PADI Open Water Scuba Certification in Atlanta

SeaVentures has the largest retail space in the southeast and the most experienced instructors in Georgia. We’ve been certifying open water divers students in the Atlanta area since 1990.

Here are the requirements for completing an open water certification with SeaVentures!

Steps to Certification
  1. Come in for a 1-2 hour orientation for paperwork and gear.
  2. Complete the PADI Medical Statement, which must be printed and completed for class. If any lines are marked “Yes”, a Physician’s approval is required.
  3. Complete Knowledge Development before class at the shop
    1. Book work and videos OR E-Learning online work and videos
  4. Come to two-three days of class at the shop (depending on class format), consisting of:
    • Swim Test (Tread water for 10 minutes + swim 200 yards)
    • Confined Water Dives (practicing skills)
    • Practice Quizzes
    • Final Exam
  5. Finish with open water checkout dives – Demonstrating skills in open water (4 dives total)

Perks of PADI Open Water Certification

  • Your certification will never expire!
  • PADI certifications are recognized everywhere!
  • 70% of the world is underwater – get to see places that most people only dream of!

Ready to get started? Take a look at the benefits of getting your open water certification with SeaVentures below. Already know you’re coming to us? Give us a call at 770-992-3772  ASAP for additional information and to reserve your spot in the next class!

Scuba Instructors Atlanta

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Best Scuba Instructors in Atlanta

SeaVentures has over twenty experienced instructors on staff to help with your open water scuba class!

Best Scuba Pool in Atlanta

  • Onsite

    Our pool is located inside our facility. It is just a few steps down the hall from our Classroom and Retail store.

  • Indoors

    It doesn’t matter what the weather is doing outside. We can train in our pool, rain or shine.

  • Heated to 90 Degrees

    You will not be learning in a COLD pool.

  • 4‘ to 12’ Deep

    You can FULLY practice ascents and descents.

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Best Scuba Classroom in Atlanta

Scuba Classroom Atlanta
  • Comfy Office Chairs

    Swivel, roll, and recline in Executive style.

  • Boardroom Table

    Plenty of space for your books and snacks.

  • 42" LCD TV

    Who says Power Point has to be boring?  We also have some awesome videos!

  • Keurig

    The coffee alone is worth the cost of the class.

  • Mini Fridge

    Chilling your favorite beverages.

The PADI Wagon

  • Our Own 35′ Custom Private Coach

    This is how we roll.

  • Relax in Comfortable Seating

    Sit around a table with friends or enjoy the view from a window seat.

  • Move Around as Desired

    Get up, move around as desired.  Enjoy your favorite music or videos.  Have a snack.  Meet and socialize with new dive friends.

  • Sleep in a Comfortable Bed

    The PADI Wagon sleeps 18 travelers.  Wake up in Key Largo.

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Free Unlimited Pool Practice Before Your Checkout Dives

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  • Ask the Instructor Questions


  • Practice Skills Before Your Open Water Dives


  • Become Comfortable with All Aspects of Your Gear


  • Fine Tune Your Buoyancy


  • Meet New Dive Buddies


Largest Scuba Retail Store in Georgia

  • 8,000 Square Foot Retail & Aquatic Center


  • An Award Winning Dive Center


  • Equipment Fit Guarantee

    Our retail store is just steps away from our pool.  If something doesn’t feel right, fit right, or work right, we will keep swapping it out until we get it right.  We guarantee your satisfaction.

  • Open Water Student Gear Packages

    Our Student Packages are 15%-18% Off MSRP.

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Best Scuba Trips in the Southeast

Call Today to Reserve Your Spot in Class!!