Information You Need For Using Your GI Bill®

How do I sign up for VA/GI Bill® funding?

  1. Download, fill out and bring back in a copy of the Enrollment Agreement.
  2. Download a copy of the Course Catalog and the training schedule, please note that attendance is mandatory but understanding that some students are still active duty we will do what we can to work around operational commitments.
  3. Apply for or transfer your VA/GI Bill® Benefits:
    • If you have not yet applied for your VA/GI Bill® Benefits you need to download and fill out VA Form 22-1990.
    • If you have already used some of your benefits you'll need to transfer the remanding funds to us and can do this by downloading and filling out VA Form 22-1995.
    • This can all be done online at VONAPP.
    • When applying, the name of the school is Discovery Diving Co., Inc. and the name of the program is SCUBA Divemaster Certificate.
  4. Collect high school transcript and submit to DDC
  5. Return the Enrollment Agreement with copies of any Scuba certifications we can apply for credit.
  6. You'll then receive an acceptance letter and receipt of transfer credit information.
  7. Depending on the type of VA/GI Bill® benefits you qualify for there are a few other things you'll need to know:
    • If you are post 9-11, you are pretty much done. Tuition and fees will be paid directly to Discovery Diving, books and supplies money will go directly to you.
    • If you are pre 9-11, you will need to certify that you are attending monthly (submit forms online) and you will be responsible for paying the tuition monthly once you've received your monthly stipend.
  8. We can not guarantee that your VA benefits will pay for this as we do not make the call on who gets the benefits or what amount. You are ultimately responsible for the cost of the course ($8,996.63).

What does the VA/GI Bill® cover? The VA/GI Bill® will currently pay the $8,996.63 which covers tuition and books. Also you will need to apply for any Per Diem or Stipends directly.

Is lodging available? We offer discounted barracks style lodging for those commuting in on a weekly basis, as we have space available. 

Where can I go for more information? For more information on the program, please call Discovery Diving Co. at 252 728 2265 or email us at [email protected]

Where can I go for more information about my VA/GI Bill® benefits? For more information on using your VA/GI Bill® benefits, please click the following link:



How do I sign up for the program and receive TA funding?

Where can I go for more information on Tuition Assistance? Education:

Where can I go for more information?
For more information on the program, please call Discovery Diving Co. at 252 728 2265 or email us at [email protected]

Are there any additional costs that TA does not cover?
Yes. Tuition assistance does not cover your Scuba gear or the text book. You will be responsible for bringing your snorkel gear to your first class (see above question). After your Open Water class you are responsible for renting or purchasing your own gear. Overall, buying high quality gear will cost you about the same amount as renting gear for the duration of your program.