Instruction

Getting started in SCUBA is as easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Classroom
    Classroom sessions using textbooks, knowledge reviews and video walk you through the basics of dive theory, equipment and safety before you enter the water.
  2. Pool
    Sessions in the pool including proper breathing, dealing with water pressure, safely setting up and using your equipment and  important safety skills.
  3. Open Waters
    You’ll feel more than ready for your first open water dive. Four dives and you’re a PADI Certified Open Water diver! These dives can be completed locally or an a dive trip.

Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating by completing pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water lake dives.

As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 yards without swim aids and complete a bit of paperwork, to get you on your way. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.

There is good news for college students interested in getting certified: Now the PADI Open Water Diver course is recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Ask us for details on how you can enjoy this fabulous sport AND get college credit!

Our Five Star Program for $339.95 includes:

Classroom and pool instruction
Four open water dives
Equipment needed for pool and open water diving except mask and snorkel
PADI instruction kit with standard log book

A $50 nonrefundable deposit is due at the time of your registration.

July 4th Hours

Monday, July 3rd 10am-5:30pm
Closed Tuesday, July 4th
Closed Wednesday, July 5th
Thursday, July 6th - 6pm-9pm

Ready for summer?
Look for the Summer Registration Form on the top tabs. You can print out this form and fax or mail the completed form to us at the dive shop with your deposits. Open Water Dives will start in May and run through September weather permitting. Advanced Open Water Dives, Specialties and Dive Trips are also on the registration form.