PADI Open Water Referral on Maui

Already started breathing underwater? Finished your classroom and confined water training at home? If you have a referral from another dive shop, the PADI Open Water Referral is for you! The Dive Maui team would love to help you finish earning your Open Water Certification. It’s our passion to educate the next generation of divers, let us share our underwater world with you!

Why choose Dive Maui for PADI Open Water Referral Course


With Dive Maui, the $450 price includes everything: rental gear, instructor, logbook, 4 open water dives 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!

80 Cubic Tanks

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).

3-4 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.

Up to an hour

Your training dives last up to an hour (if your air consumption allows). We don’t cut your dives short so we can get home early!

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!

PADI Open Water Referral Certification

Price per person: $450


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


2 days

4-5 hour days

Meet at our dive shop

What is PADI Open Water Referral

Learn to SCUBA dive in paradise


Private or small group SCUBA diving lessons


Compassionate dive instructors


Fun for the whole family to share

Complete Your Open Water Referral Certification

Maui’s clear waters, abundant fish, and colorful corals, make it the ideal place to learn to scuba dive. You started your course at home, and deserve beautiful dive sites for your open water dives!

Maui’s reefs are not only breathtaking, but they are easily accessible from shore for beginner scuba divers and the perfect place to learn to dive year round. With Dive Maui you will dive 2-3 different sites while finishing your Open Water Course.

(Please note, if you have not yet started your scuba diving course please visit our PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course page for information on the complete course.)

Complete Your Open Water Referral Certification

What to Expect for Your PADI Open Water Referral Dives

All of our dive courses are taught as small groups, of no more than 4 students, which means you’ll get constant attention and support from your instructor while you explore the open water world of Maui.

Our team of PADI professionals are compassionate and experienced dive instructors who love to share their love of the ocean. Small groups allow us to tailor the pace and structure of the course to the needs of each of our students.

We will take the time to help you build your confidence underwater and make you a respectful and safe diver.

Your PADI Open Water Referral course includes

  • A brief review of scuba theory and water skills
  • Four shore dives in 2-3 different locations in Maui
  • All equipment needed during the course
  • Small groups and patient instruction

What is PADI Open Water referral?


This PADI Open Water Referral Course is for divers who have already completed the knowledge lessons (either online or with an instructor in a classroom) and the confined water sessions.

Please note, if you have not yet completed these sections, you will need the complete PADI Open Water Diver Course.

With the classroom and confined portions of your course complete, just four open water dives remain.

Bring the referral form from prior lessons to Dive Maui and complete the course by exploring several of Maui’s beautiful dive sites.

What is PADI Open Water Referral

Our students love our PADI Open Water referral

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 Referral 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.


Explore 2-3 different dive sites in Maui.


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 Referral Dives

What do I need to bring to the referral course?

Be sure to bring your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver referral form from your previous instructor as proof of completion of the knowledge review and confined water portions of the course. Also, don’t forget your bathing suit, a towel, a windbreaker or light jacket, hat, reef safe sunscreen, any dive gear you own, a COVID mask, and a smile.

Do I need to complete PADI eLearning again?

As long as you are finishing your PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course within one year of the date of your referral form, you will not need to repeat PADI eLearning.

Do I need a new PADI Medical form?

If your prior medical form was signed within 12 months of your course, and you bring it with you, you will not need to complete a new form. However, we recommend that you do complete an updated medical. You can find the Medical form here.

How much does the PADI Open Water Referral Course ?

The course cost is $450 plus tax and you get 10% off a boat dive*.

How long does it take to complete my PADI Open Water Diver referral course?

You can complete your course in two days (approximately 5 hours each day) with your afternoons free to enjoy your vacation.

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.

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


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