PADI Open Water Certification – Waikiki
Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?
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.
Duration: 3-4 hours each portion (4 total)
1. Classroom Theory: Thursday 4.30 pm at 1640 Wikilina dr. Wahiawa HI 96786.
2. Confined Waters: Saturday 6.15 am at Ala Wai harbor slip #70.
3. Open Water 1 & 2: Saturday (Same day) 12.45 pm at Ala Wai harbor slip #70.
4. Open Water 3 & 4: Following Sunday (Next day) at 12.15 pm at Ala Wai harbor slip #70.
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 6:1) and highly-trained instructors. We offer both e-learning and instructor-led options for the knowledge development phase of your certification.
This course is executed in three phases:
Phase I: Knowledge Development
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!
Phase II: Classroom and Confined Water Sessions
In the classroom, you have the opportunity to review your Knowledge Development questions with your instructor. Any portion of dive theory you are still in doubt about will be covered before you take your quizzes and final examination. You also get to learn about additional diving opportunities, perhaps even get excited about mapping out steps of your future dive career through continued education! During your confined water session, you’ll get to learn how to set up your diving gear, clear your mask of water, hover, and several other important and fun skills. The skills learned in confined water will prepare you to dive into a variety of open water environments. Your tuition includes most of your rental gear such as your exposure suit, your BCD, and your regulator; but we request new divers own some of the more basic setups: such as your mask, snorkel, and fins. It’s more fun, more comfortable, and more conducive to efficient learning when you have a mask that fits your face perfectly! If you don’t already own these, you can purchase them from our wide array of top-notch gear at the shop when you come by to register and pick up your manual.
Phase III: Open Water Checkout Dives
During this portion of your training, you finally get to go to the ocean and dive into Hawaii’s splendid blue waters! You’ll get comfortable at first to a maximum depth of 40 feet, and progress to dives of a maximum depth of 60 feet. It is 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 & confined water and apply them to real-life conditions. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the ocean over the four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card!
• PADI Open Water Diver Manual and RDP booklet/slate
• Exposure suit, BCD, regulator, tanks, weights
• Classroom and confined water instruction
• Four required training dives
Not included in tuition:
• PADI Open Water Diver DVD and Log Book
• Personal Gear: your personal gear consists of a mask, snorkel, and fins.
Course structure (non-consecutive days):
• Phase I: Independent home study and knowledge development
• Phase II (day one): classroom and confined water sessions
• Phase III (days two and three): checkout dives (2 dives each day for 4 total dives)
If you’ve completed your classroom and confined water sessions elsewhere but want to finish up your certification with us, we are happy to conduct just Phase III with you (option available upon booking). Just make sure you bring your Universal Referral Form with recorded training.
|PADI Open Water Certification – Waikiki|
PADI Open Water class with eLearning
PADI Open Water class with eLearning + Nitrox Specialty Courses
PADI eLearning only
(Needs dives to complete certification)
Open Water Checkout Dives only
Customers will receive credit in the form of a rain check within 48 hours of a notice of cancellation. A rain-check is issued when a customer cancels due to extenuating circumstances or when weather inhibits our taking the boat out for a dive. Weather calls are made the day of the dive. Contact us by phone to cancel or inquire about a cancellation. No-shows will be charged the full price. All sales are final
Intentional or deliberate misuse of equipment that results in damage to any rental equipment or the vessels will be charged at current fair market value.
The reef is a living organism and home to many wonderful creatures and we wish to share the beauty with our guests for decades to come. So we kindly ask that you carefully consider what is brought aboard our vessels. We ask that non-biodegradable and/or single-use items such as glass or plastic be left ashore in the best interest and safety of our beautiful wildlife.
Our team of divemasters, instructors, and captains are committed to ensuring your safety above and below the water while delivering a 5-star experience filled with Aloha to each and every guest regardless of experience level. They would appreciate your feedback whether it be with gratuities, comments, and/or positive reviews on the internet. If you feel like your experience fell short of this commitment in any way please let us know immediately, as we strive to provide the absolute best diving experience on the island of Oahu.
Mahalo Nui Loa