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Beginning Classes

Open Water Diver


This course offers the basic skills needed to become an open water diver. It is required for any higher level training. Read more…

$330.00 plus tax for public lessons

$445.00 plus tax for private lessons

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5 Week Class, Begins On: MW 9/30, TTH 10/15, MW 11/4,


Refresher Course

This course is designed to refresh your academic as well as your water skills after not diving for a period of time. Read more…

$75.00 plus tax

Courses are scheduled upon request.


Nitrox Diver


This course focuses on the practical information a diver needs to know to safely use oxygen enriched air. Read more…

$100.00 plus tax

Courses are scheduled upon request.


Advanced Classes

Advanced Open Water Diver



This course is a continuing education course for certified divers. The importance of dive planning is stressed, as well as types of diving. Read more…

$250.00 plus tax

May be taken in conjunction with the Nitrox course.


Rescue Diver

This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle in-water problems and diving emergencies. Read more…

$175.00 plus tax


Master Diver

The Master SCUBA Diver course consists of advanced diving science and technology, as well as advanced diving techniques. Read more…

$250.00 plus tax

Prerequisites: Advanced and Rescue Diver Certifications.


Deep Diver

The Deep Diver course was developed to assist divers wishing to dive to depth of 130′ with a greater understanding of dive planning, physics, physiology, gas dynamics, in water skills, gear configuration and self rescues. Read more…

$300.00 plus tax

Prerequisites: Certified Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox Diver


Cavern Diver

This course develops the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern diving. Read more…

$350.00 plus tax

Prerequisites: Certified Advanced Open Water Diver and 15 years or older.


Introduction to Cave

This course follows the cavern diver class as the second step in the development of safe techniques for cave diving. Read more…

$350.00 plus tax

Prerequisites: Certified Advanced Open Water Diver and 15 years or older.


Drysuit Diving

The drysuit diver course is developed to teach divers the finer points of drysuit diving. Read more…

$150.00 plus tax


OW Sidemount Diver

This class teaches the basics principles for sidemount diving in an open water environment. Read more…

$250.00 plus tax


Open Water Diver

The Basic Open Water Diver course meets 2 day a week for 5 weeks, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm and covers the topics needed to be a safe and skilled Open Water diver. Private classes available for those whose schedule demands a more flexible time frame.

Upcoming Classes: MW 9/30, TTH 10/15, MW 11/4,

Please see the calendar for more start dates.

The student must provide his/her own mask, snorkel, and fins, as well as transportation to dive sites and accommodations.

Minimum age: 12 years

$330.00 plus tax

Class lectures are limited to 12 students and pool is a maximum of 6 students. Private and Semi-Private instruction is also available for $445.00 to meet any schedule.

Refresher Course

This course is a one on one session designed to touch up your in-water and academic skills as well as increase your comfort in the water.

You must be a certified diver and posess a certification card to take this course.

Courses are scheduled upon request. Course Cost: $75.00

Nitrox Diver

This course focuses on the practical information a diver needs to safely use oxygen enriched air. It reviews gases, explains the concept of partial pressure, and covers oxygen physiology, as well as oxygen limits and tolerance techniques. In addition, students will learn the steps of dive planning, determine how to select the right mix, practice using tables to manage no-decompression limits, and demonstrate how to obtain and analyze a tank of enriched air.

Course cost $100.00

Please see the calendar for start dates.

Advanced Open Water Diver

This course is a continuing education course for certified divers. The importance of dive planning is stressed, as well as types of diving. There is an open discussion of advanced diving practices and procedures. Training dives will take place at Lake Isis and either Paradise Springs or Key Largo under the direct supervision of the dive instructor. These dives will concentrate on air consumption calculation, underwater navigation, buoyancy control, emergency procedures and self rescues. Students will perform an open water safety stop and simulate decompression. Other dives include a deep dive and a low light or night dive.

This course includes lecture, text book, and certification card. The student is responsible for providing his/her own scuba equipment for the training dives as well as the entrance/boat fees for the dives they choose to engage in.

Minimum age: 12 years.

Cost: $250.00

May be taken in conjunction with the Nitrox Diver Course

Please see the calendar for start dates.

Rescue Diver

This course trains divers in the knowledge and skills needed to manage risks and effectively handle in-water problems and diving emergencies. Academic topics covered are causes and prevention of diving accidents, diving rescues, and general accident management. Skills included are assists and transports, surface rescues, rescues from depth, and self-rescue techniques.

The course includes lectures, a check out dive at Lake Isis, and a certification card. The student must provide his/her own scuba equipment. First Aid and CPR is a prerequisite and offered separately.

Minimum age: 15 years

Cost: $175.00

Courses are scheduled upon request.

Master Diver

The Master SCUBA Diver course consists of advanced diving science and technology, as well as advanced diving techniques. The knowledge acquired through this intensive program will increase your abilities and confidence as a diver.

The information presented in the academic sessions includes an in depth look at equipment, environment, physiology, decompression, and physics. The dives will provide orientations to the different special interest areas and introduce you to new diving locations and environments. Required dives include emergency procedures and rescues; deep dive with simulated decompression stop; limited visibility or night dive; underwater navigation; search and recovery with light salvage; other dives may include wreck, drift, or spring diving.

The course includes lectures, video use, and a certification card. The diver must provide his/her own equipment, transportation to dive sites, and site/boat fees.

Minimum age: 15 years

Cost: $250.00

Prerequisites: Advanced and Rescue Diver Certifications.

Courses are scheduled upon request.

Deep Diver

The Deep Diver course was developed to assist divers wishing to dive to depth of 130′ with a greater understanding of dive planning, physics, physiology, gas dynamics, in water skills, gear configuration and self rescues.

Two to Three Classroom Lectures, Pool Session, Confined Water Drills (Pool and Lake Isis) Two Open Water Dives to 50 Feet at Lake Isis Two Deep Water Dives Between 90 and 130 Feet (Minimum of 100 Minutes of Open Water Bottom Time Completed Within the Four Dives) Completion of this Course Certifies You to Dive to 130 Feet.

Minimum age: 15 years

Cost: $300.00

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox Diver
  • Proof of Ten Logged Dives
  • 15 Years of Age with Parent/Guardian Authorization
  • 18 Years of Age without Parent/Guardian Authorization

Student Responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL Scuba Equipment
  • Pays site entry fees and boat fees
  • Purchases Student Manual/Workbook

Required Equipment (Beyond Standard Scuba Gear):

  • Lift Bag (Minimum 50 Pounds of Lift)
  • Reel (Minimum 140 Feet of Line)
  • Two Separate Regulator Systems:
    • Dual Outlet Valve (H Valve) on Primary Cylinder with Primary and Alternate Regulators OR Standard Valve on Primary Cylinder and Pony Bottle With a Separate Regulator.
  • Recommended Minimum of 40 cft Pony Bottle to Accomaodate Two Dives

Advanced Nitrox Diver

The Advanced Nitrox Diver program was designed to introduced divers to staged decompression diving. It is an introduction to technical diving equipment and procedures.

Course Description:

  • Two to Three Classroom Lectures, Pool Session, Confined Water Drills (Pool and Lake Isis)
  • Two Open Water Dives to 50 Feet at Lake Isis
  • Two Deep Water Dives Between 90 and 140 Feet
  • (Minimum of 120 Minutes of Open Water Bottom Time Completed Within the Four Dives)
  • Completion of this Course Certifies You to Dive to 140 Feet With Decompression Stops Up To 15 Minutes using EANx Mixes With PO2 Up To 1.5.

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Nitrox Diver and Deep Diver
  • Proof of 30 Logged Dives
  • Must be 15 Years of age with parent/guardian authorization.
  • Must be 18 Years of age Without parent/guardian authorization.

Student Responsibilities:

  • Provide ALL Scuba Equipment
  • Payment for site entry fees and boat fees
  • Purchase of Student Manual/Workbook

Required Equipment (Beyond Standard Scuba Gear):

  • Lift Bag (Minimum 50 Pounds of Lift), Reel (Minimum 140 Feet of Line)
  • Two Separate Regulator Systems: Dual Outlet Valve (“H” Valve) on Primary Cylinder with Primary and Alternate Regulators OR Standard Valve on Primary Cylinder and Pony Bottle with a Separate Regulator. (Recommended Minimum of 40 Cubic Foot Pony Bottle to accommodate two dives)
  • Decompression Stage Cylinder (Recommended 40 Cubic Foot Cylinder)
  • Multiple-Gas Dive Computer
  • Back Up Dive Tables With Accelerated Decompression

Cavern Diver

This course develops the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern diving. Planning, environment, procedures, techniques, problem solving, and other specialized needs of cavern diving are covered. Skills included are buoyancy control and trim, emergency procedures, line drills, and propulsion techniques. Accident analysis forms the basis of this learning experience. Special emphasis on the unique environment includes silting, entanglement, disorientation, and equipment modifications. This course is in no way intended to provide instruction for cave diving.

The course includes all instruction, four supervised cavern dives, and certification card.

Student Responsibilities:

Students must provide their own scuba equipment configured with a 7′ hose, the NSS Cavern Diving Manual, a reel, lights and site admissions.

Prerequisites:

Advanced Open Water and at least 15 years old.

Cost: $350 / Combine with Intro to Cave $600

Introduction to Cave

This course follows the cavern diver class as the second step in the development of safe techniques for cave diving. The basis of this course is aimed at perfecting skills taught in the cavern-diving program, as well as instruction in additional techniques and procedures required for the most elementary of cave dives. The dives are planned around limited penetrations, so the diver can progress into cave diving at a conservative pace. The introduction to cave diving course does not train divers for all facets of cave diving.

The course fee includes all instruction, four cave dives (site fees extra), and certification card.

Student Responsibilities:

Students must provide their own scuba equipment configured with a 7′ hose, the NSS Cavern Diving Manual, a reel, lights and site admissions.

Prerequisites:

Cavern Diver Certification and at least 16 years old.

Cost: $350 / Combine with Intro to Cave $600

Drysuit Diver

The drysuit diver course is developed to teach divers the finer points of drysuit diving. It covers the differences in drysuit types, types of seals, maintenance, emergency procedures and recoveries, and diving procedures.

Cost: $150

OD Sidemount Diver

This class teaches the basics principles for sidemount diving in an open water environment. This class removes heavy double cylinders from your back and replaces them and twin, independent cylinders located on your sides. This gives one the ability to doff and don tanks in the water to avoid strain on the back. It is an excellent introduction to technical diving and greatly improves ones flexibility and safety, course focuses on gas management, trim, buoyancy with a focus on gear configuration.

Prerequisites:

  • Advanced Diver Certification
  • 25 Logged Dives
  • 18 years of age or older

Cost: $325 private, $250 group

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