Open Water Certification
Open Water Certification
Open Water Certification
Open Water Certification
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Open Water Certification


  • Earn Certification Allowing You to Dive Anywhere in the World!
  • Dive to Depths of 60 ft
  • Low Student to Instructor Ratio
  • Experience Key West's Living Coral Reefs
  • Top-Of-The-Line Gear

Tour Summary

Have you always wanted to discover the endless marvels below the surface of the worlds oceans? If you are planning a vacation to the island paradise of Key West, Florida, why not take the opportunity to learn to scuba dive with our professional diving instructors? You could not pick a better place to begin an exciting lifelong hobby like scuba diving. The Florida Keys is a truly unique destination to enjoy scuba diving because of the expansive coral reefs in the area fed by the warm waters flowing up from the Equator in the Gulf Stream. This constant infusion of warm water elevates the water temperature in the area, creating idyllic conditions for live coral growth. The waters off the Keys are home to the lone living coral reef in the continental United States. You can witness a beautiful garden of hard corals, soft corals, and sponges. The Keys are also home to plenty of interesting coral heads as well. A dazzling variety of aquatic species, like sea turtles, mantas, lobsters, various crustaceans, assorted mollusks, and a plethora of prismatic fish, thrive in this region.

In only four days, you will be taught all the skills to safely scuba dive to a depth of sixty feet. The Open Water Certification Program consists of classroom instruction, confined water training in a pool, and four offshore dives guided by PADI-certified trainers. Often participants can complete their certification in only three days. We are dedicated to providing our clients with all of the necessary knowledge and vital skills to enjoy a lifetime of safe and fun scuba excursions.

What is an Open Water Certification?
An open water certification course allows students to complete all classroom and pool work with a local dive shop. The local dive shop will issue students a certification letter.

What is included in the E-learning Certification Course?
Pool training and open water dives with equipment are included.  Academics will need to be arranged by yourself for the online classwork and is paid for separately.

Is all equipment included in the cost of the course?
All of your diving equipment is included in the price of the dive.

Can my non-diving partner come on the dive?
Yes. While your partner will not be able to participate in the dive itself they can come along as a rider and enjoy the trip with you. The rider/snorkeler fee is $45 plus tax.

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • All divers must be at least 10 years old.
  • All divers must be in good health (a Medical History form will be signed at Check in)
  • "E-learning Certification" coursebooks are $48.95 plus $40 for the cert card processing) These are paid upon check in at the shop.
  • Divers MUST wait a minimum of 18 hours before flying after this dive trip
  • Cost of online E-learning course via is additional and not included in the E-learning course.

Key West Visitor Guide is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Open Water Certification is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)