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Nassau PADI Open Water Certification


  • Get Your Full PADI Open Water Certification That Will Allow You to Dive All Over the World
  • Work with Nassau's Best Team of Padi-Certified Dive Instructors to Learn All About the World of Scuba Diving
  • Explore Four Unique Nassau Bahamas Dive Sites on Your Four Check Out Dives

Tour Summary

Bahamas scuba diving provides countless locations and dive sites to experience.  This tropical environment is perfect all year round for dive trips out to Blue Holes, exceptionally clear reefs, and wrecks of all depths.  Dive on our Lost Blue Hole and discover what dwells deep within these mysterious formations like eels, sea turtles and a variety of larger marine species.  Our Ocean Wall & Reef locations are just as spectacular!  Sloping gently from around 60 to 80 feet and then the sudden drop off to over 500 feet makes for the perfect site to dive with species such as grouper, eel, snapper, lobster, and many tropical reef fish.  The feeling of hovering above such a cliff is a tough one to put into words, you must experience this yourself to understand.  

Once you’ve decided to become a certified diver it is simple to set up and you won’t even have to worry about transportation!  We’ll collect you and your group from area hotels and take you back afterward.  You’re going to start out with some classroom instruction to learn all about the required skills to utilize for safe diving practices and then enjoy some relaxed diving in a confined pool setting with your professional instructor.  Now that you know what you need to know and have become comfortable with your diving gear, the next step is to board one of our specially designed dive boats and head out for some open water dives where you’ll do 4 ocean dives to complete the remainder of the training.  

Now you’re a certified open water diver and can take your new dive skills with you anywhere in the world and dive to depths of 60 feet without the need of an instructor.  You’ll receive a certification card and a log book to track all of your dives which you’ll need for future dives.  Spaces for courses are limited to small groups, and fill up regularly, so be sure once you have a plan for your visit to call us and place your reservations to ensure your spots!

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be in good health and pass our Medical Form. Please request a copy of this medical form from our office
  • Must have at least four days in Nassau in order to complete the full course
  • Flying is not safe within 24 hours of your dives.  Please plan accordingly to avoid a flight within the following 24 hours of your diving.

Nassau Scuba Dive is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Nassau PADI Open Water Certification is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)