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Open Water Certification

Welcome to Finz Dive Center, where we turn your underwater dreams into reality! Ready to take the plunge and become Open Water Dive certified?

Have you ever wanted to learn to SCUBA dive?

Finz Dive Center can teach you how to breathe underwater. Beginning your journey to become an Open Water SCUBA Diver is easy. Anyone age 10 and higher can learn to dive. Our multi day course is custom tailored to your learning style and schedule. Take the plunge and become a SCUBA diver today.

The Open Water Dive course lasts from 3-5 days and includes everything you need to learn to dive safely. Our professional instructor will set up your training schedule and ensure you are ready for your lifelong diving adventures.

We have multiple options for learning to dive including our standard E learning.

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E-learning lets you learn at your own pace and become familiar with the topics before you arrive in Key West. Take as much or as little time as necessary and ensure you have the most throughout understanding of dive theory. Your instructor will review the knowledge with you and get you ready for the hands on portion of the course.

Pool work is accomplished over multiple sessions to help you build muscle memory and retain the knowledge necessary to learn to dive. Our slow and steady approach to learning means you get the attention you need at the pace you want.

Checkout dives are the final task to obtain your open water certification. 4 dives are required and are spaced over two days. We review all the skills you have mastered in the pool sessions and perform them in an open water environment. This is your final exam but don’t worry, your instructor will have ensured you are ready for this before you get on the boat.

After your successful completion of the checkout dives we will present you with your open water certification that has no expiration date. You can now dive anywhere in the world and start a life long passion.


Other great ways to learn to dive

Another great way to learn to dive is our Referral Program. Start your training at any SSI dive training facility and master the pool work before you arrive. With our skilled instructors you will complete your Open Water Checkout Dives over two days and earn your certification. This option lets you maximize your time on vacation and still get to dive in a tropical destination in the United States. Our dive training partners at many SSI authorized dive training facilities will allow you to extend your training over a longer period. This will help increase learning retention and understanding while still working on your own schedule. Your local SSI dive center near your home can provide excellent service and will be able to provide the bulk of your training.

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Step-By-Step Guide

Step 1: Dive Into Excitement

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Finz Dive Center. Our expert instructors will fuel your passion for underwater exploration.

Step 2: Choose Your Adventure

Select your preferred Open Water Dive certification course. Choose the dates you are available and add certification upgrades such as Enriched Air Nitrox.

Step 3: Dive Theory

Get acquainted with the basics of diving theory. Our laid-back yet informative sessions ensure you grasp essential knowledge effortlessly. Complete a portion of the dive theory online before you arrive and save time on your vacation.

Step 4: Pool Training

Dive into our training pool for hands-on experience. Master fundamental skills under the guidance of our experienced instructors, making you feel at ease in the underwater realm.

Step 5: Open Water Dives

It’s time to put your skills to the test in the open sea. Experience the unforgettable underwater reefs of Key West as you complete your certification dives with our seasoned professionals.

Step 6: Certification Celebration

Congratulations! You’ve earned your Open Water Dive certification. Join us for a celebration at Finz Dive Center, where memories and friendships are as deep as the ocean.

Why Choose Finz Dive Center?


Expert Instructors: Learn from the best in the business, ensuring a safe and enjoyable learning experience.


Top-Rated Facilities: Dive into comfort with our state-of-the-art equipment and training facilities.


Scenic Dive Locations: Explore the vibrant underwater world of Key West's renowned dive sites.

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6003 Peninsular Ave Suite 4

Key West, FL 33040