Open Water Scuba
Enjoy the freedom of being a Certified SCUBA Diver! If you’ve always wanted to scuba dive this is where you start. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and interested in what life lies under the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.
Open Water Scuba
Enjoy the freedom of being a Certified SCUBA Diver! If you’ve always wanted to scuba dive this is where you start. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and interested in what life lies under the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification.
 
The First Step In Your Journey
Become a Certified Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Your certification will travel with you to the ends of the earth or wherever your dive travels may take you.

Unique to Maui Diving and our mission to make better people AND better divers, we’ve decided to teach the PROJECT AWARE Specialty Certification, as well, bundled with every Open Water certification we issue. It’s no extra cost to you and you’ll come away aware of the 10 ways you can make a difference in the future of our oceans and the health of our planet. This specialty does count towards your 5 specialties required for a Master Scuba Diver Certification.

Updated for 2022
Detail overview

What to expect

  • Learn all the basics of scuba diving before the class with eLearning.
  • Practice all scuba skills in a confined water environment.
  • Perform those skills in an open water environment.
  • Become a certified diver for life

What you'll need

  • PADI eLearning materials completed (separate purchase post sign-up)
  • Completed medical statement & waiver
  • Basic scuba equipment: Tanks, wetsuit, weights, regulator and BCD (included)
  • Personal Gear: mask, snorkel and fins (included)
  • Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, water bottle and good vibes recommended!
Updated for 2022
Detail overview

What to expect

  • Learn all the basics of scuba diving before the class.
  • Practice all scuba skills in confined water environment.
  • Perform those skills in an open water environment.
  • Becomee a certified diver

What you'll need

  • PADI eLearning materials (included)
  • Completed medical statement
  • Basic scuba equipment: Tanks, wetsuit, weights regulator and BCD (included)
  • Personal Gear: mask, snorkel and fins. (included)
  • Swimsuit, towel, sunscreen and good vibes recommended!
 
The First Step
Become a Certified Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Your certification will travel with you to the ends of the earth or wherever your dive travels may take you.

Unique to Maui Diving and our mission to make better people AND better divers, we’ve decided to teach the PROJECT AWARE Specialty Certification as well bundled with every Open Water certification we issue. It’s no extra cost to you and you’ll come away aware of the 10 ways you can make a difference in the future of our oceans and the health of our planet. This specialty does count towards your 5 Specialties required for a Master Scuba Diver Certification.

Pricing
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $359.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $437.50 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class.

      $145 for Silver +

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $434.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $512.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance
      Bouyancy (PPB) Workshop,
      & Nitrox Certification.
      $359.00




      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $577.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $875.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $953.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO SILVER +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class.

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $950.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,028.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance
      Bouyancy (PPB) Workshop,
      & Nitrox Certification
      $1,015.00




      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,093.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $1,700.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,778.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO SILVER +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class.

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $1,775.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,853.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance
      Bouyancy (PPB) Workshop,
      & Nitrox Certification
      $1,840.00




      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,918.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.

  eLearning

Learn at your own pace from wherever you feel comfortable. All you need is your favorite device.

 

 Forever

Once you're certified, you'll be recognized as a diver anywhere in the world, forever. All you have to do is show your card.

 No Renewal

No subscriptions or renewals. Your certification will stay current without any requirements. Just keep diving!

 

 Community
Divers form one of the most fun, engaging and active communities anywhere you go. Join and enjoy the ride.
* eLearning is paid directly to PADI and does not constitute the entirety of the course. You need to book your presential portion to get certified.
Course Structure
Course Sctructure

Your passport to adventure and the underwater world awaits you. We aim to provide the highest level of training, and that starts with our small class sizes (maximum student-instructor ratio of 5:1 or 4:1 if you have a 10-11yr old in class) and highly-trained instructors. We offer e-learning for the knowledge development phase of your certification.

Additionally, you will also have the option to upgrade your open water package. Adding some of the most popular and useful specialties to your Open Water Course experience at a deal of a price.

Silver Package Information
Includes the Open Water Course and the Project Aware Specialty Certification. This is our basic economical package when chosen as the semi-private 5 student class option. You not only come away with your PADI Open Water Certification that is valid anywhere in the world for a lifetime, you also get your first Specialty Certification, Project Aware. This certification gives you the 10 Tips you can do as a new diver to help keep our oceans a healthy environment that divers can enjoy for generations to come. At Maui Diving, you’ll finish your Open Water Course in two days instead of the typical three or more at other places. If your trip is long enough, make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Silver Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class!
Gold Package Information
Includes everything listed above in the Silver Bundle with the added value of a Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) workshop performed in your Open Water class! This takes no extra time at all. You and your instructor perform the PPB workshop skills congruently in open water dives 2, 3 or 4 on day two of class. The PPB workshop improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. Learning to hover effortlessly, achieving neutral buoyancy, and using less weight, ultimately reduces the amount of air you consume, making all your future dives longer and more enjoyable. This workshop pulls double duty and serves as credit on your first of two dives in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 1 of 2! Don’t forget, you’ll finish your Open Water Course in two days instead of the typical 3 day course at other places. Make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Gold Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class! This extra day of diving also lends you the opportunity to finish the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 2, if you want to purchase the PADI eLearning. We can finish dive 2 of PPB Specialty on this fun dive day and issue you your 2nd Specialty Certification! If you +Upgrade and opt into finishing the PPB cert, at the end of 3 fun days in the water you’ll come away with 3 certifications. An added benefit of the full PPB certification is that it counts as 1 of your 5 dives required for Advanced Open Water.
Platinum Package Information
Includes everything listed above in the Gold Bundle with the added value of THE most popular PADI Specialty called Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver also known as Nitrox Certification. What is enriched air? Enriched air or Nitrox is a blend of air that has higher oxygen content then the 21% oxygen we normally breathe. Breathing Nitrox has many benefits. Five major benefits of nitrox: Safety, extended bottom time, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dive times, and reduced exhaustion. This is the key certification (other than Advanced Open Water) that will help you enjoy your time on a dive vacation. When you start doing 4 dives a day over 5 or 6 days, the nitrogen build up in your system can begin affecting your no deco limits on your dive time quite noticeably, taking your bottom time from 50-60 minutes down to 20-30 minutes. You’ll do the eLearning for this at home and have a quick in person analyzing session with your instructor right before (or after) your Open Water Class day 2. Don’t forget you can +Upgrade this bundle with a 3rd dive day to pack in the MOST fun dives on the island. Make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Gold Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class! This extra day of diving also lends you the opportunity to finish the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 2, if you want to purchase the PADI eLearning. An added benefit of the full PPB certification is that it counts as 1 of your 5 dives required for Advanced Open Water. We can finish dive 2 of PPB Specialty on this fun dive day and issue you your 4th Certification! If you +Upgrade and choose to finish PPB elearning, at the end of 3 fun days in the water you’ll come away with 4 certifications!

This course is executed in two days and consists of:

  • At-Home Online Knowledge Development
  • Classroom Review and Hands-On Training
  • In-Ocean Confined Water Training
  • Open Water Check-Out Dives
   Knowledge Development: At home study

Learn the lingo! During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification you'll develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives in order to have fun while staying safe. Your study resources are included in the PADI eLearning program which can be taken at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. The five knowledge development sections at the end of each one of the five chapters must be completed prior to your classroom session. Once you are done with your independent study, you are ready to begin your classroom and water sessions at the dive shop. You should have a course scheduled already, but if not, now is the time to lock in your spot!

   Classroom and confined water sessions

You should be prepared to do a quick review of the eLearning in the classroom, as well as have your first hands-on session with your dive gear for the duration of the course. The Project Aware Specialty will be taught in the classroom before or after the water sessions, depending on the day. During your confined water session you’ll get to learn how to set up your diving equipment, clear your mask of water, hover and several other important and fun skills. The skills learned in confined water sessions will prepare you to dive in a variety of open water environments. Our confined open water sessions, commonly referred to as “the pool work” are taught in the ocean. No pool time required in Maui!

Your tuition includes all of your rental gear such as your exposure suit, your BCD, and your regulator, mask, snorkel, and fins. It is our recommendation and experience that it's more fun, more comfortable, and more conducive to efficetnt learning when you have a mask that fits your face perfectly! So, If you don’t already own a mask, boots, fins, and snorkel, you can purchase them from our wide array of top notch gear at our dive shop in Lahaina or Kihei when you come by to check in with us.

   Checkout dives
During this portion of your training you will have already been in the ocean and diving Hawaii’s splendid blue waters! You’ll get comfortable at first to a maximum depth of 20 feet, and progress to dives of a maximum depth of up to 60 feet, though 35-45 ft is generally the maximum of dive sites we attend around Maui. It is spread over two days of diving, each day consisting of confined and open water checkout dives! You take all of the skills you’ve learned in the classroom & confined water and apply them to real life conditions. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the ocean over the four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card! Dive number four of your Open Water Class can double as your first dive of Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty! Giving you a head start towards furthering your education. Add on just one more dive after class and you can have your Buoyancy mastered and one specialty under your belt. That’s one less dive you have to do for your Advanced Open Water (5 Dives) and 1 of 4 Specialties required for the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating.
 
Location
 
This Could Be You!
 
 
Pricing Options
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $359.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $437.50 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)


      UPGRADE TO SILVER +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class.

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $434.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $512.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop, & Nitrox Certification
      $359.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $577.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00

      * Max 5 Students - There is a required surcharge of $125 for 10 & 11 Year Olds (Class capacity must be adjusted to max 4 people)


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $875.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $953.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO SILVER +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class.

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $950.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,028.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop, & Nitrox Certification
      $1,015.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,093.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.
    • Silver Package

      TWO CERTIFICATIONS IN TWO DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water & Project Aware
      $1,700.00
      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,778.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO SILVER +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class.

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Gold Package

      2 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware,
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop
      $1,775.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,853.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00


      UPGRADE TO GOLD +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Platinum Package

      3 CERTIFICATIONS AND A SKILL WORKSHOP IN 2 DAYS!

      Paid to Maui Diving
      Open Water, Project Aware
      & Peak Performance Bouyancy
      (PPB) Workshop, & Nitrox Certification
      $1,840.00



      Processing Fee
      $50.40
      Log Book
      $27.60

      Total
      $1,918.00 +Tax
      Paid Directly to PADI
      OW eLearning
      $202.00
      Nitrox eLearning
      $186.00


      UPGRADE TO PLATINUM +

      Maximize your enjoyment and upgrade to include our most popular dive day after class! If you have a 3rd dive day available book this +Upgrade now and we'll schedule you a (non-private) Mala Plus dive after your class. You can also sign up for the PPB eLearning and let us know you'd like to complete your PPB Specialty during these extra dives at no extra cost (aside from elearning from PADI at $129).

      Only $145

      * Upgrade offer only available at the time of booking

    • Tag Along Certified Diver

      $179 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Single day, 2 dives.

      $359 Certified diver option if last dive was less than three years ago. No instruction will be provided. Two days, 4 dives

    • Tag Along Refresher ReActivate Diver
      $359 Required for a certified diver if their last dive was more than three years ago.
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Course Structure

Your passport to adventure and the underwater world awaits you. We aim to provide the highest level of training, and that starts with our small class sizes (maximum student-instructor ratio of 5:1 or 4:1 if you have a 10-11yr old in class) and highly-trained instructors. We offer e-learning for the knowledge development phase of your certification.

Additionally, you will also have the option to upgrade your open water package. Adding some of the most popular and useful specialties to your Open Water Course experience at a deal of a price.

Silver Package Information
Includes the Open Water Course and the Project Aware Specialty Certification. This is our basic economical package when chosen as the semi-private 5 student class option. You not only come away with your PADI Open Water Certification that is valid anywhere in the world for a lifetime, you also get your first Specialty Certification, Project Aware. This certification gives you the 10 Tips you can do as a new diver to help keep our oceans a healthy environment that divers can enjoy for generations to come. At Maui Diving, you’ll finish your Open Water Course in two days instead of the typical three or more at other places. If your trip is long enough, make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Silver Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class!
Gold Package Information
Includes everything listed above in the Silver Bundle with the added value of a Peak Performance Buoyancy (PPB) workshop performed in your Open Water class! This takes no extra time at all. You and your instructor perform the PPB workshop skills congruently in open water dives 2, 3 or 4 on day two of class. The PPB workshop improves the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevates them to the next level. Learning to hover effortlessly, achieving neutral buoyancy, and using less weight, ultimately reduces the amount of air you consume, making all your future dives longer and more enjoyable. This workshop pulls double duty and serves as credit on your first of two dives in the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 1 of 2! Don’t forget, you’ll finish your Open Water Course in two days instead of the typical 3 day course at other places. Make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Gold Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class! This extra day of diving also lends you the opportunity to finish the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 2, if you want to purchase the PADI eLearning. We can finish dive 2 of PPB Specialty on this fun dive day and issue you your 2nd Specialty Certification! If you +Upgrade and opt into finishing the PPB cert, at the end of 3 fun days in the water you’ll come away with 3 certifications. An added benefit of the full PPB certification is that it counts as 1 of your 5 dives required for Advanced Open Water.
Platinum Package Information
Includes everything listed above in the Gold Bundle with the added value of THE most popular PADI Specialty called Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver also known as Nitrox Certification. What is enriched air? Enriched air or Nitrox is a blend of air that has higher oxygen content then the 21% oxygen we normally breathe. Breathing Nitrox has many benefits. Five major benefits of nitrox: Safety, extended bottom time, shorter surface intervals, longer repetitive dive times, and reduced exhaustion. This is the key certification (other than Advanced Open Water) that will help you enjoy your time on a dive vacation. When you start doing 4 dives a day over 5 or 6 days, the nitrogen build up in your system can begin affecting your no deco limits on your dive time quite noticeably, taking your bottom time from 50-60 minutes down to 20-30 minutes. You’ll do the eLearning for this at home and have a quick in person analyzing session with your instructor right before (or after) your Open Water Class day 2. Don’t forget you can +Upgrade this bundle with a 3rd dive day to pack in the MOST fun dives on the island. Make use of that third day and gain more diving experience under the watchful eye of a dive instructor and +Upgrade your Gold Bundle to include the most popular Mala Pier Plus dive day after class! This extra day of diving also lends you the opportunity to finish the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty dive 2, if you want to purchase the PADI eLearning. An added benefit of the full PPB certification is that it counts as 1 of your 5 dives required for Advanced Open Water. We can finish dive 2 of PPB Specialty on this fun dive day and issue you your 4th Certification! If you +Upgrade and choose to finish PPB elearning, at the end of 3 fun days in the water you’ll come away with 4 certifications!

This course is executed in two days and consists of:

  • At-Home Online Knowledge Development
  • Classroom Review and Hands-On Training
  • In-Ocean Confined Water Training
  • Open Water Check-Out Dives
   Knowledge Development:
At home study

Learn the lingo! During the first phase of your PADI Open Water Diver scuba certification you'll develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives in order to have fun while staying safe. Your study resources are included in the PADI eLearning program which can be taken at your own pace, anytime, anywhere. The five knowledge development sections at the end of each one of the five chapters must be completed prior to your classroom session. Once you are done with your independent study, call us to book your classroom and confined water sessions.

   Day One: Classroom and confined water sessions

You should be prepared to do a quick review of the e-Learning in the classroom, as well as have your first hands-on session with your dive gear for the duration of the course. The Project Aware Specialty will be taught in the classroom before or after the water sessions, depending on the day. During your confined water session you’ll get to learn how to set up your diving equipment, clear your mask of water, hover and several other important and fun skills. The skills learned in confined water sessions will prepare you to dive in a variety of open water environments. Our confined open water sessions, commonly referred to as “the pool work” are taught in the ocean. No pool time required in Maui!

Your tuition includes all of your rental gear such as your exposure suit, your BCD, and your regulator, mask, snorkel, and fins. It is our recommendation and experience that it's more fun, more comfortable, and more conducive to efficetnt learning when you have a mask that fits your face perfectly! So, If you don’t already own a mask, boots, fins, and snorkel, you can purchase them from our wide array of top notch gear at our dive shop in Lahaina or Kihei when you come by to check in with us.

   Days two and three:
Checkout dives
During this portion of your training you finally get to go to the ocean and dive Hawaii’s splendid blue waters! You’ll get comfortable at first to a maximum depth of 40 feet, and progress to dives of a maximum depth of 60 feet. It is spread over two days of diving, each day consisting of two checkout dives! You take all of the skills you’ve learned in the classroom & confined water and apply them to real life conditions. Once you’ve successfully demonstrated your skills in the ocean over the four dives, you are ready to receive your certification card!
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