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Open Water Courses

All open water classes are offered through SDI or PADI. The open water course includes your eLearning (online) academics plus three days of in-water training. All rental equipment costs are included during your training with Belize Diving Services.[/subheading]

Open water classes (SDI or PADI) give you the certification that you need to dive anywhere in the world. The open water course progresses you from shallow water (where you can stand easily) to 18 metres- (60 ft.) dives at one of the many beautiful sites on the Belize Barrier Reef. There are three steps to the course and several ways to complete them. We strongly recommend online learning.

  • Before You Arrive. Why spend vacation indoors? Start learning to dive at home today. It is important that you begin with the basics to stay safe while diving. So within 1 business day of receiving your booking confirmation, we will provide you with a code to sign up online with SDI at sdi-onlinetraining.com and begin your Open Water SCUBA Diver course immediately. and begin your Open Water SCUBA Diver course immediately. If you want to do your certification through PADI or don’t understand the difference between the agencies, go ahead and email us at info@belizedivingservices.com and we can help you make the decision that best suits you.
  • Confined-Water Training (1 day) In the confined-water portion of training, you learn the skills that enable you to deal with a multitude of situations that might arise on SCUBA. You can complete these skills with us in about a half day (more if you need the extra time) when you get down here.
  • Open Water Training (2 Days) This is where all your work pays off. You’ll head out on the dive boats accompanied by experienced, professional instructors and frequently with other certified divers to begin your life underwater. Over the course of two days, (4 dives) you’ll practice the skills that you learned in the confined-water training and explore the beautiful underwater world of Belize.

All materials and certifications are included with SDI course. PADI online materials must be purchased directly from PADI in which case a $40 discount will be applied to the cost of your course.


Open Water Referral Dives

Complete your four certification checkout dives for SDI, PADI, or any Universal Referral agency with one of our expert instructors. This is a two-day course.[/subheading]

Advanced Diving Courses

In addition to Open Water and Open Water Referral, Belize Diving Services can help you build your skills through a wide range of advanced courses, including Advanced Adventure, Buoyancy Control, Computer Nitrox, and much more. Just let us know what you would like to learn!