Level one Open Water Certification


WARNING- flying weightless while breathing under water is extremely addicting!  

The Meek shall inherit the Earth, but the Brave get the Sea. 

Scuba Diving is on many peoples bucket list. Come on!  This is one of the best experiences possible on our planet. You won’t be bored I promise you. Adventure, new memories, exotic destinations, life long diving friends and a ton of fun - this is where it all starts! 

Thousands of divers trained since 1995. Get your scuba diving certification that is recognized around the globe.  At Coral Key, we don't want to just train you, we will help you love it as we do! No prior experience with scuba diving is required!

Why Coral Key for your Scuba Dive Training?

  • We are the cutting edge Dive Shop. Ask any diver you know if they remember how to use the “dive tables”? Nope! As dive professionals, we don't use "dive tables" when we dive, so why would we expect you to use them? Short answer - We don’t! Why do other shops teach and use weight belts? We have no idea because no one uses them any more. Why don’t other shops use dive computers in their training? Because they are expensive and take a beating during training. All of our training equipment have easy to use dive computers on them and use integrated weights. Computers and integrated weights are standard equipment today. We feel a new diver should learn how to use and understand this essential but uncomplicated equipment from the start. We won't compromise your scuba training to save a few bucks - People over profit. Done!

  • Buoyancy is one of the most important skills to learn for your safety, enjoyment & confidence. And it helps protect you and the reefs! As a beginning diver, it takes practice to master buoyancy control. For this reason, our training includes the Perfect Buoyancy course. This is a completely separate scuba course that you have available at your convenience for free after you complete the Open Water training. It is a full course including your certification card and professional instructor-led pool sessions. Normal cost for this is $180. Just another way we train the best and safer divers out there!


  • 10 years of age or older (Kids ages 10 to 15 must have parent/guardian present.)

  • Basic swimming ability - Students complete a continuous 200 yard swim or 300 yard swim with mask, snorkel & fins and 10 minute tread/float

  • Completion of all online learning assignments before the start of class

  • Completion of Medical form - If you answer "YES" to any of the medical question you MUST have a signed doctors release before the start of the course

Course Overview

Step 1: Getting Started – Register and Complete the Digital Learning Level One training.

Register for Open Water Digital learning to get started with your training! All course materials are presented in an interactive environment including plenty of graphics, video, and interactive review questions. Students complete all reviews and exams, decreasing the amount of time needed in a classroom. This course is digital and may be taken online or offline in your personal device.

CLICK HERE to purchase/register for Digital learning and get started today.

Step 2: Classroom Instruction and Pool Instruction

Select the class and pool schedule that meets your needs. Never fear, private courses are always available; please give us a call with any questions. (Additional fees apply with private courses.)

Classroom Instruction - Students receive personal instruction from a professional instructor and receive a class introduction, take a Quick Review quiz, get an introduction to dive computers and get fitted for equipment.

Pool Dives - Students learn the basic scuba diving techniques that make your diving experience safe and enjoyable. This portion of the course gives confidence with scuba equipment and the ability to perform basic skills to become a safe diver.

Step 3: Certification Dives

The student divers make a minimum of 4 dives over 2 days in Open Water, performing the same skills practiced during pool dives.

Certification Dive Options & Locations

Local (Coral Sea) - Join us during the summer months at Coral Key's OWN private lake, the Coral Sea, less than 5 minutes from our store.

Blue Hole (NM) - Join us during the winter months in Santa Rosa, New Mexico, approximately 5.5 hours from Denver. (Additional $65 to the package price, and you must provide your own transportation, lodging and meals.)

Group Trip - Come join us on one of our instructor-lead, exotic diving vacations offered year around. This option provides a great opportunity to meet other divers of all backgrounds and skill levels and train in the best of conditions.

Referral Packet - This kit contains everything needed to complete your open water certification dives through another training facility. Let us arrange your certification dives with the dive operation at your travel destination. There will be additional cost payable to the facility you choose for completing your dives. We will also reward you $75 of credit towards your next dive class with us. 


  • Classroom Instruction and Pool Training

  • Open Water Certification Dives

  • Digital Certification Card

  • Rental Scuba Equipment, except personal gear: Mask, Fins, Snorkel (may be rented for additional cost) and Booties

  • DAN Student Membership info

  • Coral Key Exclusive Bonus: Perfect Buoyancy course after the completion of the Open Water Course ($180 Value)!

You Will Need:

Additional Information:

  • Please understand that scheduling is important and has rippling effects if you change dates. Changing course dates within 10 days prior to the start of the original course will result in a $40 transfer fee, added to your course cost.

  • Prices are listed as per person.

  • Blue Hole or Crater certification dive locations are an additional cost of $65, require a minimum of 6 students and does not include transportation, lodging, or meals.

  • Online Learning course MUST be completed prior to the first “Pool & Classroom” session.

  • If you answer 'Yes' to any of the medical questions, you MUST have a signed medical release before the first class.

Level One Beginning Certification

Location: Arvada
Class Size: 6
Time: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Price: $450

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Digital Open water course

Digital Course
Price: $130

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Certification Dives (Blue Hole, NM)

Location: Blue Hole
Class Size: 16
Dates: October - April
Time: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Price: $65

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Certification Dives (Local)

Location: Local (Coral Sea)
Class Size 6
Dates: May - September
Time: 8am - 3pm
Price: Included

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