Open Water Course
2021 Dive Season: Open Water Class Schedule:
Let us know if you would like to join one of our Open Water Courses (Call or stop by the shop to register). If needed, you have the option to enroll in a private class. Also, you have the option to get a referral to complete your open water dives at your travel destination.
April (Weekly Classes):
First Class: April 13th and 15th (Class Size limited to 7 students)
Second Class: April 20th and 22nd (Class Size limited to 7 students)
Notes: 1. Monday, meet at the Dive Shop at 5:30 - 9:00pm (Classroom (Chapter 1-3), forms, and checkout gear)
2. Tuesday, meet at the Dive Shop at 5:30pm (Classroom (Chapter 4 & RDP), and Dover Pool TBD - 9:00pm
3. Wednesday (if applicable), meet at the dive shop at 5:30pm (Classroom), Dover Pool TBD - 9:00pm
4. Thursday, Meet at the dive shop at 5:30pm (Classroom (Final Exam) & Checkout Additional Gear), Dover Pool TBD - 9:00pm
June (Weekly Classes):
First Class: June 8th and 10th (Class Size limited to 7 students)
Second Class: June 15th, 16th, and 17th (Class Size limited to 11 students)
* See Notes above
July (Weekly Classes):
First Class: July 20th, 21st. and 22nd (Class Size limited to 11 students)
Second Class: July 27th and 29th (Class Size limited to 7 students)
* See Notes above
August (Weekly Classes):
First Class: August 17th, 18th, and 19th (Class Size limited to 11 students)
Second Class: August 24th and 26th (Class Size limited to 7 students)
* See Notes above
September (Weekly Classes):
First Class: Sept 14th and 16th (Class Size limited to 7 students)
Second Class: Sept 21st and 23rd (Class Size limited to 7 students)
* See Notes above
The open water course consist of three pillars; three academic sessions, two/three pool sessions, and four open water dives. The academic sessions are completed at the dive shop. When registering you will be given a book, dive log, and recreational dive planner table. Prior to the first class, you will need to complete applicable forms, read chapters 1-3, and complete the corresponding Knowledge Reviews. If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical questions, you will need a doctor's approval prior to the first pool session. During the class sessions, we review the Knowledge Reviews, take applicable quizzes, and sign out dive gear. Prior to the fist pool sessions, you will sign out gear, and prior to the open water dives, you will sign out additional gear.
The pool sessions are held at the Dover Indoor Pool on Henry Law Avenue over a two or three days, Tuesday and Thursday, or Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. The first pool session will be conducted in the shallow pool and the balance of the class will be held in the deep pool. On Tuesday, Wednesday (if applicable), and Thursday, we will meet at the Dover Indoor Pool. The time will be specified during the class session. At the end of Thursday’s pool session you will have completed your pool session, and are ready to complete your open water dives which are typically done over the weekend following that Thursday’s class.
You will complete a total of four dives, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Typically, we meet at 7:30 or 8 o’clock at the dive shop or the dive site, and you will typically complete two dives by noon. The Open Water Dives are typically done at dive sites local to the Dive Shop. However, the selected dive site is at the discretion of the instructor. Due to the cold temperatures the open water dives for the Winter classes are postponed until in late May or early June time frame.
Advanced Open Water Course
2021 PADI Advanced Open Water Class Schedule
The Advanced open water certification course consists of classroom work and five skills (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 three electives, which will be selected by you and your instructor.
Emphasis on safety and 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:
1. June 26th and 27th
2. August: 14th and 15th
Open Water Dive Refresher Course
2021 PADI Refresher Class Schedule:
1. June 16th
2. July 21st
3. August 18th
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: Offered on an "As Need Bases"
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
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:
Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures
Emergency First Response Certification Course Schedule: Offered on an "As Need Bases"