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Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver

Earn world-wide respected certification through our education-oriented classes. Your certification will never expire. Typical classes are seven sessions in classroom and pool, and then we go out to enjoy open water dives. When Certified through Underwater Service you will be a Scuba Educators International Diver. SEI was founded in 2008, SEI was formerly the YMCA Scuba program. Compared to other agencies, our SEI Diving courses emphasize comprehensive diving knowledge and the opportunity for intensive skills practice. Both in the pool and open water.  New divers are able to enjoy the underwater world from the very first dives. 

I Tried Scuba

I Tried Scuba

‘I Tried Scuba’ is a fantastic program for people who want to try out scuba diving before taking our 7 week course. In this two hour program students will spend one hour in the classroom learning safe scuba diving training and all the opportunities you will have as an Open Water Diver should they continue their scuba diving education with us. 


In the one hour pool session, students will be asked to complete a short swim , prior to being shown how to use  mask, snorkel and fins. After practicing with basic equipment you will have a chance to put on scuba gear and swim underwater with an instructor for a tour at the bottom of the pool. 

Ages: 10+

Class Length:  2 hours

Next Class:

Yorktown High School, January 28, 2024 4-6pm

Muncie Central  HS , estimated to start in January 2024

For more information or to schedule this class, contact Leaird's Underwater Service


Open Water Diver


This 7 week course meets once a week for four hours. Two hours are spent in the classroom and two hours are spent in the pool. During these 7 weeks students will learn the importance of dive safety, dive planning, physiology of the human body, marine life, and so much more.



The pool sessions are designed to gradually increase the student’s confidence in the water. 

Students will learn how to assemble their scuba gear both in and out of water, buoyancy, safety and lifesaving skills. Each session the students will learn new skills and become more comfortable in the water. 


-Minimum age 15 yrs old (12-14 Junior Open Water Diver).

-Complete a medical questionnaire.

-Complete a swimming ability test. Including underwater swim, surface swim and treading/survival floating exercises.

Class Length:   7 weeks

Next Class:

Muncie Central HS, (estimated to start late January or early February 2024)

Yorktown High School, February 4th -March 17th, 2024 4-8pm

Ball Gym at Ball State University, SPRING 2024  Please sign up through Life Time Learning through Ball State University or email instructor Sheli Plummer for questions

For more information or to schedule this class, contact Leaird's Underwater Service


Open Water Training Dives

Open Water Dives 

After the classroom and pool sessions have been completed students will complete their open water dives here in Muncie at Philips Outdoor Center. If students would like to complete their Open Water dives in warmer water this can be arranged. Referral packets are $15.00.

SEI instructors often make dive trips to Florida, Open Water dives can be arranged then.

After completion of the course you will gain a world wide recognized Scuba Certification that lasts a lifetime. 

2024  Checkout dive dates


For more information or to schedule this class, contact Leaird's Underwater Service

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