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Courses

Discover Scuba Diving If you have always wanted to check out scuba without committing to a whole weekend of training this is the class for you. This is a brief classroom session and a closely supervised dive in the Gulf of Mexico with all gear included. No Experience required.  

Open Water Diver Become a certified Scuba Diver. Online academics & 3 Days of in-water training is all it takes to start the adventure of a lifetime.  

Refresher Class Refresher Classes are a sound idea for certified divers that have been on dry land longer than they planned on. If you feel like your gills have dried out, take a refresher class! RESERVATIONS

Open Water Referral Already started you class and only need to finish up your Openwater or “Checkout” dive training? RESERVATIONS

Advanced-Adventure Diver Advanced-Adventure certification is the next serious step in dive training. Most charter operators require this level of certification to do wrecks or reef dives beyond 60'.  The SDI Advanced Scuba Diver Development Program was created to make truly “Advanced Divers.” During the course your...

Rescue Diver w/CPR Rescue divers are trained in various lifesaving scenarios that they may be encountered by divers and offered introduction into how to best provide assistance to injured, panicked and unconscious scuba divers.  

Master Scuba Diver Master Scuba divers, are recreational Rescue Divers that have earned at least 5 full specialty certifications.    

Divemaster Divemasters are rescue divers who have decided to “Go Pro” into the world of diving. They lead other certified divers on excursions and charters and assist Instructors teaching classes.   Begin the eLearning

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First Aid and CPR and AED for Adults, Children, and Infants Divers are often the first responders to drowning victims and CPR and first aid are required to reach Rescue Diver Certification. This course is cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR), first aid, and automated external defibrillator (AED) use combined into one program.  It is designed to teach the techniques to ad...

Advanced Buoyancy Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling his buoyancy usually has a great positive effect, an effect that will enhance the diver’s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment.  This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of the factors that influence ...

Boat Diving Boat Diving occurs every day around the world; whether is it an inland lake or in the Caribbean, South Pacific or Read Sea, divers can explore the underwater world located off-shore. Dive boats vary from small private vessels to a large live-aboard dive boats. The SDI Boat Diver Course covers the “how-to&rsq...

Cavern Diver Specialty Are you a serious adventure seeker wishing to explore overhead environments? Sign up for the TDI Cavern Diver course!This course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration, and outline specific hazards associated with cave di...

Drift Diving The SDI Drift Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of drift diving from, how to enter and exit drifts, what to do if you get caught in a drift and wish to get out, how to get out of the drift to observe something special, and much more.  Click the picture to make a reservation

Deep Diver SDI’s Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don’t come...

EANX (Nitrox) Diver Learn to extend bottom times by safely adding oxygen to your breathing mix. Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen.  

Equipment Specialist This course is designed to give an in-depth look at how dive equipment works. It will cover general repairs and maintenance of various types of exposure suits, BCD’s, regulators, and other accessories.

Full Face Mask Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the ...

Marine Ecosystem Awareness Divers have a vested interest in protecting the marine environment. In many cases, divers do not have environmental information about local sites. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver’s understanding of marine and freshwater environments, the problems facing these unique ecosystems, and the...

Night-Limited Visibility Diving Many divers find that night diving is their favorite type of diving. As with all specialty diving applications, procedures are different than those associated with open water diving. The purpose of this course is to acquaint the open water diver with the procedures, techniques, and potential hazards associated with div...

Underwater Navigation You’ll learn to use natural clues to navigate and also practice: Methods to estimate distance underwater; Compass navigation while making multiple turns; Marking or relocating a submerged object or position from the surface; Underwater map making. Click the picture to make a reservation.

Underwater Photography The SDI Underwater Photographer Diver Course is designed to introduce divers to the equipment, techniques and procedures necessary to take underwater photographs, and allow the student to experience and discuss many areas of interest to the underwater photographer. Cost includes any boat fees and rental gear. (includin...

UW Hunter We offer Introduction to Spearfishing classes that cover the basics of proper shooting technique, gear selection, tactics, fish ID, predator management as well as regulations and ethics. 

Wreck Diver Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a...

Search and Recovery Specialty This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive. Reservations

VA Approved SCUBA Diving Courses

SDI Basic Scuba Course SDI Basic Scuba Course includes certifications in: SDI Open Water Scuba Diver and SDI Computer Nitrox Diver.

SDI Full Advanced Diver SDI Full Advanced Diver Course includes certifications in: SDI Deep Diver, SDI Underwater Navigation, and SDI Night/Limited Visibility Diver

SDI Rescue Diver SDI Rescue Diver Course includes certifications in: SDI Rescue Diver, First Response CPR, First Response Oxygen Administration, First Response Bloodborne Pathogens, and First Response Airborne Pathogens

Fill Station Attendant Fill Station Attendant Course includes certifications in: SDI Visual Inspection Procedures, Air Fill Station Technician, TDI Nitrox Gas Blender, TDI Advanced Gas Blender, SDI Equipment Specialist Diver, and TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician

TDI Technical Diver 1 TDI Technical Diver 1 Course includes certifications in: TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and TDI Decompression Procedures Diver

TDI Technical Diver 2 TDI Technical Diver 2 Course includes certification in: TDI Trimix Diver

TDI Technical Diver 3 (CCR) TDI Technical Diver 3 (CCR) Course includes certification in: TDI CCR Air Diluent Diver

Technical Diving

TDI Intro to Technical Diving The TDI Intro to Tech Course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations in a controlled and fun learning environment. This course is excellent for those beggining their journey into the exacting world...

TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures These are the first two classes of technical diving and represent the next step on the road to as a technical diver. Best taken together, these classes will train you to safely use gas mixtures with up to 100% oxygen and execute staged decompression diving to a depth of 150'. Boat trips and tanks are included...

TDI Trimix Diver The TDI Trimix course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox and / or oxygen mixtures during decompression to a maximum depth 200’.

SDI/TDI Sidemount Diver This gear configuration provides many benefits including redundant gas supply, ease of gear transport topside, reduced lower back strain, increased gas supply (longer dives), an alternative method of streamlining, and the ability to monitor all of your gear while diving because it is in front of you.  This gear co...

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