PADI Open Water Certification

PADI Open Water SCUBA Diving Course 2023

Earn the most recognized dive certification on the planet with top quality, instruction, equipment and dive opportunities. Experience a luxury certification experience with access to a private pool and non-rushed personal attention from the seasoned professionals at Kohala Divers.

Course prerequisites:

  • Students must be at least 15 years of age: or 10 years of age for Junior certification.
  • Students under the age of 18 must be accompanied by and have the signature of a parent or guardian
  • See our policies on supervision for Minors at bottom of this page  https://www.kohaladivers.com/dive-instruction/
  • If there are any questions to which you have answered β€œyes” on the medical form, you must get a medical release from us for your doctor to sign before starting the class.
  • Price: E-learning paid to PADI                                                                        $202
  • Professional PADI instruction, materials, equipment & 4 boat dives:           $725

Student to provide:

(please note: Depending on answers on medical form you may need to get a medical release from us for your doctor to sign before starting class. * No exceptions!)

  •  Towel, Water bottle  and sunscreen for each session

Course Price Includes:

  • E-learn course packet- Student record folder. PADI logbook
  • 1-2 Confined water pool sessions
  • 4 ocean boat dives
  • All needed rental dive equipment
  • Certification processing.
  • Extra pool and ocean days may be purchased if needed by student

STUDY TIME REQUIRED: 

E-learning is self-paced and you can do it at your own speed on your schedule. Most students put in 8-10 hours of study to complete.

DIVE TIME REQUIRED:

 3-4 days (Approximately 6 hours pool time and two mornings ocean diving including 4 dives) Extra sessions can be purchased as needed.

 . HOW TO GET STARTED

  1. Sign up for  e-learning by going to:

https://www.padi.com/courses/open-water-diver?irra=150

Create an account and pay for e-learning to PADI 

Complete all segments before you meet your instructor for your first pool session. 

   2. Call to book your course schedule

COURSE ITINERARY

The course can be done as quickly as three consecutive days or spread out over time. Call our helpful staff to get the best schedule for you! Extra sessions can be purchased if needed.

Before day 1: Segments 1-5 of e-learning must be completed with exams submitted online. 

DAY ONE

Welcome to Kohala Divers,  

        Meet your instructor. Complete all needed paperwork. Present medical clearance if required. 

        Do a quick review of your online learning.

        You may want to choose mask, snorkel, fin to purchase (enjoy a 10% discount while enrolled as a student with KDL)

        First pool session (confined water portion of the course)

        Complete swim assessment

Option 1 First pool session confined 1-3         2 PM-approx. 6 PM

Option 2 All day pool confined 1-5                    9:30-approx 3:30

Please have transportation to follow instructor to our pool 5 minutes away or let us know you will need a ride:

       

DAY TWO

Two Boat Dives : 7:30 AM- aprox. 1:30 PM at Kohala Divers

        Check in for boat (Friends are welcome to join you aboard to snorkel or dive with prior reservations)

        Set up equipment with instructors coaching

        Do two fun filled educational ocean dives to 40’ max with an hour in between.

        Return to dock, fill in log books

Option 1 only DAY TWO OR THREE

Second pool session if needed: 1:30PM- Approximately 5PM at Kohala Divers

Please have transportation to follow instructor to our pool 5 minutes away or let us know you will need a ride:

        Complete elearning quick review

        Second pool session (confined water portion of the course)

DAY THREE OR FOUR

Second boat dives : 7:30 AM- aprox. 2 PM at Kohala Divers

        Check in for boat (feel free to bring a friend to snorkel or dive with prior reservations)

        Set up equipment with instructors' coaching

        Review compass skills on land then in water

        Do two fun filled educational ocean dives to 60’ max with an hour in between.

        Return to dock, fill in log books and pose for your picture as a certified diver!

Congratulations on taking this Giant Stride towards your next adventure!!

Enjoy this coupon


10% off all equipment purchases from Kohala Divers

I got certified at Kohala divers

Coupon

                 Valid date of class enrollment and up to 1 month after certification dives.

only valid if coupon is presented at time of purchase

Discount on regularly priced items only. Equipment includes mask, snorkel,

                  Fins, boots, gloves, wetsuits, lights,  and Scuba gear packages.



              

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