scuba classes

Your Gateway to Success :   LIFETIME SCUBA CERTIFICATION CLASSES THROUGH THE PEDALER & THE PACKER 

 

Start your SCUBA adventure with an Open Water Course - Your first step to a life time of underwater exploration!

This 30-40 hour entry-level course will train participants to demonstrate the ability to plan and execute entry-level recreational dives. You will be introduced to the exciting and spectacular world of underwater exploration with the proper training of scuba physiology of the human body, gas laws, equipment assembly, and complete understanding of scuba skills not only in the pool but also in the open water environment. This will allow the new diver a complete, safe, comfortable, and enjoyable new activity. Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 12 Yrs.

  • You will complete a medical questionnaire

  • You will complete a swimming ability test containing an underwater swim, surface swim, and treading/survival floating exercise

  • Upon successful completion, you will receive a lifelong certification!​

 

 

Advanced Open Water Diver

 

After achieving 25 hours of logged open water diving, you are eligible to take the Advanced Open Water Course.  This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of an Open Water diver and includes additional classroom training and adds  additional dives to the diver’s experience. Open water diving is the primary objective of this course with classroom training designed to augment the knowledge presented to Open Water divers. 

 

 

Nitrox Diving Course

 

The NITROX specialty course is designed to familiarize the certified diver with the issues and procedures necessary to evaluate the application and utility of using oxygen enriched breathing mixes of 22% to 40% oxygen content for recreational scuba diving.

 

 

Night Diving Course

 

This course provides certified divers with the knowledge and skills to safely dive with a buddy during the night and low light situations using artificial lights. These divers will be able to demonstrate the use and maintenance of underwater dive lights, describe how to avoid the hazards associated with night diving including a lost buddy, and show the importance of compass use during night dives. Included in this course are two classroom sessions and two dives over a period of two days.

 

 

Dry Suit Diver

 

Students completing this course will be able to demonstrate proper care and maintenance of dry suits, know the potential dangers of cold water diving, make field repairs on dry suits, and demonstrate proper use of a dry suit, including emergency procedures associated with the use of dry suits.

 

 

Ice Diver

 

The Ice Diver specialty course is offered to scuba divers who desire to explore the underwater realm beneath ice. The crystalline structures and the extended visibility brought on by colder water temperatures can make ice diving an exciting and rewarding experience when practiced safely under the auspices of qualified instructors.

 

 

DRAM Rescue Diver

The purpose of the DRAM Rescue Diver specialty course is to provide the knowledge and skills to recognize and take action in the event of a diving accident. This course concentrates on four primary topics: Cognizance, Assessment, Rescue, and Evacuation. DRAM Rescue Diver certification is recommended for all divers and is a prerequisite for all levels of scuba leadership training. Once certified, it is recommended that divers participate in a refresher course at least every two years. Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 15 years old

  • You will complete a medical questionnaire

  • You will need to be Advanced OWD Level 2 certified or have 10 logged dives after your Open Water Diver certification

  • You will need a current certification in CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent) and prior to certification, you will need First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent) and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)

 

Master Diver

This course and certification is the highest and most prestigious non-leadership rating that may be attained by a Scuba Educators diver. It is considered the supreme standard of diving excellence and recognition of expert training. This course of instruction is often offered to students over a period of time rather than in a formal class environment. In this way, students can build knowledge and skills while meeting all the completion requirements including other specialty courses. By taking Advanced OWD Level 2 and/or Level 3 courses and making at least 15 dives on the diver’s own, and 10 dives during the program, a total of at least 40 dives is logged. Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 18 years old

  • You will complete a medical questionnaire

  • You will need to be Advanced OWD Level 3 and complete 15 additional dives, as well as a certified DRAM Rescue Diver, or the equivalent from another recognized diver certification agency

  • You will need to be certified in one (1) additional diving specialty of your choice

  • You will need to be certified or complete certification for First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent), CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent), and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent 

Search & Recovery (SAR)

Our Search and Recovery/Public Safety Diver specialty program is designed to train recreational scuba divers and to introduce public safety divers to the process of locating objects underwater and recover them through proper procedures and methods. This program exceeds the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Awareness level.

Divemaster

This course is the first in the progression of leadership courses that can lead to being certified as a SCUBA Educators Instructor.  The Divemaster course is approximately 40 hours of training time that includes classroom, pool, and open water training. In this program, the cognitive or classroom portion is at the instructor level and this program, therefore, becomes the first phase in leadership training. Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 18yrs. old

  • You will complete a medical questionnaire

  • Advanced OWD Level 3You will need to be  and complete 20 additional dives, as well as a certified DRAM Rescue Diver, or the equivalent from another recognized diver certification agency

  • You will need to be certified or complete certification for First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent), CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent), and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)

Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor certification is the second required step in the development toward becoming a SCUBA Educators Instructor. This course requires approximately 25 hours of training. Compared to some other agencies, this Assistant Instructor program is the Instructor Development Course(IDC). Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 18yrs. old

  • You will complete a medical questionnaire

  • You will need Complete Divemaster Training or approved equivalent level from a recognized agency. (No more than thirty (30) hours of Divemaster in Training may be included in the Assistant Instructor course.)

  • NightYou will need to have logged a minimum of 40 dives including experience in Navigation, Deep (beyond 60 feet), Advanced and Search and Recovery diving since entry-level certification.

  • You will need to be certified or complete certification for First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent), CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent), and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)

  • You will participate in a teaching internship consisting of both classroom and pool/confined water training, as well as assisting during open water dives

Instructor

This course is designed as the third phase of instruction in the SCUBA Educators leadership series. Instructor certification permits an individual to teach SCUBA students how to become competent divers. The Instructor must always promote safe diving and uphold the standards of SCUBA Educators. The Instructor is also encouraged to help develop scuba leadership by encouraging the training of new Divemasters and Assistant Instructors. Requirements:

  • The minimum age is 18yrs. old

  • You must have at least one (1) year experience since your entry-level certification

  • You must complete a medical exam with a physician’s approval.  The medical exam must be for scuba diving and completed less than one year prior to the beginning of the training. The medical questionnaire used in entry and advanced level classes is not acceptable to meet this requirement.

  • You must have logged 60 dives in varied specialties.

  • Completed the requirements for Divemaster and Assistant Instructor (training may be included as training hours for Instructor certification

  • You will show proof of teaching experience consisting of both classroom and pool/confined water training, as well as assisting during open water dives.

  • You will need to be certified or complete certification for First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent), CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent), and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)

  • To be certified you will need to show proof of personal Scuba Liability insurance.

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