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One of the most exhilarating, calming, exciting, fun, beautiful, serene, things you can do, Scuba.  

It can be anything you want, and it lasts a lifetime.

Now it's time for you to get Scuba certified.  Here's how to get your Scuba certification 



There are three main components

Pool Training – The pool is where you will learn the basics of Scuba.  We will introduce you to the skills needed to dive safely and have fun.  Classes are small and the pace is relaxed. 

Knowledge Development – Our state-of-the-art PADI training materials will guide you through what you need to know about Scuba and diving safely.  At all times we are available to answer questions, explain concepts, guide your learning or just chat about diving.

Open Water Training Dives – Here’s your chance to use your skills in the open water.  Since you already know how to do the skills it doesn’t take long to complete your dives.  Once you’ve finished the Open Water Training Dives you can get your PADI Open Water Scuba diver card.

More Information On The Main Components Is At The Bottom Of The Page

While we are glad to have you dive with us, we know that sometimes your plans change.  if you have a trip or other need you can opt to do your dives with any PADI instructor in the world.  Since PADI is the world's largest training agency, you can always find a PADI facility or instructor for your dives.  See us about getting a referral.


First, pick your pool dates

The first thing to do is decide when you want to start the pool.  Pool sessions are available every few weeks.  Since spaces are limited we suggest you pick the pool dates first.  Once a class is full, we cannot add more spots.

Everyone must complete a Diver Medical Form before doing any in-water activities.  Under some circumstances, you may need to obtain a Doctor's release before going to the pool.  Please read it carefully and ask questions.  You will complete a digital copy in your form package but feel free to print the form for reference.

Second, start your Knowledge Development

Your training materials are in addition to the course deposit.  Since you can do the Knowledge Development on your own schedule, you can start that whenever you are ready.  The only requirement is that you have both the Knowledge Development and the pool sessions completed before the Open Water Training Dives. Click here to sign up for the online Knowledge Development.

Third - Pick your Dive Dates -

An important step is to decide when you are going to do your Open Water Training Dives.  You’ll be able to pick the dates and locations that work best for you.  You can do them all in one weekend or split them up over two different weekends.  We offer a number of dive sites occurring every few weeks.  While there's no charge to our students for our training dives there may be trip expenses and entrance fees. 


 Our course includes the following training Items:

  • PADI Training Materials.  (Purchased seperately - Click Here))
  • Instructional services
  • Pool training sessions
  • Use of Scuba specific gear in the pool
  • Open Water Training dives
  • Use of Scuba specific gear for Open Water dives (when certifying with us)
  • PADI certification card (when certifying with us)

We’ll also send you information about upgrading to the Open Water Course Kit.  It includes everything above plus a basic set of personal equipment at a great price:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Dive Boots
  • Fins

If you want to get even better equipment you can upgrade any or all of the items in the kit.  Get even better equipment with longer life, better performance, and greater comfort.

Can I use my own gear?  Yes, if it meets our standard use in our classes.  Bring it in or send pictures for evaluation at least two weeks before your course starts. 


Want to do your dives on a trip?  We can give you a referral that allows any PADI instructor in the world to do your dives.  (Since you are not diving with us the referral store or instructor may charge a fee for the dives.)

How It Works

Pool - You'll be fitted in the store with the equipment you need for the pool sessions. You'll be issued a regulator (to breathe off) buoyancy compensator (to control your depth or float on the surface), wetsuit (you'll get cold without one), weights (so the wetsuit doesn't keep you stuck on the surface), and tanks (your air supply).  You'll learn how to assemble and test your equipment.  When you start in the pool, we build up gradually through the skills.  Everything is based on what you already know how to do.  There plenty of time to learn and to practice during the pool sessions. There is no one way to do the skills so we help you find the best method for you.  You will transport your equipment to and from the pool

Knowledge Development -  

Most divers prefer online learning for the Knowledge Development.  Students find it easier to do and they understand diving better.  You can do it at your own pace and on your own time.  There is still 5 sections but the videos and text are presented together.  Read a page and click on the pictures for videos and explanations.  You take all 5 tests online.  If you miss any questions the answers are explained in detail.  We are always available to give further explanaiton about any questions you have regarding scuba.

If you choose the book method, you'll read a book and watch videos at home.  There are 5 chapters in the book and 5 sections of video.  At the end of each chapter there is a Knowledge Review to be filled in.  After completing a chapter (or more) and watching the corresponding video, you can come to the store and take a written test.  Just as there are 5 chapters and 5 Knowledge Reviews, there are 5 tests.  You must complete all the Knowledge Reviews and tests to do the Open Water Training Dives.  You do NOT have to have completed everything to go to the pool.

Open Water Training Dives - When the pool sessions and Knowledge Development portions are complete, it's time to do the OW Dives.  We have a number of dive sites for you to choose from.  Just review the options and pick the best combination of dates and locations for your schedule. You can even split your dives over two different weekends.  Use of the scuba gear is free for your dives.  There is a trip/entrance fee for most locations.  Your training dives are free but everyone has to pay to get in. the site.  You'll carry your gear to and from the dive sites like you did for the pool.  You'll do most, but not all, of the skills you did in the pool.

That's it.  You're Certified