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Training Schedule

Below are the classes we have currently scheduled. If you are interested in a particular class and you don’t see it listed, or if our classes don’t conform to your schedule, please call us at 252-728-2265.

Divemaster, Search & Recovery, Digital U/W Photography, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Drysuit Diver, DPV (scooter), and Fish ID classes are offered on an on-demand basis.

  • Open Water Weekend

    The PADI Open Water course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to safely gain limited experience in the diving environment under favorable conditions. We recommend that the newly qualified SCUBA diver limit diving to calm, shallow waters with an experienced buddy and engage in special diving activities only after qualifying through training for the particular activity.
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    Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.

    Dates
    Jan. 3, 4, 10, 11 (Class & Pool)
    Jan. 31, Feb. 1, 7, 8 (Class & Pool)
    March 7, 8, 14, 15 (Class & Pool)
    April 18, 19, 25, 26 (Class & Pool)
    May 2, 3, 9, 10 (Class & Pool)
    May 30, 31, June 6, 7 Full Certification
    June 13, 14, 20, 21 Full Certification
    July 11, 12, 18, 19 Full Certification
    Aug. 1, 2,8, 9 Full Certification
    Sept. 12, 13, 19, 20 Full Certification
    Sept. 26, 27, Oct. 4, 5 Full Certification
    Oct. 17, 18, 31, Nov. 1 (Class & Pool)
    Nov. 14, 15, 21, 22 (Class & Pool)
    Dec. 12, 13, 19, 20 (Class & Pool)
  • Open Water Weekday

    The PADI Open Water course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and skills to safely gain limited experience in the diving environment under favorable conditions. We recommend that the newly qualified SCUBA diver limit diving to calm, shallow waters with an experienced buddy and engage in special diving activities only after qualifying through training for the particular activity.
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    Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 18, 19, 20, 21, 22
    Jun 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
    Jul 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
    Aug 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

    We only need four to run this class and it is available upon request.

  • Advanced Weekend

    The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance the experience, skill and knowledge of the diver for practical application in the diving environment. This course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Master Diver courses. Click here for more info.

    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Jan. 2, 3, 4
    Jan. 23, 24, 25
    Feb. 20, 21, 22
    May 8, 9, 10
    June 19, 20, 21
    July 31, Aug. 1, 2
    Sept. 11, 12, 13
    Oct. 23, 24, 25
    Nov. 13, 14, 15
    Dec. 11, 12, 13

    We only need four to run this class and it is available upon request.

  • Advanced Weekday

    The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is designed to enhance the experience, skill and knowledge of the diver for practical application in the diving environment. This course is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver, Dive Master and Master Diver courses.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 28, 29, 30
    Class also offered upon request.

    We only need four to run this class and it is available upon request.

  • Rescue

    The PADI Rescue Diver course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to effectively perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for PADI Divemaster training.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    March 20, 21, 22 Fri, Sat, Sun
    June 16, 17, 18 Tue, Wed, Thu
    July 17, 18, 19 Fri, Sat, Sun
    Jul. 11, 12, 13 Fri, Sat, Sun
    Aug. 14, 15, 16 Fri, Sat, Sun
    Oct. 2, 3, 4 Fri, Sat, Sun
    Oct. 23, 24, 25 Fri, Sat, Sun
    Dec. 4, 5, 6 Fri, Sat, Sun

    Also available upon request

  • Nitrox

    This course is designed to give the necessary skills and knowledge for diving with Enriched Air Nitrox. The course consists of a minimum of four hours of lectures and classroom exercises. The student will develop a working knowledge of Enriched Air Nitrox, physiological aspects of breathing oxygen at elevated partical pressures, computation of equivalent air depths, use of dive tables, oxygen analysis, dive planning, and special equipment requirements
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Feb. 8 Sat 8am – 5 pm

    Dates Day Time
    Jan. 31 Sat 8am – 5 pm
    Apr. 26 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Mar. 14 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Apr. 25 Sat 8am – 5pm
    May 30 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Jun. 20 Sat 8am – 5pm
    July 18 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Aug. 1 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Sept. 26 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Oct. 31 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Nov.21 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Dec. 26 Sat 8am – 5pm
    Sat 8am – 5pm
    Sat 8am – 5pm
  • Wreck

    The PADI Wreck Diver course is designed to provide the diver with the necessary skills and knowledge for safe wreck diving.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Jan. 30, 31, Feb. 1
    Mar. 27, 28, 29
    June 5, 6, 7
    Aug. 28, 29, 30
    Nov. 13, 14, 15
    Dec. 1, 12, 13

    Also available upon request

  • Deep

    This course provides the diver with the necessary skills and knowledge for deeper diving. The dives will be nondecompression dives and none will be conducted over 130 feet.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Jan. 17, 18, 19
    Feb. 27, 28, Mar. 1
    Mar. 27, 28, 29
    May 8, 9, 10
    May 15, 16, 17
    Aug. 7, 8, 9
    Sept. 25, 26, 27
    Oct. 30, 31 Nov 1
    Dec. 4, 5, 6
  • U/W Hunter

    The PADI Underwater Hunter course is centered on hunting with spear guns and pole spears. The course will also be used to develop the required knowledge and skills for underwater collecting of items such as shells, artifacts, or tropical fish.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    June 5, 6, 7
    Class also offered upon request
  • Full Face Mask

    The PADI Full Face course is designed to educate divers about the use of Full Face Masks, with emphasis on the AGA Mask and the Ocean Reef Masks. This program will introduce the participants to Full Face Masks and the use of underwater communication equipment.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Class also offered upon request
  • Shark Awareness

    The PADI Shark Awareness course is designed to educate the diver about sharks, with emphasis on the Atlantic Sand Tiger. This course will also give an understanding into the true nature of sharks and dispel any preconceived notion about sharks.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    July 10, 11, or 12
    Aug 7, 8 or 9
    Class also offered upon request
  • Lionfish Collection

    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Offered Upon Request
    Offered Upon Request
  • Emer. First Resp.

    The PADI EFR course is designed to provide the student with the same emergency-aid techniques used by paramedics and doctors, but at a layman’s level. The course covers CPR, first aid, and primary and secondary evaluations
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Apr. 12 Sat 9am – 6pm

    Dates Day Time
    Apr. 11 Sat 9am – 6pm
    May 30 Sat 9am – 6pm
    Sept. 19 Sat 9am – 6pm
    Nov. 14 Sat 9am – 6pm
  • Dan DEMP

    The DEMP program prepares you to address multiple problems at once and with confidence. It combines the knowledge and skills from four courses into a single approach to managing diving emergencies.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Aug. 9,10

    Dates
    Jan. 24, 25
    Mar. 7, 8
    Apr. 11, 12
    June 27, 28
    July 25, 26
    Sept. 12, 13
    Oct. 3, 4
    Nov. 14, 15
  • Night Diver

    The PADI Night Diver course is designed to prepare the diver to dive safely at night.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Sep. 27

    Dates
    June 20
    Aug. 1
    Sept. 12
    Oct. 24
  • Equip. Specialty

    The PADI Equipment Specialist course is designed to be an introduction to new types of equipment and to familiarize divers with the operation and maintenance of equipment.
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    Dates
    Available Upon Request
  • U/W Navigator

    The PADI Underwater Navigator course is designed to familiarize the diver with the enjoyment of underwater navigation.
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    Dates
    Class also offered upon request
  • Boat Diver

    This course is designed to acquaint divers with the aspects of boat diving including terminology, layout, storage areas, off-limit areas, location of emergency equipment, boarding/debarking techniques, water entry and exit techniques and general in-water dive procedures.
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    Dates
    July 25
    Aug. 29
    Class also offered upon request
  • Search and Recovery

    The PADI Search and Recovery course is designed to acquaint the diver with the techniques and applications of search and recovery methods.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    Feb. 6, 7, 8
    Mar. 6, 7, 8
    May 15, 16, 17
    June 26, 27, 28
    Aug. 14, 15, 16
    Sep. 18, 19, 20
    Oct. 30, 31 Nov. 1
    Dec. 8, 19, 20
    Also available upon request
    Also available upon request
  • Divemaster Course

    The Dive Master course is conducted on an individual basis and denotes an individual who has a high level of personal diving skill, has instructor-level knowledge of diving theory, has had significant training in assisting instructors during training activities and is able to assume a role of responsibility for the welfare of other divers in his/her charge.
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    Class starts at 6 pm the first day of class.

    Dates
    May 2, 3  7am to 8pm
    May 30, 31  7am to 8pm
    Aug. 15, 16  7am to 8pm
    Oct. 3, 4  7am to 8pm
    Nov. 7, 8  7am to 8pm
    Dec. 19, 20  7am to 8pm
     7am to 8pm
  • DAN Instructor

    The DAN DEMP Instructor course qualifies you to teach the DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries (HML), and the Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba Diving Injuries courses. During the course, you will learn the proper teaching techniques to train individuals how to administer emergency medical oxygen, recognize and treat hazardous marine life injuries, and use and Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) for Scuba related injuries.
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    DAN Diving Emergency Management Provider Instructor

    Dates
    Feb. 7, 8
    Mar. 28, 29
    May 16, 17
    June 20, 21
    Aug. 22, 23
    Oct. 17, 18
    Nov. 21, 22
    Nov. 28, 29
  • EFR Instructor

    As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach CPR and first aid to others so they can be prepared for an emergency. Gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid. You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience. Once again this program is now covered by Tuition Assistance.
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    Class starts at 6 pm on Friday the first day of class.
    9am- 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.

    Dates  Time
    Feb. 6, 7, 8
    Mar.  27, 28, 29
    May  15, 16, 17
    June  19, 20, 21
    Aug. 21, 22, 23
    Oct. 16, 17, 18
    Nov. 20, 21, 22
    Nov. 27, 28, 29
  • Instructor Course

    The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
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    Class starts at 6 pm Friday the first day of class.
    9am – 5pm  Saturday and Sunday.

    Dates
    Feb. 20, 21, 22, 28 Mar. 1, 7, 8
    May 15, 16,17, 23, 24, 30, 31
    July 10, 11, 12, 25, 26 Aug. 1, 2
    Aug. 14, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
    Sept. 11, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
    Dec. 4, 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20
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My son Kevin and I had a great time diving this past Saturday and Sunday (Labor Day weekend). Captain and mates were all top notch and we will definitely be return visitors. Here's a link to a short video hot on the Papoose on Sunday http://youtu.be/BSS33iPamYY

Thanks again, Arthur Carter
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Just dropping a line to say thanks to you guys for a great week. Your efforts to our vacation is greatly appreciated and is the source for our returning. Thanks to all....looking fwd to 2013..

Loubob
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We want to thank you guys for the great time Elias had while taking the certification class and while diving after he passed. Every one was really welcoming and nice and he had an amazing time. He can't wait to come back. The hospitality of the South lives to its standards. A special thanks to Sandra who was our first contact and made our trip happens.

Merci a tous et a bientot !

Elias, Veronique and Cyrii
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is is just a note of thanks to all who have touched on my experience with your operation and this course. I want to let you all know that I am very pleased and impressed with all that you have done to get me completed on this introduction to Diving. I consider all aspects of our communications, your handling of the medical forms and the actual instruction as first class and very professional. With Janelle's lead and able assistance by Sara and Christi, I felt very confident and comfortable throughout the process. I am glad to have done this and feel very good about being prepared for the appropriate diving adventures on our French Polynesia cruise in March.

THANK YOU ALL AGAIN!! Best Regards,

George Scherer
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Janelle, Neil, Debby and all, Thanks for temp card, GREAT instruction and FUN! Love diving with you guys and looking forward to coming down again soon - it's like a big family there. The sharks at the Indra this weekend were AWESOME. I'm hooked.

Feel free to join me in Belize! Tricia
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Divers and Friends of Goddard Sea Ventures – I thought I would share a good news story with you. Last Saturday, Oren, Russ, Yury, Amy Riggs and myself were out diving in Morehead City with Capt. Leroy of Discovery Diving. We were on our second dive at the Titan, a small tug boat that is considered “in shore.” The forecast had radically changed early Saturday morning as a cold front had dipped a little further south than expected. Winds were already picking up and there was some chop. As we came up, our camera equipment was handed up to the boat. When we got back to the dock, it was discovered that Oren’s video light had fallen off during the equipment handling at the dive site. We planned to do a search and recovery at the same site the next day. The winds picked up and all Sunday dives were cancelled. We packed up and drove home. On Monday, I received a call from Dave at Discovery informing me that a light had been recovered at the Titan by a diver from Olympus. The dive community in Morehead City was aware that Leroy had been at the Titan on Saturday, so the light was handed over to Leroy. I described Oren’s light to Dave and he confirmed that it was indeed Oren’s light. As with most dive equipment, this light is highly specialized and a bit pricey. Discovery has mailed the light back to Oren. I find it refreshing to be reminded that there are honest people who communicate among each other. Let this experience become a shining example of cooperation, no pun intended! A very special thanks to Olympus Dive Center and Discovery Diving from Goddard Sea Ventures

Mike Weiss Goddard Sea Ventures
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Thanks for the great diving over the past weeks! What an amazing place to dive, North Carolina! We will certainly be back. Your operation, from the shop, to the boats, to the crews of the boats, are exceptional. You are the best.

Jeff and Ela from Eugene
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I am Flying! Thanks for temp card, GREAT instruction and FUN! Love diving with you guys and looking forward to coming down again soon - it's like a big family there. The sharks at the Indra this weekend were AWESOME. I'm hooked.

John Matthews, North Carolina
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Thanks to your professional staff for the great dive day today. Despite the fact that I was sea sick over half of the ride, the dives were excellent. I will share my experience with others looking to dive in this area. Thanks

Jerry