Training Schedule
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Overview

The PADI Underwater Hunter course is centered on hunting with spear guns and pole spears. The course will also be used to develop the required knowledge and skills for underwater collecting of items such as shells, artifacts, or tropical fish.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification is PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or an equivalent rating.

Minimum Age

15

Class Description
  • Classroom Lectures will cover:
    1. Safety
    2. Operation
    3. Maintenance
    4. Target Identification
    5. Types of Spearfishing Equipment
    6. Conservation
    7. Fish and Game Regulations
  • 4 Open Water Dives
Equipment Requirements:
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • Goody Bag
  • N.C. Saltwater Fishing License

All spear equipment is supplied, but students should feel free to use their own if they wish.

Spearfishing and Underwater Hunting Handbook is recommended.

Before Class

Complete the PADI Medical Form prior to first day of class.

Cost

$270.00 includes one full day of boat dives.

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2017 Training Schedule

  • The PADI Open Water course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to safely gain limited experience in the diving environment under favorable conditions. We recommend that the newly qualified SCUBA diver limit diving to calm, shallow waters with an experienced buddy and engage in special diving activities only after qualifying through training for the particular activity.

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    Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.

    Class also offered upon request​

    Dates 
    Jan. 7, 8, 14, 15 (Class & Pool)
    Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12 (Class & Pool)
    March 4, 5, 11, 12 (Class & Pool)
    March 25, 26, April 1, 2 (Class & Pool)
    April 22, 23, 29, 30 (Class & Pool)
    May 6, 7, 8, 13, 14  
    June 3, 4, 10, 11  
    June 24, 25  Check Out Dives Only
    July 15, 16, 22, 23  
    Aug. 5, 6, 12, 13  
    Aug. 19, 20, 26, 27  
    Sept. 16, 17, 23, 24  
    Oct. 14, 15, 28, 29  
    Nov. 11, 12, 18, 19 (Class & Pool)
    Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 (Class & Pool)
    Class also offered upon request  
  • The PADI Open Water course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to safely gain limited experience in the diving environment under favorable conditions. We recommend that the newly qualified SCUBA diver limit diving to calm, shallow waters with an experienced buddy and engage in special diving activities only after qualifying through training for the particular activity.

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    Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
    July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
    July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28
    August 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    Class also offered upon request

    We only need four to run this class and it is available upon request.

  • The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance the experience, skill and knowledge of the diver for practical application in the diving environment. This course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Master Diver courses.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    February 3, 4, 5
    March 3, 4, 5
    April 21, 22, 23
    June 2, 3, 4
    June 30, July 1, 2
    July 14, 15, 16
    August 11, 12, 13
    September 8, 9, 10
    October 13, 14, 15
    December 8, 9, 10
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance the experience, skill and knowledge of the diver for practical application in the diving environment. This course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Master Diver courses.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 30, 31, June 1
    Class also offered upon request
  • November

    The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Divemaster training.

     

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates 
    January 20, 21, 22
    April 7, 8, 9
    May 5, 6, 7 
    June 23, 24, 25
    July 21, 22, 23
    August 18, 19, 20
    September 22, 23, 24
    September 29, 30, October 1
    November 3, 4, 5 
    December 8, 9, 10
    Class also offered upon request 
  • The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Divemaster training.

     

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates 
    June 20, 21, 22
    Class also offered upon request 
  • This course is designed to give the necessary skills and knowledge for diving with Enriched Air Nitrox. The course consists of a minimum of four hours of lectures and classroom exercises. The student will develop a working knowledge of Enriched Air Nitrox, physiological aspects of breathing oxygen at elevated partical pressures, computation of equivalent air depths, use of dive tables, oxygen analysis, dive planning, and special equipment requirements.

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    DatesDayTime
    Jan. 7 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Feb. 4 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    April 22 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    June 3 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    June 24 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    July 1 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Sept. 9 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Oct. 14 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Nov. 18 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Class also offered upon request  
  • The PADI Wreck Diver course is designed to provide the diver with the necessary skills and knowledge for safe wreck diving.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    February 10, 11, 12
    April 21, 22, 23
    May 19, 20, 21
    June 2, 3, 4
    July 7, 8, 9
    August 18, 19, 20
    September 15, 16, 17
    October 27, 28, 29
    December 1, 2, 3
    December 29, 30, 31
    Class also offered upon request
  • This course provides the diver with the necessary skills and knowledge for deeper diving. The dives will be nondecompression dives and none will be conducted over 130 feet.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    January 13, 14, 15
    February 10, 11, 12
    April 7, 8, 9
    June 9, 10, 11
    July 14, 15, 16
    October 6, 7, 8
    November 3, 4, 5
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Underwater Hunter course is centered on hunting gamefish with spear guns and pole spears and the catching of lobsters by hand (when available). The course will also be used to develop the required knowledge and skills for underwater collecting of items such as shells, artifacts, or tropical fish.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 26, 27, 28
    July 14, 15, 16
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Full Face course is designed to educate divers about the use of Full Face Masks, with emphasis on the AGA Mask and the Ocean Reef Masks. This program will introduce the participants to Full Face Masks and the use of underwater communication equipment.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Class offered upon request
  • The PADI Shark Awareness course is a distinctive specialty designed to educate the diver about sharks, with emphasis on the Atlantic Sand Tiger. This course will also give an understanding into the true nature of sharks and dispel any preconceived notion about sharks.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    July 15 and (16 or 17)
    August 12 and (13 or 14)
    Class also offered upon request
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    The Lionfish Population Control course is a PADI Distinctive Specialty that was created to give the necessary skills and knowledge to capture lionfish. The course consists of lectures and collecting dives. The student will develop an understanding of the lionfish, how to live collect and transport back to shore, how to spear lionfish, dive planning, and special equipment requirements.

     

    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    June 9 and 10
    Class also offered upon request
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    The PADI EFR course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment.

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    Dates
    April 2
    Nov. 19
    Class also offered upon request
  • The DEMP program prepares you to address multiple problems at once and with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills from four courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies.

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    Dates
    March 3, 4
    April 1, 2
    May 20, 21
    July 8, 9
    August 5, 6
    September 16, 17
    October 28, 29
    December 2, 3
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Night Diver course is designed to prepare the diver to dive safely at night.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    June 10
    June 24
    July 23
    September 6
    Class also offered upon request (Tide dependent)
  • The PADI Equipment Specialist course is designed to be an introduction to new types of equipment and to familiarize divers with routine care and maintenance procedures as well as scuba equipment storage recommendations.  You will be shown how to overcome some common equipment problems and will be offered equipment configuration suggestions.  This is not a repair course.

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    Dates
    January 8
    February 21
    April 23
    June 4
    June 25
    August 27
    September 10
    October 15
    November 19
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Underwater Navigator course fine-tunes your observation skills and teaches you to more accurately use your compass underwater.

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    Dates
    Class offered upon request
  • This course is designed to acquaint divers with the aspects of boat diving including terminology, layout, storage areas, off-limit areas, location of emergency equipment, boarding/debarking techniques, water entry and exit techniques and general in-water dive procedures.

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    Dates
    July 22
    Class also offered upon request
  • The PADI Search and Recovery course is designed to acquaint the diver with the techniques and applications of search and recovery methods.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    February 10, 11, 12
    March 10, 11, 12
    April 28, 29, 30
    June 9, 10, 11
    July 7, 8, 9
    August 18, 19, 20
    September 15, 16, 17
    October 20, 21, 22 
    December 15, 16, 17
    Class also offered upon request
  • The Dive Master course is conducted on an individual basis and denotes an individual who has a high level of personal diving skill, has instructor-level knowledge of diving theory, has had significant training in assisting instructors during training activities and is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his/her charge.

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    Dates
    dates to be posted soon  
  • The DAN DEMP Instructor course qualifies you to teach the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HML), and the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving Injuries courses. During the course, you will learn the proper teaching techniques to train individuals how to administer emergency medical oxygen, recognize and treat hazardous marine life injuries, and use and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba related injuries.

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    DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider Instructor 
    Dates
    January 7, 8
    March 18, 19
    June 17, 18
    August 5, 6
    September 23, 24
    October 21, 22
    December 2, 3
    Class also offered upon request
  • As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach CPR and first aid to others so they can be prepared for an emergency. Gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.Once again this program is now covered by Tuition Assistance.

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    Emergency First Response Instructor

    Dates
    January 7, 8
    February 13, 14
    June 11, 12
    July 23, 24
    November 5, 6
    December 10, 11
    Dates to be posted soon
  • The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates 
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U/W Bike Race

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Lionfish Tournament

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Treasure Hunt

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ECARA Event

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