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                                                                 All classes and certifications can be taught as PADI and or Raid.

                                                                              Recreational Scuba Diving Certification Levels


Discover Diving

      This is where your journey begins. Give us 3 hours we will give you memories that will last a lifetime

 Open Water Diver

       The main objective of this course is to learn to manage yourself and your scuba gear underwater. When you finish this course, you will be an independent certified diver, which means that you can choose your dive partner freely and just go diving by yourselves. You no longer need the presence of a professional diver. From this moment you will be able to dive with any other certified diver. But, keep in mind that there are depth limitations at this level: 18m / 59ft for adults and 12m / 40ft for juniors.

Advance Open Water Diver (AOW)

          This recreational scuba diving certification level will allow you to improve your experience as a diver and expand your knowledge in this field. The biggest difference with the previous level is that being an AOWD you can dive deeper. Your new depth limit will be 30 meters or 100 feet.

Rescue Diver

            This course focuses its content on developing your rescue skills. When you finish this course, you will be a much safer diver capable of preventing problems and dealing with emergencies in the unlikely case that they occur.

Master Scuba Diver

          Is the Highest Recreational Scuba Diving Certification Level.

           PADI has developed a wide range of training options for those interested in improving their scuba knowledge. Deep, night or wreck diving specialty courses are some of them, but there are many more. If in addition to be a “Rescue Diver”, you have 5 of these specialties, you can certify yourself as “Master Scuba Diver”


                                                                         Professional Scuba Diving Certification Levels

Dive Master

      Is the Scuba Diving Certification Level to start your professional career.

       You can start working in the diving industry.  From the moment you finish this first level of professional training you will be able to help the Dive Instructors during their classes and you will become a group guide. This level of diving certification can still be awarded by an Instructor.



                                                                                                     Specialty instructor

Underwater Photographer

          Learn about digital photography techniques and their use underwater, without harming the environment you are photographing

Emergency Oxygen Provider

          Learn how to recognize diving illnesses treatable by Emergency Oxygen, properly set up Emergency Oxygen equipment and administer Emergency Oxygen

Equipment Specialist

            Learn the theory, principles and operation of diving equipment. Learn how to care for your equipment properly, what common problems occur and how they are professionally repaired. If you have our own diving equipment, this course will undoubtedly save you money on faults that occur due to improper use and storage

Night Diver

           Learn to dive safely at night including use of dive lights and buddy procedures, and learn about nocturnal aquatic life

Under Water Navigation

            Learn a full range of underwater navigation techniques (incl. compass navigation and natural navigation), and how to overcome problems and hazards


                                                                           Specialty Courses for Adventure Divers (or higher)

Wreck Dive

        Discover our local wrecks as you learn the techniques to keep you safe and explore while diving on wrecks

Deep Dive

        Discover new depths as you learn to dive safely down to 40 meters. Some recreational dive sites are so deep you won't actually get to see anything unless you have mastered this specialty.


                                                                                           Other certifications and classes

Ocean Reef Full face mask Instructor

Enhanced Air Nitrox max 40% 

Boat Diver

Adaptive Techniques

Basic life support CPR and First aid

Equipment Maintenance

Technical Dive Training 

               Call store for more information and pricing. Other classes available upon request.


Who We Are
  • We’ve been around for over 30 years teaching scuba. We believe in a family atmosphere, each of our divers becomes a member of our diving family. We believe in quality scuba training, equipment and service.

Contact Info
  • Fort Walton Beach Scuba
  • 850-716-0867
  • 425 Page Bacon Road
    Mary Esther, FL 32569
  • Hours:
    Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
    Sunday: 10 am - 2 pm
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