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Try Scuba

This non-certification course lets you experience the wonder of the underwater world with minimum time commitment under close supervision of your instructor. In this one-day course, you’ll spend a little time in the classroom, a little time in the pool, and an open water dive at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes all necessary equipment, academics, pool time, and open water dive.

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Refresher

Most responsible dive operators won’t take you out if it’s been more than 24 months since your last dive. If you need to shake off the cobwebs and get back in your dive groove, or just become a better diver, this course gives you a brief academic update, refreshes all the basic dive skills in the pool, and then an open water dives with your instructor. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes tanks and weights, academics, pool time, and open water dive.

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Learn to Dive

We know your time is valuable, so your course takes advantage of the latest state-of-the-art digital media to allow you to do most of the academics at your own pace and on your own time before class starts. On day one, we spend the morning in the classroom discussing what you’ve read and watched at home, followed by an afternoon practicing in the pool (not a dirty canal). On the second day, we’ll do two open water dives and some more pool practice. On the third day, we’ll do two more open water dives, and you’re certified! Since the best way to become of diver is to go diving, you can also upgrade with an additional two open water dives for even more practice. You can also choose between group and private classes. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card, and all required scuba equipment except mask, fins, and snorkel, dive tables, and logbook.

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How far do you want to go?

Advanced

If you’re an Open Water Diver and ready to get more experience, try new things, or just become a better diver, this is your next step. Most responsible dive operations require this rating before they will take you deeper than 60 feet (20m). Before you invest a lot of time and money into something you may not like, this menu-based course allows you to try dives from 5 different specialty courses. See the list below, under “Specialty Courses”. To really become a better diver, we highly recommend Deep, Navigation, and Buoyancy! Course usually takes 2-3 days, and includes tanks and weights, academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, 5 open water dives, and certification card. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.

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Rescue

The Rescue Diver course isn’t just about being trained, ready, and prepared to assist other divers in trouble, it also teaches you how not to become one of those divers in trouble. It’s also a great course for parents diving with their kids – just in case. The course is challenging, but one of the most fun. A great confidence builder no matter what your goals are. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card, tanks and weight. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.

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Specialties

These full courses are designed to train you in the basics of new types of diving and/or increase your proficiency in the diving that you already do. Courses include academic materials, classroom time, any necessary pool time, 1-4 open water dives, certification card, and tanks and weights. Some courses have additional personal equipment requirements.

Boat Diving
Enriched Air Nitrox
Night Diving
Search and Recovery
Deep Diving
Scooter/DPV
Buoyancy Control
Computer Diving
Personal Equipment
Maintenance
Navigation
Drift Diving/Waves, Tides, and Currents
Wreck Diving
Photo and Video
Stress and Rescue
Fish ID
Marine Ecology
Shark Ecology
Sea Turtle Ecology
Coral Reef Ecology
Science of Diving
First Aid, CPR, AED, Emergency Oxygen
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Take the Master Diver Challenge! Become an elite diver with both experience and training. Complete 5 specialties including Rescue, and log at least 50 dives. Call to enroll.





















Professional

If you’re ready to share your love of diving as a dive professional, Looe Key Dive Center offers the full range of professional courses. Special hotel rates available during professional courses.