Open Water Diver Course

As you take your Open Water Diver course with Divers UnderGround, you will learn what you need to know to Scuba Dive.

Most people find it a very gratifying experience!

The Open Water Scuba Diver course is a complete and carefully structured entry-level diving course. We will take you from a non-diver with little or no prior experience to a certified diver. Both PADI and SDI certifications are recognized worldwide and are for life.

With the Open Water Diver certification, you can safely dive to a maximum depth of 18 meters / 60 feet.

Learning to dive is incredible. During this course, you’ll make pool training dives to practice skills and at least four open water dives under the supervision of your scuba diving instructor here in the Riviera Maya, Mexico.

The Open Water Scuba Diver course:

  1. Theory: The theory part of the open water diver course includes book work, videos, study questions, and quizzes. The five dive theory chapters cover various topics such as pressure and depth, underwater environments, dive planning, equipment, and safety procedures.
  2. Pool Work: During the confined water classes, you will practice all the necessary scuba diving skills in the pool or an open water cenote. You will master the skills needed for Open Water Diving, such as air spaces equalization, mask removal and replacement, buoyancy, air sharing, and more in a controlled environment before going into the open water dives.
  3. Open Water Dives: This is when you apply the knowledge and skills you learned during the theory portion and confined water sessions. You will master these skills under your scuba diving instructors’ supervision and guidance in beautiful cenotes and the fantastic Mexican Caribbean reefs.
  4. E-Learning: Choose this option and start learning from the comfort of your home now. You will begin directly with the pool session in the morning and two shallow open water dives in the afternoon. The next day, after two deeper dives to 18 meters / 60 feet, you will be a certified diver!

Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Price and duration:

Two students minimum

Full Open Water Diver course:

E-learning option: USD 395 per student. (3 days)

Referral option: USD 295 per student. (2 days)


Private, Experienced, and Legal Scuba Diving Instructor.

Transportation from the Center of Playa del Carmen.

NOT Included:

Student E-learning codes:

  • PADI: 195.00 USD
  • SDI: 129.95 USD

Certification Fees USD 35


Referral: You do theory and confined water sessions with your local dive shop and come to Divers UnderGround, Mexico, for your 4 Open Water Dives. (2 days).

E-learning: You do the theory online and come for your confined water (pool sessions) and open water dives. (3 days).

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