Training

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Open Water Diver

COURSE FEE  - $298.00


Our classes are very flexible and can be scheduled at your convenience. The course length is approximately 30 hours total. This involves reading the Open Water Diving Manual, which contains 5 sections, and answering the Knowledge reviews at the end of each section. The student will also watch DVDs that correspond with the manual and lectures completed in the classroom.

PADI professionals teach to diving's highest training standards, providing their students with more supervised in-water dive time than other programs. PADI professionals demand that the courses they teach be the best the dive community has to offer.  PADI has the industry's most comprehensive quality control program, assuring you that diving's most definite, most respected training standards are being met.  For you, the new dive student, this means a higher quality course, more personalized training, and more of what you came for - the advice, guidance and support of a diving professional while you comfortably, securely enjoy learning to dive.

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After the academic sessions are completed, you will start your confined water training. These sessions will be carried out in a pool.  Confined water training will last 6-8 hours.

Your next step is 4 open water dives. You will complete 2 dives per day over 2 days. The dives are usually from 9 am until 1 pm, allowing time after the dives to sign log books and complete paperwork. This of course depends on the dive location.

 

  • 3-4 Classroom Knowledge development sessions.
  • 3-4 Sessions of skills development in a pool.
  • 4 scuba dives in open water on at least two different days.
  • Earn the PADI Open Water Diver certification, enabling you to buy/rent scuba equipment and dive without direct instructor supervision.
  • The price includes all pool equipment rental and forms.
  • Student must purchase a PADI Open Water Manual, Dive Table, & Log Book.
  • There are additional charges for the Open Water Checkout Dives and PADI Certification card.

 

You are requested to have your own mask, fins, snorkel, booties, and weight belt.  If you do not have these items, they can be purchased in our store. 

Advanced Open Water Diver

COURSE FEE - $125.00

 

Student must purchase the Adventures in Diving manual and a slate.

 

The Advanced Open Water Diver Course will consist of:

Two core dives in:

  •   Underwater Navigation
  •   Deep Diving

 

Three more specialty dives based on class interest in;

  •   Night Diving
  •   Search and Recovery
  •   Underwater Naturalist
  •   Wreck Diving
  •   Underwater Photography
  •   Multilevel Diving
  •   Boat Diving
  •   Drift Diving


The course includes:

  •   3 academic sessions
  •   5 dives

 

PADI courses offer the most comprehensive and modern diver training available in the world today.  PADI courses are the only SCUBA courses to be recommended by the American Council on Education for college credit hours.

Rescue Diver

COURSE FEE - $245.00

 

Student must purchase Rescue Diver Manual and slate.

 

Your training has taken you a long way so far. First you learned how to master a few basic diving skills. Then you were taught how to apply them in the advanced course. Now you will learn how to assist another diver in need. The PADI Rescue Diver program will prepare you for all types of diving emergencies and teach you how to avoid them entirely.

The course includes:

  • 2 classroom sessions
  • 2 open water dives


PADI Medic First Aid or equivalent is a prerequisite. 
It can be scheduled together with this course.

 

Search and Recovery Specialist

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If you're a diver, search and recovery is inevitable. Whether it's a friend dropping prescription sunglasses from their boat or losing your fin in the surf, you will eventually need or be asked to recover something from underwater.

This course will teach you how to plan and conduct searches for objects lost underwater and how to raise them safely to the surface when found. You'll learn the proper techniques and put them into practice.

The course includes:

  • 1 classroom session
  • 4 dives
Night Diving Specialist

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Diving at night is a challenge, the dive sites you were familiar with in the day change dramatically. Fish and invertebrates that were hiding in the light come out to feed or hunt. It is a new adventure to explore these areas at night.

The Night Diving Specialist course will enable you to become comfortable with scuba diving in this environment.

The course includes:

  • 1 classroom session
  • 3 night dives

 

One of the dives from the PADI Advanced Open Water course may be credited to the 3 night dive requirement but it is not a prerequisite.

 

Underwater Navigator Specialist

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The Underwater Navigator course will teach you the skills needed to determine your location under water and make your dives safer and more enjoyable. Navigation skills help you reduce anxiety, avoid long surface swims, improve your dive plans, avoid buddy separation and conserve air.

The course includes:

  • 1 classroom session
  • 3 dives


NOTE: One of the dives from the PADI Advanced Open Water Course may be credited to the 3 dive requirement but it is not a prerequisite.

 

Medic First Aid

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The Medic First Aid course provides important skills for any advanced diver and it (or equivalent) is a prerequisite for PADI Rescue diver certification. The Medic First Aid Course can be scheduled in conjunction with the Rescue Diver course.

Medic First Aid teaches important skills for treatment of diving accidents or, in fact, any serious medical situation on land or sea. Topics include: 

  • Primary Assessment
  • One Rescuer CPR
  • Airway Management
  • Control of Bleeding
  • Shock Management
  • Illness Assessment
  • Injury Assessment

 

The course includes:

  • Eight hours of academics.
Equipment Specialist

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The Equipment Specialist course will teach you about the care of your scuba equipment. Learn the differences in the various types of equipment available and how to do minor adjustments and repairs that may save your diving trip.


If you don't yet have equipment, this course will make you more knowledgeable when it comes to selecting gear that fits your diving needs and will last a long time.

The course consists of:

  • Eight hours of hands on training.
Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver

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Enriched Air has more oxygen and less nitrogen than normal air, 21% oxygen and 79% nitrogen. Enriched air mixtures commonly used include 32% or 36% oxygen and proportionately less nitrogen.

Enriched air is not for diving deeper than normal recreational scuba diving depths. However, when used with standard dive planners, it provides an extra measure of safety from decompression sickness. Or, used with its own tables, you gain significantly in bottom times without exceeding decompression limits.

The new PADI Enriched Air Diver course will teach you how to employ enriched air safely.  Student must purchase Enriched Air Crew-Pak, which includes the manual, 3 EANx dive tables, and DVD.

This course requires two Academic Sessions.