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Official Scuba Open Water 20 Online

Take this course, go to a RAID dive center, and begin your diving experience.

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This course is an entry-level certification course for new divers.

Start diving in 3 easy steps.

  1. Study and pass the $119.99 online course.

  2. Find a dive center near you.

  3. Experience diving with a certified instructor.

Open Water Diver 20

This certification course is the starting point of your scuba adventure. Take this online course to learn the academics of scuba diving.

Completing the Water Skills Training

After completing the online course, we will help you find a local dive center for your Water Skills Training. You will begin with a RAID instructor in a pool and then go on four supervised dives in a lake or an ocean.

Who Is This Course For?

The Open Water 20 course is for beginner divers who want certification in scuba diving.

Course Prerequisites

You must be a minimum of 12 years of age or older to take this course.

What Do I Get With This Course?

Students who complete the online course and Water Skills Training will receive the Open Water Diver Course Completion Certificate. RAID certifications are recognized and accepted everywhere for open water dives.

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What to Expect From Scubadiver Ed

Comprehensive Instruction in Scuba Education

This official training program is developed to meet the standards for Scuba education. Scubadiver Ed is an online course provider that also develops print materials that cover Scuba safety best practices and regulations.

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RAID–Approved Content

As a course provider approved by the RAID, this online course covers everything a new diver may need to know in order to be safe while diving.

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Learn Your Way on Any Device

Scubadiver Ed offers online courses that are fully mobile-friendly from start to finish. This safety course is designed to work on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer.

Saved Progress

You may complete the course at your own pace. The course can be completed in one sitting or a little at a time over several days. Log in and out at any time, and we'll keep track of your progress. Most students finish the course in a few hours.

RAID Approved

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Made in the U.S.A.

This safety course is proudly made to serve students, agencies, and organizations worldwide.

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We’re people, not robots.

Your Scubadiver Ed course comes with a dedicated customer service team made up of real people, not robots. We’re here to provide assistance to you through all channels—phone, email, and chat.

We’re available to help you:

9:00am to Midnight EST, seven days a week.
1-800-830-2268 (toll free)