Core PADI Scuba Classes
The Scuba Company teaches to the PADI standard, joining a worldwide organization with 25 million certifications and growing every day. Through PADI The Scuba Company offers a large variety of classes to provide certification from the most basic open water to the more advanced staff instructor positions. Getting started is easy. PADI classes will introduce you to the world of diving, with levels ranging from recreational diver certifications to professional diver training. As the most recognizable scuba certification in the world, you can dive anywhere and be recognized as a trained diver.
Open Water Scuba Certification
In the PADI Open Water Diver (OWD) course, your adventure will begin. In the course, students will learn about dive theory and equipment from a knowledgeable and passionate instructor. Following the classroom portion, students spend time in the pool to perfect their skills. The final phase of certification comes in the form of dives in open water. When taking classes through The Scuba Company, you will go to the Blue Hole in Santa Rosa, NM to complete your four open water dives.
This course is open to anyone ten years of age and older with adequate swimming skills, and good physical health. No previous dive experience is necessary.
Advanced Open Water Scuba Certification (AOWD)
This class offers flexibility to choose your own specialties, based on your interests and what is available. Two dives are required deep and underwater navigation. Increase your knowledge, comfort, and skill while enhancing your underwater experience. The AOWD course includes five adventure dives, completed over one weekend. Expand your dive knowledge and become a better diver.
This course is open to anyone twelve years of age and older. Younger divers may not be able to participate in certain dives.
Rescue Diver Certification
In the Rescue Diver course, you will learn how to both be a better diver and a better buddy. The Rescue Diver course is easily the most challenging, yet the most rewarding, class a diver can take. You will practice problem-solving skills that will help you prevent and manage problems in the water. Additionally, you will learn how to rescue yourself and panicked/unresponsive other divers, and recognize/ manage stress in other divers. Your instructor may also offer the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty during any Rescue Diver classes.
This course is open to anyone twelve years of age and older. You must also have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and have CPR/ First Aid training within the last 24 months.
Master Scuba Diver Certification
The Master Scuba Diver certification is a recognition rating for those who have completed a significant level of diving and classes. You must have a minimum of fifty dives, five specialty certifications, and coursework up to Rescue Diver to qualify. Fewer than 2% of divers ever achieve this rating, making it an elite group of divers. This is a great certification for you to achieve if you don’t want to become a professional Divemaster or instructor.
Anyone who is at least twelve years or older is eligible for this level of certification.
The first step to Going PRO with PADI is by entering the Divemaster program. Becoming a Divemaster will not only teach you about becoming a better diver but also how you can share your excitement and skills with others. Through many hours of apprenticeship, classroom, and skills testing you will become the diver you always knew you could be. Becoming a Divemaster allows you to work professionally assisting with classes or leading dives.
This course is open to those eighteen years of age and older with coursework completed through Rescue Diver. Additionally, you will need CPR and First Aid training in the last 24 months and at least forty logged dives.