Open Water Scuba Camp

scuba camp Hawaii - Jack's Diving Locker

Jack’s Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii is the place to be for fun and adventure for teens.  The Kona Coast of Hawaii is a world-class diving destination with healthy coral reefs, underwater lava formations, and colorful reef fish.  This is an exciting place to learn how to scuba dive!

The Open Water Scuba Camp at Jack’s Diving Locker offers teens the opportunity to discover the beauty and awe of the underwater world while learning new skills and making new friends.  Campers start the PADI Open Water Diver course with the PADI eLearning program accessed through the banner below.  The camp includes pool dives, open water dives, and a boat trip with extras such as an introduction to Hawaiian marine life and caring for the ocean with a shoreline clean-up at one of the local Kona beaches.  Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive the PADI Junior Open Water Diver certification for ages 10-14 or Open Water Diver certification for ages 15 and up.

The PADI eLearning programs allows you to start the PADI Open Water Diver course immediately with either an on-line eLearning course or the Touch version that allows to you use a tablet like an iPad, and to do most of your studying offline (the initial download, quizes and exams must be done with an internet connection).   In addition to the eLearning program, students also participate in five skill development sessions and four open water dives at Jack’s Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii.

Open Water eLearning




Open Water Touch




– $395 plus tax & materials
– $190 paid directly to PADI for eLearning (PADI prices subject to change)

– Ages 12 -18
– Ages 10 -11 (participated in Seal Team program, receive Camp Director approval and based on space availability)

– See Junior Camp Schedule

Camper numbers: 3 camper minimum

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA REGISTRATION: Registration is now open.  Registration starts by calling Jack’s Diving Locker 808-329-7585 or 800-345-4807 to make a reservation.  Space is limited, so please make reservations early.  Please click here for camp registration FORMS.  Please print, sign, scan and email forms to or bring completed forms into Jack’s ASAP!  If your child has a YES answer on the medical statement, a doctor‘s approval is required (see below). Or bring completed forms to your orientation day.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Any cancellations during the final 7 days prior to the camp will result in full charge for the camp.

NEW CAMPER ORIENTATION: Parents, please schedule an on-site orientation with Education Coordinator prior to camp start date and bring your completed paperwork.  For travelers who can’t make these arrangements, a phone appointment will be set up. Please scan and email forms to if you set-up a phone appointment.  Please note that all parents either have to set up an orientation or there will be a mandatory parent orientation the morning of Day 1 that we will show the Youth Diving Video*.

– Instruction, BCD, regulator, dive computer, tanks and weights

– Logbook
– Mask, Snorkel, Fins (rental gear available)
– Swimsuit, Towel, Sunscreen, Dry Clothes, hat, rashguard
– Lunch, Snacks, Water bottle (lunch provided on boat day)


Nainoa navigating along the coral reef in Jack’s Diving Locker’s Open Water Scuba Camp

– Start the PADI eLearning program at
– Complete eLearning one week prior to camp start date

DAY 1: POOL DIVES (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)  
*- Camp Orientation with Parents (9 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.)
– Pool: Watermanship assessment – 10 min tread & 200 yard swim
– Pool: PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA skills

DAY 2: POOL DIVES (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 
– Pool: PADI Open Water Diver SCUBA skills

DAY 3: SHORE DIVES (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)  
– Prepare items for beach day – gear, logbook, hat, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water bottle
– Shore: Open Water Dives 1 & 2
– Classroom: Log Dives

DAY 4: BOAT DIVES (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.)
– Prepare items for boat day – gear, logbook, sunscreen
– Boat: Open Water Dives 3 & 4
– Log Dives, certifications issued upon completion

General Information:
– Instruction by PADI certified Instructors.  All scuba training follow PADI course standards.
– PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors — the world’s largest scuba certification agency.

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