Training Schedule

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

dive@discoverydiving.com

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Overview

The PADI Shark Awareness course is distinctive specialty created by Lee Moore 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.

Prerequisites

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

Minimum Age

15

Class Description
  • Classroom Lectures will cover:
    1. Habitat of sharks
    2. Characteristics of sharks
    3. Atlantic Sand Tiger Sharks
    4. Bull Sharks
    5. Great White Sharks
    6. Hammerhead Sharks
    7. Conservation of sharks
  • 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
Before Class
Cost

$270.00 includes one full day of boat dives.

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2018 & 2019 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 
    Dec. 1, 2, 8, 9 (Class & Pool)
    2019  
    Jan. 5, 6, 12, 13 (Class & Pool)
    Feb. 2, 3, 9, 10 (Class & Pool)
    March (Class & Pool)
    April 6, 7, 13, 14 (Class & Pool)
    May 4, 5, 11, 12 (Class & Pool)
    May 18, 19, 25, 26  
    June 
     
    June 29, 30, July 6, 7  
    July 13, 14, 20, 21  
    July 27, 28, Aug 3, 4  
    Aug. 17, 18, 24, 25  
    Sept. 14, 15, 21, 22  
    Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20  
    Oct. 26, 27, Nov 2, 3  
    Nov. 16, 17, 23, 24 (Class & Pool)
    Dec. 14, 15, 21, 22 (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.

    Click here for more info.

    Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.

    Dates
    2019
    June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    June 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 (Kid's Camp) { $500.00 }
    July 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    July 15, 16 ,17, 18, 19, 20, 21 (Kid's Camp) { $500.00 }
    August 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
    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
    November 30, December 1, 2
    2019
    Feb 1, 2, 3
    April
    May 3, 4, 5
    July 
    Aug. 16, 17, 18
    Sept. 6, 7, 8
    Sept. 27, 28, 29
    Nov. 1, 2, 3
    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
    2019
    May 20, 21, 22
    July 29, 30, 31, August 1, 2 (Kid's Camp) {$500.00 }
    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 
    December 14, 15, 16
    2019
    Jan. 25, 26, 27
    March 29, 30, 31
    May 
    June 28, 29, 30
    July 26, 27, 28
    Sept. 
    Oct. 18, 19, 20
    Nov. 15, 16, 17
    Dec. 6, 7, 8
    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 
    2019
    May 6, 7, 8
    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
    Nov. 17 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    2019    
    Jan. 5 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    March 2 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    May Sat. 8am - 5pm
    June 1 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    June 29 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Aug. Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Sept. 21 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Oct. 12 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Nov. 2 Sat. 8am - 5pm
    Dec. 7 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
    November 30, December 1, 2
    2019
    Jan. 4, 5, 6
    March 1, 2, 3
    April 19, 20, 21
    July 
    July 26, 27, 28
    Aug. 16, 17, 18
    Oct.
    Nov 29, 30, Dec 1
    Dec. 6, 7, 8
    Dec 27, 8, 29
    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
    November 16, 17, 18
    2019
    January 11, 12, 13
    March 1, 2, 3
    April 26, 27, 28
    June 7, 8, 9
    August
    September 27, 28, 29
    October 18, 19, 20
    November
    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
    2019
    May 24, 25, 26
    June 7, 8, 9
    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.

    Click here for more info.

    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    2019
    May 17, 18
    July 12, 13
    Class also offered upon request
  •  

    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
    2019
    June 21, 22
    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
    2019
    Jan 5
    April 20
    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
    November 24, 25
    December 1, 2
    2019
    Jan. 12, 13
    March 16, 17
    May
    July 13, 14
    Aug.
    Sept. 28, 29
    Oct. 26, 27
    Nov. 16, 17
    Dec. 21, 22
    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
    2019
    July 5, 6
    August 2, 3
    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
    2019
    January 6
    March 3
    May 12
    June 2
    June 30
    August 11
    September 22
    October 13
    November 3
    December 8
    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
    2019
    July 6
    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
    December 7, 8, 9
    2019
    February 8, 9, 10
    April
    May 10, 11, 12
    June 7, 8, 9
    July
    August 23, 24, 25
    September 20, 21, 22
    October 18, 19, 20
    November 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
    Nov. 3, 4
    Nov. 17, 18
    2019
    January 12, 13
    February 23, 24
    April 27, 28
    June 29, 30
    August 3, 4
    August 24, 25
    September 28, 29
    November 23, 24
    December 7, 8
  • 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
    November 17, 18
    December 8, 9
    2019
    Jan. 26, 27
    March 16, 17
    May 11, 12
    Aug.
    Aug. 17, 18
    Sept. 7, 8
    Nov.
    Dec. 14, 15
    Dec. 21, 22
    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
    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
    2019
    Jan. 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, Feb. 1, 2, 3
    Feb. 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, March 1, 2, 3
    March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, 31
    May 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19
    June 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30
    Aug. 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 30, 31, Sept. 1
    Oct. 25, 26, 27, Nov. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10
    Nov 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29, 30, Dec. 1
    Dec 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 27, 28, 29

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Lionfish Tournament

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