Brunswick Scuba, LLC PADI Training SCUBAVENTURES DIVER TRAINING & TRAVEL PADI Training
Bubblemaker program is for boys and girls age 8 and above. It’s fun, easy and safe. The PADI Bubble maker program is a way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be OK in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2m/6 ft.
  • For children eight years and older who want to have fun in the pool
  • Also available as an open water experience (two metre/six foot max. depth)
  • Conducted by PADI Instructors
  • No pre-training required
  • Uses equipment made for children – not adults
  • Typical sessions last about an hour (sign up, gear up and fun included)
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 8
Certification: None Required
COST: $500 for a group of 10-12 children, includes pool use fee. Call us for more information; group discounts available.


Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba "AquaMissions." Have you ever wondered what it's like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? These are AquaMissions. You will learn about safe diving and you can try AquaMissions. Like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more. Here's your chance to do some cool stuff in the pool, meet friends and share in the adventure of the underwater world.
  • PADI Seal Team is a fun pool-only experience
  • PADI Seal Team is conducted by certified, trained PADI Professionals
  • PADI Seal Team is a fun activity for both boys and girls ages 8 and above
  • PADI Seal Team helps children learn responsibility
  • PADI Seal Team teaches children about the aquatic environmen
  • PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions and activities usually about an hour each.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 8
Certification: None Required
COST: Call (540) 539-1615  for more information; group discounts available.

What are you waiting for? Dive in!   

Open Water Diver, Jr. Open Water Diver
Your underwater adventure begins! Imagine watching the water level move up your
mask as you slowly go below the surface - and continue to breathe!  It's the most
exciting feeling imaginable and yours when you become a PADI Scuba Diver!
Scuba Diver is our entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn
the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water.  When
you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover
the many wonders of the underwater world…and, you will have earned a PADI OW
Scuba Diver certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world!

Come on and dive in…a lifetime of fun, adventure, memories, experiences, and new friends awaits you!

You will find our Open Water Diver course a comprehensive foundation that is fun and definitely user friendly. With the fundamental skills mastered during your Open Water Diver course you can explore the wonders of the aquatic world in exotic places and see for yourself what few others only wonder about.

Your Open Water, Jr. Open Water Diver course includes:
  • Entrance to scuba park
  • Entrance to Pool if required
  • All scuba equipment for confined water session
  • All equipment (except personal items)
  • All Scuba cylinder air fills
  • PADI Training and diving Log Book
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)
  • All administrative fees including certification card
  • Completion of homework required prior to arrival
  • Divers Alert Network (DAN) Insurance included during your training
  • Other items specific to the training method, eLearning or traditional learning listed below

The academic sessions done through eLearning learning will present basic information to the student about diving equipment, adapting to the underwater world, the diving environment, using the Dive Planner and underwater compass navigation, among other topics.

Our scheduled weekend courses are divided into three segments: Academic, Confined Water and Open Water. Our program separates the academic and confined water sessions presenting presents specific knowledge and skill information so that the diver can safely visit the underwater world and return while building on skills previously mastered.

eLearning Specifics
Open Water eLearning allows you the flexibility to choose when and where you will complete your academic training including quizzes and your final examination online. You also get the direct phone number to our training staff for assistance as required during your eLearning. This choice allows you to spend one long weekend with us consisting of Friday with admin and confined water sessions 1-5 and Sat & Sun where open water dives 1-4 will be completed and maybe leaving time for a fun or adventure dive.

Sign up for PADI eLearning and we will send you the eLearning pass allowing you to start your course immediately.  When your eLearning is complete call us to schedule your Open Water Classes.  These start Fridays at 9am and include administration, academics and confined water sessions.Upon arrival a Quick Quiz will be taken and one must score a minimum of 75%. and possibly a delay of you class.  Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated to Open Water sessions.

Traditional Learning Specifics
As an option we can provide traditional (classroom) Open Water Diver training. This includes all previous mentioned items, an Open Water Diver Manual, and loaner Open Water DVDs which provides a great reference you can use and review in the future at a bit more cost and time here at the lake (normally 5 days 2 weekends. Classroom sessions allow interaction with some of the best scuba instructors around and camaraderie with other students. The first weekend, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, consist of Knowledge reviews, Watermanship skills and confined water sessions 1-5. The second weekend, Saturday and Sunday consist of open water dives 1-4 and should leave time for a fun or adventure dive as a certified diver. Like the eLearning, traditional Open Water Diver training will require some self-study prior to arrival for your water sessions.

eLearning or Traditional learning the choice is up to you!

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: None Required
COST: $475 (eLearning) Call (540) 539-1615 for more information.

Private lessons, camps or group rates available on request. Please call for details.

Your underwater adventure begins starting at age 10! Imagine watching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface - and continue to breathe! It's the most exciting feeling imaginable and yours when you become a PADI Scuba Diver!

Scuba Diver is our entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world…and, you will have earned a PADI Open Water or Jr Open Water certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world!

Come on and dive in…a lifetime of fun, adventure, memories, experiences, and new friends awaits you!

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
Your instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment. You will also learn many skills in confined water with practice time for your safety and comfort; and complete your training with a minimum of four open water dives normally completed at the Rawlings quarry.  Course text and videos must be reviewed and the workbook completed prior to the first class session.  During this session the workbook will be reviewed and lessons in the video, workbook, dive tables and other items will be reviewed ensuring you have no questions.  Then its hit the water!

HOW DO YOU GET STARTED?
As long as you are 10 years or older and in good physical condition and have some basic water skills, you can enroll in a PADI Scuba Diver course.  Sign up for your class, grab your bathing suit and get ready to have FUN!   A physical condition checklist is completed as part of the student record.  Any questionable health concerns may require a medical examination e.g. heart, lung, ear problems, chronic diseases and other health issues must be reported on the medical checklist.  Consult your instructor in advance if you think you may need a medical evaluation prior to starting the course to ensure meeting course start dates. 
This is a fun course and is definitely user friendly.

WHAT’S NEXT?
Once you become a certified diver, perhaps you want to further your training with an Advanced Scuba Diver or Rescue Scuba Diver course?  Maybe you or someone you know was certified long ago and needs a refresher course.  Perhaps you want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor!  Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, we can help you realize your dreams!     
Adventure Diver / Advanced Open Water Diver
Let your underwater adventure continue! Apply your scuba skills as you explore new dive sites and activities under the supervision and training of your Instructor. Learn which diving specialties interest you, and what type of diving you enjoy most. Gain more confidence and capability. Begin to consider the direction diving will take you, as you go for everything it has to offer.

The Advanced Scuba Diver course is an enjoyable certification course for 12-year-old (or older) certified divers who desire additional training, have moved from one diving area to another and desire local orientation, do not have, but wish to obtain, PADI certification, or who desire orientation to a variety of diving sites and conditions.

As part of your certification, you will complete a minimum of six open water dives including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters maximum depth), plus three different dives. Some of the many different dives you can do include:

  • Search and recovery
  • Boat diving
  • Light salvage
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Exploration and underwater mapping
  • Wreck diving (non-penetration)
  • Observation and data collection
  • Diving in surf or currents
  • Altitude diving
  • Salt water diving (in areas where most diving is in fresh water)
  • Fresh water diving (in areas where most diving is in salt water)
  • Shore diving
  • Diving for photos or video
  • Using dive computers
You can also choose from many different dives for your elective dives such as:

  • Skin diving
  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Boat diving
  • Shore diving
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Or other special interest dives
If you are 15 years old and have a Advanced Scuba Diver certification or its equivalent, you may be ready for the Master Scuba Diver class. Ready, set, learn!  

Sign up for PADI eLearning and we will send you the eLearning pass allowing you to start your course immediately.  When your eLearning is complete call us to schedule your Advanced Scuba Diver Classes.  These start Fridays at 9am and include administration, academics and one or more open water sessions.  Saturdays and Sundays are dedicated to Open Water sessions.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: Open Water or Jr Open Water
COST: Advanced Open Water starts at just $350 (eLearning), or $75 per dive and includes educational material, lectures, knowledge reviews, viewing the DVD, entances pool or quarry.  Call (540) 539-1615 and sign up today!

Rescue  Diver
Once you are 15 years of age and a certified scuba diver, you can expand your diving knowledge with a Scuba Rescue Diver course. Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.

CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Scuba Rescue Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a PADI Leader: Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.  

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 12
Certification: (Junior) Adventure Diver with Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive
COST: Just $400 (eLearning) and includes educational material, lectures, knowledge reviews and pool or park entrance. 
Call (540) 539-1615 and sign up today! 



Master Scuba Diver
  Gain the in-depth knowledge that will establish you as a recognized authority in your diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open water dives in settings that will test your abilities to their limit while expanding your diving capabilities and experience. Then proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving - that of the PADI Master Scuba Diver.
The Master Scuba Diver course is a continuing education certification course for divers who wish to increase their understanding and enjoyment of diving. This course is an excellent progression toward diving Leadership roles.

During your training, you will engage in a minimum of eight open water dives including the following required dives:
  • Emergency procedures and rescue
  • Deep/simulated decompression diving
  • Limited visibility or night diving
  • Underwater navigation
  • Search and recovery – light salvage
You can also choose from many different dives for your elective dives such as:
  • Skin diving
  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Boat diving
  • Shore diving
  • Hunting and collecting
  • Or other special interest dives
If you are 15 years old and have a Advanced Scuba Diver and Rescue certification or its equivalent, you may be ready for the Master Scuba Diver class. Ready, set, learn!   

Open Water divers can join our team and go from Open water to Master Scuba Diver for one great price!

COST: ~$1,300  (eLearning) and includes lectures, knowledge reviews, park entrance.
Total price based on speciality selection, does not include travel, lodging, boat / fuel fees, and equipment rentals.

We can take you through the Adventures in Diving, culminating in the Advanced Open Water Diver; then work on your Emergency First Response, Rescue Diver as well as  five Specialties all for one great price.   Call (540) 539-1615 for more information or to sign up today!

NOW ReActivate (was Scuba Refresher /Scuba Review / Tune-up)
ReActivate Your Certification!   Haven’t been scuba diving lately and want a quick refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to brush up on your knowledge and skills from the Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a diving professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.

Any certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Everyone appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.

Using the ReActivate Online, you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.

In the water, your Brunswick Scuba dive professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review.


While material is still available Scuba Refresher /Scuba Review / Tune-up
If you have not been scuba diving for a while, or you feel that your scuba skills and knowledge are a little "rusty", then take a Scuba Review / Scuba Tune-Up or "scuba refresher" training.

Our instructors will review your scuba diving knowledge and skills, making sure that you haven't forgotten anything important, and then will give you extra attention during your scuba dives as your scuba dive skills come back to you with your Virginia scuba diving adventure.

We'll take you to the sheltered shelf area; and if you like, and your skills are up to the task, deeper water to see one of the many attractions to make your scuba review / scuba tune-up / scuba refresher training course that much more enjoyable. Once you are finished you are ready to enjoy the park for the remainder of the day.

eLearning content is broken down into 8 easy-to-learn sections after an introduction, covering Safe Diving Practices, Dive Planning Fundamentals, Problem Management, Breathing Air at Depth, Dive Computers and Dive Tables, Planning Dives with the RDP, Diving with Enriched Air Nitrox and Diving Skills Review.

The Skills to review are as follows:

The confined water skills review allows you to recapitulate all basic diving skills. Under the direct supervision of a well trained and experienced PADI Dive Master or diving Instructor you can easily review all your scuba diving knowledge in a relaxed environment.

Skills include:
  • Assemble and disassemble your diving equipment
  • Pre-Dive safety check
  • Deep water entry
  • Buoyancy check on the surface
  • Snorkel to regulator exchange
  • Controlled 5 point descent
  • Regulator recovery and clearing underwater
  • Underwater mask removal and replacement
  • Breathe from an alternate air source for 30 seconds
  • Breathe from a free flowing regulator for 30 seconds
  • Obtain neutral buoyancy and pivot on fin tips underwater
  • Simulate a Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA)
  • Hover motionless for 30 seconds underwater
  • Swim without a mask for 50 feet
  • Remove and replace your weight system underwater
  • Remove and replace your BCD underwater
  • Make a controlled 5 point ascent
  • On the surface, remove and replace your weight system
  • Remove and replace your BCD on the surface

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: Scuba diver or a diver undergoing training.
COST: $100  (after you complete eLearning) for confined water skills review, one open water dive and includes lectures, knowledge review as needed, park entance. Please feel free to continue to dive after your review and enjoy the remainder of your day. Call (540) 539-1615 for more information.

Training Progression
Discover Scuba

PADI’s DIscover Scuba Diving program can have you in the ocean the same day you begin your training!   This is an introductory, non-certification program suitable for two purposes:
  • to introduce non-divers to scuba diving. Participants may scuba dive in confined or open water under closely controlled conditions.
  • to provide sufficient training to enable graduates of the full program to continue to scuba dive under controlled conditions without meeting the requirement of scuba certification.

The instructor may elect to offer all or any portion of the program. Similarly, the participant may elect to take all or any portion of the program as offered. At any point, the program may be converted to the Open Water Diver Course. Within time limits, credit for program training may be given persons who complete it and subsequently enroll in a PADI Open Water Diver Course.

QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES
Continued Diving. DSD individuals may scuba dive in open water under the direct supervision of active-status PADI Instructor or qualified Divemaster.
Training Credit. Individuals completing the Discover Scuba Diver are eligible for course credit toward the Open Water Scuba Diver provided they sign up and complete the course in the next 12 months.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: None Required
COST: $125 two dives with group discounts and other options and prices available. Call (434) 955-0304 for more information

What are you waiting for? Dive in!   
All courses have associated test similar to that of the Scuba Diver Education Systems depicted here.  Some come with a DVD or eLearning that should be reviewed so ask your instructor for yours today.

The PADI Scuba Diver Education System contains everything you will need to complete the Scuba Diver Course and kick-start your diving careers!  Item includes scuba diver textbook, dive tables, log book and more.
Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster.
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during: surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises and when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course.
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.

It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything you may need at Lake Rawlings or your local dive shop.

The provided PADI Divemaster crewpak includes everything you’ll need to start the PADI Divemaster program. The complete set of materials includes:
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment.
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Scuba Tune-Up Guidebook
  • DSD Cue Card
  • Pro Logbook

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
  • Age: Minimum of 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
COST: Just $1000 and includes educational material, lectures, knowledge reviews, park entrance.
Call (540) 539-1615 and sign up today!



Specialty Courses

Drysuit Specialty Course
Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water.

Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months—especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you’re equipped to scuba dive some of the world’s incredible dive sites in the world’s cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

You will gain the knowledge and skills to safely don, dive with, doff and store a dry-suit. Get introduced to the different types of suits so you can make a very informed decision if considering purchasing a dry suit. You learn: Dry suit buoyancy control skills; Dry suit maintenance, storage and basic repair; Undergarment (fleece or overall-type garments worn under the dry suit) options

  • Dry Suit Familiarization
  • Safety Checks
  • Entry Techniques
  • Bubble Check
  • Buoyancy Check
  • Descent techniques
  • Fin Pivot
  • Hover
  • Excess gas in feet emergency roll drill
  • Stuck inflator emergency drill
  • Stuck exhaust valve emergency drill
  • Ascent procedure· Remove and replace scuba unit and weight belt on the surface
  • Exit techniques· Removal of dry suit, storage and maintenance
PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes, two training dives, educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, scuba park admission, and certification fee.



Enriched Air (Nitrox) Specialty Course
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it’s easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

You can typically stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. No wonder many divers choose this as their very first specialty.

You will learn techniques for getting more dive time by using enriched air nitrox; Enriched air scuba diving equipment considerations; Enriched air considerations, including managing oxygen exposure, how to tell what’s in your scuba tank, how to use the EAN RDPs to plan and calculate dives and EAN diving with computers.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 15
Certification: Open Water Diver
COST: $150.00
Cost includes use of O2 analyzer, educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review




Underwater Digital Photography Specialty Course
Underwater photography is one of the most popular diving specialties, and the rise of digital underwater photography has made it easier and more fun than ever. This is why there are actually two PADI underwater photography courses. The PADI Digital Underwater Photographer course gets you going quickly with today modern digital equipment, whether you use a point-and-shoot snap camera or a sophisticated D-SLR like the pros. The PADI Underwater Photographer course is a more traditional photography course designed for conventional film equipment.

You will learn how to choose the right underwater camera system for you, the care and maintenance of your camera; the PADI method for getting great shots quickly, and three primary principles for good underwater photos.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, two open water dives, and scuba park admission.




Wreck Diver Specialty Course
Through the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course, you get the skills, knowledge and procedures you need to answer the call of wreck diving. You drift down and pass through a window into the past. As you near the bottom, a recognizable shape begins to form. First, you see a straight line, then a round window. Next, a ship materializes in front of you. As you look at the wreck, past and the present meet. Whether sunk intentionally or tragically, whether a sunken ship, a plane or an automobile, the call of wrecks is nearly irresistible to divers. Through the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course, you get the skills, knowledge and procedures you need to answer the call of wreck diving.

Dive all types of wrecks and discover how they have evolved into a fantastic artificial reef, which is home to a huge variety of marine life, who seek shelter within it. Explore the past in the present with the PADI Wreck Diver Specialty course.

You will learn wreck diving skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, hazards and excitement of diving on wrecks. The Wreck Diver Specialty course is intended as a safe, supervised introduction to wreck diving, with emphasis on fun and safety.

Skills & Goals include:
  • Demonstrate practical wreck diving knowledge, including recognizing and avoiding potential hazards, and planning procedures that make wreck diving fun
  • Learn to research the historical value of wrecks, social and legal issues surrounding that value, and describe some of wreck diving’s implications, including the pros and cons of removing artifacts from wrecks
  • Plan and organize dives to safely explore wrecks found within depths and conditions as good as or better than those he has been trained in
  • Identify the hazards of wreck penetration diving and demonstrate the techniques and procedures required to minimize those hazards
  • During the Open Water dives participants are required to prepare their equipment, plan the dives and demonstrate good diving skills in that environment

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • Independent redundant air supply recommended: Doubles or Pony bottle with SPG.
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and primary spool/reel with at least 200ft of line, secondary reel recommended.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 15 w/PADI Advanced Course (or equivalent)
Certification: NA
COST: $300 which includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, four open water dives, and scuba park admission.




Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. You will learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

Additional we will cover the major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths; the role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships; responsible interactions with aquatic life and the underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment.

Afterward we will put this information into practice during your two open water dives and give you much to think about during every future dive.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, two open water dives, and scuba park admission.




Night Diver Specialty Course
Introduce yourself to the whole new cast of critters that comes out after the sun goes down.
See your favorite dive site from a whole new perspective at night.

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator.
A deep breath and you step into the water at night. Although you’ve seen this dive site many times before,
this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

The night diving course helps you complete dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential
problems; how to control your buoyancy at night and entries, exits and underwater navigation at night.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 12
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, three open water dives,
and scuba park admission.




Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course
Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who’ve mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.

During the course you will experience how to trim your scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water; The nuances in determining weight so you’re not too light nor too heavy by even a slight degree; how to streamline to save air and move smoothly through the water and how to hover effortlessly in both a vertical position and a horizontal position.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, two open water dives, and scuba park admission.


SCUBA Equipment Specialty Course
We have all seen it happen right? You’re on your scuba diving holiday, it’s the great dive site, and during your pre-dive safety check, the dive group discovers a few minor problems. A blown o-ring, a broken fin strap and your dive buddy has a regulator freeflow. The PADI Equipment Specialty course prepares you to manage these basic scuba gear adjustments, carry out regular maintenance and provide general care for your scuba equipment, while helping you to understand how a scuba system works, how it’s repaired, and how to “save the dive”.
The Equipment Specialist Course does not qualify the diver as a scuba technician, however it provides the foundation for proper maintenance and care for your investment in your scuba kit, and it may save you losing that precious dive on your next scuba diving vacation.

Equipment Specialist – Learn about
  • The theory, principles, and operation of scuba diving equipment
  • Diving gear – routine, recommended care and maintenance procedures
  • Dive equipment packing and scuba kit storage
  • How to overcome common scuba gear problems
  • Equipment Specialist – Learning Materials
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving is not included in the price* which includes all the required materials to complete the Equipment specialty course.

Topics covered in the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving & DVD include
  • Scuba maintenance, service and repair
  • Diving equipment – how it’s made, how it works, fixing common problems
  • Diving physics
  • The physiology of scuba diving
  • The history of scuba diving

What’s included in the price?
  • Your own dedicated private PADI Equipment Specialty Instructor
  • Classroom sessions
  • Use of resource manuals and equipment
  • Dive gear maintenance, service and repair
  • Equipment Specialist Certification Card


PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $100.00


Deep Diver Specialty Course
PADI's Deep Diver specialty course offers you a thrilling adventure of a lifetime - going deep to see things others only dream about. 'Thrill' is a word with many meanings. A thrill can be the excitement that comes with doing something challenging, but in a way that responsibly manages the risk. This is the goal of our Deep Diving Specialty Course.

If the idea of deep diving excites you then this is the course for you. You'll learn how to manage the added risk that comes with deep diving, and how to be prepared for emergencies and errors that can happen. You're likely to find it a rewarding challenge that helps you grow as a diver. And, that's a thrill - the good kind!

This specialty course includes 4 open water dives, which are conducted over at least 2 days. All your dives will be conducted within the no-decompression limits. During your course, you'll cover the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to dive deep. Topics and skills include:
  • Planning, organization, procedures, problems and hazards of deep diving
  • Gas planning & management
  • Risk factors and decompression-tables review
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures
  • Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations
  • Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving
  • Orientation to recompression chambers

The reason PADI Deep Diver training is important is that the margin for error narrows with depth. That's not really an issue provided absolutely nothing goes wrong and you make no mistakes. As we go deeper, we consume air faster and have shorter no decompression limits. The surface is much farther away and harder to reach. Scuba accidents usually result from not one, but several errors that link into a chain leading to disaster. On a deep dive, that chain is very, very short.

Conditions, combined with depth, also affect your risk. In recreational diving, we define 'deep' as 60-100 feet. So, training as a PADI Deep Diver sometimes pays big dividends on surprisingly shallow.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • Independent redundant air supply: Recommended: Doubles or Pony bottle with SPG.
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and spool/reel with at least 100ft of line.
  • Other appropriate redundant equipment, discuss with the instructor. (Means of controlling buoyancy and means of measuring depth and time.)

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 15
Certification: Adventure Diver
COST: $300
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, four open water dives over two days, and scuba park admission.


Navigator Specialty Course
When everyone’s buzzing about a new underwater attraction or checking out a great dive site, they’re having a great time – until it’s time to go. Then they turn to you, because as a PADI Underwater Navigator, you know how to get them there and back.

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

Things you will complete during the course are: navigation patterns; natural navigation (without a compass); compass navigation; how to “mark” or relocate a submerged object or position from the surface; underwater map making; how to follow irregular courses with the Nav-Finder or P.A.U.L. method; and how to estimate distance underwater.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $200.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, three open water dives, and scuba park admission.



Underwater Search and Recovery Specialty Course
Have a friend that accidentally drop something in the water? Looking for lost treasure?

At a typical 'Reef Clean-up Day', the organizers announce a treasure hunt as motivation for the cleanup dive. They've hidden 3 markers underwater, and each can be redeemed for a prize if you bring them back together with your bag full of rubbish. Needless to say, there is a rush for the dive platform when the next dive starts. Rather than joining the clamor of 20 or so other divers hustling to get in, you and your buddy huddle together and plan your search. Your team is one of the last to splash, but just over an hour later, you surface with ALL the markers. Furthermore, you found all 3 in about 15 minutes and stayed down to collect the most rubbish off the reef too.

What you did makes a strong point: when you're looking for something underwater, knowing what you're doing makes all the difference. Whether it's a lost piece of dive gear, helping clean debris during a Project AWARE beach cleanup or scoring prizes at a fundraiser treasure hunt, you're more likely to come up with what you went in for when you know which search pattern to use and how to use it.

During your this diving program you'll go on 4 open water dives, which are conducted over at least a 2 day period, with time being equally divided between academic and actual open water scuba training sessions.

Topics covered include:
  • The planning, organization, procedures, problems, and hazards of search and recovery diving
  • Limited-visibility diving and underwater navigation techniques
  • Proper techniques and safety considerations for object location including the use of various search patterns, lines and reels

Proper techniques and safety considerations for recovery of objects using various lifting devices.

The PADI Search and Recovery Specialty Course is that it is directly and indirectly rewarding. It's directly rewarding because it's a fun challenge and something different to do underwater, like a treasure hunt or beach cleanup. It's indirectly rewarding when your search has a specific purpose, such as retrieving an elderly person's lost prescription sunglasses or the brand new wide angle camera lens accidentally dropped over the side. And, it goes without saying that if you dive for long enough, you'll have to search for something that you or a fellow diver accidentally drops in the deep.

Besides learning how to search, if the object is too big to swim topside, you also need to learn ways to safely raise it to the surface. You learn both search patterns and how to recover objects in the PADI Search and Recovery Diver course. You will use what you learn not just once, but many times over.

The elective search and recovery dive conducted during the Adventures in Diving program may count toward this specialty.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 12
Certification: (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver
COST: $300
which includes, four training dives, educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, scuba park admission, and certification fee.



Full Face Mask Specialty Course
Divers often have a need or want to effectively communicate underwater and a Full Face Mask course is the perfect starting point. Full face masks are also often used in waters with low visibility that may be contaminated or waters that are colder the full face mask will protect you from the elements. You will learn what mask is right for you, how to don a full face mask, and care and maintenance along with many other topics of interest on multiple mask models,  We teach with and you will use multiple mask unlike other places that may only have one.  Why pay more for less, expect and get the best!

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 15
Certification: Advanced Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes text, educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, one confined water two open water dives, and pool or scuba park admission.



Boat Diver Specialty Course
Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently. Scuba diving from a boat is fun and relatively easy because you usually descend directly onto your dive site.

The PADI Boat Diver course will expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:
  • Boat terminology.
  • Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
  • Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

Get credit! The first dive of this Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: Open Water Diver
COST: $175.00
Cost includes text, educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, one confined water two open water dives. Does NOT include boat, Trip, Fuel or other fees no listed which may apply.



SOLO / Self-Reliant Diver
The Self-Reliant Diver specialty course familiarizes divers with the skills & knowledge of diving in a team while remaining self-sufficient. The intent is to allow students to manage risk by adopting a self-sufficient mentality.  The course is an introduction to diving within recreational limits with a greater degree of redundancy and extended knowledge of dive planning and risk management.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
  • Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization similar to that of a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver). It is strongly recommended that students are certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Successfully complete diving skills assessment, including but not limited to:
- Mask removal, replacement & clearing
- Regulator recovery and clearing
- Hovering (not less then 30 sec)
- Self-Reliant Alternate Air Ascent
- Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent
- Remove and replace BCD Underwater
- Remove and replace BCD on the surface
- Any other silly skills that the instructor feels may help save your life
  • Be 18 years of age or older.
  • 100 logged dives (Instructors discretion)

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENT
  • Independent redundant air supply: Recommended: Doubles or Stage / Pony bottle with SPG.
- Stage / Pony bottle with SPG available for an additional fee.
  • Spare mask mask pocket.
  • Surface Marker Buoy (SMB) and spool/reel with at least 100ft of line.
  • Other appropriate redundant equipment, discuss with the instructor. (Means of controlling buoyancy and means of measuring depth and time.)
COST: $300.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, three open water dives, and pool or park admission.





PADI Underwater Naturalist Specialty Course
Look closer to see more on your next dive. Look for symbioses, predator/prey and other relationships between aquatic plant and animal life. Learn not just what fish and animals are, but how they interact with each other and the environment. You will learn about why some creatures behave the way they do and what their role is in the aquatic ecosystem.

Additional we will cover the major aquatic life groupings, interactions and factual information that dispels negative myths; the role of aquatic plants, food chains and predator prey relationships; responsible interactions with aquatic life and the underwater naturalist’s view of organisms and their roles in the environment.

Afterward we will put this information into practice during your two open water dives and give you much to think about during every future dive.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: (Junior) Open Water Diver
COST: $175 which includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing & Knowledge review, two open water dives, and pool or scuba park admission.





Project Aware Specialty Course
The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.

You can make a difference! Learn about some of the most pressing problems facing these vulnerable environments and everyday actions you can take to help conserve them. It’s informative, interesting and most importantly, you learn how to make a difference.

Project AWARE Foundation is the scuba diving industry’s leading nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to conserving the aquatic environment through education, advocacy and action. Besides completing the Project AWARE Specialty course, you can become a partner in the efforts to preserve the underwater environment.

During this valuable training you will learn about: the ocean commons and coastal zone issues; fisheries challenges and sustainability; coral environment overview and inhabitants; and the role of the scuba diver in protecting aquatic environments

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: NA
COST: $75.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, and scuba park admission.




Project Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course
This course is designed to inform you about the world’s coral reefs. As a scuba diver, the health of aquatic ecosystems is often what makes a good dive. Become aware of the fragileness of coral reefs and how you can help preserve them.

You will learn about the vital role of coral reefs in the marine environment. The course also familiarizes you with the current state of the world's coral reefs and how you can help. You will learn about the Project AWARE Foundation and: how coral reefs function; why they are so important; why many reefs are in serious trouble; and what you can do to prevent further decline.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE
Age: Minimum age of 10
Certification: NA
COST: $75.00
Cost includes educational material, lecture, DVD viewing, and scuba park admission.




Other Classes upon request

Dates are scheduled as needed and private sessions can be arranged. Please Contact Us to schedule.




Notes,  Terms & Conditions:
  • Please note that all prices are subject to change without prior notice.
  • Prices that are quoted assume that all PADI prerequisites have been met to start the specific course.
  • Equipment rental fees, Air fills, Quarry entrance, Pool, Boat or Transportation fees, Text, and tax not included in course tuition cost unless so noted or coordinated.
  • Additional dives or days, if required to ensure mastery of skills, will be additional fee(s) over that agreeded.  Does not apply in the case of weather related emergencies or similiar.
  • $100 non refundable deposit on all classes due at time of scheduling with the remainder due 2 weeks prior to the first class session. 
  • eLearning classes requires 50% down at time of scheduling with the remainder due 2 weeks prior to the first class session.

Cancelation & Refund policy:
  • No refund on retail items unless defective and then replacement only. 
  • Cancelation of services and trips no refund 30 days prior to the event and all payments must be made NLT 30 days prior to the event or your space or event is subject to be canceled.
  • Any refund subject to a 10% fee as well as any pay pal or shipping and handling fees incurred.

Referral Program

Our Referral Program accepts qualified referrals from other  dive shops, PADI scuba instructors, and yes, divers trained by other scuba agencies. To participate, the diver must demonstrate the following: (1) verification and documentation that clearly shows the diver has completed the academic and confined water portion of his/her scuba training within the past 12-months; (2) a PADI Medical Form that has been completed within the past 12-months of confined water and academic training; and (3) preassessment, to include verification of adequate knowledge and skills, and in the case of non-PADI referrals, a Scuba Review is also required by us.

The cost of our referral program is $250.00 per diver, and it includes four scuba dives, PADI certification and cert fees, and scuba park admission fees for duration of the training and more.

Stick Note Fact:
Those that do their Advanced Open Water during a Day or Resident Camp have more fun and do more diving!
Stick Note Fact:
Those that do their Open Water during a Brunswick Scuba Day or Resident Camp have more fun and do more diving!
Stick Note Fact:

Did you know some of these classes can count as college credit?
SCUBAVENTURES DIVER TRAINING & TRAVEL
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