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PADI - Open Water Scuba Certification Course

Get your PADI scuba certification. If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle.

Aaron's Dive Shop, a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center has been training new and experienced divers from around the world for over 42 years! Our experienced, professional staff of instructors and Divemasters have over 100 years of combined teaching experience.


Open Water FAQ's

The course takes three days and can be spread out over the course of one year. We are very flexible, we allow our students to start when they wish and we will work around your schedule.
There is required reading that must be completed before the start of the course.  You can come into the shop to recieve your crew pack with your books, there is also the option of doing all the knowledge development online through PADI e-Learning.
The minimum age for certification is 10 years old and you must be physically capable of carrying 25lbs of weight on your back.

If you have any of your own gear such as mask, snorkel or fins, your are more than welcome to bring them and our dive staff will assist you with any questions about your gear you may have.  We will provide all the gear as part of the course, everything you need to go diving...

All you need to bring is bathing suit, sunscreen, towel, and maybe a snack.

We at Aarons pride ourselves on our customer service, our class schedule is based on your availablity and due to this our class size is generally very small.  You will feel like you have your own private instructor giving you the attention you deserve.
Our boat the Honey based out of Hawaii Kai is a USCG certified vessel that accomodates nine customers not including staff.  We split up the groups based on the classes that you are in so that once in the water you are in a small group once again.
It is the Pacific Ocean, sometimes we do experience sea sickness.  If you are prone to or worried about getting sea sick we find the best way to combat it is by taking dramamine or bonine the night before diving and the morning of.
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