PADI Advanced Classes

PADI Advanced Scuba Class, $135
Still carrying a C-card which labels you as a novice diver obtain training beyond the Open Water.  Some locations will not allow you to dive on wrecks or deep dives. Advanced certification consists of five open water dives: navigation, deep, and three dives of your choice such as night, wreck, photography, search and recovery, underwater naturalist, and more. Sign up for one of our weekend or ocean trips and complete your Advanced certification on the trip. Begin anytime.

PADI Advanced Scuba Class with additional pool and classroom, $180.   Great class during the winter to continue to enhance your scuba skills and knowledge!  Enroll in our regularly scheduled Advanced Class, which consists of two additional pool sessions.  We develop skills needed to successfully complete the advanced dives as well as teach rescue skills, search and recovery, use of underwater propulsion vehicles, photography, underwater hockey, and more. Instruct you in diving physiology, physics, equipment maintenance, multilevel diving, and more.  Try out diving in a drysuit and using an underwater camera (still pictures and video).  Class fee includes the cost of the training dives and certification. It does not include the rental of the scuba equipment for the training dives or any trip costs.  Advanced certification can be completed on all of our Bonne Terre, Bull Shoals, Mermet, and ocean trips. A student may begin the Advanced class before completion of the Open Water certification but must complete the Open Water certification dives before the Advanced Open Water dives.   Let us know when you want to take an Advanced class as they are often scheduled before there is time to post it on the website!  Next class, Saturday, March 23, 2019.   Dives can be completed on our Bull Shoals trip in the Spring or Bonne Terre this winter.  April or May class.

Rescue Class
This class expands your diving skills, awareness of diving environment, and rescue training. This class allows a diver to improve his ability to handle personal emergencies as well prevent them; and trains the diver to help others. Class consists of three or four sessions including at least one pool session and one open water sessions. Can begin the class before completing the Advanced certification. Must have 20 dives before completing the open water portion.  The class is required for the distinguished PADI Master Scuba Diver and it is a prerequisite for the Divemaster class.  $200.  We had 9 students complete the rescue certification in 2018.  Join us in June, 2019

Emergency Responder class     
$50 (only $35 for renewal) plus books. This class is a first aid and CPR class teaching to handle a variety of medical emergencies. Class includes use of defibulator. Class is recommended for all divers, as well as non-divers. Required training for Rescue divers, Divemasters.   Child CPR available add $5. Emergency Responder Instructor Class.  Approximately $395 which includes books.  Become an instructor in CPR, First Aid, and AED.  Can teach at your workplace, school, family and friends.  Required for Instructor certification.  John is an EFR instructor trainer.

$250.  Trains divers to supervise diving activities, serve as an underwater guide, and as an instructional assistant. Prerequisite for Instructor certification. Current divemasters assist with our classes and training dives and serve as part-time staff. Arrange for starting date.  Join this winter’s class!

Assistant Instructor
$300.  The last level before Instructor. Divemasters are trained to teach students under instructor supervision. Assistant instructors can teach a variety of classes. Complete the first part of your IDC locally under a local PADI Staff Instructor. Arranged