PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Course


We customize our courses to fit your schedule!



At our dive shop!


1223 Front St

Lahaina, HI 96761

PADI Open Water Course

Congratulations on your decision to become an open water scuba diver!  

You’ve chosen to enter a world filled with wonders. Your PADI open water scuba diving course is the most important course you will ever take and we want to be sure you leave feeling confident and safe underwater.  

Here at Dive Maui we recognize that each person learns in a unique way so we tailor our courses to ensure that our students work at a pace comfortable to their learning abilities and styles. Our goal is to ensure that each student has complete confidence in and mastery of their skills, in and out of the water. 

When you chose to do your PADI open water scuba diving course with Dive Maui you are choosing to train with experienced instructors who will work closely with you each step of the way.  Most courses are privately held or in small groups to give you the ultimate learning experience.

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PADI open water scuba diver course:

The PADI open water scuba diver course consists of 3 sections:

  • knowledge reviews
  • confined water
  • open water dives

We recommend you complete the PADI e-learning portion of the course before arriving on Maui. When you sign up for your course we will send you the materials you need to study so when you arrive on Maui your instructor will review the book portion of the course with you and then you’ll head straight to the water!

You have the option to complete the confined portion of your course at your local dive shop or wait until you are on Maui.  If you learn the skills before you come, you can complete the 4 open water dives on Maui in 2 days.

If you select to do all of the dive practical portions of your course with us, it will take 3 days.  We utilize the shallow and calm waters off Maui for the confined sections of the course where you will learn the practical skills of scuba diving.  Then you will apply your skills in 4 open water dives.

You have a choice to do your course all from shore and do all 4 open water dives on Maui’s beautiful reefs or you can sign up for the open water diver course package and complete your last 2 dives off our boat.

PADI Open Water Course from shore with confined and 4 open water dives: $599 


Private instruction tailored to your needs.


Includes all PADI fees.


Includes all scuba diving equipment and rentals.

Commonly asked questions:

-How long is the course?

The course can be completed in 2-3 days.

-What is the minimum age?

10 years old.

-Is gear included?

Diving equipment is included in the cost of the course.

What is included in diving lesson


Personalized scuba instruction from your PADI professional.


All PADI materials and certification fees.


All scuba gear rentals.


Day off the boat (if you select it, extra $100).

What makes this lesson special


Customized instruction and one on one attention as you learn to dive.  We go at your pace.


Your instructor will teach you not only how to dive, but also about the marine life you see while diving.


Focus on conservation. Learn to dive and interact with the ocean in a respectful way to lessen your impact on the marine environment.

“Best dive ever. Nine divers, 4 staff, two in the water, means better service than a 5 star restuarant. Courteous, competent, friendly. They know their stuff, love to pass on their knowledge, and just care while still having fun.

Oh, and a hundred dolphins frolicked through our dive group at Cathedral!”


Great crew. Good gear. Knowledgeable. Good intelligent conversation. Kept the hour glass flowing.

Heads up play by the captain getting the attention of dive master Nick, allowing us to get us into the pod of dolphins and have quite a rememberable experience. Mahalo


Great customer service and safety. On time, good price, great value.

Clean well maintained boats experienced Captain and dive masters friendly and good communication skills ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️


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Dive Maui / Hawaiian Rafting Adventures

1223 Front Street
Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
Tel: (808) 661-7333


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