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SCUBA DIVER COURSE $349.95

The Scuba Diver Course is your initial cerification program designed to give you the knowlege and skills to operate safely underwater. This is a thorough and comprehensive program designed to give comfort and confidence while diving. The better you are trained, the more you will enjoy the sport of Scuba Diving and are more likely to continue.

Course cost includes:

ALL CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION (4 CLASSROOM SESSIONS)

Student Diver Training kit: DVD , audio cd, textbook, workbook, log book, dive tables, and student folder

ALL POOL INSTRUCTION (4 POOL SESSIONS)

Use of all Scuba Equipment and wetsuits, all pool fees. For your convenience we transport all of the equipment to and from the pool for you.

ALL OPEN WATER DIVES (5 DIVES)

Use of all Scuba Equipment and wetsuits for the Open Water Training Dives. For your convenience we transport all of the equipment to and from the Open Water Dives for you.

SCUBA DIVER CERIFICATION CARD

Upon successful completion of this program you receive your Scuba Diver Certification Card. Processing and registration with a National Scuba Organization is included.

Course Schedule

Monday/ Wednesday:

Classroom sessions 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Pool sessions 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Tuesday/Thursday:

Classroom sessions 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM, Pool sessions 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Your Scuba Diver Course will be taught by Kevin Gonzalez. Kevin has taught thousands of people to Scuba Dive. He has been teaching Scuba in the Central Florida area for for 36 years beginning in1975. His professional expertise and experience is what you want when you are looking for scuba diving classes for basic, advanced, and other levels of scuba diver certification training.

Our scuba diving classes give you the most benefit for your time and money. While many other places of instruction provide you with only one week or two weekends of combined classroom and pool training, Scuba Diversions has the care and dedication to provide you with four weeks of scuba diver training - four sessions for classroom knowledge and four sessions in the pool for scuba skills training, as we have done so for over 27 years! We then finish the class with four separate scuba dives in the nearby natural Florida springs, before you are ready for the open ocean and other diving. Our low pricing includes all class materials and scuba equipment.

Your scuba diving experience, and your continued enjoyment of the sport will be directly related to the quality of training. Scuba divers are using life safety equipment, and diving in a variety of underwater environments and conditions. While scuba diving is exciting and fun it is necessary to participate in quality training, and to truly learn the skills needed, because you will react and perform according to how you train. You must realize that the results of any problems in diving may range from personal embarrassment, to minor injury, and all the way up to death. Thorough, and quality training is the best way to avoid problems. By participating in quality training you'll have the knowledge and skills to operate safely, and to solve problems in the event they should occur. Your instructor should instill a sense of confidence and competence in you.

The scuba diver course is designed to give you the entry level knowledge and skills to operate safely in the underwater environment. The scuba diver course includes thorough classroom training for knowledge and understanding. Thorough pool training for hands-on familiarity and practical skills. Open Water experience conbfirming the skills you have learned.- preparing you for continued scuba diving in the open water environment. This training is the first of a series of courses that allow you to gain more in scuba knowledge and skills to operate safely in a variety of conditions and activities.

NITROX DIVER $99.95

Nitrox certification is the next logical choice for new divers. Like compressed air, nitrox is a breathing mixture consisting of oxygen and nitrogen, however the oxygen percentage is increased from 21% (which is the normal percentage in air) to oxygen amounts that are usually in the 32% to 36% range. Nitrox offers several safety advantages, primarily reduction of risk of decompression sickness and reduced effects of nitrogen narcosis. This certification program provides the essential knowledge that is necessary to use nitrox safely.

ADVANCED SCUBA DIVER

The primary purpose of the advanced diver program is to give new divers the increased knowledge and practical experience of a variety of different circumstances and diving environments. It is also beneficial for experienced, basic scuba certified divers to gain greater knowledge and skill for these different circumstances and environments.

In this advanced certification training, you will complete a minimum of six different open water dives, of which three of these separate dives are for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters maximum depth). The other three dives may include any of the following variety:

  • Boat diving
  • Shore diving
  • Altitude diving
  • Diving in ocean surf or water currents
  • Using dive computers
  • Diving for photos or video
  • Observation and data collection
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Search and recovery – light salvage
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)

MASTER SCUBA DIVER

The master scuba diver certification program allows you to gain more in-depth knowledge and increase your diving skills to the level of a professional leader in scuba diving. You will take part in open water dives in settings that will test your abilities to their limit, while expanding and enhancing your diving capabilities. Emphasis is on student participation and practical application of knowledge in open water after a classroom discussion of a variety of subjects.

Subject areas are a review and expansion of material from previous courses. Each subject area is a progression in study, not a definitive study in the particular diving activity. Course instructors will specify the performance objectives for the related course diving activities, for example, during a navigation dive the student will swim a reciprocal course to within 10 feet (3 meters) of its starting point. This program is designed for in-depth knowledge and increased skills.

The course activity subjects may be divided and taught in sections to allow for the student's Diving/Training Log to be signed off when all of the requirements for each activity are met. Upon successful completion of the master scuba diver course, graduates are considered competent to engage in open water diving activities without supervision, provided that the diving activities and the areas of diving are similar environments and conditions to those of their training.

A minimum of eight different open water dives are required. A maximum of three dives per day shall be applied toward course requirements. No more than one skin dive may count toward the eight dive minimum. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the maintenance and care of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to insure it is adequate and in proper working order.

Master Scuba Diver Required Dives

  • Emergency procedures and rescue
  • Deep/simulated decompression diving
  • Limited visibility or night diving
  • Underwater navigation
  • Search and recovery – light salvage

Master Scuba Diver Elective Dives

  • Skin diving
  • Review of basic scuba skills
  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Boat diving
  • Shore diving
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Special interest

Many Other Scuba Certification Courses Are Available

Scuba diving holds a lot of fun and excitement for people of all interests, from recreational diving to specialty or technical diving, and even professional scuba diving. To see a list of the many other scuba certification courses available for Technical Diving and Specialty Diving, such as for Underwater Photography or Cave Diver, or Cavern Diver courses, click here.

Remember to Dive Safely, and Dive Often!