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Become a PADI Open Water Diver

Do you have the heart of an adventurer? Do you dream of exploring shipwrecks or seeing amazing marine life in exotic places? If so, then the Open Water Diver Course is for you!  As a PADI Open Water Diver, you'll be certified to dive to depths of up to 60', giving you access to a world of incredible diversity and beauty.


As a CORE Diver, you'll also learn about the threats facing our world's oceans, and what you can do to help protect them. Learning to dive with CORE will open you up to the 70% of the world that lays beneath the waves. At CORE we're focused on providing premium instruction, creating safe and competent divers, and helping to preserve and protect our marine heritage. You can certify to dive anywhere, but only CORE donates 100% of its net profits to organizations working to protect these fragile ecosystems. 

Dive with CORE, Dive with purpose.


  • You must be 10 years old or older

  • You must be generally in good health

  • You must have adequate swimming skills

Open Water Diver Training Consists of: ​​

Class Structure

(5) Classroom Trainings

(3) Pool Sessions

(2) Days of Open Water Diving

(1) Final Exam

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What Does Training Cost?

Open Water Dive Training costs $480 and includes CORE's Eco-Awareness training and Project AWARE certification at no additional cost.  In addition to course fees, students are required to bring their own Mask, Fins, & Snorkel with them to class.If you don't have this equipment, our knowledgeable team can help you select and purchase the appropriate equipment. 


There are no other required costs associated with CORE's Open Water Dive training. Class materials, rental gear, and tanks are included in the price of the class.

CORE Diving is partnered with Anderson's Ski & Dive, the longest running dive shop in Rhode Island! If you need to fill out your personal dive gear, Anderson's provides CORE students with a 20% discount on equipment. Just tell them you are training with CORE, provide them your class number, and you'll be setup with new gear in no time at all!