PADI Open Water Diver Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular scuba course and certification and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Daily Dives and Sessions

Course Description

Get Certified! With the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you can get your PADI scuba certification.

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts

What You Learn

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

  • Knowledge Development (online, home study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills.
  • Open Water Dives to review your skills and explore!

There are two options to complete your Open Water Certification. Either complete your referral dives from another dive shop or sign-up for PADI eLearning to complete the academic portion of the course before arriving in Abaco!

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Certification
Daily Dive Trips

Option One

Open Water Diver Referral
$375 per Person


Option Two

eLearning Open Water Certification
$620 per Person for 1 student
$475 per Person for 2 students
$400 per Person for 3+ students

Schedule and Availability

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Course Options

Option 1: Open Water Referral CertificationOption 2: eLearning Open Water Certification

Option 1: Open Water Referral

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Course Outline

You complete the classroom and pool sessions at home with your local dive shop before your vacation. When you get to the island, we complete your 4 Open Water certification dives over 2 days in warm, crystal clear Bahamian waters.

Day One

You will complete dives 1 & 2 in the morning. This is done from our boat at a shallow reef location, so that you have the time needed to get comfortable and accomplish the standards for the first 2 dives.

Day Two

You will complete open water dives 3 & 4 from our boat. Once all the skills you have learned in the pool are completed, you will be certified.

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Certification
Daily Dive Trips

Open Water Diver Referral
$375 per Person

What’s Included:

Open Water Referral Course Includes:

• Instruction
• 4 awesome dives
• Tanks + weights
• Certification processing

Schedule and Availability

Option 2: eLearning Open Water

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Course Outline

These days, certification couldn’t be easier! First sign up for the Open Water Diver.

Start the course online and be sure to affiliate with DiveTime Abaco as your dive shop, this will automatically affiliate you to a DiveTime Instructor. You can finish all the classroom work online through PADI’s virtual classroom. After each module, you complete your knowledge reviews, a short quiz and an exam at the end.

Day One

When you arrive on island, you complete the confined water skill practice sessions with us, we do this on day 1.

Day Two

On the morning of day 2, we complete open water dives 1 & 2 from the boat.

Day Three

On the morning of day 3 we complete open water dives 3 & 4 and then you are certified.

You will be certified over 3 days!

Pricing and Reservations

PADI Open Water Diver Certification
Daily Dive Trips

Option Two
eLearning Open Water Certification
$620 per Person for 1 student
$475 per Person for 2 students
$400 per Person for 3+ students

What’s Required:

Students must sign-up and complete academic course materials before beginning the Open Water practical sessions of the certification course

What’s Included:

Open Water eLearning Course Includes:

• Instruction
• 4 awesome dives
• Tanks + weights
• Certification processing

Schedule and Availability

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