Explore Kauai Scuba offers PADI classes from beginner to advanced training. We chose to offer PADI classes due to them being recognized world wide. Wether you’re visiting or a resident, we can work with you to expand your dive knowledge which will result in way more comfort while diving, for you and the people around you.
DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING – Not certified? No Problem! The ocean world of Kauai is waiting for you! Explore the shallow reefs of Kauai looking for turtles, many colorful reef fish, corals, and many invertebrates. You don’t have to be a certified diver to experience scuba diving. Our experienced instructors will teach you the basic skills to go out and have a first safe and fun dive.
OPEN WATER DIVER –Ready to join the club?!? There’s no better time than now. Take this course and return home a certified open water scuba diver! If you are traveling to Kauai for vacation we highly recommend doing your book work before you come here. That way you have more time to enjoy your vacation and not worry about passing exams! Here is a link to the PADI Open Water E-learner course.
Once you pass your course all you have to do is a confined water session and 4 open water dives. This is a performance based course. On occasion it takes people more than 4 dives to be certified.
The confined session is where you learn the skills needed to scuba dive. We take you in to shallow water and practice skills until you have completed them all and we feel that you are ready for the open water.
Once you have completed your confined session we need to do 4 dives in the ocean. While we dive, we will have you complete skills you learned in confined in deeper water. This whole process takes two days. Usually we do confined and 2 open water dives one day and 2 open water dives another day. We recommend doing this at the beginning of your vacation just in case we need more time to certify you.
On the first day of the course we meet at Koloa Landing at 7:30. It usually takes 45 minutes to 2 hours to finished the confined session. After that we do 2 open water dives. The day is usually done by 2 o’clock. The second day is just 2 open water dives. We meet at 7:30 and are normally done by noon.
ADVANCED OPEN WATER – Ready to sharpen your skills and take diving to the next level? This course will help define you as a diver and make you more comfortable in the water.
RESCUE DIVER – This course is a prerequisite for all PADI professional training and in our opinion is the most challenging but rewarding class we offer. Learn to prevent and manage problems that may occur before, during, or after a dive. You will become a more confident diver and confident in helping someone in need.
DIVEMASTER – Want to go pro? Want to share your world with others as a leader? The Divemaster course is the first professional leadership level in the ladder of PADI progression. The course requires high level demonstrations of scuba diving and swimming skills, along with knowledge of dive theory.
SPECIALTIES – Aware Fish ID, Aware Coral Reef Conservation Diver, Boat Diver, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Drift Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Equipment Specialist, Multilevel Diver, Night Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, Project Aware Specialist, Public Safety Diver, Search and Recovery Diver, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Videographer.