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Jump in and take Scuba Diving off your bucket list! Upon completing this class, you will receive a PADI certification card designating you as an Open Water Diver. This certification card is recognized by dive shops and diving tour operators around the world and will qualify you to safely dive most reefs and lakes.
To become a certified diver, you will complete the course’s three segments: Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba, Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills, followed by the most fun part-Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore! Your course includes pool sessions and 4 open water dives over 2 days with one of our highly trained instructors. We also include all charter fees, training materials, and required rental Dive Gear. While personal items such as a mask, fins, and snorkel are included in this course, we highly recommend you purchase these items to ensure proper fit and comfort.
We are in Key Largo. Key Largo is the DIVE CAPITAL of the world! Our reefs are part of the 3rd largest living reef system in the world and the ONLY living coral reef in the US. For that reason, thousands of divers every year take their first dives in our warm tropical waters. Thousands of divers every year means that our instructors are highly experienced and are dedicated to showing you a great time while focused on teaching you safe Scuba Diving techniques. If you want to learn to dive, you should do it here in Key Largo. Nobody in Key Largo has been certifying satisfied divers longer than Ocean Divers.
For your convenience, this class assumes that you will complete the PADI eLarning for open water in prior to your arrival in Key Largo. PADI eLearning will allow you to complete all the academic work required for Open Water Diver certification at your own pace and on your schedule. With this work complete, we can quickly get you into the pool and out onto the ocean to experience the thrill of breathing underwater. This will save you a full day of classroom time when you get here. The cost of PADI eLearning for Open Water is $174. Click this link to sign up for eLearning on padi.com and begin your required coursework.
Minimum age of 10 for Junior Open Water Diver
Minimum age of 15 for Open Water Diver
Adequate swimming skills and physically fit to dive
If you prefer to learn in a classroom setting while in Key Largo, we can happily accommodate you. One of our experienced Instructors will be reaching out to you to shortly to confirm how this affects your course price and schedule. Please note: if your training progress requires additional time or dives beyond the allotted resources, additional fees may be assessed in order to complete your certification.