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 Course
Complete Your Scuba Certification in Lahaina, Maui
- Minimum age 10 years old
- Two-day course, four dives
- Equipment rental included
- Requires referral paperwork from your 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.
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Maui’s Most Popular Scuba Course
Our most popular scuba certification course in Maui is for non-certified divers who have 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 get an Open Water manual to learn 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 submitting 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, check out PADI Open Water Diver.
This PADI referral course gets you scuba diving in Maui for four training dives. As a certified diver, you can scuba dive with a buddy, independent of a professional, to a maximum depth of 60 feet. During your course in Lahaina, you make two daily dives at some of the best Maui diving sites. Then you get to record details of each training dive in your new logbook.
Maui scuba diving conditions are excellent to earn your PADI certification. Shore diving in Lahaina allows for easy entry into the ocean and an 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 always be internationally recognized and valid for life! So get excited to become a certified diver in Maui, Hawaii! What comes next? When you get ready to dive deeper, the next step is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver.
What to Expect for Your Referral Dives
Your PADI Open Water Referral course takes two days to complete. Each day you review scuba diving concepts and go for two training dives. You should finish up both days by 3 pm.
Your dedicated instructor guarantees the best Maui scuba diving experience by observing ocean conditions and choosing dive sites on the morning of your course. You first meet your instructor at our headquarters in Lahaina for a briefing about the dives, and to get your pre-rented scuba equipment. Then you drive your rental car to the dive site, so please let us know if you do not have a rental car.