Beginner Group Classes

CONVENIENT Weekend Group Courses

80px-PADI-LOGOWeekend group classes are offered once or twice a month. Weekend courses consist of two training days (Saturday and Sunday) to learn the basics of diving and to practice with your instructor in a confined water (pool) environment. Saturday day will be spent in the classroom (3 hours), and the in the pool (5 hours). Sunday is pool only (5 hours). You will be presented with a referral form which certifies that you’re ready for your four open water dives, the last step to complete your PADI Open Water Certification. Your open water dives can be completed either with us, or just about anywhere in the world while you are on vacation.

Academic Sessions: Five Academics modules are completed at home using PADI’s e-Learning online course. Much of the academic training is home study based, so you can learn at home at your own pace and schedule. This is followed a total of three hours of academic training with our instructors.

Pool Sessions: You will complete two pool classes where you will learn and practice the skills needed for safe and fun SCUBA diving. Total pool time = 10 hours.

Please Note – You must be a comfortable swimmer to complete the SCUBA course. You will need to tread water for 10 minutes, and swim 200 yards. If you are not comfortable in the water too deep to stand up in, please take swimming lessons before joining a SCUBA class.

Open Water Dives: Four open water SCUBA dives are completed over a two-day period. All the open water training is done on our custom dive boat located in the same marina as our Dive Shop, which means no lugging your gear for shore dives! Open water training dives will be available Saturdays & Sundays. Training dives start in the middle of May and run until the end of October. Check our dive charter calendar for open spots. Alternatively, you could complete your four open water dives while on vacation at nearly any PADI resort (coordinated by you).

Why Learn with Us?

  • No hidden fees!!!
  • No equipment purchases required. We supply all equipment for pool and training dives
  • Low student to instructor ratios (4 to 1). Each class has no more than 12 students total.
  • Free use of pool & equipment for future SCUBA refreshers
  • A $50.00 equipment voucher to use towards your first equipment purchase at Boston SCUBA
  • Wetsuit provided for pool use for additional warmth

Academic sessions are held at our dive shop in East Boston. Pool training sessions are held in Revere. Both locations are “T” accessible.

Comprehensive Pricing Information: No Hidden Fees!

Rates below reflect total cost of the course. All the SCUBA & snorkeling gear needed for the course is included. All the academic materials & videos are also included. No gear purchases are necessary, although having some of your own basic equipment is highly recommended.

Academic and Pool Training Open Water Dives: 2 Options
$578.00 Course tuition
$217.00 PADI e-Learning Course (required for each student)
$80.00 PADI e-learning Student Pak (required for each student)
Massachusetts sales tax on student materials
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$875.00 Total for Pool and Academics
1. Dive with Us! 4 Open Water Dives (2 charter days with an instructor on our dive boat). Includes full equipment rental: $400.00
2. Referral Program: Call the PADI resort of your choice for pricing information to complete your dives while on vacation.

2023 Weekend Course Schedule

Date Location Availability
April 8th & 9th Boston Area Full. Please call or email for waiting list options.
April 22nd & 23rd Boston Area Full. Please call or email for waiting list options.
May 6th & 7th Boston Area Full. Please call or email for waiting list options.
May 20th & 21st Boston Area 6 Spots Available.
June 3rd & 4th Boston Area 5 Spots Available.
June 10th & 11th Boston Area 9 Spots Available.
July 8th & 9th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
July 22nd & 23rd Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
August 5th & 6th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
August 12th & 13th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
September 9th & 10th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
September 23rd & 24th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
October 14th & 15th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.
October 28th & 29th Boston Area 10 Spots Available.

Additional months will be added soon.

How to Enroll our Courses

First, please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor’s approval before enrolling. Next, call the shop at (617) 418-5555 or email us to sign up for the course date of your choice from the schedule above. You can then purchase the PADI e-learning course on the PADI website or from Boston SCUBA. Be sure to complete the PADI e-learning course before your weekend course. Feel free to stop by our Dive Shop at any time, call or email us with any questions. Happy Diving!

Refund Policy

Once a PADI e-learning course is purchased, it cannot be returned, or refunded. Weekend course tuition can be 100% refunded up to 7 days before the weekend course you are registered for. No refunds or cancellations less than 7 days before your weekend course. No refunds if you do not show up to your weekend class. No refunds if you choose not to continue with your SCUBA training.

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