Certification Course


Open Water Diver

Experience four open water ocean dives. Our two-story house is an ideal spot for underwater & nature lovers. Amidst the green rainforest, the only sounds you will hear are those of the sea, birds and howler monkeys.

The Open Water Diver course is the most popular dive program in the world! This is your ticket to a lifetime of intense adventure in diving. As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely recognized and respected rating in the world; you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional anywhere in the world to a maximum depth of 18 meters/ 60 feet.
Duration: Our course can be completed as short as in 2 days, but the most recommended is in 3 or 4 days, depending on your agenda and the climate.
That’s why our location is superb. Punta Uva Dive Center is set up in where for many is the most beautiful beach from the Caribbean coast. Our Beach Front Dive Shop is a few barefoot steps away from the turquoise warm waters of the Caribbean Sea.


In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you’re diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.

Theory lessons

This part of the course you can start and finish even before you get to the dive center from the comfort of your home. How? With a new sistem called e-learning, implemented by PADI specially for travellers who like to do their diving education abroad but don’t want to spend their vacation going through books and exams. So you can enrolle and start your PADI course today just by clicking this link

NOTICE: e-learning must be registered through punta uva dive center, padi dive resort 21314, if you did registered the e learning with a different dive school the price to pay at punta uva dive center increases in 60 us extra and rises to 295 us !!!

Practical lessons:

Its what you have been waiting for! It’s now time to go underwater! In your first confined water immersion you will be developing and improving all the variety of skills necessary to scuba dive safely, our top priority. The confined open water sessions are shore dives at the most secluded beach spot. At your pace and when your Instructor feels you are ready to go open water, then you will enter confidently into the amazing Caribbean underwater Kingdom. Enjoy the ride!

Open Water Diver get certified for life!!

Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you.