How to Get Scuba Certified?

RECREATIONAL OPEN WATER SCUBA DIVER

Just about anybody who’s 12 years and older and in good health can learn to scuba dive. People from 12 to 85 years of age! The Openwater Scuba Diver Class is offered in two formats, NAUI or PADI. These classes include classroom instruction, pool instruction and open water dives to produce comfortable, knowledgeable and independent divers. The classes are priced to include all class/pool instruction, all instructional materials, all openwater dives and instructor fees and of course your Certification Card which is recognized worldwide.

ADVANCED SCUBA DIVER

Prerequisite is Scuba Diver. Includes 1 (One) classroom session a pool session and 6 different dives: a night dive, navigation dive, deep dive, search and recovery, light salvage, etc. This class provides more diving under the watchful eye of your instructor to help build confidence and to be exposed to new types of diving. This is the fastest way to build diving skills and to learn about the different specialty courses you might be interested in.

REFRESHER COURSES

Must be a certified diver. This Course Includes classroom sessions, pool sessions and 2 ocean dives. Recommended for those not diving in the last year.

RESCUE DIVER

Prerequisites are Scuba Dive certification. Minimum course duration is 6 hours of each, classroom, pool and open water activities. This course is a requirement for leadership training. The Rescue Class is a very demanding course designed to teach you how to effectively save another diver in an emergency as well as how to save yourself. You will learn how to recognize problems and how to prevent dive accidents. How to manage a dive accident, develop a rescue plan and effect a actual rescue.

( First Aid and CPR training are included in the course).

MASTER DIVER

Prerequisite is Advanced Diver ( rescue diver is desired). Course includes a minimum of 16 hours in the classroom, 16 hours in the pool and eight (8) openwater dives. Students MUST have their own complete openwater equipment. This class prepares the individual for the most respected and highest non-leadership rating. The student will be required to master many different dive disciplines. Areas of instruction will include Dive Physics, Environment, Equipment, Medical, Rescue, Decompression/tables and Advanced water skills. This is the most challenging of courses with the most rewarding personal satisfaction.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

Prerequisites are Master Diver and Rescue Diver. Minimum course duration: 12 hours classroom, 12 hours of in-water activities. Students must have their own openwater equipment, have 20 logged dives and 20 hours of logged bottom time. The Candidate will be exposed to the Teaching environment and will be required to give several teaching presentations in both the classroom and confined water. The successful Candidate will demonstrate excellent general knowledge, advanced diving skills, leadership, teaching skills, student skill performance evaluation, good organizational skills and good attitude.

DIVE MASTER

Minimum age must be 18. Prerequisite are same as for Assistant Instructor. Minimum course duration: 16 hours of classroom and 14 hours of in-water activities. Students must have their own openwater equipment,have 25 logged dives and 25 hours of logged bottom time. Candidates will demonstrate leadership abilities and be exposed to the responsibility of leading divers in actual dive activities. The Curriculum will address areas of dive leadership responsibility, legal issues, rescue technique, Naui standards and procedures, personal counseling skills and all the requirements of the Assistant Instructor course. Thiscourse prepares the successful candidate for the demands of the position of DIVE MASTER.

BECOMING A DIVE INSTRUCTOR

Upon completion of all the Prerequisites and as a certified Dive Master the Candidate can enroll in the NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC). This course is 100 hours of intense and demanding training which will require the candidate to perform at the performance level of an Instructor both in the Classroom and Confined water as well as in the Openwater. The successful candidate will earn the Highest and most desired rating in the dive industry as a Naui Dive Instructor.

Additional Scuba related courses are listed below:

NITROX TRAINING

SNORKELING

PENETRATION AND NON-PENTRATION WRECK DIVER

FIRST AID AND CPR COURSES THROUGH INSTRUCTOR

NITROX FIRST AID FOR HAZARDOUS MARINE LIFE INJURIES

DSAT (Diving Science And Technology)

GAS BLENDING

OXYGEN PROVIDER FOR AQUATIC EMERGENCIES AND OXYGEN PROVIDER FOR SCUBA

AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS (AED) FOR SCUBA DIVING