Why Become a PADI Open Water Diver?
Dive Oahu has been training new divers on the island for over 20 years! Our instructors are the best on the island and we’re committed to providing the best diving experience for you. PADI Certifications are the most widely recognized and respected ratings in the world. As a PADI Open Water Diver, you can dive with a buddy, independent of a professional.
Open Water (OW) certification is the first scuba diving certification level available. OW is a great place to start and where most people’s passion for diving begins. With no experience necessary, this course is designed to teach you your basic scuba diving skills and safety protocol. While there is more room to grow in your scuba knowledge, OW is the perfect certification for those who are just beginning to explore the underwater world.
During the course, you will be given PADI’s Open Water eLearning Program. Since this is online, you can learn at your own pace, anytime and anywhere. You will then complete five confined water (pool) dives, water skills assessment, knowledge development session and four open water (ocean) dives.
Anyone who is in good health and comfortable in the water is welcome! For those aged 10-14, there is also a PADI Junior Open Water Program.
Group classes are held on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday night from 6:00-9:00 PM.
We also provide private classes which can be completed in two-three days of your choice. See our Open Water Custom Class for more details on that.
PADI Open Water Requirements
Prospective Divers who are at least 10 years old are welcome to become Open Water Certified. You also need to have:
- A medical questionnaire filled out. (Doctors signature required in some cases)
- Completed eLearning Training Record.
- MUST be able to swim.
- MUST be in good health.
- You will need: mask, snorkel, and fins.