Why choose us?

Full Service Dive Shop
Established in 2002, Sea Experience is the premier dive center of Fort Lauderdale and the only full service dive center with boats in South Florida located in a resort hotel marina on the beach!

Professional training environment with full classroom facilities, retail shop, dive boat and glass bottom snorkel boat.

Sea Experience Staff, including Shop Staff, Dive and Snorkel Guides, Instructors and Instructor Trainers are all professionals, committed to great customer service.

Sea Experience is a leader in the scuba diving industry with several Awards of Excellence from PADI.

Located just minutes and a short taxi ride from the Fort Lauderdale / Hollywood Airport. Everything is within walking distance, no need to rent a car.

When you’re not diving, there is the Fort Lauderdale Beach to explore and enjoy

Open Water (Referral Dives Only)

PADI Open Water Scuba DiverOverview

Want to do your Open Water certification dives in our warm Fort Lauderdale waters? Have you had an interruption in your training and need to finish your course? Sea Experience will organize your course completion requirements.



PADI Open Water Diver Referral

  • Pool sessions as needed.
  • Open Water Dives
  • PADI Certification fee.
  • Price: $279 (Open Water Dives 1-4)
  • Price: $199 (Open Water Dives 3 & 4)

Universal Open Water Diver Referral

  • Required Pool session
  • Knowledge Development Session
  • Open Water Dives
  • PADI Certification fee (optional) $35

  • Price: $349 (Open Water Dives 1-4)


  • Minimum 10 years of age.
  • All Documentation from originating Instructor, including Medical Statement and Universal Referral Form

Course Materials

  • Materials from originating Open Water Diver course Knowledge Development Sessions

Equipment Needed

  • Student provides Snorkeling equipment (mask, snorkel, fins, and booties)
  • All Scuba equipment provided (BCD, regulator, wetsuit, tanks and weights)

Your Next Adventure

After achieving the first level of certification, Open Water Diver, you will want to enhance your skills and knowledge. Check out:

PADI Education Chart

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