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Dive Training

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.


If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. You can try scuba diving off our Koloa Landing shore dive with an instructor. An instructor will do a 30 minute verbal briefing with you and then we will gear up and get into the ocean. An instructor will practice skills with you on the surface until you are ready to go down! The dive will be any where from 30-60 minutes depending on an individuals air consumption. We will take a short break to get some water and snacks then head back in for a second tank! Usually people can do 40-60 minutes on the 2nd dive! To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old and be an adequate swimmer.


  • $970 (e-learner, confined, 4 open water dives)
  • $775 (confined and 4 open water dives)
  • $475 (4 open water dives)

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. To book this course we will need you to call us at 808-977-8643!


  • $728 (e-learner and 5 specialty dives)
  • $550 (5 specialty dives)

You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Are you 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. There are 2 required dives; Underwater Navigation and Deep Dive. The other 3 dives you get to choose your specialty!


  • $695 (e-learner plus in water training)
  • $515 (in water training only)

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken. Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.


Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.


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