Open Water Diver

The Carib Inn offers the PADI Open Water Diver course for those who want to become certified SCUBA divers. This is done through classroom, confined water, and open water sessions.

How can you start learning now?

Enroll in Open Water Diver Online – PADI’s eLearning option – and you can start learning right away. PADI Open Water Diver Online gives you the background information you need to dive safely and allows you to study at your own pace through an interactive computer-based program. Get started now!

You can also start learning with PADI’s home-study materials – Open Water Diver TouchTM (a tablet app) or the Open Water Diver Manual and Open Water Diver Video (a book and DVD package). Contact us at to enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your PADI Instructor will schedule time with you to check your progress and make sure you understand important scuba diving information.

Once you are here on Bonaire, the first day starts with a swim test followed by classroom in the morning and confined water in the afternoon. This is approximately a six-hour day. The next day is similar, usually finishing up all classroom and confined water skills, including the written exam.

On the following two days, the open water dives are completed from our boats, one each morning and one each afternoon. Our classes are small averaging two or three students per class. Everything is included except the Bonaire Marine Park tag, which is $45 (payable by Mastercard or VISA only). Tags are required for all diving on Bonaire. If you will be taking this course, you need to fill out the Medical Form which can be downloaded here as a pdf file.