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Learn to Dive with Scuba Steve's

Scuba Steve’s Open Water Scuba Diver Course: What will you learn?

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons and see the world beneath the waves, this is where you begin! Millions of people have discovered the wonders of the underwater world through their open water scuba diver course. This course covers all the basic academics and in-water training you need to begin your scuba diving experience. You will develop knowledge of diving facts, principles, and concepts as well as physical diving skills techniques to gain your certification.


What sets our open water course apart?

At Scuba Steve’s, we go above and beyond industry standards to ensure student comfort and safety. We train our students how to scuba dive confidently; we don’t sell certification cards. Most courses in the Keys are advertised as “3 day” courses, but typically consist of two days or less of actual instruction. This leaves very little time for skill development, and we often encounter divers who are uncomfortable and feel their training was rushed. When you take your course with us, you will have plenty of time to become comfortable and confident across four relaxed pool sessions and four open water dives. Scuba Steve’s provides the quality difference. Our course takes advantage of online E-Learning so you can do most of the academics at your pace on your own time. Upon completion, you come dive with us for three full days of in person training (with lunch breaks). This allows you to maximize your mastery of diving as well as your vacation or free time. Our course includes everything you need to get certified, no gear purchase is necessary.


Small group size for a personal experience:

All courses with Scuba Steve’s are run on our 30’ Delta custom dive boat, which carries a maximum of 6 passengers. Our intimate small boat experience is unique to our area. We provide the most individual attention possible, unlike some larger commercial dive boats where it's easy to feel lost in the crowd. We also limit our student to instructor ratio to 4:1, which is less than half of the industry standard, maximizing professional supervision. Safety matters at Scuba Steves, after all, you are learning to breathe underwater!

Who should take our open water course?

This course is for anyone interested in learning to dive in a small or private group, with an operation that specializes in customer service, care, and flexibility. Minimum age for this course is 10 years old, and you need reasonably proficient swimming skills and to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary.  A medical history form will be provided upon booking and must be completed by all divers prior to participating in this activity. You are responsible to make sure you are medically qualified to participate.

Course Schedule:

Day 1 Morning:  Classroom review, pool session 1

Lunch break

Day 1 Afternoon: Pool session 2

Day 2 Morning: Pool session 3

Lunch Break

Day 2 Afternoon: Boat trip for open water dives 1 and 2

Day 3 Morning: Pool session 4

Lunch Break

Day 3 Afternoon: Boat trip for open water dives 3 and 4


Scuba Steve’s Open Water Scuba Diver Course rates:

$850 per person (additional fee for a private one-on-one class, reduced rate if dives are done during private charters)

Let's go diving! Call us at 305-390-4170 to book or if you have any questions!

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