PADI Open Water Scuba Certification

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Complete Open Water Certification Program

Complete Open Water Certification Program (On-Island)

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver.

PADI eLearning and Open Water Touch

PADI eLearning Certification Program

PADI on-line learning, with completion of confined water and Open Water Dives on island.

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver.

NEW Open Water Diver Touch!

Do the theory on your tablet and complete the quizzes and exam before arrival on island. Can be downloaded onto an IPAD OR Android Tablet.

Open Water Referral Dive Program

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

Open Water Certification Courses

On-Island Open Water CoursePADI eLearningReferral DivesParticipant Requirements

Complete Open Water Certification Program (On-Island)

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

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.

Must be at least 10 years old, in good physical health and have basic swimming ability

Course Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
$800 per person
$700 per person
$600 per person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.
Pricing and Reservations

Open Water Diver Certification Course

• $800 USD (Private One Person)
• $700 USD per Person (Two People)
• $600 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Schedule

Frequency: 
• Scheduled around your presence on island

Duration:
• 3-4 days
• 8 hours academic presentations
• 8 hours confined water training
• 2 half days of Open Water dives on a boat

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What's Included

• 4 Ocean Dives

Included Dive Equipment
• Mask
• Fins
• Snorkel
• BCD
• Regulator
• Tanks & Weights
• Weightbelts

Additional Materials Provided
• Textbook
• Log Book
• Certification Fees

For Additional Required Equipment

Optional Wetsuit Rental Available on Site

Certification Earned

Open Water Diver

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Morning
7:15 AM East End Pick-ups
7:30 AM Paradise Island Pick-ups
7:45 AM Downtown & Cruise Ship Pick-Ups
8:00 AM Cable Beach Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Orange Hill Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Lyford Cay Pick-Ups
9:00 AM Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks
9:30 AM Boat Departs Docks

Buses Depart for return drop-off: 4:30 PM – 5:30 pm

All pick-up times are approximate and may run a few minutes earlier or later based on the number of guests we have to pick-up, the number of stops, and the promptness of your fellow passengers.

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The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

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

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

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

Signing Up for PADI eLearning

Part 1: Signup and Complete eLearning with PADI

The program begins with following the link where you register with PADI for the online course. There is a fee from PADI for the course paid directly to them of $169 (USD).

Click to Start PADI eLearning Course
Part 2: Finish Open Water Course at Stuart Cove's

When you arrive at Stuart Cove’s you will meet one of our friendly instructors 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 Fees
1 Person
2 Person
3 Person
PADI eLearning Fee
$620 per person
$440 per person
$390 per person
$169 per Person
Must be multiple people within the same reservation. Stuart Cove’s does not form the group.

Must be at least 10 years old, in good physical health and have basic swimming ability

Pricing and Reservations

PADI eLearning Open Water Diver Course

• $620 USD (One Person)
• $440 USD per Person (Two People)
• $390 USD per Person (Three+ People)

Dive Course Schedule

Frequency: 
• Scheduled around your presence on island

Duration: 3 days

Day 1:
• AM & PM Academic Review Pool Session

Day 2:
• AM or PM Open Water Dives

Day 3:
• AM or PM 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.

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What's Included

• 4 Ocean Dives

Included Dive Equipment
• Mask
• Fins
• Snorkel
• BCD
• Regulator
• Tanks & Weights
• Weightbelts

Additional Materials Provided
• eLearning Enhancement Pack
• Certification Fees

For Additional Required Equipment

Optional Wetsuit Rental Available on Site

Certification Earned

Open Water Diver

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Morning
7:15 AM East End Pick-ups
7:30 AM Paradise Island Pick-ups
7:45 AM Downtown & Cruise Ship Pick-Ups
8:00 AM Cable Beach Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Orange Hill Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Lyford Cay Pick-Ups
9:00 AM Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks
9:30 AM Boat Departs Docks

Buses Depart for return drop-off: 4:30 PM – 5:30 pm

All pick-up times are approximate and may run a few minutes earlier or later based on the number of guests we have to pick-up, the number of stops, and the promptness of your fellow passengers.

Open Water Touch

Do the theory on your tablet and complete the quizzes and exam before arrival on island. Can be downloaded onto an iPad or Android Tablet.

Have your Open Water manual on your IPAD or Android Tablet rather than a paper manual, a great way to complete self study before arriving on island! PADI continues to lead the way in diver education with the launch of the next evolution in the PADI Open Water Diver experience: the revolutionary PADI Open Water Diver Touch. An industry first, the Touch fuses state-of-the-art technology with proven PADI instructional design to deliver the excitement and experience of learning to scuba dive to your iOS and Android tablets.The Touch is a tablet version of the manual integrating the PADI Open Water Diver manual curriculum, learning objectives, video clips, quizzes and Knowledge Reviews and exam into a rich, interactive learning environment. Since the Touch is a tablet-based application, no internet connectivity is required to view course content. So, you can conveniently access the Knowledge Development portion of the course at any time from any location…hotel, plane, home, poolside or beach!

If you complete all the Knowledge Reviews, Quizzes & Final exam before arrival you will just need to complete the pool training and four dives with an instructor therefore the cost will be the same as our eLearning option

Just inform our sales team when you make your booking if you want to do the Open Water Touch Option.

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The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Referral Dives to Complete Open Water Certification

The beginning course for everyone who wants to earn their lifetime certification as a diver

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.

Additional Information for Referral Dives
Prerequisite For Participation Signed and Dated Referral Letter from your instructor
Copy of medical form including (doctor’s letter if required) Completion of the classroom and pool training within the past 12 months along with logbook
Certification Earned PADI   SDI   SSI   NAUI   SSI
The agency you did your classroom & pool training with
Pricing and Reservations

Open Water Diver Referral Dives

$185 USD per Person (Two Dives)

• $370 USD per Person (Four Dives)

Dive Schedule

Frequency: 
• Daily (2 Training Dives each day)
• Morning and Afternoon
• Half-day Duration

Mornings:
• 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Mornings:
• 1:00 PM to 4:45 PM

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What's Included

• 2 or 4 Open Water dives on a boat

Included Dive Equipment
• Mask
• Fins
• Snorkel
• BCD
• Regulator
• Tanks & Weights
• Weightbelts

Optional Wetsuit Rental Available on Site

For Additional Required Equipment, Rental Gear Available on Site

Required Materials

• Textbook
• Log Book
• Certification Fees

For Additional Required Equipment, Rental Gear Available on Site

Includes complimentary transfers from your hotel or cruise ship

Typical Morning Transfer Schedule
Morning
7:15 AM East End Pick-ups
7:30 AM Paradise Island Pick-ups
7:45 AM Downtown & Cruise Ship Pick-Ups
8:00 AM Cable Beach Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Orange Hill Pick-Ups
8:10 AM Lyford Cay Pick-Ups
9:00 AM Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks
9:30 AM Boat Departs Docks

Buses Depart for return drop-off: 4:30 PM – 5:30 pm

All pick-up times are approximate and may run a few minutes earlier or later based on the number of guests we have to pick-up, the number of stops, and the promptness of your fellow passengers.

Typical Afternoon Transfer Schedule
Afternoon
11:15 AM East End Pick-ups
11:30 AM Paradise Island Pick-ups
11:45 AM Downtown & Cruise Ship Pick-Ups
12:00 PM Cable Beach Pick-Ups
12:10 PM Orange Hill Pick-Ups
12:10 PM Lyford Cay Pick-Ups
1:00 PM Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks
1:30 PM Boat Departs Docks
4:30 PM Boat Returns to Docks
5:00 PM Buses depart for hotel drops

All pick-up times are approximate and may run a few minutes earlier or later based on the number of guests we have to pick-up, the number of stops, and the promptness of your fellow passengers.

Certification Earned

Open Water Diver

Click to View All Participant Requirements

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.

Participant Requirements

Certification Courses

In order to participate in Stuart Cove’s Dive Certification Courses, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 10 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Complete Medical Questionnaire
• Basic Swimming Ability
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted onboard vessel.
• PADI eLearners: Satisfactory completion of the PADI eLearning Course

Open Water Referrals

In order to participate in Stuart Cove’s Open Water Referral Dive Program, you must meet these minimum qualifications:

Prerequisites

• At least 10 years of age
• Good physical health.
• Basic Swimming Ability
• Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
• Children under the age of 4 are not permitted onboard vessel.
• Copy of medical form including doctor’s letter if required
• Completion of the classroom and pool training within the past 12 months.

The staff at Fin Photo are available to shoot still pictures of you and the scenery of this dive so that you have a memento of your underwater experiences to take home. (Additional fee involved.)

All prices are correct as of the revision date listed at the bottom of this page. Prices are subject to change without notice.