If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.
To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
To maximize your safety and enjoyment Corn Island Dive Center limits the Open Water Diver course to 4 students per Instructor.
Please note that any student wanting to participate in e-Learning with PADI should check availability with Corn Island Dive Center ahead of time, to ensure your course can be completed during your stay.
What will you learn?
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
Looking to gain more experience and earn another certification? Check out our course combos for more information.
What SCUBA gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank.
How long does it take? The PADI Open Water Diver course takes 4 days to complete, unless you choose to do the PADI e-Learning option. How much does it cost?
$300 USD including all equipment rental, PADI materials, boat excursions, and certification fees. Please contact us for current PADI e-Learning prices. If you enjoyed your Open Water Diver course and would like to get back in the water right away, we've got the perfect deal for you! Each student who completes a course with Corn Island Dive Center will receive student rate fun dives at $25 USD after your course, valid on the same visit as your course completion.
* Please note any person wishing to participate in a PADI course or experience is required to fill out an RSTC Medical Statementprior to any in-water activities. If you answer "YES" to any of the medical questions, then you will require written permission from a Doctor, using the attached form, to participate in any PADI course or experience. *
* PADI Standards states that each student have a personal set of current PADI materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterward, to include, at a minimum, the course manual (book, digital or app version) unless unavailable in a language understood by the student diver. *
* All certified divers will be required to show proof of certification prior to diving. Some agencies (such as PADI) can be verified online *
* It is highly recommended to have travel insurance, or specific dive accident insurance such as Divers Alert Network (D.A.N.) that can be purchased online here prior to your trip. According to D.A.N.'s recommendations regarding flying after diving, please allow for at least 18 hours before flying in an airplane after scuba diving *