Training Schedule

Below are the classes we have currently scheduled. If you are interested in a particular class and you don't see it listed, or if our classes don't conform to your schedule, please call us at 252-728-2265.

Divemaster, Search & Recovery, Digital U/W Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drysuit Diver, DPV (scooter), and Fish ID classes are offered on an on-demand basis.

Upcoming Classes:

Open Water Weekends: Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22 and Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12
Advanced Open Water Weekends: Feb. 3, 4, 5 and Feb. 24, 25, 26
Deep Diving: Jan. 20, 21, 22
Wreck Diving: Jan. 13, 14, 15,  Feb. 3, 4, 5, and Feb. 17, 18, 19
Search and Recovery: Feb. 17, 18, 19

2023 Class Schedule

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.

Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

2023 Dates coming soon
 
 
 
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.

Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

2023 Dates
Feb. 3, 4, ,5
Feb. 24, 25, 26
April 7, 8, 9
May 4, 5, 6
May 26, 27, 28
June 9, 10, 11
July 7, 8, 9
July 21, 22, 23
Aug. 18, 19, 20
Sept. 8, 9, 10
Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1
Oct. 20, 21, 22
Nov 3, 4, 5
Class also 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.

2023 Dates Coming soon
 
Class also offered upon request

DFA Pro includes all elements of all DAN core first aid courses plus additional information and resources applicable to dive professionals in a variety of settings. This course is also approved by the U.S. Coast Guard as meeting the CPR and first aid requirements for captain and mate licenses. It has also been accepted by the American Camp Association for staff CPR and first aid requirements.



The Diving First Aid for Professional Divers program prepares you to address multiple problems at once and with confidence.  Even though it was created for Diving Professionals, anyone can take this course.  It combines the knowledge and skills from four courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies.  In the first section, you will learn CPR for Adults, Children and Infants, how to use an AED, and how to provide First Aid.  How to conduct a Neurological Exam is taught in the Second Section.  The third section teaches you how to administer Oxygen in diving emergencies.  Hazardous Marine Life Injuries are taught in the Fourth Section.  Each section has skills that need to be mastered and there is an exam for each section.  Before Class, you will need to do eLearning.  Once you sign up for the Class, you will be sent an email that gives you access on the DAN site.  You will need to print out the exercise questions before you start the course so you can mark your answers.  You will  bring them to class.for review and discussion in class.

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2023 Dates
March 25, 26
April 15, 16
May 27, 28
June 24, 25
July 15, 16
July 29, 30
Aug. 26, 27
Sept. 9, 10
Oct. 7, 8
Oct. 28, 29
Nov. 18, 19
Dec. 9, 10
Dec. 23, 24
Class also offered upon request

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 
2023 Dates
Jan. 21, 22
Feb. 4, 5
March 4, 5
March 25, 26
Apr. 8, 9
May 6, 7
Aug. 12, 13
Sept. 2, 3
Oct. 14, 15
Nov. 11, 12
Dec. 2, 3
Dec. 16, 17
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.

2023 Dates
Jan. 20, 21, 22
Apr. 28, 29, 30
May 19, 20, 21
June 30, July 1, 2
July 28, 29, 30
Aug. 18, 19, 20
Sept. 1, 2, 3
Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1
Oct. 13, 14, 15
Nov. 10, 11, 12
Dec. 1, 2, 3
Dec. 22, 23, 24
Class also offered upon request

The Divemaster 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.  These are the test dates.

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Dates
2023 Testing Dates Coming Soon

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
Dates to be posted soon

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
Dates coming soon
 
Class also offered upon request

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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2023 Dates coming soon
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.

2023 Dates
Class offered upon request

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 six 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
2023 IDC Dates Coming Soon

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.

Video of Lionfish hunting: Hunting Lionfish with Discovery Diving

Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

2023 Dates coming soon
 
 
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
2023 Coming Soon
Class also offered upon request (Tide dependent)

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.  The Class is schuled from 8am - 5 pm.

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2023 Dates
March 11
April 1
May 13
June 10
July 1
July15
August 12
August 26
September 23
October 14
November 4
November 25
December 9
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.

2023 Dates coming
 
 
Class also offered upon request

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

Class also offered upon request​

2023 Dates
Jan. 14, 15, 21, 22 (Class & Pool)
Feb. 4, 5, 11, 12 (Class & Pool)
March 18, 19, 25, 26 (Class & Pool)
April 15, 16, 22, 23 (Class & Pool)
May 6, 7, 13, 14 (Class & Pool)
May 20, 21, 27, 28  
June 3, 4, 10, 11  
June 17, 18, 24, 25  
July 1, 2, 8, 9  
July 15, 16, 22, 23  
July 29, 30, Aug. 5, 6  
Aug. 19, 20, 26, 27  
Sept. 9, 10, 16, 17  
Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 7, 8  
Oct. 14, 15, 21, 22  
Oct. 28, 29, Nov 4, 5 (Class & Pool)
Dec. 9, 10, 16, 17 (Class & Pool)
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 
2023 Coming Soon
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.

2022 Dates 
December 30, 31, January 1
2023 Dates 
April 7, 8, 9
April 28, 29, 30
June 9, 10, 11
July 7, 8, 9
July 28, 29, 30
Aug. 11, 12, 13
Sept. 8, 9, 10
Sept. 22, 23, 24
Oct. 20, 21, 22
Nov. 10, 11, 12
Dec. 1, 2, 3
Dec. 22, 23, 24
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.

2023 Dates
Feb. 17, 18, 19
March 10, 11, 12
April 21, 22, 23
May 19, 20, 21
June 9, 10, 11
June 23, 24, 25
July 21, 22, 23
Aug. 4, 5, 6
Sept. 1, 2, 3
Sept. 22, 23, 24
Oct. 13, 14, 15
Nov. 3, 4, 5
Nov. 17, 18, 19
Class also 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.

2023 Dates coming soon
 
 
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.

2023 Dates
May 5, 6, ,7
 
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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2023 Dates coming soon
 
Class 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.

2023 Dates
Jan. 13, 14, 15
Feb. 3, 4, 5
Feb. 17, 18, 19
March 17, 18, 19
June 23, 24, 25
July 14, 15, 16
Aug. 25, 26, 27
Sept. 22, 23, 24
Oct. 13, 14, 15
Oct 27, 28, 29
Nov. 24, 25, 26
Dec. 8, 9, 10
Class also offered upon request.