Get certified for life at Ocean Encounters! Join our PADI Open Water Diver course and become an autonomous diver in just 3 days. The PADI Open Water Diver certification is one of the most popular and recognized dive certifications in the world.
For the PADI Open Water Diver course, you will learn all the required theory online with PADI eLearning. Enroll today by purchasing your own PADI elearning course.
The course is divided over 3 days from 8.30 AM – 4.30 PM with an hour break for lunch. Ocean Encounters is located on the Seaquarium Beach with plenty of restaurants in the near vicinity.
*Course cost excludes PADI e-Learning – We also offer the SSI Open Water Course
PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor at Ocean Encounters will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.
This course will teach you everything you need to know about scuba diving and once you have completed it, you will be able to dive anywhere in the world, including the breathtaking dive sites of Curaçao.
Our Open Water Course is also given with dive computers, ensuring that participants get the highest level of training possible.
INCLUDED IN PRICEFull set of rental equipment WITH computer
EXCLUDED FROM PRICEE-learning materials
$200+ – Purchase the PADI Open Water e-learning course prior to starting the course. Study online wherever you are. Learn the theory at your own pace before starting the in-water training!
INCLUDED IN PRICE5 Confined water sessions
INCLUDED IN PRICE4 Open water training dives – Apply the skills you mastered in the practice sessions during 4 training dives in Open Water – and above all, have fun and enjoy some amazing dives!
INCLUDED IN PRICECertification
INCLUDED IN PRICEPick-Up at any Resort –We are happy to transfer you from anywhere between Blue Bay (most West) and Jan Thiel or Santa Barbara Resort (most East).
starting at $25 – We work with specialist photographers whom shoot your high quality images, both above and in the water.
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it’s convenient for you. It’s your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.
eLearning time commitment: 5-10 hours
Practice using scuba gear in a “pool-like environment” until you’re comfortable. PADI training includes practice “mini dives” to help you build confidence in your new abilities before making four dives in open water.
If you have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater but you do not have enough time while you are on vacation in Curaçao, then the Discover Scuba Diving experience is a perfect alternative.
While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
To sign up for a PADI or SSI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health. Are you ready to dive in with Ocean Encounters to discover the magic of the underwater world?
This program starts at 2PM with check in at 1.45PM and ends between 4 and 4.30PM.
This 2 – 2.5 Hours Hours Dive Course includes:
You can also combine the Discover Scuba Diving experience with a dolphin dive. Yes, even non-certified-divers can dive with dolphins after following this program. Professional photo’s or a video of your experience, with our partner Turtle & Ray Productions, is available on request.