PADI Open Water Certification

Let Key West Scuba Diving connect you with a Key West PADI Open Water certification course and get started on a lifetime of amazing underwater adventure.


  • No scuba experience necessary
  • Get a PADI Certification that is recognized world-wide
  • Professional instruction and all equipment included
  • Save your vacation time with the PADI eLearning option
  • Do your training dives on a living coral reef


Key West Scuba Diving is your source for the best Key West PADI Open Water Scuba Diver certification courses. We make it simple to enter the amazing world of scuba diving, and training in Key West means diving on some of the world’s best dive sites among the coral gardens of the only living reef in the USA. An easy day of classroom work and study, a morning of pool training and you will be going out to drop in from a boat and come face-to-face with incredible sea life. The most popular and widely-recognized scuba course in the world, PADI Open Water certification is your passport to join other certified scuba divers on dives to depths of 60 feet at resorts in the USA and abroad. You will be authorized to rent tanks and get air refills, and qualified to take the PADI Advanced Open Water Course, the prerequisite to more demanding dives and expert-level specialty certifications. If you are looking for quality dive training from the top Key West PADI Open Water Certification course, or just want to have a great time while in Key West, you have come to the right spot.

Key West is world famous for incredible scuba diving. The pristine underwater environment of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is just offshore and reefs and wrecks scattered in shallow waters all around the island draw thousands of divers every year. Key West is also home base for some of America’s most experienced dive captains, guides, and instructors. Key West dive operators command a depth of local knowledge that makes a Key West scuba diving trip standout above many other much more remote and expensive dive locations. Many Key West captains and guides are multi-generational Florida watermen, and going on dives with people who have grown up diving the Keys is common. When you do a Key West PADI Open Water Scuba Diver certification course, you are getting some of the most professional instruction available along with training dives at sites that most divers are still dreaming of visiting.

The basic course registration fee gives you access to top quality instruction, boats, and gear. Buy the course texts and put in a day of class work and two days of diving to complete the PADI Open Water course in 3 days. Or take advantage of the PADI eLearning system to complete all the book work and pass your test before arriving in Key West. Learn at your own pace in the PADI Virtual Classroom, complete the Knowledge Assessments on any computer or tablet, and save your vacation days for diving. Four boat dives on an incredible coral reef plus your PADI certification make the Key West PADI Open Water Scuba Diver course an excellent value.

Make your Key West visit really special by taking the first step into the world of excitement and beauty that is scuba diving – use our secure online booking system to register for your Key West PADI Open Water Scuba Diver certification course today!


  • Departure time: 9:00AM
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Check-in time: Please check-in 30 minutes before the activity start time.
  • Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including address, Google map, and parking information - will be included in your final confirmation email.


  • One day of classroom instruction
  • Two days of pool work and guided diving
  • All necessary equipment and instruction


  • Open Water course text and DVDs (Available for purchase onsite.)
  • Gratuities (optional)

What To Bring

  • Confirmation Voucher
  • Waterproof footwear (Closed toes recommended)
  • Bathing Suit &Towel
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water Proof Camera
  • Bottled Water and Snacks
  • Gear bag/back pack
  • Personal dive gear if desired
  • PADI/RSTC Medical Statement (Find online)


  • A medical history form must be completed by all divers prior to participating in this activity. You are responsible to make sure you are medically qualified to participate in this activity.
  • Guests participating in the Resort Course cannot be fly within 24 hours of their dive.
  • Advance Purchase Recommended
  • Upon booking you will receive an instant receipt with Voucher Confirmation to follow
  • Capacity: 10

Booking Info

Voucher Confirmation Info

This tour accepts both printed and electronic vouchers (e-vouchers). You can either print the voucher and present a paper copy on the day of travel. Or, if you travel with a mobile device, simply show your Photo ID and present your voucher on your Smartphone or tablet on the day of travel.

Local Operator Information

Complete operator information, including local telephone number, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

Do you provide a shuttle to the course?

Currently, we do not provide transportation to the course.

Can you pick us up from the airport?

Currently, we do not provide transportation from the airport.

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