PADI eLearning Open Water Referral 

Complete the PADI eLearning Course online, then complete the in-water skills in Belize

The PADI Open Water Course is the most popular scuba diving course. Learning to scuba dive requires both knowledge development and practicing dive skills. The PADI eLearning® Course for Open Water gives you the unique opportunity to do the knowledge development portion of the course online, at your own pace, and when it’s convenient for you. Then, come to Belize and complete the remaining dive skills under the direct supervision of one of our PADI Dive Instructors. 

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Sign Up For eLeraning With PADI

You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the PADI eLearning® system. This convenient, interactive study option allows you to learn anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection. Learn by watching, listening, reading, and interacting with a dynamic instructional program.

Discover Scuba Diving at Laughing Bird Caye

In-Water Portion With Seahorse Dive Shop

Compete your in-water training in the warm waters of Belize with Seahorse Dive Shop. Once at the dive shop your instructor will give you an e-Learning Quick Review to confirm you understand the safety materials from the course. After which, you will need to complete the required skills in confined water (pool-like conditions), then repeat those skills in 4 open water dives. After completing the in-water portion of the course you will become PADI Open Water certified and be able to dive anywhere in the world.

Complete The In-Water Portion Of The Course In 2 Days

Day 1

Confine Water Plus Dives 1 and 2

You will complete the confine session of the course, where you will learn underwater skills for safe diving. These are done in the shallow bay of one of the Cayes (7ft/2m). After completing the confine water skills, you will do a shallow shore dive from the beach for dive 1 (24ft/8m), then after lunch a boat dive for dive 2 (40ft/12m). These are done on our Local Reef Dive at either the Silk Cayes or Laughing Bird Caye.

Day 2

Complete Dives 3 and 4

You will log dives 3 and 4 to complete the required dives for your certification. These are two boat dives at a depth of 60ft/18m and are also done on our Local Reef  Dives. After completing these dives you will be PADI Open Water Certified and your certification will be recognized worldwide.

If you're visiting with family and friend, they would be able to join you both days on the same boat as certified divers or snorkelers.

Are You Fit For Scuba Diving?

Download and fill out this mandatory Medical Questionnaire, which will assess if you meet the minimum physical requirements to safely participate in this sport. If you answer "YES"  to any of the questions listed, the Medical Questionnaire must be completely filled and signed by a physician. 

You'll also need to fill out a Certified Liability Release Form. Remember to bring your completed medical questionnaire and the certified diver liability release form to the dive shop. 


  • To enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver course (15 years old) or Junior Open Water Diver course (minimum 10 years old).
  • You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health.
  • No prior experience with scuba diving is required.


$385USD Per Person

If you feel you need additional days to complete the course, this will cost an additional $175USD per day.


Minimum 2 Days

Pricing includes in-water portion of the course (does not include PADI eLearning®  fees) ,  all diving equipment,  Lunch on Diving Days, Conservation Fees fees, 12.5% Sales Tax, and PADI Dive Instructor.