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Get Scuba Certified in Fort Lauderdale, Florida


Becoming scuba certified is about safely learning the needed skills to explore the underwater world. Divers Direct will teach you everything you need to know about scuba diving to allow you to safely enjoy your new found hobby. skill successfully and pass the exit exam.

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We offer the following SCUBA certifications in Fort Lauderdale:

PADI Open Water Diver
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
PADI Refresher Course

In addition to PADI Open Water and Advanced courses, other specialty courses are available upon request. These include: Rescue, Dive master, Nitrox, Photographer, Night, and many others.

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Please contact the Fort Lauderdale store for details

954-925-7630 [email protected]

PADI Open Water Diver Course

Classroom $460 | E-learning $519

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

***FOR A LIMITED TIME*** Upon Certification you'll also receive a $25 Divers Direct gift card, as a graduation present!

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

Classroom

  • Interact with an instructor
  • Learn with other students
  • Meet future dive buddies

PADI eLearning

  • Flexible schedule
  • Learn from anywhere
  • Review modules before getting certified

Becoming a PADI Open Water Diver will introduce you to the world of scuba diving. In just two weeks, Divers Direct in Fort Lauderdale will teach you everything you need to know to safely and confidently scuba dive to 60ft! 18m.

You will learn the following skills in the PADI Open Water Diver Course from Divers Direct:

  • How to properly use basic scuba gear. which includes mask. snorkel. fins, wetsuit, regulator. octopus. first stage, dive computer, buoyancy control device (BCD) and scuba tank
  • How to set-up, break down and wash your scuba gear
  • How to perform a thorough 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 studying the modules your instructor assigns, you'll practice essential skills in a supervised pool session. It's here you'll take your first breath underwater!

The next day is one you'll remember for the rest of your life: Your first dive in the open ocean. Your dive instructor will take you to a shallow reef where you willuse the skills you practiced in the pool.

You will officially be an Open Water Scuba Diver when you complete each skill successfully and pass the exit exam.

Please contact the Fort Lauderdale store for details

954-925-7630 [email protected]

Advanced Open Water Diver

TOTAL Price: $460 (1 classroom session, 3 boat trips)

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

***FOR A LIMITED TIME*** Upon Certification you'll also receive a $25 Divers Direct gift card, as a graduation present!

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

Advance your scuba diving knowledge and skills with the PADI Advanced Open Water Course from Divers Direct! This next step in honing your skills can be taken immediately after completing your Open Water Certification.

This is your opportunity to log dives and continue to enhance your skills under the watchful eyes of scuba professionals. The Advanced Open Water Course will broaden your scuba diving opportunities, allowing you to dive to depths up to 100ft/30m.

In addition to one classroom session, five specialty dives make up the Advanced Open Water Course: a deep dive. an underwater navigation dive and three specialty dives of your choice. Specialty topics include wreck diving, underwater photography, unden/vater video, night diving. underwater naturalist, fish identification, drift diving, buoyancy control, enriched air (nitrox) and more.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Course can be completed safely in a single weekend.

Please contact the Fort Lauderdale store for details

954-925-7630 [email protected]

PADI Scuba Refresher Course (OW)

Total Price: $240

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

***FOR A LIMITED TIME*** Upon Certification you'll also receive a $25 Divers Direct gift card, as a graduation present!

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

If any of the below statements represent you, it's strongly recommended you take the Divers Direct Scuba Refresher Course:

  • You can‘t find your C-card, but have proof of certification
  • It has been more than six months since your last dive
  • The thought of setting up your gear makes you nervous
  • You can’t recall if the snorkel goes on the left or right side of your mask

The PADI Scuba Refresher Course from Divers Direct is the perfect way to bring your scuba skills to the forefront of your mind. The course will cover Open Water topics that will rebuild the confidence you need to jump back in and breathe underwater again.

Please contact the Fort Lauderdale store for details

954-925-7630 [email protected]

Fort Lauderdale Scuba Certification Calendar

Contact our Fort Lauderdale store at 954-925-7630 to sign up for any course

  • Open Water SCUBA (Classroom), weekends of August 4th and 11th: $460
    • Saturday, August 4th (Classroom)
    • Sunday, August 5th (Pool)
    • Friday, August 10 (Optional Nitrox Class $80)
    • Saturday, August 11 (Beach or Tiger Tail)
    • Sunday, August 12 (Boat)

    Please contact the Fort Lauderdale store for details

    954-925-7630 [email protected]

    Common Q&A’s About OW Diving:

    Q: How old do my children have to be to get certified? Am I too old?
    A: PADI requires an age of at least 10 years old to obtain a junior OW certification. At 15 years old they can upgrade to a PADI OW certification. There is no maximum age on certifications but you must be physically fit and healthy enough to dive with a medical questionnaire completed by a doctor.

    Q: How deep can I go with an OW certification?
    A: 60ft 18m with OW and 100ft 30m with advanced OW.

    Q: Do I need to renew my certification periodically?
    A: Your certification never expires but it is highly suggested a refresher course is taken if it has been longer than 6 months since your last dive.