PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course

Operated by the Panama Dive Center in Santa Catalina, the PADI Open Water Diver course offers travelers the chance to become scuba certified. During this course, participants learn the ins-and-outs of scuba diving and will receive their PADI scuba certification upon successful completion of the course.

PADI Open Water Diver Certification Course

Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina is a fabulous place to learn to scuba dive. The ocean here protects abundant marine life – including sea turtles, manta rays, and over 700 species of fish – and the town is laidback and relaxing. It’s a perfect environment for diving.

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three parts. In the first part, you’ll study the basic principles of scuba diving. This will help you to understand the fundamentals, and even science, of the sport.

Next, you will go on confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills, such as setting up your scuba gear, getting water out of your mask, and sharing air.

Finally, you will go on four open water dives to review your skills and explore the ocean. During these dives, you’ll gain confidence as a diver and witness the incredible diversity of ocean life outside of Santa Catalina.

To enroll in this course, you must be at least 10 years old. eLearning is available, please contact us for details and pricing.

What to Bring:

swimsuit.

What's Included:

instructor and equipment, bottled water, transportation to Coiba National Park and 4 immersions there (2 days), 3 immersions in Santa Catalina, certification exam, PADI OWD certificate. Includes Crew Pack Open Water Diver if eLearning has not been taken.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

swimsuit.

What's Included:

instructor and equipment, bottled water, transportation to Coiba National Park and 4 immersions there (2 days), 3 immersions in Santa Catalina, certification exam, PADI OWD certificate. Includes Crew Pack Open Water Diver if eLearning has not been taken.

Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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