive from Boulder with easy access to the water.  It is very convenient and very calm, easy diving.

Local Open Water Training Dates – 2020

Please call for schedule.

Call for future dates and reservations Weaver’s Escorted Group 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 so many of Weaver’s clients have come to discover — Diving is FUN! Weaver’s Escorted Group Trips – $250. 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 setup your SSI profile for the free electronic dive log and other items of interest.

Private Travel

Prefer to complete your open water certification dives on your vacation in paradise? Let Weaver’s Dive & Travel Center make the arrangements 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 actually 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!

Ready to enter the world of scuba diving?  Here are your next steps:

  1. Call to check class availability and sign up

  2. Read the packet of information you will receive via email and complete the forms. Bring this packet to orientation the first night.

  3. Start reviewing your MySSI digital learning materials

  4. Attend Orientation – bring the Student information packet!

  5. Plan to have fun