OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
become a certified diver
Your passport to adventure and the underwater world awaits you. We aim to provide the highest level of training, and that starts with our small class sizes (maximum student-instructor ratio of 4:1) and highly-trained instructors.
We offer both e-learning and instructor-led options for the knowledge development phase of your certification.
Learn the lingo! During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives in order to have fun while staying safe. Your study resources include your PADI Open Water Diver manual and your Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) booklet and slate. You will need to come by the shop to pick those up for your independent study; the five Knowledge Development sections at the end of each of the five book chapters must be completed prior to your classroom session. Once you are done with your independent study, call us to book your classroom and confined water sessions!
CLASSROOM AND CONFINED WATER SESSION
In the classroom you have the opportunity to review your Knowledge Development questions with your instructor. Under the supervision of your PADI Instructor, you will review the dive theory material from your independent study before you take the quizzes and final examination. You will also learn about additional diving opportunities and options to progress your dive career through continued education! During your confined water session you will learn a variety of important and fun skills such as setting up your diving gear, clearing your mask of water, and hovering. The skills learned in the pool will prepare you to dive in a variety of open water environments.
OPEN WATER CHECKOUT DIVES
During your open water checkout dives, you finally get to put all your training to use and dive into Hawaii’s splendid blue waters! On your first dives, you’ll dive to a maximum depth of 40 feet to gain confidence, later progressing to a maximum depth of 60 feet. Your training will be spread over two days of diving, each day consisting of two checkout dives. You take all of the skills you’ve learned in the classroom and confined water session and apply them to real life conditions. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the ocean over four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card. If you’ve already completed your classroom and confined water sessions elsewhere but want to finish up your certification with us, we are happy to do it, just make sure you bring us your Universal Referral Form with recorded training.
Choose from our 3 course packages:
Silver Package - $399
Four checkout dives conducted from shore.
Gold Package - $499
Checkout dives 1 and 2 conducted from shore; checkout dives 3 and 4 conducted from the boat.
Platinum Package - $599
Four checkout dives conducted from the boat.
Maximum student-to-instructor ratio is 4:1.
PADI Open Water Diver Course Manual
Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) booklet/slate
Classroom instruction (e-learning option available at checkout)
Confined water training
Four certification training dives
Exposure suit, Buoyancy Compensation Device (BCD), Regulators
Tanks and weights
PADI Open Water Diver DVD
Personal Gear: mask, snorkel, and fins
Course Structure (non-consecutive days):
Independent home study and knowledge development
Day one: classroom and confined water sessions
Day two: checkout dives 1 and 2
Day three: checkout dives 3 and 4