Learn to Scuba Dive with Sugar Land Dive Center

This is where it all begins! Learn to Scuba Dive and earn your PADI Open Water Certification at your own pace with Sugar Land Dive Center and our patient PADI Instructors.

Sugar Land Dive Center makes learning to scuba dive easy and fun. We have convenient weeknight and weekend course schedules, and all classes are limited to a maximum of six participants. Private and semi-private classes are also available on request.

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As with all our courses, we offer all-inclusive pricing on all our scuba training. There are no hidden costs.


Our PADI Open Water course price includes:

  • Training
  • Academic Materials – PADI eLearning or PADI Open CrewPak and manual
  • Rental Gear
    • Weight Integrated BCD
    • Weights
    • Regulators
    • Dive Computer
    • Air Cylinders
    • Exposure Protection
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Student Dive Insurance

Personal snorkeling equipment is not included. We recommend getting your own personal gear, including your mask, snorkel, fins, and boots, to ensure proper fit. If you do not wish to invest in your personal snorkeling gear at this time, we do have rental packages available.

You will learn to Scuba Dive and earn your PADI Open Water Certification in three easy steps:

Step One – Academics

If you complete your PADI Open Water Course using eLearning, you will complete this portion on your own time. If you choose the traditional classroom setting, you will review all the academic material over two classroom sessions with one of our patient PADI Instructors.

You will become familiar with basic diving principles and procedures during this training portion.

Step Two – Confined Water (Pool) Dives

During this step, you will complete five confined (pool) dives over a minimum of two days in our wion-site heated swimming pool. During these confined water dives, you will develop the scuba skills necessary to dive safely. As we progress at your pace, not ours, we occasionally add extra pool sessions to make sure you are comfortable with these skills.

Step Three – Open Water Dives

The last step in learning to scuba dive will be your Open Water Dives. You will complete four Open Water Dives over two days. During these dives, you will show off your new skills as a scuba diver to your Instructor as you explore one of our local dive sites. Once these dives are completed, you will be a certified PADI Open Water Diver. Your PADI Open Water Certification is recognized worldwide, so your diving experiences will be limitless.

Prerequisites for learning to dive

  • Be at least ten years old.
  • Have adequate swimming skills.
  • Be in good physical health.
  • Download and complete the following required form:
    •  PADI Medical Statement (PDF) (Note: The Medical Statement ONLY needs to be signed by a physician if you answer any medical question with a ‘YES’)
Additional requirements for children 10-11 years old:

In addition to the form listed above, each participant and their legal guardian must read and provide a signed copy of the

Sugar Land Dive Center also offers private, semi-private, and accelerated e-Learning Open Water Courses.