Learn To Scuba Dive

Learn To Scuba Dive In 2 Easy Steps!

Since 1959 we’ve introduced thousands of people to the wonders of the underwater world. When you learn to scuba dive, it is lots of fun and the perfect activity for the adventuresome. For many, it’s “changed their lives forever!”

During your course, you’ll learn important diving principals, the necessary skills to dive safely and apply these skills in an open water environment.  The following information will explain our two-step process in more detail.

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Prerequisites

Click here for a list of prerequisites for learning to dive

Prerequisites for learning to dive –

Additional requirements for children 14 and under:
In addition to the forms listed above, each participant and their legal guardian must read and provide a signed copy of the


Learn to Scuba Dive: Step 1 – Pool Dives/Online Study/Review

During this portion of your training, you’ll download your online reading material and enroll in one of our programs. You have five packages from which to choose. In addition to the packages below, we also offer private lessons. Please call us at 303-789-2450 for more information.

Click to read inclusions and exclusions for Packages 1,2,3 & 5

Included

  • Digital e-Kit manual
  • Digital Logbook
  • Pool dives
  • Active Learning sessions
  • Use of all diving equipment in our pool

NOT INCLUDED

  • Surface signal tube (can be purchased at A-1)
  • Open water dives
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Booties for open water dives
Click to read inclusions and exclusions for Package 4

Included

  • Digital e-Kit Manual
  • Digital Logbook
  • Pool dives
  • Acitive Learning sessions
  • Use of all diving equipment in our pool
  • Open water dives 1 & 2 at the Aquarium

NOT INCLUDED

  • Surface Signal Tube (can be purchased at A-1)
  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel and Booties for open water dives
  • Open Water dives 3 & 4
PACKAGE 1

Mon, Wed, Mon
$340
Three-evening course

Includes class, pool and materials
SCHEDULE
6-10:15pm each night

Please Note: ending times may vary due to class size and participant proficiency
PACKAGE 2

Tues, Thur, Tues
$340
Three-evening course

Includes class, pool and materials
SCHEDULE
6-10:15pm each night

Please Note: ending times may vary due to class size and participant proficiency
PACKAGE 3

Weekend Course
$340
Our most popular course!

Includes class, pool and materials
SCHEDULE
Friday night: 7-10:45pm
Saturday: Noon – 6:00pm
Sunday: 8:30am – 2:00pm

Please Note: Ending times may vary due to class size and participant proficiency.
PACKAGE 4

Weekend *PLUS* Course
$615
Bonus: also includes your first two open water dives at the Downtown Aquarium!

Includes class, pool and materials
SCHEDULE
Friday: 6:00pm – 10:15pm
Saturday: 9:30am – 4:15pm
Sunday: 7:30am – 11:15am

Sunday: 1:30pm – 5:30pm at Aquarium
PACKAGE 5

Kids Only
$355
Max of 4 students (ages 10 to 14). Sorry, no adults allowed.

Includes class, pool and materials
SCHEDULE
Mon, Wed, Mon
4:30-8:30pm
or
Tues, Thur, Tues
4:30-8:30pm

Learn to Scuba Dive: Step 2 – Open Water Dives

This is where you’ll apply the various skills you learned in our swimming pool in an open water environment.  And get this…..you can complete your first two Open Water dives at the Denver Downtown Aquarium! Becoming an Open Water Diver requires that you complete four open water dives on two separate days. We have several options from which to choose, including the Denver Downtown Aquarium!

Click to read inclusions and exclusions for Chatfield, Utah, New Mexico

Included

  • Open Water Digital Certification Card
  • Four Open Water Dives
  • Tanks and weights

NOT INCLUDED

  • Surface Signal Tube (can be purchased at A-1)
  • Transportation
  • Meals
  • Lodging
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Booties
  • BCD (rental package item)
  • Regulator (rental package item)
  • Gauges (rental package item)
  • Exposure Suit (rental package item)
  • Park Entry Fee
Click to read inclusions and exclusions for The Aquarium

Included

  • Diving area access
  • Dives 1 & 2
  • BCD, Regulator, Gauges and Wetsuit
  • (1) Aquarium pass
  • Cool T-shirt
  • Use of a locker room & showers

NOT INCLUDED

  • Surface Signal Tube (can be purchased at A-1)
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Booties
  • Lock
  • Dives 3 & 4

LOCAL OPTION

Chatfield Reservoir
Dives 1, 2, 3, 4
$220
Our Local Open Water dives are generally done at the gravel pond on the south side of Chatfield Reservoir at Chatfield State Park.
MUST CALL when enrolling students age 10-14
303-789-2450
UTAH

Homestead Crater
Dives 1, 2, 3, 4
$225
Located at the base of the Wasatch Mountains in Heber City Utah, this 95 degree body of water provides incredible comfort and great diving!
MUST CALL when enrolling students age 10-14
303-789-2450
NEW MEXICO

The Blue Hole
Dives 1, 2, 3, 4
$225
The Blue Hole is located in Santa Rosa, NM, and open year-round. This natural body of water is recognized as one of the most unique inland diving locations in the U.S.
MUST CALL when enrolling students age 10-14
303-789-2450
AQUARIUM

Denver Aquarium
Dives 1 & 2 Only
$285
If you’re anxious to begin your open water dives right away, you can complete your first two of the required four dives in the “perfect setting.”
MUST CALL when enrolling students age 10-14
303-789-2450
DIVES 3 & 4 ONLY
$140
A-1 students who completed the first two dives at the Aquarium will be able to complete the final two open water training dives during any of the scheduled trips.

In addition to the five options above we also have the following available to you:

On an A-1 Group Trip: Come join us on one of our many tropical diving vacations where you’ll enjoy warm water, great visibility, and of course, the company of others having fun – like you!

Referral Form: This applies when you plan to complete your open water dives through another diving facility.  Simply present the receiving open water instructor with the SSI Referral Form (provided by your A-1 professional) which shows proof of having completed your required pools skills and passed the final exam. When necessary, you’ll also need to provide them with a copy of your signed medical form stating you are medically fit to dive.

On a Private Trip: If you are unable to join us on one of our many group trips, we can help arrange your certification dives nearly anywhere in the world. Just ask one of our travel agents and you’ll be on your way