Open Water Diver

The Open Water Course is the most popular course in the diving industry. This is the first level of certification in scuba diving. The main goal of an Open Water Diver certification is to be trained to scuba dive anywhere in the world!

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.



  • Be at least 10 years old
  • Able to swim
  • Be in reasonably good health
  • Complete the Medical Statement (PDF). A ¨Yes¨ response on the Medical Questionnaire does not mean you are unable to dive, please contact us to receive instructions on how to proceed.


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


Water work: 

  • Five confined water training dives in Akumal Bay
  • Four open water dives by boat in Akumal barrier reef


Instruction Price: $9800 MXN (tax included)

Private instruction is available upon request.


  • Basic equipment included.
  • Course durations are averages and depend on diver’s ability.


Certification: PADI Open Water Diver / Children under 15 years receive the PADI Junior Open Water


Course Includes: 

  • All Equipment: Mask, fins, snorkel, regulator, BCD, wetsuit, aluminum tank, weight belt, weight, compass, computer
  • Open Water Diver manual and all classroom sessions
  • PADI Open Water Diver certification card
  • Use of daily locker, changing room and showers


Start your Scuba course at home and save time on your vacation!



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 $348 USD  . Click here for more information about the eLearning Program

Note: the PADI eLearning program has a separate fee of $150 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.

Start your course TODAY!



If this activity is of interest to you, please contact us and we will be delighted to answer any additional questions.



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