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Basic Open Water

This course offers the basic skills needed to become an open water diver. This is required for any higher level of training. The Basic Open Water Diver course meets two days a week for five weeks, 6:30PM – 9:30PM and covers the topics needed to be a safe and skilled Open Water Diver. Private classes are available for those whose schedule demands a more flexible time frame.

Minimum  age: 12 years old (10 years old if done privately) with parental consent

Basic course cost: $340 plus tax

Basic course private cost: $455 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions
  • Open water sessions
  • Use of scuba equipment
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • None

Student responsibilities:

  • Transportation to and from all dive sites
  • Lodging and all other travel logistics  

Required equipment:

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Fins
  • All equipment must be scuba quality 

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Nitrox Diver

This course focuses on the practical information a diver needs to know  to safely use oxygen enriched air. It reviews gases, the concept of partial pressure, oxygen physiology, as well as oxygen limits and tolerance techniques. In addition, students will learn dive planning, proper mixtures for specific depths, use dive tables to manage no-decompression limits, and demonstrate how to obtain and analyze a tank of enriched air.

Minimum  age: 12 years old (10 years old if done privately) with parental consent

Course cost: $100 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Open Water Diver 

Student responsibilities:

  • N/A

Required equipment:

  • N/A

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Advanced Open Water

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.

Minimum age: 12 years (10 years old if done privately) with parental consent

Cost: $250 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Open Water Diver 
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Diver certification recommended but not required

Student Responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Pays site entry fees and/or boat fees
  • Transportation to and from all dive sites
  • Lodging and all other travel logistics 

Required equipment:

  • Lift bag or surface marker buoy 
  • Reel or finger spool
  • Compass
  • Dive lights (at least two)
  • Slate or underwater notebook

Please call us to schedule Advanced Open Water course

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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.

Minimum age: 15 years with parental consent

Cost: $175 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Advanced Open Water Diver or higher with proof of at least 10 open water dives
  • Currently certified in First Aid, CPR, and Oxygen Administration
  • If you are not currently certified in First Aid, CPR, or Oxygen Administration we do offer First Aid for Professional Divers which covers everything that is needed to complete this course
  •  We can also certify you in anything that you may be missing to  meet all prerequisites

Student responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Transportation to and from all dive sites

Required equipment:

  • N/A

Please call us to schedule your Rescue Diver course

Deep Diver with Decompression

The Deep Diver with Decompression course was developed to assist divers wishing to dive to depth of 130 feet. This class provides a greater understanding of dive planning, decompression theory, physics, physiology, gas dynamics, in water skills, gear configuration and self rescues. Completion of this course certifies you to dive to 130 feet and limits your decompression to 10 minutes.

Minimum age: 15 years with parental consent 

Cost: $300 plus tax

What is included:

  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Advanced Open Water Diver, Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, and Recreational Essentials Diver
  • Proof of  at least 20 logged dives

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 another cylinder with a separate regulator.
  • We recommend having at least a  40cuft cylinder to accommodate two dives
Please call us to schedule your Deep Diver with Decompression course

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.

Minimum age: 15 years with parental consent 

Cost: $450 plus tax

What is included:

  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites:

  • Certified Advanced Open Water Diver and Nitrox Diver
  • Proof of  at least 10 logged dives
  • Proof of previous skill competency in the pool 
  • Buoyancy  proficiency with equipment that will be used on dives

Student responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Pays site entry fees
  • Purchases IANTD Student Kit

Required equipment:

  • Primary Reel 
  • Safety Reel
  • Two separate regulator systems:
    • Dual outlet valve (H Valve) on primary cylinder with primary and alternate regulators OR standard valve on primary cylinder and another cylinder with a separate regulator.
  • Harness or BC that is capable of  providing adequate lift and proper gear configuration 
  • Primary light (minimum 1200 lumens)
  • Backup light (two recommended)
  • Wet notes or wrist slates
  • Dive computer capable of decompression

Please call us to schedule your Cavern Diver course 

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.

Minimum age: 15 years with parental consent 

Cost: $400

What is included:

  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites: 

  •  Certified Cavern Diver or Wreck Diver
  • Proof of at least 30 logged dives (at least 10 dives post Cavern certification) 
  • Proof of previous skill competency in the pool 
  • Buoyancy  proficiency with equipment that will be used on dives

Student responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Pays site entry fees
  • Purchases Student Manual/Workbook

Required equipment:

  • Primary reel 
  • Safety reel
  • Jump spool
  • Line markers
  • REMs (referencing exit marker) and or cookies
  • Two separate regulator systems:
    • Dual outlet valve (H Valve) on primary cylinder with primary and alternate regulators OR standard valve on primary cylinder and another cylinder with a separate regulator.
  • Harness or BC that is capable of  providing adequate lift and proper gear configuration 
  • Primary light (minimum 1200 lumens)
  • Two backup lights 
  • Wet notes or wrist slates
  • Dive computer capable of decompression

Please call us to schedule your Introduction to Cave course.

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.

Minimum age: 12 with parental consent

Cost: $175 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Use of rental drysuit
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites: 

  • Certified Open Water Diver

Student responsibilities:

  • N/A

Required equipment: 

  • N/A

Please call us to schedule your Drysuit course

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.

Minimum age: 12 years with parental consent

Cost: $300 plus tax

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites

  • Certified Open Water Diver

Student responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Pays site entry fees and boat fees

Required equipment: 

  • Two independent regulators in a sidemount configuration
  • Two cylinders set up in sidemount configuration
  • Sidemount BCD 
  • Reel (minimum 140 feet of line)
Please call us to schedule your Sidemount Diver course.

Marine Ecology Diver

This course has been designed to provide qualified Marine Ecology Divers with an overall awareness of the environment that we live so much. Marine Ecology will cover types of animals, habitats, conservation, and many other aspects of the underwater world.

Minimum age: 10 years with parental consent

Cost:

What is included:

  • Course materials
  • Academic sessions
  • Confined water sessions 
  • Certification card and digital certification card

Prerequisites: 

  • Certified Open Water Diver

Student responsibilities:

  • Provides ALL scuba equipment
  • Pays site entry fees and boat fees
  • Purchases Student Manual/Workbook

Required equipment: 

  • N/A
Please call us to schedule your Marine Ecology course.

Upcoming Classes

Basic Open Water Classes

Jan 5th,  Jan 25th, Feb 9th, Mar 1st, Mar 16th, Apr 5th, Apr 20th, May 10th, May 25th, Jun 14th, Jul 6th, Jul 19th, Aug 10th, Aug 23rd

These are the start dates of our five week courses

Enriched Air Nitrox Classes

Jan 31st, Feb 20th, Mar 7th, Mar 27th, Apr 4th, May 1st, May 16th, Jun 5th, Jun 20th, Jul 10th, Aug 1st, Aug 14th, Sept 5th, Sept 18th

These are a the dates of the one day course

These are just scheduled classes. If you do not see a class that works with your schedule please feel free to contact us for custom options.