There are three basic components to learning to dive.

The Knowledge Development Training (academic) ($250.00)
The Confined Water Training ($300.00)
The Open Water Training ($200.00)*

This $750.00 includes all gear. Other companies require students to purchase their personal gear.  We provide Mask, Fins and Snorkel and all other related gear for training.

Before any in-water training may begin, we are required to get the PADI Medical form completed. There are many common health related situations listed that will not necessarily prevent you from diving. IF you have selected "No" on each to these items we can continue to the water with your signature. IF you have a "Yes" on the form, we simply require a doctor to sign the form prior to any water sessions. 


PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors)

In his independent courses, Patrick is an experienced PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer.

There are several options to tailor the training to your needs and schedule. One option for most of today's online users is eLearning. To learn more about eLearning you may visit PADI's website at To start eLearning with Barton Visions, please contact us to get your "Access Pass PIN #".

Once payment has been received for the PADI eLearning, we will provide you with the "Access Pass PIN #" which you can then begin your training. To keep the transfer of information from to Barton Visions, it is best to let us provide the Pass.

You can enter the information here:

Please read the excerpts below to learn more about your PADI training.

What is PADI?

"PADI: Professional Association of Diving Instructors PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training organization. With more than forty years’ experience, 135,000 PADI Professionals and more than 5,800 dive shops and resorts worldwide, PADI training materials and services let you experience scuba diving from nearly anywhere. Scuba diving with PADI Instructors, Dive Centers and Resorts can help transform your life through education, experience, equipment and environmental conservation."

PADI Open Water Diver Course Online

What does it cover?
The PADI Open Water Diver course is, by far, the world's most popular scuba certification course. Millions of people have started diving as certified PADI Open Water Divers. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development (facts, principles, concepts) and motor procedures (skills, techniques, methods). The PADI Open Water Diver Course online provides the knowledge development portion you need. You develop the remaining skills by actually diving with a PADI Instructor at your local PADI Dive Center or Resort.

How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI's eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What does it cost?

See Above. The PADI Open Water Diver Course online is (US) nonrefundable. The fee covers your knowledge development training and gives you unlimited access to an electronic version of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual (course textbook). Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will charge an additional fee for the in water portion of your certification. You will also need to purchase a mask, snorkel, pair of fins, and other personal dive equipment. Your PADI Dive Center or Resort will guide you through this process and may suggest additional equipment along with the required purchase of a Recreational Dive Planner (Table or eRDP version) and a log book.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning course will be available for one year from the time of course registration.

*If all other training was completed by Barton Visions.

-You can get started as low as $250.00. This allows you the opportunity to get started with the academic portion of your training. After the payment, We will register you with PADI Online to login and get started. PADI does require a unique email address for each student and we ask that you email us the full name and date of birth for each student.

- The pool segment is designed to allow each student to learn, practice and master their SCUBA Skills. Whether you continue to open water with Barton Visions or you choose a referral to a destination, this will prepare you for your diving adventure

- To be SCUBA Certified, you are required to complete two days of diving in an Open Water Environment. This can be done locally with us. On a trip with us or a referral to another PADI Shop can be provided. We want to make this easy for you!

We would love to have a discussion about your business needs.