Becoming a scuba diver is like participating in one of the greatest scavenger
in the world. You never know what you're going to find when you go
underwater, and even when you go back to the same place, things will be
Diving in an ongoing educational progress. Some of the learning is formal and
takes place in a classroom, pool, or ocean. And some of it is informal and will be picked up without benefit of a formal class.
The process starts with what's known as an Open Water or Basic entry-level class. These classes are designed for
people interested in
earning a certification card so they can begin exploring and discovering our
underwater world firsthand.
Since we closed our retail storefront way back in December, 2006, we
haven't been doing any group Open-Water classes because the
logistics are too daunting. (But we'd be happy to refer you to
another qualified facility if you want to get certified in a group
setting.) However, our instructors are still available to do private
scuba lessons. Just give us a call and we'll be happy to set you up.
Continuing education classes are aimed at people who are already certified
divers (whether through us or another store or organization) who want to
improve their skills and learn more about this fascinating sport.
After years of teaching thousands of divers, we've noticed that
people seem to gravitate to three classes in -particular. They are:
• Navigation (since it's nice to know how to get back to where you
• Fish ID (since it's nice to know what you're seeing underwater)
• Photo workshop (since a lot of people have cameras -both still
&/or video - nowadays)
We offer these classes on occasion or even sometimes upon a specific
request. Plus you can keep an eye on TWARS (This Week at Reef Seekers) and this website for the
latest information. We also can offer classes in Nitrox (which doesn't require any ocean
In the meantime, if you'd like to know a little bit more about basic
Open Water Classes generally, click on the left link below, bearing
in mind that there will be some variation store-to-store so take it
as a guideline, not gospel. And if
you'd like some more info on other learning opportuities once you're
certified, click on the right link below.