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Open Water Diver Course

The PADI Open Water Diver Course will lead you to a PADI Certification that allows you to dive independently with a buddy all around the world! Over the course of four days, your instructor will teach you the basics of SCUBA. Encompassing the theory behind safe diving practices, skill mastery and finally becoming a PADI Open Water Diver on the second largest reef system in the world, certified to depths of up to 18m/60ft.

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Our Award Winning PADI Open Water course runs year-round, on demand and includes:

✔ Small group sizes

✔ Two free extra dives after graduation

✔ Accommodation included

✔ Logbook and T-shirt included

✔ Rental gear with dive computer included

The complete course costs $369 USD

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Small group sizes

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Accommodation included

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Two extra dives!

Your Training


Training begins with knowledge development in one of our multi media and air conditioned classrooms. Once your dive theory is established we will move on to our indoor pool and take your first breaths underwater! After getting comfortable in the controlled environment of the pool we will jump off our dock to fine tune your skills next to our artificial house reef.

Now that we’ve formed our base of dive skills it’s time to hop onto one of our spacious dive boats; The Neptune, The Tiburon or The Sea Sprite and build on what we’ve learnt by exploring and navigating some of Utila’s many beautiful dive sites.

Did you know?

Utila is located on the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, which is the second largest reef system in the world!

Why Choose Us?


Because we limit our class sizes well below PADI limitations, you will have the most possible one-on-one time with your dive instructor. This will allow you to really understand why they love scuba diving so much and what you can do to become the best scuba diver you can be!

This is why most Open Water divers at The Bay Islands College of Diving immediately continue their education (at discount prices) with the Advanced Open Water course with their instructor!

If you want to skip the classroom part and get straight into the water upon arrival, subscribe below now for PADI e-Learning! You can start learning at your own pace from a phone, tablet or laptop and be ready to dive in Utila!

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