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This is our entry level program designed to develop a competent recreational diver.
The program is comprised of three parts; (1) knowledge development, (2) skill
development in the pool, and (3) open water dives where you put it all together.
This is our entry level program designed to develop a competent recreational diver. The program is comprised of three parts; (1) knowledge development, (2) skill development in the pool, and (3) open water dives where you put it all together.Register now and begin!
Skills Development - Under the careful tutelage of our highly trained staff, you will learn .in the pool all the skills needed by new open water divers. The cost of the program is $251 to include all course materials, instruction, pool fees and rental scuba gear. Students should provide their own personal gear; mask, snorkel, booties and fins.
Open Water Dives -
Open water dives done locally run $239 plus quarry fees
We can complete those dives on one of our many Caribbean get-a-ways and the fee
will include rental gear for the whole trip. We can
alternatively provide you a referral package for $39 and even help you make
diving arrangements anywhere in the world.!
What is it? The program combines becoming an Advanced Open Water Diver, completing five Specialty Diver certifications and becoming a PADI Rescue Diver (see <Dive Leadership> below) assuring that you can not only take care of yourself but also assist those in need!
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver - The advanced course is 5 dives and consists of 1 dive in each of 5 different specialty courses to include navigation deep diving and three others of your choosing. You can begin now by registering with PADI online. The online training manual includes nine specialty programs. The registration and online material are $130 paid on line directly to PADI. This is the most convenient and time effective way to begin advancing your dive education. Click on the button and begin now! The 5 dives are $175 and your Advanced Open Water Diver Card is FREE!
The online Advanced materials serves as the initial training materials; however, there is a text in the store if you prefer and the Encyclopedia of Dive ins another great resource. Some specialty courses have additional material and workshop costs. When you are ready to do specialty dives let our instructors know and you can do the dives on any of our local or international trips for $35 each. When you complete a specialty course dive series, generally 2-4 dives, the certification card costs $39 and that's it. Everything is a la carte!
Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) - This specialty is very popular because when you increase the oxygen (enrich the air) in your breathing gas you reduce the nitrogen in it thereby reducing your body's absorption of nitrogen. The allow you to get more and/or longer dives into your day. The Enriched Air Diver program is available online for those divers who plan to dive a computer. The price is $210 and includes the workshop held at our store. Show us your computer and the certification card is FREE!
Want to learn how to use the special tables so you can begin learning to dive deeper as well as longer? Sign up in store for the same fee and we will provide you with the materials, Enriched Air tables and instruction
Emergency First Response - A very good all around first aid course including Primary and Secondary Assessment, Adult CPR and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) training with particular emphasis on diving related injuries. The course takes one full day (6hrs) and is usually held on the weekend. The course cost is $130 including all course materials and EFR certification card. Refresher classes are $75 plus materials if you don't have them from the original course or they become outdated.
DAN O2 First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries - As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid. The course cost is $95 including all course materials and DAN certification card.
DAN First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries- Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain. The course cost is $95 including all course materials and DAN certification card.
Dive Leadership Training
Begin your training to become a dive leader. We train Rescue Divers and Divemasters together and encourage them to participate with each other in all aspect of the training and we can start the program for you on any Monday evening other that DEW Scuba nights, the second Monday of each month.
Rescue Diver - Starts the first Wednesday of every month at 6:30pm. This course introduces the student to how to handle and assist in handling dive emergency situations. It sets the stage for leadership training by incrementally encouraging the diver to take responsibility for others in the group and for the diving environment. The course includes academic modules and pool skills development followed by a day in open water where candidates participate in various real life, rescue scenarios. Candidates also need to be proficient in CPR, AED and First Aid prior to going to open water. We offer Emergency First Response to meet this requirement and will make it available during the Rescue Course.
Divemaster - The first step in professional dive leadership. The course starts on the first Monday of every month at 6:30 at Dive Connections. The class focuses on teaching the candidate how to take responsibility for maintaining a safe diving environment. Academic modules are coupled with open water dive training scenarios, skills development and projects, and with both mock and actual experience with student divers.
PADI Instructor Training
"The instructor ratings most valued by
dive centers and resorts around the world."
Assistant Instructor - The next step to preparing yourself for a part-time or full-time career in diving. The course prepares a qualified Divemaster to develop teaching skills and to be able to assist an instructor both in academic sessions and in actual open water dives. Our resident Master Instructor and principle instructor for this course is Chip Earle. <more>
Open Water Scuba Instructor - This is what you want; the culmination of your dive training with the premier dive instructor training agency in the world, PADI. We have been very successful in working with Course Director, Chris Donnelly, in developing new instructors and supporting all area instructors with recurrent and upgrade training. Nick and we can provide training for Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC Staff Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and many of the Diver Alert Network Instructor ratings. <more>
Technical Diving Specialties
We offer a full range of technical diving specialties including solo diving, advanced nitrox, extended range, tri-mix, gas blender, tank inspection, and both closed circuit and semi-closed circuit rebreather among many others. Check with us for times and additional course information.