Open Water Diver

"World's Most Popular Scuba Course"

This course has introduced Millions to adventurous diving lifestyle.

The Frank's Difference:

Our friendly Oklahoma style

Frank's World Famous Scuba Program is one of the oldest award winning programs in the world, since 1955 from the DUST BOWL state of Oklahoma.  Our friendly Oklahoma style have made students into life long friends.  Many couples met during our courses are now married because of the fun the had with sharing and learning scuba with us.  We have a passion for diving and dive safety.  Our goal is for you to become a fun loving passionate diver. Let us introduce you to adventurous diving lifestyle. Small class size and heated indoor pool sessions creates fun loving divers.  We teach more in-depth knowledge and skills for you in our program.  Use of High quality Scuba System during pool training.  2:1 ratio on your open water dives allows us you to fine tune and enjoy diving as experience the wonders of the underwater sport of diving.  Fun, experienced instructors


Frank's Underwater Sports Open Water Diver Course consist of three phases:

Phase 1. Home Study

Phase 2. Class and Pool Sessions

Phase 3. Open water Certification Dives


How to get started:


Step 1. Pencil in a group or private lesson.


Course Schedule:

  Option #1: Meet Monday and Wednesday evenings  6:00 - 10:00 pm for 2 weeks

  Option #2: Meet Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6:00 - 10:00 pm for 2 weeks

  Option #3: Meet Friday evening 6:00 - 10:00 pm, Saturday 9am - 5 pm and Sunday 12:00pm - 5pm

Check the course calendar or call 405.478.0040 to see which option is available for you.

Step 2. Say Hi, RSVP and Gear up for diving.

Come by and pick up course materials and Snorkeling System for scuba.

We recommend a least one week before class starts.

Classes start almost every week, size is limited please call or come by to reserve you place.


Equipment: Your Open Water Diver course requires to have your own personal Snorkeling System for Scuba for pool and checkout dives, call or come by for details,  Additional scuba equipment is provided for pool training, but not open water checkout dives.  We include the basic dive gear for local checkout dives that includes weekend rental of Air Delivery System and Buoyancy Control system.



Liability Wavier

Medical statement

Bathing suit, towel & locker lock

Course books & DVD or Online course completion

Personal Snorkeling system for scuba with SSI Pre-Dive Analyzer Logbook.

    Save $ with Class packages, call or come by for details.

The above listing is the minimal requirements to go through any Open Water course taught by Professional Instructors.


Cost: $299 (with purchase of personal snorkeling system), for classroom and pool sessions and 6 Open Water Certification Dives, SSI open Water Diver course book and DVD, SSI Dive Tables and Dive Computer training, SSI certification card processing, Lunch during Saturday class, TDS consulting, use of Scuba System for pool sessions.  Your personal snorkeling system will not be included in the course fee, cost will vary depending on quality and style for your budget  It's important to learn to dive in your own properly fitted equipment.  Please call us if you have any questions. 405.478.0040


Private lessons: We understand life's busy.  If none of these options fits your schedule, consider our Private classroom and pool training option.  The course will be done at a pace to fit your needs.  Private lessons cost $499 and ensure to get the most out of your scuba certification. 


Step 3. Schedule your Open Water Dives.


Certification Dives: You must complete your 6 open water dives with an instructor to earn your certification.  These must be completed within twelve months of your pool training.


We offer local certification dives les than an hour from Oklahoma city from May to November.  December through April we travel to regional dive sites to complete the checkout dives.  You may also complete your certification on one of Frank's Underwater Sports trips. Click here for schedule, HERE.


Already have a trip planned?  Talk with your instructor about completing your referral paperwork to complete your Open Water certification on your trip.



Next Step! Specialty Courses, Advanced Open Water Diver, Master Diver



Key Diver Benefits: Reduces physiological effects of nitrogen absorption.

Increase bottom time at nominal depths


Have you ever wanted to extend your bottom time and shorten your surface interval?  The Enriched Air and NITROX course is just what you're looking for. NITROX has become and will be the wave of the future for recreational divers. But it also requires more intensive preparation and planning. In your Open Water Course you learned basic physics and physiology of diving. This course will allow you to build on that knowledge and make you a safer diver. The benefits of NITROX will decrease your Nitrogen absorption and permit a longer dive. This course could be the first step into the realm of technical diving or yearn to prolong your customary dive plan.  Three parts to this course are Home study, Classroom and Nitrox dive.  Recommend Nitrox computer

Cost: $150 includes Nitrox book, Nitrox Combined Dive Table, EAD Table, Oxygen Table



Advanced Open Water Diver

Diver Benefits: Increased confidence and awareness while diving

Opens diver up to an entirely new world of diving opportunities


To obtain an Advanced Open Water Diver Certification you must log a minimum of 24 dives. You must also complete a minimum of 4 specialties. The Frank’s Underwater Sports offers a complete Advanced Open Water Certification package. It is designed to instruct you in what are the most commonly used specialties in diving.


Recommended equipment: Owning your own Total Diving System, Dive Alert, BC Whistle, Lights (Primary, Backup and Tank), Dive Marker and reel.  Please come by and talk with us based on your current dive system.

Cost: Card Fee


Specialty Courses:


NAVIGATION - Have you ever ask yourself, " How does my instructor manage to find the way back to the exit point or the boat?"  If so, the NAVIGATION Course is what you need to learn this skill for yourself.  The NAVIGATION Course will teach you to navigate with a compass and how to apply natural navigation skills.  You will also learn to estimate distances, navigate different search patterns, find your way to different marking points, and be able to get back to the exit point at any time.  Course includes: Natural Navigation, Compass Navigation, Combining Natural and Compass Navigation,

Special Navigation Situations and The Sport of Navigation.  The primary goal of any SSI Specialty course is to teach you important skills in a fun environment. All courses are taught using home study, short academic sessions, and in-water training.


"NIGHT DIVING means excitement, adventure and fascination all at the same time!  The underwater world is a new and mystical world for us.  While diving at night you can discover a different side of this world and you can experience it from a completely different view.  It is an unbelievable feeling to discover the mysteries held underwater when the sun goes down.  With the right equipment and a powerful light there is lot to discover. Night diving is a whole new way to experience the underwater world.

"DEEP DIVING in places where only a few have explored before!"  Get the experience of diving on a wreck below 100 feet! To do these dives safely, you need the right skills and the right knowledge and that is exactly what DEEP DIVING provides you.  Without proper training this kind of diving is an uncontrollable safety risk. To plan your dives properly you must first know about all of the potential risks involved in DEEP DIVING.  DEEP DIVING course will provide you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to make these types of dives safely and comfortably.  Course covers: Your Total Diving System & Deep Diving, Planning Your Deep Dive, Your Deep Dive, Potential Hazards, Repetitive Deep Diving and more.

"BOAT DIVING is not just diving from a boat - it is your guarantee for a successful and relaxing first diving vacation!"  Most of the diving you will do while on vacation will take place from a dive boat.  In your BOAT DIVING SPECIALTY COURSE you will learn the right boat diving techniques, get the most out of planning your vacation, what to consider when traveling with your Total Diving System.  Taking a BOAT DIVING program prior to your vacation guarantees you will be ready.  Course covers: Selecting Your Dive Boat, Preparing For Your Trip, Traveling On Your Boat, Diving From Your Boat, Finishing Your Boat Trip and more.

"PERFECT BUOYANCY CONTROL is the first step for every diver wants to be a "good diver."  Improving your buoyancy control skills is highly recommended. Every diver who wants to improve diving skills and at the same time wants to perform active environmental protection should take a PERFECT BUOYANCY course.  Nearly every diver who wants to dive on great spots on holiday is requested to do a Check-Dive and buoyancy control is one of the essential skills that has to be performed.  This isn't done to stress you out at the start of your vacation. It is done to protect the reefs you will be diving around.  The destruction and harm caused by divers with weak buoyancy skills is having an impact on reefs worldwide. Additionally, perfect buoyancy control is a prerequisite for nearly all Specialty Courses.  Course Covers: The Equipment for Buoyancy Control, The Basic Knowledge of Buoyancy, Controlling your Buoyancy in the Water, Perfect Buoyancy Control as an Active Contribution to the Underwater World and more.

EQUIPMENT TECHNIQUES program teaches you how to choose the right equipment for your needs.  "Your Total Diving System is like a buddy underwater who you need to be able to rely on at any time!"  Diving is more fun and more comfortable in your own equipment.  You will learn how to fit, adjust , maintain and make small repairs right on the spot.  Course Covers: Your Total Diving System: The Basics, Your Total Diving System: Scuba Equipment, Your Total Diving System: Specialty Training and Accessory System, Traveling With Your Total Diving System and more.

DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY - Now diving and photography with a digital camera system have become very easy! Many of you may already have a digital camera system and a proper underwater housing. As such, it's likely you are asking yourself how to take better pictures. Now a structured program is available to answer your digital underwater photography questions which means more fun and satisfaction in diving.  The DIGITAL UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY Program can be learned in the pool/confined water or directly in the open water. This makes this a perfect "winter specialty" which can be done just before your diving vacation starts.  Course Covers:   Your Entry to the Underwater Photography, Your Digital Camera System, Using your Camera System, Taking digital pictures underwater, Composition of your underwater pictures, Editing your digital pictures and more.

DRY SUIT DIVING is the course you should take, visibility at these times of the year is usually excellent so it's a great time to get out there. If you want to dive during the fall and winter or the colder climates.  When the nights become longer, the days shorter and the water gets colder - then the time for Dry Suit Diving has come."  In your DRY SUIT DIVING program you will learn about the advantages of dry suit diving, different suits, valves, underwear and dry suit accessories.  During the 2 mandatory dives you will apply correct dry diving techniques and demonstrate the correct care and maintenance of a dry suit.  Course Covers: Why Dry Suits?, Types of Dry Suits, Underwear Selection, Dry Suit Accessories, Dry Suit Techniques, Maintenance of Dry Suits and Dry Suit Repairs.

Stress and Rescue Diver course

Key Benefits: Effective buddy team and safer diver, prerequisite for Master Diver

With the Diver Stress and Rescue Course any certified diver can now become a safer diver - the SSI way. Learn how to detect and prevent stress in yourself and your diving companions, while mastering the rescue skills needed to help a diver in trouble. The key to early detection of stress is proper identification. Understanding the physical, mental, and physiological causes will help you identify stress in yourself and others. Stress can be prevented through precautions such as physical fitness, proper dive planning and use of quality equipment. With the Diver Stress and Rescue Course you will increase your diving competency and responsibility.

 Must have CPR & First Aid plus Emergency Oxygen Certification before completion of Stress & Rescue Course

Cost: $150 includes Stress & Rescue Course Book, Rescue Slate & Neurology Slate & DVD  Recommend: Pocket Mask & First Aid Kit.

Call Frank's for even more specialties available!