The Open Water Course is divided into three parts: five academic classes, confined water practices, and four open water boat dives. The academic portion involves self-study, classroom discussion, quizzes and a final exam. Confined water includes watermanship assessment and an opportunity to practice skills in shallow water. The open water portion of the course includes four dives to beautiful coral reef sites by boat.
Requirements for children 10-11 years old: Each participant and their legal guardian must read and sign the Youth Diving Responsibility and Risks Acknowledgment (PDF)
Duration: 4 days
Instruction Price: $485 USD (tax included)
Private instruction is available upon request.
Certification: PADI Open Water Diver / Children under 15 years receive the PADI Junior Open Water
Start today and complete the academic section online before your visit, and finish all the in water activities with us here in Akumal. Save time and take the proper time to go through the theories and principles behind safe scuba diving.
After completion of the online knowledge development session, bring a copy of your e-record to us. The cost to complete your certification is $390 USD . Click here for more information about the eLearning Program
Note: the PADI eLearning program has a separate fee of $179 USD paid directly to PADI.
The online fee includes: Open Water Online (eLearning), certification card processing fee, eTraining log, eManual, eRDP Desktop, RDP Table (digital), eRecord, Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes, Exam and Videos.
If this activity is of interest to you, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer any additional questions.