Open Water Diver PADI Certification

Quick Details

  • Must complete a medical questionnaire
  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Course length is three days, but it can be completed in as few as two days
  • Each class is 4-5 hours in duration
  • Price includes Adventures in Diving manual

About the Open Water Diver Course

Reef Pirates is proud to offer professional PADI scuba certification courses. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development (online, independent study, or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Be sure to check our scuba certifications FAQ page for answers to some of the most common questions regarding our Oahu scuba certification courses, and do not hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions or would like to make a reservation for one of our courses. Mahalo!

Typical Class Schedule

Day one – 7 a.m. to 12 p.m. (pool session and review)
Day two – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open water dives)
Day three – 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (open water dives)

Days can be spread out as needed (weekends, etc.).

PADI eLearning Courses

Take care of all the book work, quizzes, and testing before you arrive with eLearning,  a web-based training offered through the PADI website for an additional fee. It allows anyone interested in taking a PADI certification course to get a head start by completing all the academic portions (reading, knowledge reviews, waivers, tests, and quizzes) of a particular course before arriving at our facility.

More information on eLearning can be found here. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the PADI eLearning.