Learn to Dive – Start Today!
SCUBA Training. It’s what we do. Since 1988 the Dive Pros have continued to raise the bar for all other SCUBA training programs on the Gulf Coast. Our goal is to train you to be not just “Certified” to dive, but more importantly, train you to be a”Qualified” diver. This often involves a little more pool and open water time than other training programs. This process entails more time with learning the knowledge that divers must have, more time developing and practicing diving skills, and more time applying that knowledge and those skills to develop safe practices and attitudes about diving. SCUBA Certification Cards never expire so it is probably best to get as much as you can out of your course while you are taking it. Some training programs actually promote how quickly they can get you certified. Would you choose a pilot training program because it was quicker? How about going to a Doctor who brags about how quickly he can examine and treat you? Don’t worry though, we won’t waste your time. You will find our training program to be thorough and efficient while always striving to be as fun and educational as possible.
Our educational program employs state of the art instructional methods and technology delivered by highly skilled certified professional instructors who are dedicated to your success and bound by our commitment to “Safety Through Education”. Education is the most important thing we do. Our Instructors are the best there are. Each has been carefully selected for their knowledge, skills, and love of diving. The Dive Pros instructor team will work harder and provide you with far more training than the minimum required by industry standards.
Our extensive course offerings include:
- Basic SCUBA & Snorkeling for Children & Adults
- Advanced and Specialty Courses
- Technical Programs
- Leadership Training (Divemaster & Assistant Instructor)
- Instructor Preparation & Evaluation
- Professional Continuing Education
We enthusiastically accept divers from all recognized training agencies into our programs
“Safety through education”
Openwater SCUBA Certification
Scuba Diver Course – $269
The Cornerstone to a lifetime of adventure!
*Ask about our Military Discount. Course fees subject to change.
Education Materials Include:
Course Schedule Options:
Schedule A: 1 Week (e-Learning)
Tuesday: Orientation Wednesday: Pool Thursday: Pool Friday: Pool Saturday: Diving Sunday: Diving
Saturday/Sunday: Open Water dives (usually morning dives)
Schedule B: 2 weekends (Traditional or e-Learning)
Week 1: Friday: Orientation Saturday: Academics/Pool Sunday: Pool
Week 2: Friday: Academics/Make up Saturday: Diving Sunday: Diving
* All training schedules & Open Water dive times are dependent on factors such as weather, tides, events, availability of access to local dive sites, etc. Please make allowance for changes in schedules if necessary.
Private Instruction, eLearning & Referral Instruction is also available
- Instruction that fits around your schedule
- Personalized, one-on-one convenience
Additional / Optional Fees (Some or all may apply)
- Charter Boat Fees (Optional)
- Park Entrance Fees
- Travel Expenses
Required Personal Snorkeling Equipment
- Bathing Suit /Towel
Recommended Additional Personal Equipment
- Gear Bag
Just want to try SCUBA & see what its all about?
Discover SCUBA Diving Experience
A quick briefing with one of our Professional Instructors and you will be underwater blowing bubbles in no time. This will give you a chance to experience the thrill of SCUBA and see for yourself what all the excitement is all about.
- Bring a bathing suit and towel
- Requires a completed medical questionnaire and liability release
- One hour of pool time with an Instructor
- Optional Openwater SCUBA Dive (additional fees apply)
Start training at home finish with the Dive Pros
Two easy paths for those pressed for time
Referral Program: We accept student referrals from PADI, NAUI, SSI and several other agencies under the Universal Referral Program. This allows you to complete the academic and confined water portion of your SCUBA class with your local dive center, and do your open water training dives with our instructors over 2 days. The Referral training is typically done one on one allowing you the best personalized experience with a minimum time commitment. Make sure you bring all your paperwork from your local instructor. If you have any questions please contact us.
e-Learning: Start your SCUBA class in the comfort of your own home with computer based interactive training. Through our e-Learning programs you can complete all the academic requirements for your course on line. Once you have completed the academics you will receive a certificate of completion that qualifies you to enroll in our e-Learning completion course where our Professional Instructors will guide you through the necessary pool and openwater training. Don’t worry if you ever get stumped by anything or need more information. e-Learning students have access to Professional assistance and real human interaction whenever they need it. One quick phone call or email will get you back on track. We accept all agency e-Learning certificates.