Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Why Become a PADI Open Water Diver?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Dive Oahu has been training new divers on the island for 25 years! Our seasoned staff of instructors is ready to give you the best experience with small classes, flexible training, and a personal touch. Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver Course with Dive Oahu, the most popular dive certification program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure with PADI, the dive company that sets the standards in the global diving community.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:


  • • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
    • Confined Water Dives in our pool to learn basic scuba skills.
    • Open Water Dives at a local beach to use your skills and explore!

PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Requirements

To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course, you must be 10 years old or older (10-14 year old divers may earn the Junior Open Water Diver certification). You need adequate swimming skills and be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

Class Organization

Dive Oahu has a variety of schedules to meet most individuals’ needs. Course length is typically one week with three evening sessions during the week and two morning sessions at a local beach on the weekend for the ocean dives. Class size and student to instructor ratio is 6:1.

PADI Open Water Diver Course Pricing

Regular course price of $599 includes PADI’s Open Water Touch, equipment, tuition and fees.
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online with SQUARE, then call Dive Oahu at (808) 922-3483 to schedule your class!

We offer discounted military group classes for $349! Call Dive Oahu at (808) 922-3483 to schedule a group class.

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