Open Water Dives

Your First Two Open Water Dives at the Denver Downtown Aquarium

If you’re anxious to begin your open water dives right away, you can complete your first two of the required four dives in the “perfect setting.” Offered on weekends, this incredible two-dive experience provides the opportunity to complete the majority of the required PADI Open Water Skills in, “one of the most incredible diving environments in the county!” Once you’ve completed the two dives you’ll only have a hand-full of skills to complete on your final two dives to attain your PADI Open Water Diver Certification.

The many benefits of completing your first two dives at the Aquarium include:

  • It’s located in the heart of Denver
  • The diving is “incredible” with great visibility
  • You’ll complete your first two open water dives in great a saltwater environment
  • It will provide an easier transition to the ocean
  • The majority of your Open Water skills will have already been completed, leaving only a handful to finish on your final two Open Water dives
  • It’s a very short driving distance from home, saving you time and money
  • All of the equipment is included (Snorkeling, wetsuit, regulator, BCD, Gauges, computer)
  • NO hotel expenses
  • You’ll be able to complete your final two Open Water training dives in only one day
  • You’ll be up close and personal with more cool critters than you ever thought possible
  • It’ll save you 12-16 hours of driving time to the Crater or Blue Hole


Prior to participating in the open water dives, you must:

Prior to participating in the open water dives, you must:

Fee – $275


  • Entry to the diving area
  • Two training dives
  • BCD, Regulator, Gauges, Wetsuit and Computer
  • Either a 1-day pass (that day) which provides access to the second floor exhibits or parking
  • T-shirt (it’s cool)
  • Discount on Open Water Dives 3 & 4 with A-1
  • Use of a private locker room & showers

Note: you will be assessed an additional fee for open water training dives 3 & 4 wherever you choose to complete them.

Not Included

  • Surface Signal Tube (you will need this for your open water dives)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel & Booties (these can be rented)
  • Open Water dives 3 & 4
  • Either aquarium admission to the main exhibits or parking
  • Swimsuit, towel, personal hygiene items
  • Locker for locker room (not required but recommended)
  • PADI Log Book

Note: Please bring shoes (Keens, flip-flops, water shoes, etc) to wear on the wet deck

The Fun Part

The Scuba Diver certification opens the door on the underwater world for anyone who’s thought that a course would take too long or be too difficult.

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Click here to see the upcoming class schedule and reserve your spot now!

Click to see the upcoming class schedule and reserve your spot now, or call (303) 789-2450!

Please note: Cancelling less than one week before the starting date will result in a forfeit of your deposit.

Click here for map and directions to the aquarium.

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