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Open Water Scuba
Detail overview
Updated for 2022

What to expect

  • Learn all the basics of scuba diving before the class.
  • Practice all scuba skills in confined water environment.
  • Perform those skills in an open water environment.
  • Experience four boat dives divided into two trips.

What you'll need

  • PADI eLearning materials (included)
  • Completed medical statement
  • Basic scuba equipment: Wetsuit, BCD, regulator, tanks, weights (included)
  • Personal Gear: mask, snorkel and fins. (not included)
  • Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and good vibes recommended!
$524       Open Water Class
Full certification scuba diving class including PADI eLearning and the necessary dives to fullfill the requirements. This class is conducted in Honolulu, HI.
$195       Digital Materials Only
PADI eLearning digital materials ONLY. These materials do not constitude a complete certification without the remaining parts of the training.
$329       Checkout Dives ONly
These are the checkout dives ONLY. In order to obtain the certification you need to complete the previous portions the training. Did you start your training elsewhere and need to finish up your dives? This is for you!
 
What is it and why do I need it?
What is it and why do I need it?

You've been looking to get scuba certified but don't know where to start? This short guide will make the process very clear and will offer you the chance to dive Oahu in a safe and fun fashion with the best dive crew on the island.

There are quite a few scuba diving certifications available but the basic certification is called Open Water Scuba. You can obtain your Open Water from a myriad of diving agancies, amongst them PADI which Aloha Scuba Diving Company is associated with. PADI accounts for over 75% of the scuba certifications worldwide and is therefore the most recognized training agency in the industry and our trusted partner.

Upon completing the certification you'll recieve the rating of Open Water diver and this will allow you to rent dive gear, fill up scuba tanks at a dive shop, book dive charters or go diving with a partner anywhere in the world. It will also allow you to sign up for a Dive Specialty or take the Advanced Open Water class to further your knowledge.

Scuba diving in Honolulu is a word-class experience and getting certified here is ensured to be a great time. Hawaiian waters are filled with marine life and it is trully rare to finish your training without seeing tons of fish, green sea turtles, morray eels and beautiful rock and coral formations.

Advantages
  • PADI certifications are accepted Worldwide.
  • Lasts a lifetime, doesn't expire.
  • No renewal, no subscription and no fees.
  • Fun and engaging community
 
What this course looks like
What this course looks like
 
Course Structure
Course Structure

Your passport to adventure and the underwater world awaits you. We aim to provide the highest level of training, and that starts with our small class sizes (maximum student-instructor ratio of 6:1) and highly-trained instructors. We offer both e-learning and instructor-led options for the knowledge development phase of your certification.

This course is executed in three phases:

  • Knowledge Development
  • Confined Waters Training
  • Open Water Check Out Dives
1. Knowledge Development: At home study

Learn the lingo! During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification you'll develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives in order to have fun while staying safe. Your study resources are included in the PADI eLearning program which can be taken at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. The five knowledge development sections at the end of each one of the five chapters must be completed prior to your classroom session. Once you are done with your independent study, call us to book your classroom and confined water sessions.

2. Day one: classroom and confined water sessions

During your confined water session you’ll get to learn how to set up your diving equipment, clear your mask of water, hover and several other important and fun skills.  The skills learned in confined water sessions will prepare you to dive in a variety of open water environments.

Your tuition includes most of your rental gear such as your exposure suit, your BCD, and your regulator; but we request new divers own some of the more basic setup: such as your mask, snorkel, and fins. It's more fun, more comfortable, and more conducive to efficient learning when you have a mask that fits your face perfectly! If you don’t already own these, you can purchase them from our wide array of top notch gear at our dive shop in Honolulu when you come by to check in with us.

3. Days two and three: Checkout dives
During this portion of your training you finally get to go to the ocean and dive Hawaii’s splendid blue waters! You’ll get comfortable at first to a maximum depth of 40 feet, and progress to dives of a maximum depth of 60 feet. It is spread over two days of diving, each day consisting of two checkout dives! You take all of the skills you’ve learned in the classroom & confined water and apply them to real life conditions. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the ocean over the four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card!
 
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This Could Be You!
This image depicts scuba divers taking an Open Water certification class with Aloha Scuba Diving Company in Honolulu, Oahu.
$524       Open Water Class
Full certification scuba diving class including PADI eLearning and the necessary dives to fullfill the requirements. This class is conducted in Honolulu, HI.
$195       Digital Materials Only
PADI eLearning digital materials ONLY. These materials do not constitude a complete certification without the remaining parts of the training.
$329       Checkout Dives ONly
These are the checkout dives ONLY. In order to obtain the certification you need to complete the previous portions the training. Did you start your training elsewhere and need to finish up your dives? This is for you!
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