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Learn to Dive

Join the millions of divers who have discovered the wonders of the underwater world!

Ocean Impact is proud to be a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center.  This means you can rest assured you're receiving the best, safest, and most professional training in the area.  PADI, or the Professional Association of Diving Instructors, is the largest, most recognized recreational diving membership and diver training organization in the world.  Not only will you be trained by the best, but your resulting certification will be recognized by dive shops around the world!

We're proud to serve all of Western and Northwest Arkansas and Eastern Oklahoma with one of the most experienced dive teams in the region. Our instructors, divemasters, and shop staff are here to assist you in any way possible. We want to make your dive plans successful!

We offer several ways in which to become a PADI certified open water diver:

PADI Open Water Class

Our classes are fun and informative!PADI Open Water Classes include the following:

  • All course materials
  • Professional instruction
  • Classroom sessions
  • Indoor heated pool sessions
  • Use of top of the line rental dive gear including: buoyancy control device, regulators, gauges, weights, weight belt, wetsuit, and compass
  • PADI Open Water Certification Card upon completion
  • Class requires but does not include mask, fins, snorkel, or boots.

Class price only $400

Classes are one week long and go from 6:00-10:00PM:

Tentative schedule:

Monday - Classroom Session

Tuesday - Pool Session

Wednesday - 

Thursday - Pool Session 


Saturday - Lake Dives

Sunday - Lake Dives and completion of certification!


Padi Elearning

 Come Sign up in the shop, we give you a code and complete the classroom portion at your own pace- anytime, anywhere. Join us for our pool sessions and lake dives for only 350.00.

Private PADI Open Water Class

Private PADI Open Water Classes include everything our traditional class includes, with the addition of:

  • Flexible scheduling: Private classes are custom tailored to accommodate your schedule.
  • All students 12 years of age and younger are required to take private classes.
  • One-on-one instruction if desired.

Class price $400


Open Water Referral

Take your Class and Pool sessions with us and do your open water dives on a trip!

Class price $300