Once you’ve completed your academic/pool session and open-water training, you’ll be awarded your PADI Open Water Diver certification! But remember, this is only the beginning. Once you've experienced the underwater world, you'll be hooked! You'll be eager to further your diving education and get back in the water as soon as possible. Our newly certified Open Water Divers almost always immediately sign up for their Advanced Open Water Diver and Enriched Air Nitrox Diver courses. These two ratings will allow you to participate in a much wider range of activities, both here at home and on vacation. Your learning opportunities don’t stop there. Depending on your interests, you can further your training in a variety of specialties, such as underwater photography and wreck diving. By taking five such Specialty Diver courses, and earning your Rescue Diver certification, you can eventually obtain the coveted Master Scuba Diver rating (the black belt for scuba divers).
As South Florida residents, we're fortunate to have some of the world's best dive sites right in our back yard. Several of these sites are particularly well suited for entry-level diver training. We try to give all of our entry-level students the opportunity to sample several sites. The sites we use on any given day will depend on weather conditions.
We need at least 48 hours notice. You can generally complete the four open water dives in 2 days.
The referral course includes:
Diving is an equipment-intensive activity. This means that the quality of the equipment you use, and its suitability for specific diving activities has a tremendous bearing on your overall comfort, safety and enjoyment. Fewer things can ruin the investment you make in learning to dive safely than not having the right equipment. We're happy to provide most of the equipment you need for your pool and open-water training dives, including BCD's, cylinders, regulators, dive computer and weights. All of our gear is top of the line and in excellent condition.
Students in our beginning scuba courses are required to provide the following items:
Fit and comfort are extremely important for the personal gear items listed above. These are all also items that dive operators will expect you to own. In other words, you do not want to go anywhere as a certified diver without them.
It’s also important to understand that scuba masks, scuba snorkels and scuba fins must meet a very different set of requirements than the gear one might use for casual snorkeling.
We have a large selection of scuba masks, scuba snorkels, scuba booties, scuba fins, signal marker tubes, regulator mouthpieces, dive bags and wetsuits for sale online and also at our physical store. Wetsuits are also available for rent.
Contact us for special promotions on scuba equipment.