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Nassau PADI Open Water Referral Course


  • Complete Your Full PADI Open Water Certification Right in the Beautiful City of Nassau, Bahamas
  • This Referral Course Includes Your Final Four Check-Out Dives
  • Dive at Some of Nassau's Premiere Dive Sites Including Shipwrecks and Coral Reefs
  • Students Should Already Have Completed Their Classroom Session and Pool Instruction
  • Dive With the Best Team of Padi-Certified Dive Instructors in the Bahamas

Tour Summary

Complete the final and best part of your PADI Open Water Certification in the beautiful and tropical islands of the Bahamas. Here, the diving is some of the best on the globe with endless amazing dive sites ranging from rich coral reef gardens or mysterious shipwrecks that serve as “artificial reefs” to a wide array of marine species. With the PADI Open Water Referral Course, you will get to complete your four check-out dives out of the tropical paradise that is Nassau Bahamas!

When you book the Open Water Referral Course, you should have the first two portions of your certification course completed. That includes the classroom session (which can be done online directly through PADI or at your local dive shop) and the pool session (which can be done with a PADI-certified instructor at your local dive shop). Once you have those two parts of the certification completed, all you have left is the actual scuba diving! The final part of your certification course, the four “check-out” dives, is what you complete with us when you are booking the Open Water Referral.

You will be going on your four check-out dives with our team of expertly trained and professional PADI-certified dive instructors. We work only with the best - a dedicated and passionate team of local scuba divers who not only adore scuba diving but love teaching it! There is nothing quite like seeing someone after their very first dive. Scuba diving in the Bahamas is something that has to be actually experienced in order to know what the hype is all about. On your four check-out dives, you will be heading to a variety of dive sites including wreck and reef dives. You will be guided by your instructor the whole time. And once you have completed all four dives, you will be officially certified! Your PADI Open Water Certification will allow you to dive at dive destinations all over the world! While still in Nassau, however, you are welcome to join us for even more dives including our famous Bahamas Lost Blue Hole Dive, the exciting Bahamas Shark Dive, or even our Ocean Wall Dive!

Q. What dives will I be doing while completing this certification?
A. Day 1 is afternoon reef diving and day 2 is the morning dive to the specified dive location for that day (wreck, wall, blue hole, etc).

It is your responsibility to make sure you are aware of and understand all restrictions pertaining to this tour before booking online or over the phone. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are medically qualified and within any limits listed below in order to participate in this activity. No refunds will be given to those who reserve a spot and can not participate due to the restrictions listed below. For more information please read our cancellation policy and terms and conditions page or call our staff with any questions regarding your ability to participate.

  • All students must have completed their classroom session (either online or at a local dive shop) and their pool instruction. We will need proof that both of these have been completed
  • Must be at least 10 years old
  • Must be able to swim
  • Must be in good health and pass our Medical Form. Please request a copy of this medical form from our office
  • Must have at least two days in Nassau in order to complete the full course

Bahamas Dive Center is always interested in your tour experience with us. We hope you enjoyed your tour and love to hear comments.

Bob Smith

I have been to the Bahamas many times, but Nassau PADI Open Water Referral Course is one of my favorite trips! It includes everything that everyone should do here. As a Bahamas veteran, I can say only the best about this experience!

Jim Peters

Thanks to the professional guides! I was a bit worried about kayaking because I had never done it before, but the instructions were great and I had such a good time!

Richard Dixon

The best way to discover nature! ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)