Open Water Certification

PADI_ver_noURL_colWant to get Scuba Certified? Take a scuba lesson!

Scuba Diving is a fun and exciting activity, but it requires proper training. Our goal is to make you safe, confident and comfortable divers.

Sign up for your online learning to get started, and come to us for your confined water & open water training dives.

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What will you learn?

The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:

  • Knowledge Development ( online, independent study or in a classroom) to understand basic principles of scuba diving
  • Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
  • Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

What will you do?

The fun part about this course is . . . well, just about all of it because learning to dive is incredible. You breathe underwater for the first time (something you’ll never forget) and learn what you need to know to become a certified, confident and comfortable diver. During the course, you’ll make at least five pool dives and four dives at local dive sites under the supervision of your PADI Instructor.

We adjust the locations for your training to you and the season. We want you to have the best experience and best conditions for training and diving.

We encourage the eLearning so you can proceed at your pace and schedule, but we will provide the classroom training by request. Our open water training courses include the certification card, the Electronic Recreational Dive Planner, a log book and a safety sausage.

We welcome “referrals” where you complete the classroom and/or Confined (Pool) dives with your local dive center and then visit us for the completion of your training

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What are your learning options?

We have three options for Open Water Diver: (The prices below do not include the classroom or eLearning.)

All Open Water courses include:

  • Certification Card
  • Surface Signal Marker
  • PADI Open Water Crew Pak for eLearning

Custom Scheduled Courses can be arranged at your convenience.

1Deluxe Open Water Package:

This package includes two additional dives under the supervision of an instructor. We don’t limit you to four dives, but include two dives beyond the required four so that you have experienced different conditions and environments in addition to completing your certification course. We have two fresh water divers in different locations and then we augment by having four ocean dives.

The package includes two local fresh water dives, two nights lodging in South FL or Key Largo, four ocean boat dives, and you may ride in our van to/from the destination.

The package includes two nights lodging in South FL or Key Largo, four ocean boat dives, and you may ride in our van to/from the destination.

  • The Confined and Open Water Dives are $1399
2On Demand Courses:

This package has four dives at a minimum of two locations as a part of the open water portion of the training.  This will provide you a more well rounded experience than repeated dives at the same location.

  • Confined and Open Water is $565*

*Includes: Manatee Awareness and Peak Performance Buoyancy Certifications.  Add on a Manatee Snorkel Tour for an additional $20 ($585 total)

3Scheduled Courses:padi_elearning

This package includes four local fresh water dives at a minimum of two different locations. Since everything is close to the shop, it fits tight schedules very well.

  • Confined and Open Water is $385

Schedule Course Dates: 2016-2017

  • June 9-12*, 2016
  • July 14-17*, 2016
  • August 11-14*, 2016
  • September 8-11*, 2016
  • October 6-9*, 2016
  • November 10-13*, 2016
  • December 8-11*, 2016
  • January 5-8*, 2017
  • February 16-19*, 2017
  • March 9-12*, 2017
  • April 27-30*, 2017
  • May 2017 - No Open Water or Referrals scheduled
  • June 8-11*, 2017
  • July 13-16*, 2017

*the last day schedule for this course is a "cushion" day.  This day is built in for weather or other unexpected events.  Should no delays arise, the course will end the day before.

What is the next step?

Now your are hooked (we thought you would be), and now you want to know what's next:

  1. Sign up for your Advanced Open Water Diver Certification
  2. Learn about scuba specialties
  3. Start building your dive locker
  4. Go diving!
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