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Open Water Scuba Certification

  • Get certified in scuba diving
  • Take the 3-part Open Water Scuba Diver course
  • Perform confined and open-water dives
Open Water Scuba Certification
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Open Water Scuba Certification
Get certified in scuba diving with the Open Water Scuba Diver course, the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. The three-part certification takes place over three days. After some independent knowledge development, there are confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills, then open water dives to test those skills. Look for sea turtles, octopus and a wide variety of colorful, tropical fish while exploring the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii. After the final dives, become a lifetime member of the ocean community.
What to Expect
Open Water Scuba Diver course is a three part scuba certification taking place over three days time. Before beginning the course you must complete the home study knowledge development. Budget approximately 6 hours to complete the e Learning process.  After completing home study you are ready to begin.

The first day of class you will meet with your Scuba Instructor and go over the material that you completed online. Your Instructor will then administer a quick exam to test your understanding of the material. After this brief classroom session your instructor will give you a demonstration of the scuba equipment that you will use for the remainder of the course.

Now its time to head to the water. You and your instructor will go to a shallow confined water site where you will practice all of the skills required to become an open water diver.

Later that day, you and your instructor will join our daily dive charter to make two of the four open water scuba dives needed for certification. You will have the opportunity to showcase the skills you have learned while diving on the beautiful coral reefs of Hawaii. Sea turtles, Octopus and an array of colorful tropical fish will watch as you join the underwater world.

On the second day you will be back for additional water training and then onto the boat to complete the final two dives and become a lifetime member of the ocean community. Now you are ready to travel the world and see all the amazing things that reside beneath the sea.
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Reviewed 1 week ago
If you are looking to get scuba certified, LOOK NO FURTHER!!

I have wanted to get scuba certified for a long time, but I'll admit I was a big hesitant and nervous about it. I'm an outdoorsy person but I'm more often found high up in the mountains than deep in the oceans. But thanks to...More

Thank Kanakattackk
ScubaHannahRay, Manager at Honolulu Scuba Company, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Firstly, congratulations on completing your open water certification!! You are now part of an elite group of people who are able to experience the underwater world on a much closer level than most. I struggled with flooding my mask when I got certified too, that...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amazing Staff and experience

I had never even snorkeled before I walked into HSC's office for my open water certification. My first experience was with Hannah Rayburn. I emailed her a million and a half times (exact number, not an estimate) and she was friendly, thorough, and responsive each...More

Thank David S
IslandDiversHawaii, Owner at Honolulu Scuba Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for mentioning so many of the fantastic staff. They really do make the difference. Learning to dive is a fairly involved process, but anyone can do it. You can't fail, just keep trying until you get it. The real trick is...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Highly recommend A+A+A+

My 2 son's and I received our Open Water SCUBA Certification with Honolulu Dive. Lloyd ( with 2 L's ), Greg, Joe, and Capt. Jessie were awesome guides, teachers and mentors! Oh and a shout out to Heather! The equipment and dive boat were top...More

Thank shawnworr
IslandDiversHawaii, Owner at Honolulu Scuba Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

That's a great review Shawn, thanks so much for posting it. It is really important to us that our guests have the best. We completely replace our rental equipment every year, even when it is still in great shape. Complete with dive computers and integrated...More

Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile
Great education in relaxed environement

Pace: I chose the half day on Tuesday with dives all the following weekend. There was online learning Padi required prior to training, but it is self paced. It took me about eight hours to complete. Then each skill is conducted either during your confined...More

Thank 5thWard
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile
Definitely coming back!

Had a great time with the team at HSC! Got my Open Water Certification with awesome instructor Joe! Very professional, he made us confident and safe under water. Extra points for calling our attention to marine life during the dives!

Thank Its_a_me_bruno
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