PADI Open Water Diver

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.

The PADI open water scuba diver course consists of 3 sections: knowledge reviews, confined water, and 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 on Lanai.  

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.


-PADI Open Water Course from shore with confined and 4 open water dives: $499

-PADI Open Water Course Package with confined, 2 shore dives, and 2 boat dives: $599

-PADI Open Water Course with 4 open water dives only: $300