There are several ways to become a PADI certified diver. The PADI Open Water course consists of 3 main phases: theory, confined water training and the open water dives. In the paragraphs below it is explained in which course you go through which phases with us on Bonaire and which phases you may already do at home at a PADI diving school in your area or online.

PADI Open Water Diver Course $475

Ready to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver? Sign up for the PADI Open Water Course. The PADI Open Water Course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving

  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills

  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

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.

After fulfilling the PADI Open Water Diver Course, you are certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 60 feet/ 18 meters.

This course will take approximately 3.5 - 4 days.

PADI Open Water E-learning Course $350

Don’t want to spend time on the theory in a classroom? Complete the knowledge development portion of the PADI Open Water Course in the comfort of your own home, hotel room or on the beach via the PADI eLearning or PADI Touch program! On arrival here you will unite with an instructor to complete your confined water and open water training. Get ready via this link to begin your PADI eLearning or Open Water Diver Touch course today! After fulfilling the PADI Open Water eLearning Course, you are certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 60 feet/ 18 meters.

This course will take approximately 2 - 3 days.

PADI Open Water Referral Course $275

The PADI Open Water Referral Course is designed so you can complete the biggest part of your course at home prior to your holiday and finish your open water dives in Bonaire’s beautiful waters! You will finish the theoretical part and confined water sessions at your own schedule via eLearning, eTouch and with a local dive store (most areas offer many options to choose from). The dive store will issue you a PADI/UNIVERSAL Referral form which allows you to complete the remainder of the course with us within 12 months from the last day of your training. This is a very popular option as it allows you to spend more time enjoying your holiday and doing what you like most - scuba diving! After fulfilling the PADI Open Water Referral Course, you are certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 60 feet/ 18 meters.

This course will take approximately 1.5 day.

PADI Open Water Universal Referral Course $350

The PADI Open Water Universal Referral Course is designed so you can complete the course even if you started with another dive agency! The dive store you've started with, will issue you a PADI/UNIVERSAL Referral form which allows you to complete the remainder of the course with us within 12 months from the last day of your training. After fulfilling the PADI Open Water Universal Referral Course, you are certified to dive with a buddy to a maximum depth of 60 feet/ 18 meters.

This course will take approximately 2.5 - 3 days.

PADI Scuba Diver Course $420

Ready to become a certified PADI Open Water Diver, but don’t have enough time? Sign up for the PADI Scuba Diver Course. The PADI Scuba Diver Course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

To enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course (or Junior Scuba 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. After fulfilling the PADI Scuba Diver Course, you are certified to dive with a professional to a maximum depth of 40 feet/ 12 meters.

This course will take approximately 2 - 3 days.