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PADI Open Water Certification (price after elearning is paid to PADI linked to Kohala Divers)
PADI Open Water Referral
PADI Advanced Open Water and Adventures Includes 6 dives (price after elearning is paid to PADI linked to Kohala Divers)
Specialty Certification
Rescue Diver Course
Divemaster Course call to inquire (price after elearning is paid to PADI linked to Kohala Divers)


This course is your entry into the world of SCUBA. Learn all the basics of diving in a pool and the ocean and become confident in a variety of underwater situations. Learn about the equipment and dive theory. Your certification is good for life, is accepted worldwide, and allows you to move on to more advanced dive training.

This course can be completed in about 4 days. Completion of eLearning through PADI is a prerequisite to this course sign up and pay PADI here: 

After eLearning Open water course with Kohala Divers includes all training materials, pool training 4 ocean dives and use of equipment.

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Open Water Referral 

Already completed eLearning and pool work and PADI academics? We can do your four ocean check out dives here with our PADI referral program. Call to inquire.


PADI Advanced Open Water and Adventures

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This course is all about becoming a more confident diver as you sharpen your current dive skills and learn a few new ones. By the end of this course we guarantee you’ll love diving even more than you already do! The course requires a deep dive and a navigation dive, but then you get to choose 3 elective dives to complete the course.

  • Aware Fish I.D • Boat • Drift • Computer • Night • Enriched Air Dive • Peak Performance Buoyancy • Underwater Naturalist • Underwater Photography (our favorite!!)

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Enriched Air “Nitrox” Certification

(after elearning) 

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Why get certified for enriched air? The benefits include longer allowable bottom times, more flexibility in dive profiles and surface intervals, less nitrogen consumption, and you get a really cool green and yellow band around your tank! This course doesn’t include dives but of course you will want to dive some enriched air after certification book dives here.

 Book your enriched air “Nitrox” session and get your elearning link in one step.

Purchase and book enriched air “Nitrox” certification now!!

Want to Expand Into a Specialty Certification?

Want to expand on an underwater interest while enjoying great dives? Completing a specialty course of your choice is a great way to learn expertise in unique areas of diving. We offer all of our specialty classes with a private instructor for a truly unique learning experience. Simply complete online learning or book work for specialty training of choice and then book your dive with a private instructor for as many days needed.  Want to have a friend join you? They can join you and your guide for a regular diver price plus the price of certification processing through PADI.


Underwater Naturalist

(2 Dives 1 Boat Day)

Get in depth education on reef structure, marine animal interaction, ecology and techniques on preserving our delicate aquatic world. Order the best Hawaii books for naturalists here…


Aware Fish Identification

(2 Dives 1 Boat Day)

Become a fish geek like us! Learn how to identify different fish families, or spend time identifying Hawaiian endemics. This is a great way to add more excitement and understanding to every dive.

Order your Hoovers fish book here…


Peak Performance Buoyancy

(2 Dives 1 Boat Day)

This is one of the best courses you can take to help improve air consumption while increasing your positive interaction with the environment. Learn optimal buoyancy skills by examining your breathing techniques, learning proper weighting, and varying your kicks depending on your environment. This course can include playing with hula hoops and exploring lava tubes.

Deep Diver

(4 Dives 2 Boat Days)

Learn how to safely explore the depths of the ocean, witness the exciting sea life that dwells over 5 atmospheres away, and experience nitrogen narcosis under the watchful eye of an Instructor. Maximum depth 130 ft. Computer provided.

Night Diver

(3 Dives 3 Boat Days)

You will be addicted once you try a single night dive so why not make it a specialty! Learn about night time navigation and communication as well as all those weird critters that emerge only after dark!


Search and Recovery

(4 Dives 2 Boat Days)

Learn the valuable skills of search patterns, compass use and practice with lift bags. Ask about pairing this with the deep diving course to work towards Divemaster certification.

Underwater Digital Photography

Also available as an E-Learner Course >>>

(2 Dives 1 Boat Day)

Digitally capture your underwater moments and share them with friends. Getting that great shot will keep you diving for years. Your instructor will share great u/w photo tips, will help acquaint you with the cameras u/w features, will give you imaging ideas and will even help you edit and burn a CD of your images! No photography experience necessary. Use your own camera or rent ours.