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PADI OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

Get certified with our crew and unlock a lifetime of global diving opportunities! Join the world's premier scuba diving course today!

If you've always wanted to learn to dive, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions have learned to dive with this course, and most dive shops around the world recognize this certification for equipment rentals and dive charters. Experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves.

RATES & TIMES

  • Seasonal pricing starts at $699 for four Open Water dives on our boat done over two days.

  • PADI eLearning and the Confined Water session must be completed prior to the Open Water dives. If you would like to schedule these with us, they cost an additional $202 and $250 respectively.

  • We run the full three day Open Water course on Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday and Friday/Saturday/Sunday each week.

  • Check in time is 8 am each day, usually finishing around 1 pm.

  • If you would like to customize your course schedule, let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

OPEN WATER COURSE

  • Our confined session takes place in an infinity pool with a premium view of the Kona coastside, providing the perfect backdrop for refining your diving abilities.

  • Open Water Dive One introduces you to essential skills applicable to all dives, the exhilaration of underwater exploration, and the nuances between confined water and open water environments. Open Water Dive Two builds upon these foundations, offering further practice of skills honed in the pool.

  • Open Water Dives Three and Four serve as checkout dives, providing you with the opportunity to review any skills alongside your instructor.

  • Upon completing these four dives, you'll attain official certification! Your certification is lifelong, recognized worldwide, and opens doors to advanced dive training

REQUIREMENTS

  • Age requirement: Must be at least 10 years old and in reasonably good physical health.

  • Completion of PADI Medical Statement is required.

  • Proficiency in swimming and floating unassisted in the ocean.

  • Ability to understand and speak English (for safety reasons).

  • Minors (under 18) must be accompanied by an adult on our boat.

  • If you have a 10 or 11-year-old in your group, reserving a private guide is necessary for the best possible experience.

  • Note: Divers aged 10-14 will receive a Junior Open Water certification.

WHAT WE PROVIDE

  • In the Open Water Diver course, you'll learn how to use essential SCUBA gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device, and tank.

  • You'll have access to high-quality SCUBA gear from our rental inventory.

  • Our course is taught at a 4:1 student to instructor ratio, the smallest in Kona.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Reef-safe sun protection

  • Towels

  • A sense of adventure

  • Gratuity for your guides

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