PADI Open Water Diver Course (Full Course With eLearning)

Get your PADI on the most popular entry-level scuba diving course in the world.

More people become scuba divers in this way than any other. Once you have the PADI Open Water Certification you can use the diving license to go diving with a buddy anywhere in the world.


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The PADI Open Water Diver course is one of the most popular entry-level scuba diving courses in the world.

More people become scuba divers in this way than any other. Once you have the PADI Open Water Certification you can use the diving license to go diving with a buddy anywhere in the world.

At the end of the course, you will be qualified to dive with a buddy to a depth of 18m. Your first scuba diving certification card.

And what better place to learn than Kenya? From the dive base in Diani, we have sheltered dive sites which are perfect for allowing beginners to get comfortable in the water and complete the skill training as well as a chance to take in the wonders of the thousands of different marine species on the coral reefs and exciting local dive sites such as wrecks.

The course is broken down into three segments, the knowledge development, confined water (in a swimming pool) training and 4 open water dives.


Please Review the Scuba Diving Medical before purchase


  • Dive Computer Rental $15.00
  • Extra Day's Diving After Your PADI Course $90.00
  • Ocean Tribe Long Sleeve DriQ Perfomance Shirt $60.00
  • Ocean Tribe Coffee Mug $10.00
  • Chale Island Dives $50.00
  • Ocean Tribe Beer Glass $15.00
  • Ocean TrIbe Thermal Cup $25.00
  • Beaver Mask and Snorkel Set $100.00


Completing the knowledge development section, starts before you begin the course and requires you to complete most of the PADI Online learning for the PADI Open Water Diver Course. This can be accessed via the PADI Library app or via the PADI website.

PADI’s cutting-edge digital learning leads the world in diver education and enables you to complete the knowledge development in the comfort of your own home. You can take notes in the app to discuss with your PADI Instructor any concepts which you don’t understand. Assessment of learning is done via quick reviews at the end of every section in the online learning, which you must get correct to proceed so its sure you understand.

Prerequisites for Participation

  • 10 Years Old
  • Good Physical Health- Pass Dive Medical
  • Basic Swimming Ability (Must be able to complete a 10 minute float/tread and a 200m non-stop swim or 300m snorkel)

Diver Insurance

As mentioned previously, scuba diving is a very safe sport. However, accidents can happen even if you’re a conservative diver. Evacuation is efficient and cheap but once you reach the hyperbaric chamber the costs skyrocket. A standard treatment can cost US$3,000+ and you will probably need more than one session. We have a chamber located in the Kenya Navy base in Mombasa. They will need proof of scuba diving travel insurance before treatment begins.

For this reason, we highly recommend that you have your own cover. Your name on a valid insurance document will expedite the process. Getting verification from a general cover policy like ours will take longer. It’s essential to get treatment for decompression illness as quickly as possible.

While you might be covered on your travel insurance (you should check your policy for this and read it carefully) it is a good idea to carry specialist diving insurance. Ocean Tribe offers basic cover but in the worst-case scenario, with chamber expenses, the costs can end up skyrocketing.

We recommend Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diver Insurance. They’re all divers and have a team of diving doctors. Their advice is great and they know how to get everything arranged quickly and efficiently wherever you are. After consulting with DAN’s specialists they will guarantee payment to the hospital so you can begin treatment.

Annual insurance with DAN is great value for money. They can also supply excellent short-term coverage from 1 – 30 days from US$10 per day, US$40 per week or US$50 for 30 days. We’re a DAN partner so happy to arrange this for you. Click here to get started.

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