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MY JOURNEY IN DIVING

Courses for all levels of diving


We offer courses and instruction for all levels of drivers, from open water certification to instructor and everything in between.

Whether you're looking for a specialty certification or technical diving instruction or personalized coaching to improve your skills, we can make your scuba dreams come true.

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

Learn to dive. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience 5 confined water dives to develop scuba skills 4 open water dives to use your skills and explore. Drysuit and Nitrox certifications included so you can have the best local dives possible!

SDI SPECIALTY COURSES

We offer the full range of SDI specialty courses. Our most popular courses include: dry suit diver, computer nitrox, ice, navigation, solo, sidemount, night limited visibility, advanced buoyancy control. If you are interested in any of these or any other specialty courses, please contact us.

SDI COMPUTER NITROX

The benefits of using Nitrox including: increased safety margins, reduced post dive fatigue, extended no-decompression times. Learn the physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and considerations for using nitrox. Learn how to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer and analyze a nitrox mixture.

SDI ADVANCED ADVENTURE DIVER

5 advanced dives Deep and Underwater Navigation dives required Choose 3 additional specialties from over 25 additional options.SDI SIDEMOUNT DIVER

Benefits include: More bottom time Safety – redundant system Less back strain Better trim.

SDI RESCUE DIVER

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes.


PROFESSIONAL COURSES

SDI DIVEMASTER

Designed for the advanced diver interested in working in the dive industry as a professional dive guide or moving on to become an instructor. $695 plus books

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

Designed for the dive professional looking to earn their teaching certification.

Classes


TDI Sidemount Diver
- Sep 24, 2022 07:30 am

The certified diver looking to use a sidemount cylinder instead of the standard back mount unit.

Cost: $ 695.00 - $ 775.00
Learn to dive. Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified as an Open Water Diver with additional Nitrox and Drysuit certifications. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience confined water dives to develop scuba skills open water dives to use your skills and explore. Books and rental included, 10% discount on equipment for duration of the class. The date selected is the pool start date. You will be contacted to schedule a meeting at the shop for gear selection and fitting prior to your first pool session. You will be issued elearning at the time and schedule your water time.

Cost: $ 799.00
SDI Computer Nitrox
- Oct 01, 2022 08:00 am

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. The benefits of using Nitrox including: Increased safety margins, reduced post dive fatigue, extended no-decompression times Save on this class by purchasing a bundle! Local Diver Bundle (Nitrox and Drysuit): https://www.deepstopscuba.com/shop/c/p/SDI-Local-Diver-Class-Bundle-Drysuit-and-Nitrox-x64712793.htm SDI Advanced Diver Bundle: https://www.deepstopscuba.com/shop/c/p/SDI-Full-Advanced-Diver-Class-Bundle-4-specialties-and-a-25-fill-rentals-card-x64712830.htm

Cost: $ 195.00
SDI Dry Suit Diver
- Oct 01, 2022 08:00 am

The SDI Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. Many of the diving environments around the world are better experienced in a dry suit. Why? These areas have an abundance of marine life waiting to be seen and photographed ? they just happen to be a little colder! Dry suits are also used in tropical water during the cooler months.This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

Cost: $ 215.00 - $ 344.00
SDI Deep Diver
- Oct 01, 2022 09:00 am

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 into the shallows. The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 130 feet. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased. Max: 4 Students per class Does not include Charter fees if applicable. Save on this class by purchasing a bundle! Local Diver Bundle (Nitrox and Drysuit): https://www.deepstopscuba.com/shop/c/p/SDI-Local-Diver-Class-Bundle-Drysuit-and-Nitrox-x64712793.htm SDI Advanced Diver Bundle: https://www.deepstopscuba.com/shop/c/p/SDI-Full-Advanced-Diver-Class-Bundle-4-specialties-and-a-25-fill-rentals-card-x64712830.htm

Cost: $ 250.00 - $ 479.99
SDI Wreck Diver
- Oct 02, 2022 07:45 am

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 requires a minimum of 2 dives.

Cost: $ 250.00 - $ 450.00
Learn to dive. Upon successful completion of this course you will be certified as an Open Water Diver with additional Nitrox and Drysuit certifications. E-learning convenience coupled with personalized classroom teaching provides the ultimate scuba diving learning experience confined water dives to develop scuba skills open water dives to use your skills and explore. Books and rental included, 10% discount on equipment for duration of the class. The date selected is the pool start date. You will be contacted to schedule a meeting at the shop for gear selection and fitting prior to your first pool session. You will be issued elearning at the time and schedule your water time.

Cost: $ 799.00
SDI Rescue Diver
- Oct 15, 2022 08:00 am

The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. After the SDI Rescue Diver Course you can enroll in the SDI Master Scuba Diver Development Program or start in the professional ranks and sign up for the SDI Divemaster Course.

Cost: $ 375.00
Shearwater Clinic
- Dec 09, 2022 06:00 pm

Come to the shop for a night of exploring the functions of arguably one of the best lines of dive computers out there! If you have purchased a Shearwater with us the clinic is free. If you havn't done so, but you leave wanting a Shearwater for yourself, we will refund you the cost of this clinic when you purchase one from us!

Cost: $ 29.99
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