If you've always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now is the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI open water diver course. In the open water diver course, your instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water getting the background knowledge along the way.
Open Water Course- Option 1
Sign up at The Dive Shop- we will set up your online training and schedule your pool and open water training sessions-
Online course $169, In water training $275 (plus tax)
Group discounts available:
2 people 5% off
3 people 7.5% off
4 or more people 10% off
Open Water Diver Course- Option 2
Sign up for your online portion through the link on our website, come visit us when you're done to sign up for your inwater training
online course $169, In water training $275 (plus tax)
The PADI open water course is divided into two parts:
Part 1 consists of the online training- this course can be completed in approximately 12 hours and the beauty of it is that you can complete your lessons either online or offline if you download the "open water touch offline course", if you prefer a regular computer you will download the "open water online course" Each time you take a break, your progress will be saved. This is an interactive video course.
Part 2- this consists of your open water training which is several tranining dives at the pool (we use boys and girls club pool) then an open water checkout weekend at the Blue Lagoon in Huntsville (Saturday and Sunday)
DIVE CERTIFICATION IS GOOD FOR LIFE!!
What is provided: BCD, Regulator, Weights, Tanks, Air, certification fees, entry fees into pool training area
What is not provided: Mask, fins, snorkel, water shoe or boot, entry fees into the Blue Lagoon
We sell any equipment you might need- we have quality equipment at competitive prices!
Current students enrolled in any course gets 10% off any gear or supplies
Scuba Diver Course
If you’re in a crunch for time, this abbreviated version of the Open Water Diver Course gives you the knowledge and skills to dive only with a certified Instructor. Half the classroom sessions and half the open water dives means you’re diving in half the time! The Scuba Diver certification can be upgraded to Open Water Diver at a later date.
As an Open Water Diver you’re ready to take on new and exciting adventures! Choose three adventure dives from a varied list including Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Boat Diving, and many more. Complete a home study course, dive your adventures with an Instructor, and you’ve reached the next level in the world of diving!
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Move up and experience real adventure with the Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the Adventure Diver Level, you complete a home study course and make five dives having the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, underwater navigation, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving.
Expand your diving experiences at any level of training! Specialty courses familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards for each interest. Fun and safety are emphasized during classroom sessions and 2-4 dives conducted with an Instructor. Specialties include Altitude Diver, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Cavern Diver, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Equipment Specialist, Large Boat Dive Supervisor, Marine Resource Management, Multilevel Diver, Night Diver, Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, Semi-Closed Rebreather (Dolphin/Atlantis & Drager Ray), Underwater Hunter, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer, Search & Recovery, TecRec Gas Blender, and Wreck Diver.
Rescue Diver Course
Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience beyond the Advanced Open Water Level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Through classroom sessions and open water rescue scenarios, Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies.
Emergency First Response Courses
Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, EFR gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but also in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. There are no prerequisites for this 2-4 hour classroom session – anyone can take it! EFR Care For Children Course is also available.
Scuba Review Course
Haven’t been diving for a while? This course helps you update your dive knowledge and skills. Assigned home study or a classroom session refreshes dive knowledge, and a little time in the pool with an Instructor makes sure your skills are ready for open water again. Keep on divin’!
Master Scuba Diver Course – Want It, Live It, Dive It!
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before. PADI Master Scuba Diver rating puts you in a class of distinction. With this rating, you’ve reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI system. It means that you’ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. You must have 50 logged dives, be a PADI Rescue Diver and have five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.
ReActivate PADI Refresher Course
Cost: Listed below
ReActivate Your Scuba Diving Certification
Haven’t been scuba diving lately and want a quick refresher? The PADI ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.
Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional.
Reactivate is quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next Scuba Diving Course or get ready for that well deserved scuba diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it, so you can dive without hassle as a safer, more aware diver.
Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in and don’t have to waste a day in a pool or shallow water re-qualifying yourself…and with us you’re going to even learn some new techniques and information.
If you want to learn more about diving in a new area or in different dive conditions, also ask about completing a Discover Local Diving experience to one of our awesome local dive sites.
ReActivate is a new PADI program, so feel free to sign up for Scuba Tuneup with us Online on eLearning.
What will you learn?
That will depend on how long you’ve been out of the water for or if you’ve been trained by Dan’s Dive shop previously or not.
Because we offer the most progressive dive training in the country, you’ll learn a lot of techniques that aren’t taught anywhere else, but that help enhance the diving experience, making diving safer through more awareness, more structure, more organization using Sequencing, Air, Depth and Duration or SADD checks, Bubble Checks, Safety Drills, a more progressive equipment configuration focusing on standardization, streamlining and simplicity, horizontal trim, posture, buoyancy, proper balance in the water, use of less weight, proper fin techniques teaching divers how to minimize fin movement and effort while maximizing propulsion without silting or causing any physical damage to the reef or aquatic environment, while offering the diver proper and perfect horizontal trim/posture in the water and making the you more aware of your gear, your buddy, your air gauge and some basic dive rescue skills.
Using ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.
In the water, your DDS Instructor will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review and if you haven’t been subjected to more progressive diving, this is the perfect time to start learning how to dive in this millennia.
Contact us today to get ReActivate Touch or ReActivate Online and start working through the scenarios. Or, download the PADI App to your tablet or mobile device (if you haven’t already) and purchase ReActivate Touch to get started immediately. Then, schedule your ReActivate water skills session.
Open Water Diver or higher who has been inactive for a period of at least 6 months
Divers who have been away from diving for decades should consider taking our full open water course over again. It isn’t a requirement, but you likely are not going to be a progressive diver who has learned finesse and proper trim, posture and equipment configuration. More likely you dive like the “what not to do divers” pictured above. Please consider ReActivating and overhauling your existing knowledge of scuba diving.
To Learn more about Progressive Diving and newer diving techniques, have a look at the NTEC Course Outline and our DDS Student Diver PDF Diving has changed, shouldn’t your skills and knowledge?
There are 2 parts to the PADI reActivate program. Part 1 is completed online with a supplied PIN Code for PC or iPad Touch. Cost is $65 for the online portion, which includes your new reActivated PADI certification card re-certifying you at your highest level of certification.
Part 2 is the watermanship skills portion which covers you for a night in the pool with one of our PADI Divemasters , Assistant Instructors or Instructors $85 includes backplate/regulator set/tank and of course instruction and pool time.
What gear will you use?
You’ll use basic scuba gear including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, BCD or learn how to dive with a more progressive diving harness a Backplate and a scuba tank. The exposure protection you need will depend on whether you dive in a pool, confined water or open water dive site. Our staff will explain other equipment you may need to ReActivate.
Where can I go from here?
Get back in the water with ReActivate:
- Anywhere within your certification and comfort level
- Sign up for a continuing education specialty course
- Sign up for a new course like Advanced Open Water or Rescue Diver
- Sign up for a new Specialty Course with us
- Sign up for some local diving trips with us
- Book your next warm water dive destination with us