Dive Training

SSI & PADI Certifications

From your first breath underwater to the thrill of going pro, your dive training should always be an experience to remember. At ScubaVentures, our instructors are prepared to teach every comfort, experience, and age level to make your training truly unforgettable. Our goal is to meet your diving needs and help you to be safe and confident while exploring the underwater world. We are passionate about what we do and love sharing the scuba lifestyle with new and experienced divers alike.

At ScubaVentures, we offer SSI, PADI, and SDI courses at all levels, from beginner to pro, with a variety of levels and specialties in between. We are also a certified member of the Handicap Scuba Association (HSA).

Open Water Diver


The Open Water Diver certification course is designed for beginners. With classes starting every 2-4 weeks, you can begin your dive training year-round.

Open Water divers are certified to safely dive to as deep as 60ft in conditions similar to those experienced during training. Group training requires four academic/confined water sessions and two days of check-out dives.

What’s included:

  • digital materials and academic work
  • pool/confined water training
  • two days of check-out dives
  • entry fees to Blue Water Park during training
  • rental equipment (beyond personal gear, see below) and air fills
  • certification processing with digital certification card

For all levels of training, our students must have their own personal mask, fins, snorkel, and wetsuit OR dive computer. Students who choose to buy this gear from ScubaVentures will receive a $75 discount off the class fee.

Reduced class fees are available for students doing only pool work or only check-out dives.

Private lessons (1-2 people) available for $850/person.

Private, small-group lessons (3+ people) available for $750/person.

Minimum age for Group Open Water Diver classes is 15 years old.
Ages 10 to 14 are taught as private lessons only.

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Advanced Adventurer


The Advanced Adventurer course is a great way to expand your diving horizons and limits. This course is designed to introduce you to a number of different dive specialties so that you can see more of what the scuba world has to offer.

During the course, you will do sample dives from a variety of different specialties such as…

• Deep Diving

• Night & Limited Visibility

• Perfect Buoyancy

• Navigation

• Boat Diver

• Wreck Diver

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Nitrox & Other Specialties

Prices Vary

Enriched Air Nitrox: $200

Enriched air – or nitrox – is a great tool to help you enjoy longer and more frequent dives. Enriched air contains a higher percentage of oxygen than normal air, meaning you absorb less nitrogen as you dive. This allows for longer bottom time and shorter recovery time between dives.

Diving Specialties: $200 (unless otherwise noted)

  • Boat Diving
  • Computer Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Equipment Techniques
  • Navigation
  • Night & Limited Visibility (Students must have own lights)
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Photo & Video (Students must have own camera)
  • Science of Diving
  • Search & Recovery
  • Spearfishing
  • Waves, Tides, and Currents
  • Wreck Diving
  • Advanced Wreck Diving
  • Full Face Mask ($275 with mask rental, $200 with own mask)
  • Dry Suit Diving ($300 with suit rental, $200 with own suit)

Ecology Specialties: $125

  • Coral Identification
  • Fish Identification
  • Manta & Ray Ecology
  • Marine Ecology
  • Marine Invertebrate Ecology
  • Marine Mammal Ecology
  • Sea Turtle Ecology
  • Shark Ecology

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Diver Stress & Rescue


Build confidence and gain experience as you learn how to respond to difficult and potentially dangerous dive situations. You will develop accident prevention and management skills including identifying signs of stress in others, assisting a panicked diver, and working within a team during an emergency situation.

Proof of emergency preparedness training is required for all Stress & Rescue students.

For those who are not certified in primary (CPR) and secondary (First Aid) care, we offer classes year-round for an additional fee.

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Master Diver

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The highest level of recreational diver, Master Diver is a title reserved for those with extensive training and experience in the underwater world.

The path to Master Diver starts with earning Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, and Stress & Rescue certifications*. The class fee includes the academic work, training, and processing of 4-5 other specialty courses.

A minimum of 50 logged dives are required by the end of the training to reach Master Diver.

*If pursuing Master Diver under PADI, Advanced Open Water is also required.

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Ready to go pro? Divemaster is the first level of professional diving and the first step towards becoming a scuba instructor.

In addition to knowledge and skills development, our Divemaster candidates learn through hands-on, real-world experiences. You will assist in our Open Water classes, learn to work the various stations at Blue Water Park, and see what it means to be in the business of diving.

Our Divemaster candidates learn to lead, teach, organize, and – most importantly – set a good example for students and other divers.

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Recreational Sidemount


Sidemount diving is common practice for many wreck and cave divers; now the benefits and advantages are being discovered by more and more recreational divers.

The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. With easier access to cylinders and the ability to remove cylinders when necessary, it presents a more flexible and comfortable way of diving.

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Public Safety Diving

Prices Vary

PADI Public Safety Diver (PSD): $550

The PADI Public Safety Diving (PSD) course is designed to familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, and hazards of PSD.

The program uses proven field techniques and meets National Fire Protection Association guidelines.

Non-divers/land support are eligible to receive the PADI PSD Surface Support Specialist certification ($350).

Advanced Public Safety Diver (PSD): $550

This course builds upon the PSD course’s foundation, expanding on the diver’s knowledge and skills in a series rescue and emergency scenarios.

The Advanced PSD course is also an introduction to law enforcement recovery diving. Divers will learn how to effectively use different search patterns and how to properly mark and collect evidence.

Underwater Criminal Investigator (UCI): $895

The Underwater Criminal Investigator course is UCI Diver’s foundation course, designed to teach the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed and survive as a true professional Underwater Criminal Investigator.

This 4-day, hands-on training program involves one day of classroom and three days of intensive open-water training, including searching for real evidence underwater.

Master Underwater Criminal Investigator (UCI): $1195

Details coming soon!

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Prices Vary

Explore the underwater world in a whole new way as you learn the skills and techniques needed for safe, comfortable, competent mermaid swimming! SSI Mermaid programs are designed for both new and experienced mermaids.

Try Mermaid: $75

Intro lesson; does not result in certification. 
Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available for ages 6+.

Mermaid:  $300

Basic level certification; pool/confined water only.
Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available for ages 12+.

Ocean Mermaid upgrade: $225

Advanced level certification; open water swimming.
Must be fit to swim. Prerequisite: SSI Mermaid or equivalent. Available for ages 12+.

Model Mermaid upgrade: $175

Must be fit to swim. Prerequisite: SSI Ocean Mermaid or equivalent. Available for ages 12+.

Full Mermaid Combo Course: $425

Includes the full training for Mermaid, Ocean Mermaid, Model Mermaid, AND Basic Freediver.
Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available for ages 12+.

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Basic Freediver


Discover the exhilarating world of breath-hold diving, and see what you can do in a single breath! Learn the skills and techniques needed for safe and proper freediving in this beginner-level SSI program.

Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available to ages 10+.

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Mermaid Camp

Prices Vary

Every July, our Mermaid Instructor turns Blue Water Park into Mermaid Central! Each camp session lasts five days, Monday-Friday, and includes in-water instruction and supervision and other activities. Camp fee includes BWP and SSI fees AND a swimmable tail to keep at the end of the week!

Contact Bethany at mermaidingandmore@gmail.com for registration.

Kids Mermaid Camp: $450

2024 sessions: July 8-12 OR July 15-19
Includes five days of in-water fun, games, crafts, and more! Results in the SSI Try Mermaid recognition level.
Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available for ages 7-11.

Teen Mermaid:  $500

2024 session: July 22-26
Includes the full training for Mermaid, Ocean Mermaid, Model Mermaid, AND Basic Freediver.
Must be fit to swim. No prerequisites. Available for ages 12-17.

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