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Learn to Scuba Dive in Orlando, Florida


From scuba gear to certifications, Divers Direct in Orlando, Florida is the place for all your scuba diving needs. Not only do we carry a wide selection of brands, we also offer SSI Open Water, Advanced Open Water and an array of specialty courses to help you explore the ocean. Please contact us for additional details.

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Divers Direct in Orlando offers the following courses:

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



Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 [email protected]

SSI Open Water Diver Plus Course (Nitrox Included)
TOTAL Price: $450

Price 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).

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

Unlike other shops in the area, 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 SSI 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 SSI 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 SSI 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 [email protected]

SSI Advanced Adventurer Course
TOTAL Price: $360 (5 boat trips)

Price 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 SSI 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 SSI 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 SSI 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. To know more about the course, please refer to the free preview SSI Advanced Adventurer Guide.



Please contact the Orlando store for details

407-363-2883 [email protected]

SSI Stress and Rescue Course
TOTAL Price: $350 (1 Classroom session, 1 pool session, 3 boat trips)

Price 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 SSI 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 SSI 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 [email protected]

SSI Scuba Refresher Course
Total Price: $240

Price 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 is 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

954-925-7630 [email protected]

Orlando Scuba Certification Calendar

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

  • SSI Scuba Refresher Course, $240
    • No SSI Refresher Courses at the moment. Interested in taking a refresher course? Contact our Orlando location for more information.

  • SSI Open Water Plus Course (Nitrox Included), $450
    • January
    • Wednesday, January 16th, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)
    • Thursday, January 17th, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)

    • February
    • Monday, February 11th, 5pm - 8pm (Classroom @ Divers Direct)
    • Tuesday, February 12th, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)
    • Wednesday, February 13th, 8am - 4pm (Open Water Dives)

    • Friday, February 22nd, 5pm - 8pm (Classroom @ Divers Direct)
    • Saturday, February 23rd, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)
    • Sunday, February 24th, 8am - 4pm (Open Water Dives)

    • Wednesday, February 27th, 5pm - 8pm (Classroom @ Divers Direct)
    • Thursday, February 28th, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)
    • Friday, March 1st, 8am - 4pm (Open Water Dives)

    • March
    • Friday, March 8th, 5pm - 8pm (Classroom @ Divers Direct)
    • Saturday, March 9th, 8am - 4pm (Pool and Open Water)
    • Sunday, March 10th, 8am - 4pm (Open Water Dives)

  • SSI Advanced Adventurer, $360
    • March
    • Friday, March 15th, 8am - 4pm (3 Dives)
    • Saturday, March 16th, 8am - 4pm (3 Dives)

  • SSI Stress and Rescue, $350
    • January
    • Friday, January 18th, 5pm - 8pm (Classrom @ Divers Direct)
    • Saturday, January 19th, 8am - 4pm (Classroom and Pool)
    • Sunday, January 20th, 8am - 3pm (3 Dives)

    • February - Women Only
    • Friday, February 15th, 5pm - 8pm (Classrom @ Divers Direct)
    • Saturday, February 16th, 8am - 4pm (Classroom and Pool)
    • Sunday, February 17th, 8am - 3pm (3 Dives)

    Please contact the Orlando store for details

    407-363-2883 [email protected]