Open Water Diver Course
Get Your Open Water Diver Certification!
Dive Oahu has been spawning new divers in The Hawaiian Islands for more than a decade. Now is the time for you to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course and begin your world of exploration underwater! Whether you want to dive with colorful fish, whale sharks, or manta rays, as a PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy anywhere in the world!
About This Course
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What Qualifications Do I Need to Start?
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
- A PADI Jr Open Water Diver between the ages of 10 and 11 years may only dive with a PADI Professional, a certified parent or certified guardian to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet.
What Will I Do?
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water (ocean or lake) dives. The ocean dives can be done at the beach. However many students choose to upgrade their dive experience with a boat trip.
How Long Will it Take?
PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. Dive Oahu has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals’ needs, including visitors.The class typically takes a week, with 4 evening sessions and a weekend at the beach, but can take as little as 3 days for those who wish to schedule private courses. We offer private courses for those who want a more personal experience in learning to dive.
e-Learning - The Alternative to Classes
- Convenience of taking classes online on your own time.
- Saves time driving to and from Dive Oahu for class sessions.
- You can go as fast or as slow as you want
What Diving Equipment Will I Need?
Dive Oahu will deliver the scuba equipment to the pool and ocean sessions. You are responsible for your mask, snorkel, fins, wet suit boots and gloves. We have a large selection to choose from, and offer many student specials.
What Will I Need?
- PADI Open Water Crew-Pak
- PADI Open Water DVD
- PIC Certification Card
- Log Book
* Open Water Crew-Pak and Open Water DVD must be purchased if non-eLearner. Everyone will need a log book.