Let North Iowa Scuba help you begin your adventure to the underwater world!


PADI is the largest, most recognized diving agency in the world. Open Water Diver is the first level of scuba certification. ​Why North Iowa Scuba? We offer small class sizes, so we can spend more time with each student. We try to limit classes to a 4 to 1 student to Instructor ratio.


Why choose North Iowa Scuba?

  • All inclusive pricing (no hidden fees)

  • Small class sizes

  • Individulized training

  • Flexible schedules

  • No travel required to complete training


During the summer months, the course is generally completed in two weekends. We can customize the class to fit your schedule.


In the winter months, the pool sessions are taught at the Mason City YMCA, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The class is over a three week period.


If you choose to finish your certification on vacation, we can complete referral paperwork to furnish to your Instructor, OR you can finish on a dive vacation with us! We also offer dive training trips to Florida. You can complete your training dives in the Keys or in the Florida Springs!


The Open Water course is taught using PADI eLearning using either a computer or tablet. eLearning allows you to complete the academic portion at your own pace, any time you wish, then join in one of our pool and open water sessions. 


Click on the PADI eLearning link to begin you adventure! eLearning is $195 and payable to PADI. 


Part 1-- Pool and classroom session is $305 plus tax - price includes short classroom session and pool sessions (also requires part 2 open water dives to complete certification). 


​Part 2--Open water dives $150. (requires Part 1 first, or referral)


Total Open Water course price--$650 plus tax.  Register online


Referral Pricing-- $190, call for details.


Classes start every day! Click here for complete information


We can make your training schedule flexible. Can't do a weekend class? Let us know, we can do weekday classes! Private fees apply.



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Open Water Course



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Scuba diver diving in the ocean

Download required forms below


Medical Statement


Liability Release


Statement of Safe Diving