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(704) 547-5991

Charlotte, NC 28262

Hours: Monday – Saturday
10:00am to 6:00pm

Scuba Lessons

Become an Open Water Certified Diver. Enroll in Scuba Lessons.

Start Your Adventure Today! Call the staff at Open Water Adventures at 704-547-5991 or stop by to customize your training program, discuss cost, and register for your Open Water Adventure.

Open Water Adventures is unique in our philosophy, we believe that a well trained diver is a happy diver who is likely to embrace the sport and continue a lifetime of learning and adventure. Our "Comfort through Repetition" approach has been developed over more than 33 years of teaching SCUBA, and is designed to introduce the skills and specialized gear to you in a step by step building process. The goal is for you to become a comfortable and confident diver.

Our instructors are dedicated professionals who understand that all students do not think, learn, or move at the same pace. All of our instructors are patient and understanding of each individuals needs.
Step 1

Visit our facility for a Personal Orientation; purchase your educational materials and select your personal snorkeling system. All of our course schedules are designed by you! Flex classes are designed to accommodate only 8 divers so that each student receives the most personalized attention needed. OWA chooses a quality relationship that allows us all to get to know each other and therefore deliver the best education possible. Private training is a specialty of ours, and very convenient in our heated indoor training pool. It is the only one in Charlotte, and the only one of its kind in the country!

We understand the complex schedule of todays professionals and parents. We offer a flexible solution for one-on-one, couples, families, and groups of all sizes.

Login to your profile and begin your Online Academics. Your OW Academic Kit includes online access to the Digital Program with 15 Chapters of Reading, Videos and Quizzes, and the final exam. You will also receive a Deluxe Dive Log. You will also have access to an App, which has your digital dive certifications and much more!

During your training at O.W.A. you will learn and have a lot of fun! We believe you should be knowledgable and confident, so that you will be comfortable, and safe. This will allow you to maximize your FUN potential!

Step 2

Choose a Scuba program schedule that includes all academic and equipment reviews as well as “confined water” in our indoor heated pool. We offer Private and Flex programs year round. This means you name your schedule! We can work together to find a schedule that is best for you and your lifestyle.

Step 3

That’s right, save the best for last… Let’s Go Diving! The third step of this fantastic adventure is the most exciting of all. Now you get to choose which “open water” location will best satisfy your urge to submerge. In order to graduate and receive your Open Water Certification, you must complete 5 Open Water Dives with an instructor. The open water program includes 5 dives at a location of your choice. We offer the following 3 options:

  • Local Open Water offered May-October
  • “Vacation Style” open water on one of our custom designed dive travel packages.
  • Universal Referral- you choose a destination anywhere in the world.