Training

Discovery Diving Co., Inc.
414 Orange St
Beaufort, North Carolina 28516
252-728-2265

dive@discoverydiving.com

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Overview

This course is offered through PSAI. This course will have you perform underwater skills that relate to the real world of diving: Keeping up with Depth, Air, Time, and Awareness (DATA).

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification is Advanced Open Water. Participants are required to have DAN Master Insurance or higher.

Miniumum Age

Minimum age for enrollment is 15 for Level 1 and 2.
Minimum age for enrollment is 18 for Level 3.

Class Description

Training consists of classroom sessions, a pool session, and four open water dives.

You must become comfortable and competent with the mental and motor skills at each training depth before training down to the next level.

The training in this course covers:

  • Equipment Selection and Configuration
  • Dive Planning and Gas Management
  • Buddy Awareness
  • Dive Execution
  • Preparing for and responding to foreseeable technical diving emergencies

This course is taught on air.

The levels that are taught are:
Level 1 (100 Feet)
Level 2 (130 Feet)
Level 3 (150 Feet).

Equipment Required

Contact the shop for a full description.

Cost

$400.00 includes one regular day and one special day of boat dives.

 

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Overview

This course is designed to give the diver the necessary skills and knowledge for establishing and maintaining Salt Water aquariums.

(This is not a PADI Specialty course.)

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification is PADI Open Water Diver or an equivalent certification. The Fish Identification Course is recommended.

Minimum Age

12

Class Description
  • Classroom Lectures will cover:
    1. Aquarium Construction Ideas
    2. Maintenance
    3. Capture Techniques
    4. Transporting
    5. Decompression Techniques
    6. Oxygen Use
    7. Bagging Fish
  • Open Water Dive(s)
Equipment Requirements:
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • Slate with Pencil
  • Goody Bag
  • Collecting Net
Before Class:
Cost

$105.00 First day includes beach dive.
$165.00 Second day includes half-day boat dive.
$270.00 Total for both days.

 

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Overview

The PADI Underwater Naturalist course is designed to be an introduction to the underwater aquatic environment and to help the student diver develop safe and responsible interaction with aquatic life.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification is PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent certification.

Minimum Age

12

Class Description
  • Classroom Lectures
  • 2 Open Water Dives
Equipment Requirements
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • Slate with Pencil
  • Reef Creature Identification Book
Before Class

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

Cost

$230.00 includes half-day boat dive.

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Overview

The PADI Underwater Navigator course is designed to familiarize the diver with the enjoyment of underwater navigation.

Prerequisites

Prerequisite certification is PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or equivalent certification.

Minimum Age

12

Class Description
  • Classroom Lectures will cover:
    1. Skills
    2. Knowledge
    3. Planning
    4. Organization
    5. Procedures
    6. Techniques
    7. Problems
    8. Hazards
  • 3 Open Water Dives
Equipment Requirements:
  • Full SCUBA including submersible pressure gauge and an alternate air source
  • Compass
  • Dive Knife
  • Whistle
  • Depth Gauge
  • Dive Timer
  • PADI Underwater Navigator Manual
Before Class
  • Students should read and answer the questions in the PADI Underwater Navigator manual before the first class meeting.
  • Complete the PADI Medical Form prior to first day of class.
Cost

$180.00

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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.

Click here for training schedule.

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