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

By purchasing, you agree to the following cancellation & refund policy:

I understand that activity pricing includes a non-refundable administrative processing fee, and hereby agree to the charges as shown and to the cancellation policies:

DIVES & SNORKEL: Cancellations made prior to 24 hours before activity date will be refunded less an 8% administrative processing fee.  Cancellations made inside of 24 hours of activity date (and No Shows) are non-refundable.

SHARK DIVES, SUBS & SNUBA: Cancellations made prior to 7 days before the activity date will be refunded less an 8% administrative processing fee. Cancellations made inside of 7 days (and No Shows) are non-refundable.

HOTEL: Cancellation policy from each hotel will apply (see hotel arrival information sheet).

Stuart Cove’s activities are non-transferrable. Any change to the itinerary will be re-priced at the current available pricing and penalties/ administrative fees may apply. Once first activity of your overall booking is taken, any unused portions are not refundable.  In any case where services cannot be rendered, or customer cancels reservations due to Acts of God, war, civil commotion, fire, flood or other casualty, government border closures, unusually severe weather, hurricanes, or a world health crisis such as a pandemic,  Stuart Cove’s reserves the right to amend the aforementioned cancellation policy, and offer a credit voucher rather than refund.