Diving Courses

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Learn to Dive

Learn to Dive

Introduction to Scuba diving in a controlled and safe environment. Learn the basics to begin your diving adventure!
  • BeginnerSkill level
  • $405

Congratulations! You've taken the first step towards becoming a diver- finding out what all is involved.

At Discovery Diving, teaching new divers is one of the things we enjoy most, so if you have any questions about learning to dive, please don't hesitate to email or call us at 252-728-2265.

Please check our Training Schedule for available dates (We offer WEEKEND or WEEKDAY schedules)

Minimum Age

15 for an Open Water certification (People 12 to 15 years old receive a Junior Open Water Certification.)

Class Description

Training is divided into 8 major categories:

  • Diving Equipment
  • Medical Aspects
  • Diving Physics
  • Diving Environment
  • Dive Tables
  • Diving Practices
  • Diving Activities
  • Scuba Diving Skills

There are approximately 12 hours of class work and 12 hours of pool work, depending on the progress of the class.

The class culminates with 4 Scuba Dives, which are beach entry dives.


Each person must:

    • Take a swim evaluation consisting of:
      1. 200 yard swim with any combination of strokes
      2. 10 minute Float
      3. 5 Minute Tread
      4. Breath Hold Swim
    • Satisfactorily pass a written examination
    • Supply mask, fins, and snorkel, PADI Open Water Manual with tables and Divers Log Book

NOTE: Students without mask, fins, and snorkel are requested to wait until after the first class session before purchasing them. The first session details these items and provides information for selecting appropriate and adequate equipment before class

  • Read the first three sections of text book and answer the questions at the end of each section before the first class meeting
  • Complete the Medical Form.

After Certification, students will be allowed to use the Scuba gear FREE OF CHARGE any time we are doing student dives or when they are participating in higher level and Specialty Classes.



Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.


Aug. 27, 28, Sept. 3, 4  
September 10, 11, 17, 18  
Sept. 24, 25, Oct. 1, 2  
October 8, 9, 15, 16  
Oct. 22, 23, 29, 30  
November 12, 13, 19, 20 (Class & Pool)
December 3, 4, 10, 11 (Class & Pool)

Class also offered upon request




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

Class starts at 9 am the first day of class.


May 17, 18, 19, 20, 21  
May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4  
June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2  
July 26, 27, 28, 29, 30  

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

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More Info & How To Apply

For more information or to register for a class, please email us
call us @ (252) 728-2265.