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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. There are two options for completing home study. First option is to go online for open water certification eLearning. The second option is traditional book and video. 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 read at home. 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.

Day two and its time to put all you have learned to use. 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.

Day three you will be back on 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
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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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 3 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Excellent choice for Open Water Certification on Oahu

Signed up for the group open water certification course (1 evening of classroom style review, then 2 full days of diving) and I couldn't be happier with my choice of dive shop! Everyone at Honolulu Scuba Company was friendly, knowledgeable, and genuinely excited about diving...More

Thank 173FLYR
Reviewed 26 June 2018
Open Water Scuba Certification

I just finished my open water scuba certification and it was awesome! The schedule was easy to do around my regular M-F 9-5 work schedule. My instructor, Colton, was great. He was really patient and laid back and encouraged us to ask questions. I also...More

Thank Jessica K
ScubaHannahRay, Manager at Honolulu Scuba Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2018

Aloha Jessica, Congratulations on becoming open water certified! It was our pleasure to help get you there. As a company, we strive to provide all of our guests with five star experiences, and we're so happy that we were able to deliver on that for...More

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