This basic certification is good for life and qualifies you to dive in conditions similar to those you have been trained in. The easiest way to obtain your PADI Open Water certification is to complete the academic portion of the course on-line, using the PADI E-learning program. You even take the final exam on-line. You can do this at your own pace in the comfort of your home. On island you will have a quick review of the academics followed by pool sessions learning the skills required to dive. This is generally completed in a day. The next 2 days you are out on the dive boat practising those skills with your instructor in open water and enjoying diving at the same time.
If you do not have access to a computer you can study using the PADI manual and will complete the knowledge reviews and final exam with your instructor. This requires more time with your instructor on island.
Once certified it is a good idea to complete a dive or 2 to build your confidence or go ahead and sign up for the Advanced class.
Price includes all equipment and fees.
A medical questionnaire is required for all instruction. Any “Yes” answers require a doctor’s written approval to dive.