Get PADI Open Water Certification on Maui

Take your first breaths underwater and earn your PADI certification with the Dive Maui team. It’s our passion to share the world of diving, let us share with you!

Why choose Dive Maui for PADI Open Water Certification


With Dive Maui, the $599 price includes everything: PADI E-learning, rental gear, instructor, logbook, and PADI processing fees — there are no surprises with us!

Small Group

We accept a maximum of 4 people in courses. We want to focus on your dive education, not volume. Of course, if you have a larger group we will accommodate your group in one course – but only upon request!

Extended Time

We provide all our divers with 80 cubic feet tanks. We don’t want your tank size to limit your bottom time! (Smaller tanks available upon request).

More dive sites

We are the only shop that goes to 3-4 different dive sites during your course. We want you to experience different conditions, different sites, and enjoy more shore diving on West Maui

Earn Certification

Certifications with us are earned, not bought! When you walk out of your course you WILL be equipped to be a certified Open Water Diver and ready to dive with your favorite dive buddy!

Best Scuba Dive Course on Maui

Price per person: $599*


If this doesn’t work for you please contact us as we are sometimes able to offer courses on other days.


2 days

7-9 hour days

Meet at our dive shop

*Price is for 2 days of instruction, additional charges may be added for additional days of instruction.

PADI Open Water Certification on Maui

Learn to SCUBA dive in paradise


Private or small group SCUBA diving lessons


Compassionate dive instructors


Fun for the whole family to share

Maui Scuba Diving Certification

With our clear waters, abundant fish, and colorful corals, Maui is the ideal place to scuba dive. Maui’s reefs are not only breathtaking, but they are easily accessible for beginner scuba divers and the perfect place to learn to dive year round.

Entering the water from shore is easy at most of our sites and you’ll have plenty of beautiful shallow reef to admire as you practice skills and build your confidence as a diver. With Dive Maui you will dive 2-3 different sites along the Maui shore while completing your Open Water Course.

(Please note, if you have already completed your eLearning and confined water training (or some portion of these), please visit our PADI Open Water Referral Certification course page for information on how to finish your course.)

PADI Medical form

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

PADI Open water dive course

Best Scuba Dive Course on Maui

Learn to dive in Maui’s clear water with the best team on the island. All of our courses are taught as small groups, of no more than 4 students, which means you’ll get constant attention and support from your instructor.

Our team of PADI professionals are compassionate and experienced diving instructors who love to share their love of diving. Small groups allow us to tailor the pace and structure of the course to your needs.

We take the time to make sure you understand all the course material and we spend more time on our dives to build your comfort level and make you a respectful and safe diver.

Your PADI Open Water Diver course includes

  • PADI eLearning and PADI Certification fees
  • All equipment needed during the course
  • First 2 days in water instruction

Open Water Scuba Class Schedule


Our PADI Open Water Certification Courses are held over two consecutive days.  We offer the course Monday/Tuesday..

It’s best to get into the water early for better conditions.  We meet at 8am for instruction. The first day will be a long day so that the second day we can end earlier and you can enjoy your afternoon and celebrate your certification!

You can easily book your scuba certification course online. Once you’ve signed up and paid for the class, we will send you the PADI eLearning so you can begin studying.  All eLearning must be completed prior to your first day of diving so we recommend you give yourself plenty of time.


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Save time with PADI eLearning

When you sign up for your certification course we send you the PADI eLearning knowledge development portion.

The online study portion takes about 10 hours and covers all the content of the course you will complete with your instructor.

Once you have completed the knowledge development modules online at home you’re ready to hop into the water and start diving.

Already completed your eLearning? check out our PADI Open Water Referral Course to complete your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

Our students love our PADI Open Water Certification

Over the years, we’ve shared the passion for the ocean with countless adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts like you. And, thanks to all the feedback and reviews, the good and the bad, we can keep on the right track and provide you with the best PADI Open Water Certification.

Best 5 star review

Can’t say enough about Dive Maui. I took the two day open water cert. The instructor is an exceptional teacher, a total pro and fun to be with. I will definitely be back and recommend Dive Maui to anyone who wants a top tier dive outfit. 

Peter S.

From TripAdvisor

Best 5 star review

Did my PADI certification with Dive Maui. Super professional, thorough, attentive and supportive. A great time too!! 

Scott B.

From TripAdvisor

Best 5 star review

We had a fantastic experience getting PADI certified at Dive Maui. Very glad that we found Dive Maui! Diving was the highlight of our trip and the exercises and learning that were a part of getting certified were fun while being informative. It was a treat to explore a few different sites on the Maui coastline during the dives. I cannot recommend Dive Maui enough.

Gustav D

From Google

Best 5 star review

Excellent diving experience. Did OW certification shore dives. Saw numerous turtles, some sharks, and many other fish and crustaceans. Small, but top notch operation 

Kenneth J.

From Google

Best 5 star review

Great operation, total professionals, but relaxed. I spent 2 days getting my open water cert. My instructor was awesome and made me feel relaxed. The teaching style is perfect. Over three days I saw sharks, octopus and some incredible underwater rock formations. I would recommend Dive Maui and I will be back. 


From Google

What is included in diving lesson


Personalized scuba instruction from your PADI professional.


All PADI materials and certification fees.


All scuba gear rentals.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions on PADI Open Water Certification

How long does it take to complete PADI Open Water?

The Open Water course usually takes 2 full water days with eLearning to be completed prior.

What is the minimum age?

10 years old is the minimum age to become a certified diver.

How much does dive gear weigh?

A full dive rig looks heavy, and it is. It weighs about 50 pounds but our gear is designed for optimal comfort, we will help you manage on land, and it becomes weightless in the water.

Do I have to know how to swim?

You must be comfortable in the water to get certified.  There is a 200 yard swim test requirement for certification.

Do I need to bring a Medical Statement?

Prior to your dive you will need to complete the PADI medical form.  Answering “yes” on the form will require you to see a physician before scuba diving.  Please note cancellations due to answering “yes” on the medical will not be refunded within 48 hours.

How much does the Open Water scuba certification cost?

The course cost is $599 plus tax and you get 10% off a boat dive*.

What if I don't have 2 days for training while on Maui?

If you cannot finish your course with us you have a few options. First, you can take a referral form and complete the rest within a year. Second, you could certify as Scuba Diver. Third, you could do a discovery dive.

Is diving gear included?

Yes, all the gear you will need is included and provided by us.

Is there a deposit required to reserve a diving course?

We require full payment up front.

What is your Cancellation Policy?

We have a 48 hour cancellation policy, though you will only be refunded in part because the eLearning component cannot be refunded once assigned.

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Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii 96761
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