SCUBA Certification Courses

Are you interested in learning to dive and earning your PADI scuba diving certification? Or are you already a certified diver interested in earning a more advanced scuba diving certification? Earn your certification with ASI Campus Recreation. We offer a wide variety of PADI scuba certifications for you to start your diving adventures or continue your scuba diving education.

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PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course

This is the beginner SCUBA diving certification course. If you’ve always wanted to experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The ASI Dive Center is offering members the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. The fee includes everything you will need to become a certified diver (student materials, certification fees, rental gear, and open water diving). The course includes online module lessons, pool practice sessions, and open water dives in the beautiful Southern California waters.

Price: $325

Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu

Session 1

Registration Deadline Friday, August 23 at 4pm
Water Assessment Friday, August 23: 4-6pm
(email scuba@cpp.edu for alternative schedule)
Pool Sessions Friday, August 30: 4-7pm,
Saturday, August 31: 9am-5pm &
Sunday September 1: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip Friday, September 6 at 8pm – Sunday, September 8 at 7pm

Session 2

Water Assessment Friday, September 20: 4-6pm
(email scuba@cpp.edu for alternative schedule)
Pool Sessions Friday, September 27: 4-7pm,
Saturday, September 28: 9am-5pm &
Sunday September 29: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip Friday, October 4 at 8pm – Sunday, October 5 at 7pm

Session 3

Water Assessment Friday, October 18: 2-4pm
(email scuba@cpp.edu for alternative schedule)
Pool Sessions Friday, October 25: 4-7pm,
Saturday, October 26: 9am-5pm &
Sunday, October 27: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip New Boat/Hotel Dates: Friday, November 1: 8pm – Sunday November 3: 7pm

Session 4

Water Assessment Friday, October 18: 2-4pm
(email scuba@cpp.edu to schedule your water assessment.)
Pool Sessions Friday, October 11: 4-7pm,
Saturday, October 12: 9am-5pm &
Sunday, October 13: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip Saturday, October 19: 6am – Sunday, October 20: 7pm

Already a Certified Diver? Check out these programs!

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification

Build confidence and expand your scuba skills through various Adventure Dives. While experiencing a taster of different specialties under the supervision of your PADI Instructor, you will explore and learn new ways to have fun underwater. In addition, you will earn a specialty certification in your focus area.

Price: $275

Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu

Session 1

Pool Session Sunday, September 1: 10am-5pm
Open Water Trip Friday, September 6: 8pm – Sunday, September 8: 7pm

Session 2

Pool Session Friday, October 11: 2-6pm
Open Water Trip Friday, October 19: 8pm – Sunday, October 20: 7pm

Session 3

Pool Session Sunday, November 3: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip New Boat/Hotel Dates: Friday, November 1: 8pm – Sunday November 3: 7pm

PADI Rescuer Diver Certification Course

Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, while becoming more confident in your diving skills. During this course, you will learn to become a better dive buddy by practicing problem solving skills and emergency rescue techniques until they become second nature.

Price: $300

Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu

Fall Session

Pool Sessions Friday, September 20: 4-7pm,
Saturday, September 21: 9am-5pm &
Sunday, September 22: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip Friday, October 4: 8pm – Sunday, October 5: 7pm

SCUBA Reactivate

Has it been a while since you’ve been diving? Come refresh your skills and reactivate your diving life! The PADI Reactivate course includes a short SCUBA knowledge review and skills practice in the pool. This $30 course takes approximately 4 hours and can be planned around your schedule.

Price: $30

Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu

Already a diver and looking for more fun experiences? Check out our Specialty Course Packages.

Specialty Cert Combo

Chose any one specialty with 3 or 4 dives OR three specialties with 1 or 2 dives. See chart below.

Price: $275

Register at the Member Services desk at the BRIC or online via recportal.cpp.edu

Session 1

Pool Session Sunday, September 1: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip Friday, September 6: 8pm – Sunday, September 8: 7pm

Session 2

Pool Session Sunday, October 13: 10am-6pm
Open Water Trip Friday, October 19: 8pm – Sunday, October 20: 7pm

Session 3

Pool Session Sunday, November 3: 9am-5pm
Open Water Trip New Boat/Hotel Dates: Friday, November 1: 8pm – Sunday November 3: 7pm

Specialty Certification Offering List

Number of Required Dives Specialty Certification Name
0 Project AWARE, Skin Diver, Enriched Air, Coral Conservation, Equipment Specialist
1 Dive Against Debris, Underwater Photography 1
2 Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Full Face Mask, Fish Identification, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Boat, Underwater Photography 2, Underwater Naturalist, Diver Propulsion Vehicle
3 Deep, Underwater Navigation, Night
4 Search and Recovery, Wreck

*All basic certification courses include Project AWARE lessons to support comprehensive diver education and assist in conservation efforts to protect the ocean.