Basic Open Water


If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.


Get your Basic Open Water Scuba diving certification. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

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To enroll in a Basic Open Water Diver course (or Junior Open Water Diver course), you must be 10 years old or older. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.

The complete Basic Open Water Diver Certification consists of three main phases:


  1. Academics: eLearning and Knowledge Review: Basic Principles

  2. Confined Water Dives (Pool): Skill Development

  3. Open Water Checkout Dives: Skill Use and Exploration


We offer both eLearning and Face-to-Face Academic options accomodate everyone's learning style and preference. You can Choose:


  • eLearning: Take the class in the comfort of your own home using a computer or personal Device.  

  • Face-to Face: We will meet in a classroom setting and the instructor will teach the course over a series of sessions. 

Confined Water (Pool):

Once the academic portion has been completed, we will begin the confined water (pool) phase of the training. You will have the option of the day(s) you wish to attend the pool. The pool will consist of a swimming assessment, basic skills training to (equipment assembly and use, buoyancy, etc...). We have pool sessions schedule weekly for your convenience.


Open Water Checkout:

Once the academic and confined water (pool) portions are complete, you will be ready to select from a number of options to complete your open water phase, including:

One of the things that makes Kent Island Scuba unique, are the many checkout dive options available to students. With locations on in Stevensville, MD and Palm Beach, FL, the hardest part of getting certified might just be deciding where!!!

  • Kent Island Scuba Dive Boat

  • Palm Beach Florida Dive

  • Vacation Destination

  • Quarry






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Palm Beach, FL

Weekly Shore or Boat Options

Our Palm Beach, FL location is known to be some of the most beautiful diving on the East Coast. Come enjoy the warm Tropical Waters for East Coast's Barrier Reef! 

 What's included in the Partial:

  • Academics (eLearning or Face-to-Face)

  • Academic Review (Face-to-Face or Virtual)

  • Confined Water Dives

  • Rental Dive Gear (BCD, Regulator, Air, Weights, etc...)

  • Open Water Referral

What's not included:

  • Personal Dive Gear (Mask, Fins, Wetsuit, etc...)

  • Boat Fees, Quarry Fees, etc... (if Necessary)

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