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We offer a wide range of SCUBA and Freediving certification courses in our Orlando store. Check out our courses below and let us know what you'd like to sign up for.

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SCUBA Certifications in Orlando:

Open Water Diver Plus Course (Nitrox Included)
Advanced Adventurer Course
Stress and Rescue Course
Scuba Refresher Course

Freediving Certifications in Orlando:

Freediving Level 1
Freediving Level 2

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Open Water Diver Plus Course (Nitrox Included)

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Course Includes: digital course material, rental scuba gear**, C-card, pool sessions and spring trip(s).

**Students are responsible for their own mask, snorkel, fins, and wetsuit (optional). Once you sign up for a class you’ll receive 10% off any gear*** you buy during your class.

***Some exclusions apply.

Becoming an Open Water Diver is the entry-level certification to scuba diving. THIS is your ticket to a lifetime of underwater adventures.

With safety as our focus, we take our time to properly teach our students the necessary skills to enjoy the ocean -- We don't rush through the material.

At Divers Direct in Orlando, we'll teach you the following skills in the Open Water Diver Course:

  • How to properly use basic scuba gear, which includes mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, regulator, octopus, dive computer, buoyancy control device (BCD) and scuba tank
  • How to set-up, break down and wash your scuba gear
  • How to perform a complete buddy check
  • How to enter and exit the water
  • How to remove water from your mask while underwater
  • How to control your buoyancy
  • Basic underwater navigation
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Dive boat etiquette

After demonstrating your newly learned skills in the Open Water Diver Course and passing the exam, you will earn your Open Water certification that allows you to dive to 60ft/18m. Congratulations, you just earned your passport to dive recreationally throughout the world.

As an added bonus for earning your Open Water certification with us at Divers Direct in Orlando, we’ll include a Nitrox course for FREE! A $150 value! Nitrox is a breathing gas mix that has more than 21% oxygen. Also known as voodoo gas, this mix allows trained divers to dive for longer periods of time.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Advanced Adventurer Course

Call for Current Pricing (5 dives)

Course Includes: digital course material, rental scuba gear**, C-card, pool sessions and boat trip(s).

**Students are responsible for their own mask, snorkel, fins, wetsuit, SMB, and Reel. Two dive lights and a tank marker required if doing a night dive.

Wanna advance your dive skills and experience but you're unsure what your next step should be? The Advanced Adventurer is the program to help you identify which Specialty programs interest you while still advancing your skills.

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you later choose to complete one or more Specialty programs, each of the Adventure Dive you completed counts as the first dive towards your Specialty program, and you only need to complete the academic requirements and any remaining dives.

Choose five programs from the list below and find out what is your next step:

  • Boat Diving
  • Deep Diving
  • Dry Suit Diving
  • EAN Nitrox
  • Navigation
  • Night and Limited Visibility Diving
  • Perfect Buoyancy
  • Photo and Video
  • Scooter - DPV Diving
  • Search and Recovery
  • Waves, Tides, and Currents
  • Wreck Diving

At Divers Direct in Orlando, we'll teach you the following skills in the Advanced Adventurer Course:

  • Introduction to the necessary equipment
  • Skills
  • Knowledge
  • Experience required to earn certification

After this course, you will have a clear understanding of what should be your next step moving forward.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Stress and Rescue Course

Call for Current Pricing (1 Classroom session, 1 pool session, 3 boat trips)

Course Includes: digital course material, rental scuba gear**, C-card, pool sessions and boat trip(s).

**Students are responsible for their own mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit (optional).

Stress is a natural response to fear, threats, anxiety, and is a major factor in diving accidents. Recognizing the signs of stress is important to prevent potential incidents, and handle accidents that may they arise. In this course, you learn how to recognize the signs of stress, how to prevent potentially dangerous situations, and how to properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. This is a three days course that combines two classroom sessions, one pool session and 3 dives to train and teach you how to deal with accidents in and out of the water. In this course, you will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to help and assist those in need.

At Divers Direct in Orlando, we'll teach you the following skills in the Stress and Rescue Course:

  • What is stress
  • What causes and how to prevent stress
  • How to detect and deal with stress
  • Accident management
  • Skills to deal with panic and rescues
  • Conditions which could complicate rescues in order to prevent accidents

After demonstrating your newly learned skills in the Stress and Rescue Course and passing the exam, you will earn your Stress and Rescue certification that allows you to deal with accidents in and out of the water, and help divers, may any incident arise. Congratulations, you just earned your credentials to help divers in need throughout the world.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Scuba Refresher Course

Call for Current Pricing

Course Includes: All course material, rental scuba gear**, pool sessions and boat trip(s).

**Students are responsible for their own mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit (optional).

Has it been a while since your last dive, and you’d feel far more comfortable with a refresher course before donning your scuba gear again? If so, Divers Direct in Orlando has you covered! With safety as our top priority, our refresher course will cover Open Water topics that will help you regain your confidence to get back in the water.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Contact our Orlando store at 407-363-2883 to sign up for any course.

  • Scuba Refresher Course
  • Nitrox Course
  • Open Water Plus Course (Nitrox Included)
  • Advanced and Specialties
  • Stress and Rescue
  • Extended Range Nitrox XR for Tech Diving

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Freediving Level 1

Learn to freedive to a depth of 65ft (20m)

All course material, Digital C-card, and confined water sessions.

The Freediving Level 1 Course from Divers Direct will build upon the skills learned in the Basic Course. As an Freediving Level 1 student, you will learn proper breathing techniques, familiarize yourself with diaphragmatic breathing and take the deepest breath that you’ve ever taken. This Level 1 Course will take a deep dive into the four main disciplines of the sport; static, dynamic, constant weight and free immersion -- the best practices to safely enjoy freediving, while improving your existing skills. Upon completing this course, you'll hone in on your ability to hold your breathe up to 3 minutes while diving as deep as 65ft (20m). You will earn the Level 1 Freediving certification after completing this program.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com

Freediving Level 2

Learn to freedive to a depth of 98ft (30m)

Course Includes: All course material, Digital C-card, and confined water sessions.

After completing the Freediving Level 1 Course, we know your obsession with the ocean will only grow. You’ll want to explore more and dive deeper into the abyss. With Divers Direct in Orlando being your one stop shop for everything ocean related, we have you covered!

The next step in expanding your knowledge is the Freediving Level 2 Course.

Utilizing the skills learned in the Level 1 Course, you will learn how to perform the freediving freefall, which allows you to effortlessly reach deeper depths for longer periods of time. The Divers Direct instructors will educate you on ways to slow your heart rate, perfect your buoyancy, and how to overall relax your body to achieve maximum freediving possibilities.

Mental preparedness and confidence are key when reaching new depths. At the end of this course, freediving students will be able to dive to depths of 98ft (30m), while holding their breath up to 4 minutes. You will earn the Level 2 Freediving certification after completing this program.

Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 

orlando@diversdirect.com