Open Water Course

2020 Open Water Class Schedule:

We have our first dates for 2020! Let us know asap if you would like to join an Open Water Course on any of these dates:

February 4th, 6th, 18th and 20th

April 7th, 9th, 21st and 23rd

June 9th, 11th, 16th and 18th

July 14th, 16th, 21st and 23rd

August 4th, 6th, 11th and 13th

September 8th, 10th, 15th and 17th


The open water course consist of three pillars; academic, pool, and the open water dives. The academic component is completed through eLearning. Upon enrollment in the course, you are given an access code which allows you to complete the chapter reviews, quizzes, and final exam prior to the first pool session. Upon completion, you will bring a hardcopy of your report card to your first pool session. 


The pool sessions are held at the Dover Indoor Pool on Henry Law Avenue over two days, Tuesday and Thursday. Tuesday, you will arrive at 6:00. You’ll take a short exam, learn about the dive gear, assemble your gear, and change into your swimwear. On Thursday, you’ll arrive at 5:30. At the end of Thursday’s session you will have completed your pool session, and are ready for the open water dives which are typically done over the weekend following Thursday’s class. You do a total of four dives, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Typically, we meet at 7:30 or 8 o’clock and you’re done with your two dives by noon. The Dives are typically done at dive sites local to the Dive Shop. The open water dives for the Winter classes will be completed in early June.

Open Water Certification Course Schedule


Current schedule on calendar


Note: The Dover Pool sessions are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



Advanced Open Water Course

2020 PADI Advanced Open Water Class Schedule


The Advanced open water certification course consists of classroom work and five open water dives.



  • During this course you will complete five different skill, two mandatory and three electives. You will further develop skills in underwater navigation and deep, and in three electives, selected by you and your instructor. 

  • Emphasis on learning during actual open water dives.

  • Open water dive schedule is flexible (typically two days but can be longer)

Typically, prior to the first day of class you will read and complete the knowledge reviews for the two mandatory and three elective skills. On the first day, we’ll review the knowledge reviews, size you for any needed gear, and outline the upcoming open water dives. This class builds on what you learned in the open water certification course with a focus on further developing your navigational and deep water skills. Upon successful completion of the open water dives, you will be certified as advance open water divers.



Advanced Open Water Certification Course Schedule


Current schedule on calendar



Rescue Dive Course

2020 PADI Rescue Diver Course Class Schedule


The Diver Rescue course consists of four key parts; classroom, rescue exercises, self-rescue, and rescue scenarios.

Of course all the PADI dive courses, the Rescue Diver course is the most challenging and rewarding courses you can complete as a diver. It is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience. This course teaches you emergency prevention, intervention, management and completely self-sufficient in terms of rescuing yourself and other divers. The PADI Rescue Diver Course develops your knowledge and skills so that you will become a complete diver – someone who can look after themselves as well as others in the water by effectively performing diver assists and rescues, managing diving accident situations and give first aid.


You will read and complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to class. First day, you will review the knowledge reviews, and complete the self  Upon successful completion of the open water rescue dives and the final exam, you will be certified as a Rescue Diver.


Typically, you will read each chapter and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews prior to the first day of class (total of five sections). Over the two day course we will review each section and your answers to the knowledge reviews prior to completing a segment/all the rescue exercises, where you will put into practice what you have learned. Then, we will go through a series of open water rescue scenarios where you to bring all your skills together in a realistic setting. At the end of the second day, you will take a final exam.


Diver Rescue Certification Course Schedule:


Current schedule on calendar



Emergency First Response Course

2020 PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) Course Class Schedule


The Emergency First Response certification course consists of two primary components; (1) Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and (2) Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course. The EFR course encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and includes a First Aid at Work component making it a favorite among divers. The course duration is a two evening of classroom work.


The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.

Primary Skills taught in this course:


  • Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use

  • Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

  • Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management

  • Serious Bleeding Management

  • Shock Management

  • Spinal Injury Management


Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.

Secondary Skills taught in this course:


  • Injury Assessment

  • Illness Assessment

  • Bandaging

  • Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures


Emergency First Response Certification Course Schedule

Current schedule on calendar

Tel: 603-436-4887

915 Sagamore Ave,
Portsmouth, NH 03801

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