Open Water Diver

The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

PADI Open Water Diver CourseJack's Diving Locker - Kailua Kona,  Hawaii

Learn to scuba dive in Kona, Hawaii. This scuba diving course gives you the opportunity to experience the thrill and excitement of exploring Hawaii’s underwater world. Upon successful completion of this course, students become PADI Open Water Divers and can sign-up for our Two Tank Day Trip or the Kona Manta Ray Night Dive. This Scuba Lesson in Kona, Hawaii also certifies you to scuba dive for life anywhere in the world!

Call to make your reservations

Open Water Scuba Diving Lesson Details

  • Total cost is $1,009

    • Pool instruction and 4 ocean dives : $750 (plus taxes and fees)  

    • Student Materials:  $29 (w/student discount applied)

    • Private options:  Additional $300 per private day on request, or when only one person registers, or for 10 & 11 year olds when there are more than 2 of them in a class

    • Who should take a private course?

  • We Provide

    • Instruction, Tanks, Weights, BCD, Regulator, Dive Computer, Wetsuit, Shore and Boat Dives (usually two days on the boat)

  • Student Provides

    • eLearning Online course, Student Materials, Logbook, mask, snorkel, fins (rentals available-$30 for use during course)

  • Prerequisites

    • Ages 12 & up

    • Ages 10 -11 with Instructor approval.  On ocean dives, we are limited to a maximum of two 10 & 11 year olds per Instructor in a group of four students.  An extra private Instructor fee of $300 may be required when there are more than two 10 & 11 year olds.

  • Discounts

    • 10% off most regular priced merchandise


Open Water Schedule:

  • 3 full days.  Additional day(s) needed to complete course requirements result in additional fees

  • Schedule Classes:  Typically Tuesday-Thursday or Friday-Sunday

    • Day 1: Pool (8:00am-4:00pm)

    • Day 2: Ocean Dives 1 & 2 from the shore or the boat (8:00am-3:00pm)

    • Day 3:  Ocean Dives 3 & 4 from the boat or the shore (8:00am-3:00pm)

Things to Know:

  • Flying or Driving to Altitude After Diving:  For multiple dives per day or multiple days of diving, a minimum surface interval of 18 hours is suggested before flying or driving to altitude. For a single dive, a minimum of 12 hours is suggested.

Call to make your reservations