PADI Junior Open Water Diver or PADI Open Water Diver

  • Duration: 3-4 days

  • Minimum age: 10 / 15 years old

  • Maximum depth: 60 feet / 18 meters

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a "bored" classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • 4 Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.


In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water. Here on Roatan you may use your swim suit or a shorty wet suit provided by Cayuco Reef Divers.

Cayuco Reef Divers will provide you brand new equipment during your course.


Getting Started

You can start learning now with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package).

Enroll in Open Water Diver – a desktop option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!


Classic Schedule Open Water Diver course - US$350

  • Day-1 8am Theory #1; Confined Water #1; Open Water #1

  • Day-2 8am Theory #2; Confined Water #2; Open Water #2

  • Day-3 8am Open Water #3 & #4; Final Exam


Online Schedule Open Water Diver course - US$270 + PADI Online Training