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Open Water Certification Courses

This section contains descriptions and prices for the following programs:

 
Complete Open Water Certification Program The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver.
Start-At-Home Open Water Certification Program The same course as above, only this option allows you to complete some of the academic work at home, before you arrive on island.
PADI eLearning Certification Program PADI on-line learning, with completion of confined water and Open Water Dives on island.
Open Water Referral Dives The Open Water Dives component of the full certification course for divers who did their classroom and pool training at their local dive shop prior to arriving on island.

Complete Open Water Certification Program (On-Island)

This is the initial certification course for all divers. Included in this program are academic presentations, confined water (pool or shallow ocean) sessions where you learn the skills and techniques of diving, and finally, actual boat diving in the open waters of the crystal clear Bahamian waters.

Course Fees
Private Instruction
Semi-Private Class (2 persons)
Group Class (3 or more persons)
On Island Price $800 per person
$700 per person
$600 per person
Available On-Line
Course Schedule
Frequency Scheduled around your presence on island.
Duration 4 days
9 hours academic presentations
9 hours confined water training
2 half days of Open Water dives on a boat
Departure / Return Times Based on your availability.
Dive Equipment Included Mask, Fins, Snorkel, BC, Regulator, Tanks, Weights, Weightbelts
Additional Materials Provided Textbook & Certification Fees
Additional Required Equipment Log Book
Optional Wetsuit Rental ($10)
Pre-Requisite For Participation 10 Years Old
Good Physical Health
Basic Swimming Ability
Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price
Certification Earned
Open Water Diver
All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.
PADI eLearning Open Water Certification Program



PADI has introduced an on-line learn at your leisure multi media course. We are pleased to offer this exciting new way to learn to scuba dive.

Part 1:
The program begins with following this link where you register with PADI for the online course. There is a fee from PADI for the course paid directly to them of $120 (US)

Part 2:
When you arrive at Stuart Cove's you will meet one of our friendly instructor to review your course paperwork and take a short quiz. Immediately following you will begin the confined water and progress to the open ocean dives.

 
Course Schedule
Frequency Scheduled around your presence on island.
Duration 3 days
Day 1   AM & PM Academic Review Pool Session

Day 2    AM Open Water Dives

Day 3   AM Open Water Dives

We strongly suggest you expand your trip at least one day beyond the initial training days to allow extra time to complete your course in case of unexpected weather conditions.
Departure / Return Times Based on your availability.
Dive Equipment Included Mask, Fins, Snorkel, BC, Regulator, Tanks, Weights, Weightbelts
Additional Materials Provided eLearning Enhancement Pack
Additional Required Equipment Optional Wetsuit Rental ($12)
Pre-Requisite For Participation 13 Years Old
Satisfactory completion of the PADI
eLearning Course
Good Physical Health
Basic Swimming Ability
Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price
Certification Earned
Open Water Diver
Start At Home Open Water Certification Program

Our Start At Home beginner diver training program allows you to learn the basics of diving in the comfort and convenience of your home prior to your trip to Nassau. This means that you will spend your vacation time in the water enjoying the beautiful sights of the underwater world.

Part 1:
The program begins with study at home using either DVD's or a CD-ROM program in conjunction with your text book.

Part 2:
When you arrive at Stuart Cove's you will review the at home study materials and then join our friendly instructors for your in-water training. You will begin in the swimming pool and progress to the open ocean.

Course Fees
Private Instruction
Semi-Private Class (2 persons)
Group Class (3 or more persons)
$795 per person
$535 per person
$450 per person
Course Schedule
Frequency Scheduled around your presence on island.
Duration 3 days
Day 1   AM & PM Academic Review Pool Session

Day 2    AM Open Water Dives

Day 3   AM Open Water Dives

We strongly suggest you expand your trip at least one day beyond the initial training days to allow extra time to complete your course in case of unexpected weather conditions.
Departure / Return Times Based on your availability.
Dive Equipment Included Mask, Fins, Snorkel, BC, Regulator, Tanks, Weights, Weightbelts
Additional Materials Provided Certification Fees
Additional Required Equipment Log Book
Optional Wetsuit Rental ($10)
Pre-Requisite For Participation 10 Years Old
Good Physical Health
Basic Swimming Ability
Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price
Certification Earned
Open Water Diver
Open Water Referral Dives

New divers who have already completed their classroom and confined water course requirements at their home may present a Referral Letter and complete their Open Water dives in our warm tropical environment. Upon successful completion of the open water dives the diver will be awarded their Open Water Certification. Referrals are accepted from PADI, Universal Referral System, & Global Referral System.

Prerequisite: Completion of Classroom & Pool Training for Scuba Certification.

Course Fees
Up to a maximum of 8 students per instructor. $345 per person Book it
Course Schedule
Frequency Scheduled around your presence on island.
Duration 2 Half Days morning or afternoon
2 training dives each day on a boat.
Departure / Return Times 9:00 am to 12:30 pm or
1:00 pm to 4:45 pm
Dive Equipment Included Tanks, Weights, Weightbelts
Additional Materials Provided None
Additional Required Equipment Log Book
Optional Wetsuit Rental ($10)
Prerequisite For Participation Signed and Dated Referral Letter from your instructor
Completion of the classroom and pool training within the past 12 months.
Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price
Certification Earned
The agency you did your classroom & pool training with.
PADI SDI SSI NAUI YMCA SCUBA
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