Padi Certification Courses

Discover Scuba Diving

Great way to try scuba diving for the first time, refresh your skills or just enjoy two great dives!

Small Groups

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Try Scuba Diving with Living Ocean Scuba under the close supervision of an experienced Scuba Instructor. Groups are kept small, with a maximum of four divers per instructor to make sure that you get the attention that you deserve.

Thorough Safety Briefing

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First time divers will be given a thorough safety briefing which covers equipment use, skills to be practiced once in the water, and how to interact with the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, Schools of Reef Fish, Coral Reef, and other marine species that we will see during the introductory scuba diving experience.

Breathing Underwater for the First Time

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Once divers have entered the water they will practice using the equipment on the surface until they are comfortable and excited to try Scuba diving! After you are a few feet below the surface you will practice some basic safety skills with the instructor, then head out to explore the underwater world!


PADI Open Water Referral

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$300 Includes Dive Equipment and 4 Open Water Dives

Requires prior completion of PADI Knowledge Development and Confined Water Training. You can complete your Open Water Scuba Diving certification in a little as two days with us. This is a popular option for visitors who want to finish up their course in warm water!

PADI Open Water Diver/Junior Open Water Diver

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$569 Includes PADI eLearning, Dive Equipment, Confined Water Training and 4 Open Water Dives

After completing this three day entry level course, you will be a certified SCUBA Diver for life! The Open Water Diver course consists of training in shallow/calm water, four open water dives where you will apply the skills that you learned in confined water and get to explore the beauty of Hawaii’s ocean, as well as knowledge development via PADI’s eLearning.

The confined water training and eLearning quick review will be completed on the first day of your course. Open Water dives are conducted from both shore and boat depending on ocean conditions to give you the best experience possible in different diving situations (as well as let you enjoy different dive sites around the island).
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The PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Course is:

  • Recognized Worldwide
  • Lifetime Certification
  • Includes all materials and equipment
  • Learn to scuba dive in beautiful Hawaiian waters

Course Curriculum

Three Day Courses Available (with PADI eLearning)

All of our PADI Open Water courses are a minimum of 3 days and require PADI eLearning to be completed prior to the start of the course. This allows us the time to give you the training that you will need to be a safe and comfortable diver! Contact us to check our availability during your stay.
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Confined Water Training

While in shallow protected water and under the direction of a scuba instructor you will learn all of the skills necessary to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver. These skills will help you enjoy your open water dives and keep you safe while under the surface.

Four Open Water Dives

You will go on four open water dives to a maximum of 60ft during the certification course. While exploring the coral reef of Oahu we find sea turtles, octopus, eels, reef fish and more
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Knowledge Development

Prior to the first day of in-water training we require that you complete your course online with PADI eLearning. You can complete all of the bookwork online from the comfort of your home and not waste any of your time in Hawaii! We’ve found that trying to get students to spend their vacation ready a book, taking exams and studying is a pretty hard sell. With PADI eLearning you’ll be done with your academic portion of the course before you even start you vacation.


  • 10 Years Old (Junior Open Water)
  • Basic Swimming Ability
  • Ready for fun and adventure!
  • Completion of PADI eLearning

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

$440 Includes Six Boat Dives, All Equipment, Materials and Training

Compete five adventure dives plus one bonus dive, including Underwater Navigator and Deep Diver, to earn your PADI Advanced Open Water certification. Each adventure dive that you complete will count as the first dive of that Specialty Certification! We offer Advanced Open Water Diver Courses daily on all of our two-tank boat diving tours. Three of our trips are required to complete the certification for a total of six dives. Days do not have to be continuous but must be completed within one year. To get you started on the course ahead of time we suggest that you purchase your PADI Adventures in Diving Manual either from us (we can ship it to you) or online at least a few days before your course so that you are prepared for your first day. If you bring your own book we will offer a $40 discount on the course.

Rescue Diver

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Padi’s Rescue Diver course will help you become a safer diver as well as teach you how to assist you buddy in the case of an emergency. In this three-day course you will work on in water rescue skills, study the proper ways to assess a potentially dangerous situation and resolve it in a calm manner, as well as become certified in first aid and CPR.

Specialty Certifications

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Complete multiple dives covering a specific area such as Enriched Air, Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Photography, Underwater Navigator. Complete five specialties and become a Master Scuba Diver.