Open Water Diver is the world’s most popular scuba course. It’s your introduction to the wonders beneath the three-quarters of our planet covered by water. Rogue Aquatics is affiliated with Scuba Diving International (SDI).

The course has four components:

  • online study of the academic material
  • classroom sessions at our shop
  • training sessions in our pool
  • four open water application dives

By the end of the course you’ll know how to assemble and use your diving equipment, how to plan and execute a safe dive, and how to deal with the most common problems underwater.

On completion of your training dives you’ll receive a Diver’s Certification Card (“C-Card”). That and your diver’s logbook will allow you to rent dive gear and tanks, and to join diveboat excursions and diving vacations around the world!

Why Rogue Aquatics? Our state-of-the-art facility is the place to learn to dive in Oregon. Our indoor heated pool allows you to practice skills in ideal conditions. And we can give you additional pool practice time to insure you’re as comfortable as possible for your application dives.

Course Dates: Our Open Water Diver courses normally meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We have new classes starting each month. We can also run courses on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. We need a minimum of three students to schedule a class. If your life is very busy, we can arrange a private course to fit your schedule, for an additional fee.

Equipment: We provide the scuba gear, weights, and tanks. We ask you to provide your own snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots, gloves, and mouthpieces). Come in and see the range of gear we offer. You’re welcome to try alternatives in the pool, before and during the course!

Legal Stuff: We require that you complete a medical questionnaire before starting the pool work. If you want to fill it out before training starts, click to download it. If you have any of the conditions listed on the form, we’ll ask you to get a physician’s okay before starting. The form includes a physician’s guide, which you can take to your doctor or to one of the immediate care clinics in our area.