Complete Open Water Certification Course - On-Island

Complete Open Water Certification Course - On-Island


Stuart Cove's


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Duration: 3-4 days; 

Schedule: Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks at 9:00 am

Pick-ups start an hour and 45 minutes before program start time, please see pick-up schedule.For detailed Open Water Certification transfer information click here.

Online pricing reflects a $10 per person per activity savings off our regular on-island rates.

Complete Open Water Certification Program (On-Island) This is the initial certification course for all divers. Included in this program are academic presentations, confined water (pool or shallow ocean) sessions where you learn the skills and techniques of diving, and finally, actual boat diving in the open waters of the crystal clear Bahamian waters.

  • 8 hours academic presentations
  • 8 hours confined water training
  • 2 half days of Open Water dives on a boat
  • Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price 

Certification Earned: Open Water Diver

Dive Equipment Included: Mask, Fins, Snorkel, BC, Regulator, Tanks, Weights, Weightbelts

Additional Materials Provided: Textbook, Log Book & Certification Fees

Additional Equipment: Optional Wetsuit Rental ($12) 

Private Instruction: $800 per person

Semi-Private Class (2 persons): $700 per person

Group Class (3 or more persons): $600 per person

Prerequisites For Participation

  • 10 Years Old
  • Good Physical Health
  • Basic Swimming Ability
  • Number of Required Dives 4 - included in price Certification
  • Earned Open Water Diver
  • Children under the age of 18 must participate with a parent or guardian.
  • Children under the age of 4 are not permitted on board vessel. 

Pick-up Schedule

Bus Transfers: Pick-Ups: AM Trips

East End / Harbour Club Areas 7:15 am

Paradise Island Hotels 7:30 am

Downtown Hotels & Cruise Ships 7:45 am

Cable Beach Hotels 8:00 am

West of Cable Beach 8:10 am

Lyford Cay Hotels 8:20 am

Program Begins at Stuart Cove’s Docks. 9:00 am

Buses Depart for return drop-off: Starts at 4:30 pm

Buses leave every 5-10 minutes after start time and run until everyone has been accommodated. For detailed Open Water Certification transfer information click here.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

"I hereby agree to the charges as shown and to the cancellation policies: DIVES & SNORKEL: Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before activity date incur a 5% cancellation fee. Cancellations made inside of 24 hours of activity date (and No Shows) are non-refundable. SHARK DIVES, SUBS & SNUBA: These activities are refundable with a 5% cancellation fee prior to 7 days out. At 7 days out (and No Shows) cancellation is non-refundable. HOTEL: Cancellation policy from each hotel will apply (see hotel arrival information sheet). Stuart Cove's activities are non transferrable. Any changes to reservations paid in full incur a $25 per person change fee. All changes cause the itinerary to be re-priced at the current available pricing and hotel penalties/fees may apply. Once first activity is taken, any unused portions are not refundable."