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

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

Open Water Diver Referral

$375 per Person

eLearning Open Water Certification

• $620 per Person for 1 student
• $475 per Person for 2 students
• $400 per Person for 3+ students

Schedule
• Daily Departures
• Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Approximate Start Time
• 9:00

All times weather permitting

PADI Open Water Diver Certification

Daily Dives and Sessions
Option 1: Open Water Referral

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.

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.
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 Referral Certification
Daily Dive Trips

• $375 per Person

Open Water Diver Referral

What’s Included:

Open Water Referral Course Includes:

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

Schedule
• Daily Departures

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Approximate Start Time
• 9:00

All times weather permitting

Option 2: eLearning Open Water
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.

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.
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.
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

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

Open Water eLearning Course

Includes:

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

What’s Required:

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

Schedule
• Daily

Check-in Time
• From 8:30 AM

Approximate Start Time
• 9:00

Duration
• 3 Days

All times weather permitting

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