This one-day scuba diving certification for beginners fits into any Maui vacation! You can scuba dive to a maximum depth limit of 40 feet, accompanied at all times by a professional diver.
PADI Open Water Referral Dives
Complete Your Scuba Diving Certification in Maui
- Minimum age 10 years old
- Four Referral Dives for certification
- PADI Open Water Diver in two days
- Easy shore diving entry & exit
- Equipment rental included
- Must submit referral forms from the previous instructor
PLEASE NOTE: It is a requirement when scuba diving Maui that all non-certified divers complete a medical statement confirming good health for diving. You must be able to answer “NO” to each of the questions on the form. A “YES” answer requires and medical release from your doctor.
Preview the medical questionnaire.
Maui’s Most Popular Scuba Course
Our most popular scuba certification course in Maui is for non-certified divers who have already completed their dive theory and confined water skills. There are two ways to fulfill your academic portion of the PADI Open Water Referral Dives course. You can either get an Open Water manual to learn your academics with a PADI instructor or sign up online for PADI’s eLearning. The cost for eLearning is paid directly to PADI as an additional fee, but it allows you to complete your quizzes and final exam before arriving in Maui.
Please note, to start this course, we require the submission of your PADI referral documentation. Get the form signed by your previous instructor and email it to us. If you have not completed the academic and confined water training sessions but want to get your scuba certification in Maui with us, check out PADI Open Water Diver.
This PADI referral course comprises four open water dives. Then you can dive with a buddy, independently of a professional, to a maximum depth of 60 feet. During your course, you make two dives each day at some of the best Maui diving sites and record each training dive’s details in your new logbook. Maui scuba diving conditions are excellent to earn your PADI certification. Shore diving in Lahaina with us allows for easy entry into the ocean and the opportunity to see magnificent marine life, including fields of coral reefs, schools of fish, and turtle cleaning stations.
Your new PADI Open Water Diver certification will be internationally recognized and valid for life. So get excited to become a certified diver in Maui! When you are ready to dive deeper, the next step is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
What to Expect for Your Referral Dives
Mornings are the best time for clear visibility underwater, so we begin our PADI Open Water Referral Dives course at 8:30 am. Each day you will review scuba diving concepts and go for two training dives. You should finish both days at 3 pm.
To guarantee you the best Maui scuba diving experience, we observe conditions and choose the dive site the day before you begin. So, the day before you start, look for an updated email before 5 pm with meetup instructions. After your first two PADI Open Water Referral Dives, we will decide on the training sites for your second day.
Our setup as a mobile dive company offers you maximum convenience during your course. We first meet you at our headquarters in Lahaina for a briefing about the dives and to get you fitted for your equipment. Then you will drive your rental car to the pre-selected dive site, so please let us know if you will not have a rental car.