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

PADI Open Water Diver Scuba Diving Certification Classes 

PADI Open Water CourseCourse Overview

The PADI Open Water Diver Certification is your ticket to discovering the underwater world. Nothing on earth matches the sensations you experience while Scuba Diving. The thrill of breathing underwater, the freedom of weightlessness, the adventure, and unique sights and sounds are all part of the scuba diving allure. When you learn to dive a whole new world is opened up to you!

You will have experiences that are rare and unique that no other activity can compare to!

There are  three approaches to curriculum presentation for knowledge development when learning to scuba dive; E-Learning,  the tablet based PADI Open Water Diver Touch and Traditional .  If you want to take the Knowledge Development on your own time and on your own schedule then E-Learning or the Touch application are the best choice.  Or, if you would like a bit more time with your Instructor and in the classroom then the Traditional route is for you. 
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E-Learning – $399 

  • All pool sessions
  • Four Open Water dives
  • PADI Certification fee
  • Duration – minimum 2 days
Not Included:
  • PADI E-learning Access Pass $174

Traditional – $579

  • Personalized lectures and pool sessions
  • Course materials and books
  • Four Open Water dives
  • PADI Certification fee
  • Duration – minimum 3 days

Tablet Based Open Water Diver Touch – $399

  • All pool sessions
  • Four Open Water dives
  • PADI Certification fee
  • Duration – 3 days
Not Included:
  • PADI Open Water Diver Touch App fee $182  (Currently only available for Apple)


  • Additional post-certification two tank dive trip including equipment, tanks and weights ADD $50
  • Private Course ADD $100


  • Minimum 10 years of age
  • Demonstrate comfort in water and have basic swimming skills
  • Prior to any water sessions return completed the Medical Statement and have physician’s approval for diving, if needed

Course Materials

  • E-Learning Enhancement Crew Pak (included in course fee) OR
  • Open Water Touch Enhancement Pak (included in course fee) OR
  • Open Water Crew Pak (included in course fee)

Equipment Needed

  • All scuba equipment provided (BCD, Regulator, Wetsuit, Tanks, Weights, Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Booties).

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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