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We offer a wide range of certification classes from Open Water to Dive Master as well as numerous specialty classes. Click on the options below to discover our different courses and class options!

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DISCOVER SCUBA

Experience the thrill of diving under the direct supervision of a professional scuba instructor.
Learn to dive in one day-No license required. #Give Scuba a try under professional instruction and supervision!

The Discover Scuba Diving program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the direct supervision of a professional scuba instructor. You begin in the comfort of our heated pool where you learn basic skills and get comfortable with your equipment. That same afternoon, you complete two open water dives from our custom dive boats right off Key Biscayne, Miami. We often see turtles, rays, grouper, lobster, parrotfish, angelfish, jacks, eels, plenty of coral and occasional dolphins.

Requirements

  • You must be able to swim.
  • Be at least 10 years old.
  • Be in good physical health and condition.
  • Have a great sense of adventure!!
  • Super low ratios of one instructor to 2 two students.

Cost

$350 per person.

RESCUE

OPEN WATER

The PADI® Open Water license is the most sought after Scuba certification in the world. You have come to the right place to get yours! With our awesome instructors, fully stocked shop, pool downstairs and boat all on location, there is no better place to get certified- and in just two days!

Requirements

  • You must be able to swim.
  • Be at least 10 years old.
  • Be in good physical health and condition.
  • Have a great sense of adventure!!

Cost

$699 per person. This includes the PADI e-learning program, pool session, four boat dives, use of Scuba gear and digital or plastic certification card upon completion. Your class does not include personal gear (mask, snorkel and fins), however these items are available in our store for professional fit and purchase.

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ADVANCED OPEN WATER

The Advanced class provides an excellent opportunity to expand your diving skills under professional, experienced supervision. Please don’t think you need to be an experienced diver to take this class. At Diver’s Paradise, our instructors’ years of diving experience make the Advanced class a real learning adventure for divers of all backgrounds. You will learn how to navigate properly, perfect your buoyancy, identify marine life, safely dive on a wreck and go beyond the 60′ limit of the Open Water certification.

Requirements

  • You must be able to swim.
  • Be at least 12 years old- students under 15 will receive a Jr. Advanced.
  • Diver Certification that can be upgraded once 15 years old.
  • Be in good physical health and condition.
  • Have a great sense of adventure!

Cost

The price for the Advanced certification class is $599. This price includes the PADI e-learning (a $190 value), boat fees, instruction, student SCUBA rental gear, and the license. Personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, and flashlight) are not included but can be professionally fit and purchased at our shop.

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FREEDIVING AND WELLNESS

 

WELLNESS:

Bea accompanies you on a magical experience, feeling supported by the water combined with the breath-hold is an invitation to become aware of the places in your body where stress, worry and fear have manifested as tension. The nervous system resets to its tranquil state. It is in complete relaxation where THE MIND RESTS, THE HEART TAKES OVER and the door to the Unknown opens. As you enter, the magic happens.

STATIC APNEA:

Static apnea (STA) is a discipline in which a person holds their breath underwater for a length of time. For competitions, athletes lie face-down in the water holding their breath for as long as possible. Although it may seem as simple as lying face down in the water, STA is actually one of the more technical disciplines.

FREEDIVING LEVEL 1: Freediving is about inward power, discipline and control. If you’ve always wanted to enter the underwater world quietly, on your own terms, staying as long as your breath allows, then freediving is for you.

Cost

One to one $895 / Two to one $750 per person.

FREEDIVING

TECHNICAL DIVING

Diver’s Paradise TecRec courses give you the techniques and procedures required for diving beyond the recreational limits, but remember that technical diving is not for everyone. If you embrace adrenaline-pumping challenges and are willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you will find tec diving to be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have.

OPEN CIRCUIT TECHNICAL DIVING COURSES:

  • DISCOVER TEC
  • TEC 45 DIVER
  • TEC 50 DIVER
  • GAS BLENDER
  • TEC TRIMIX 65 DIVER
  • TEC TRIMIX DIVER
  • TEC SIDEMOUNT DIVER
 

INSTRUCTOR LEVEL COURSES:

  • GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR
  • TEC INSTRUCTOR
  • TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR
  • TEC SIDEMOUNT INSTRUCTOR
  • DIVER’S PARADISE TECREC PROGRAM
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SPEARFISHING

Prudent and conservative techniques of both aspects must be exercised. The SDI Hunter/Collector Diver Course covers the “how-to’s” of hunting and collection of marine life.

The SDI Hunter/Collector Diver course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

  • Survey of marine life
  • Ecology and conservation
  • Collecting techniques
  • Spear fishing techniques
  • Spear fishing rules
  • Invertebrate collecting
 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver, SDI Junior Open Water Diver, or equivalent
  • Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
  • Complete all open water requirements efficiently
  • Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution
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REFRESHER

If you haven’t been scuba diving in a while or just feel a little rusty, this course is for you.

We offer this class every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

We start with a pool session to go over the most important skills and spend some extra time just getting reacquainted with Scuba diving. After the pool session we walk just 20 steps to our boat that will be ready to take you out for two exciting guided dives right off the coast of Key Biscayne. Our ratio of divers to instructors is 4-1. You may upgrade to a private refresher class during the booking process if you prefer.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age is 12
  • Must have a PADI (or equivalent) Open Water Certification or higher.
  • Students under 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
  • You must be able to swim.
  • Must complete the  PADI Medical Statement. 
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REFERRAL PROGRAM

The referral program is for those who started a scuba class elsewhere and need to complete their open water training. Below is our typical schedule for a weekend referral class. Times and locations may change depending on which days you need to complete the dives.

The first day you meet at Divers Paradise to complete paperwork and shortly after you will be heading our for your first two training dives.

On your first day you will get to enjoy two awesome reef dives located just minutes away for the marina and be back by 4pm so you have the rest of your day to enjoy.

The second day you will return to Divers Paradise to do another two training dives. This time you will get to dive on one of over 70 wrecks that lay right off the coast of Miami. After the wreck dive you will do your final training dive on either a reef or possibly the Neptune Memorial site.

You will receive a temporary certification card so you can start diving right away. We process your PADI certification card on line so you will get your permanent license in as little as 7 days and it can be sent anywhere in the world.

You will also be qualified to take the PADI Advanced class as well numerous specialty classes like wreck diver and underwater photographer.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reservations are required.
  • Classes are paid in full when enrolling.
  • Must complete a student record file.
  • Minimum age is 10 for certification, however, only a Junior Open Water License will be issued to those under 15.
  • Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Must complete a medical form.  
  • No cost diving insurance for this program is available from Divers Alert Network (for U.S. and Canadian Residents only). Please ask your instructor for more information.
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ADVANCED: RESCUE DIVER

After you have completed the PADI Advanced Open Water Course and Emergency First Response, you are ready for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.   The Rescue course provides divers with skills that are essential for Self Rescue and for helping other divers.  Upon completion you will qualify to take the PADI Dive Master class and be on your way to becoming a professional.

Our Rescue classes are kept small to ensure that you get plenty of hands on practice. This can be a strenuous class and you should be in good physical condition and posses good diving skills to participate.

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to call and speak to one of our experienced scuba instructors directly.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reservations are required.
  • Student record file
  • medical form (a dive physical is only required if any of the medical questions are answered with a “yes”)
  • Minimum age is 12.
  • Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • ***DUE TO THE NATURE OF THIS CLASS, WE HAVE A 14 DAY RESCHEDULE POLICY AS WE NEED AT LEAST 2 STUDENTS TO CONDUCT THE CLASS . ANY CANCELLATIONS WITHIN 7 DAYS OF THE CLASS WILL RESULT IN FORFEITURE OF THE CLASS*

COST:

$499.00 includes your Rescue Manual, tanks, weights, academic reviews, confined and open water training and the certification card upon successful completion.

DIVE MASTER

ADVANCED: NITROX

The PADI Enriched Air Diver (Nitrox) course is PADI’s most popular specialty scuba diving course. The PADI Enriched Air Diver Course provides recreational divers with the knowledge to safely plan and conduct nitrox dives up to 40%. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time – which means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

We utilize the PADI eLearning Option for this class as we have found it to be very thorough and you can start today. If you prefer a book and DVD instead please let us know.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age: 15

COST:

The cost is $179.00. Price includes either the PADI E Learning Access Pass or text book, a demonstration on acquiring and logging Nitrox tanks and fills,  the PADI Enriched Air Certification Card upon completion. There are no open water dives required or included in this class. If you would like to do a dive after the class please sign up for that separately.

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SPECIALTY: PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY

Float effortlessly, drifting over reefs. Be the diver you want to be, with ultimate buoyancy control, able to hover close to the bottom and examine underwater organisms without touching them.

Buoyancy skills separate the good divers from the great divers. In the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you will learn to how to precisely weight yourself for optimum control, poise and balance. You learn to ascend and descend so effortlessly, it seems like you only think about it and it happens. By mastering streamlining, you move through the water cleanly, efficiently and gracefully. You swim near fragile environments without harm to them or yourself.

Components of the class are:

  • Buoyancy fundamentals, weighting and adjustments
  • Streamlining, balance and trim
  • Fine tuning buoyancy and mastering hovering
  • Master buoyancy by swimming through obstacle courses

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Watch the DVD
  • Reservations are required.
  • Student Record File
  • Students under 18 must have parents or guardians approval and signature

COST:

The cost is $179.00. Price includes either the PADI E Learning Access Pass or text book, a demonstration on acquiring and logging Nitrox tanks and fills,  the PADI Enriched Air Certification Card upon completion. There are no open water dives required or included in this class. If you would like to do a dive after the class please sign up for that separately.

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SPECIALTY: DRIFT DIVER

Course Content:

· Equipment for Waves, Tides and Currents
· Learn how to evaluate diving conditions correctly based on currents .

· Experience how to dive safely and relaxed in different types of currents .

· Plan and execute dives safely with respect to waves, tides and currents .

· Basics of Waves, Tides and Currents

· Procedures for Shore Dives

· Procedures for Boat Dives

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Minimum age is 12
  • Student contract completed
  • INFLATABLE SURFACE MARKER AND REEL REQUIRED

COST:

The cost of the course is $299 which includes two drift dives on the wrecks of Miami Beach with a dive instructor. The course includes a PADI academic portion, an exam the morning of the dives.

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SPECIALTY: WRECK DIVER

Want to explore sunken ships, crashed planes and lost treasures beneath the surface? Then the PADI Wreck Diver program is just want you want. Did you know that Miami has over 80 wrecks off the coast, most within 30 minutes fromthe dock?

  • The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of wreck diving
  • The preparation and use of lights, air supplies, special equipment, penetration lines and reels
  • Limited-visibility diving techniques and emergency procedures

This class includes 4 open water dives conducted over 2-3 days

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Reservations are required.
  • Student Record File
  • Minimum age is 15.
  • Students under 18 must have parents or guardians approval and signature

COST:

$399.00 This includes the text book, class session, tanks and weights and four wreck dives all from our boat. All other gear must be provided or rented. You will need to purchase or provide a reel, flashlight and slate for this class.

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SPECIALTY: NIGHT DIVER

Even your local dive site offers a whole new adventure by moonlight!

During your program you’ll learn to prepare night dive activities and develop your knowledge and techniques for night diving.

Some of the topics covered in the night diver elective are:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of night diving.
  • Proper procedures for buoyancy control, navigation and communication.
  • Use of dive lights and buddy-system techniques.
  • Disorientation and emergency procedures.
  • Orientation to nocturnal aquatic life.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age: 12

COST:

$399.00 Includes text book, academic session, three night dives all from our boats tanks and weights. Scuba rental is available at a reduced rate. You must provide or purchase your personal gear which is your mask, snorkel, fins and a flashlight. This class counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating. Special! For just $125 extra you can combine the Deep Diver Specialty Class with the Night Diver Class.

Bonus! You can add Nitrox certification to this class for just $129 more.

FREEDIVING

SPECIALTY: DEEP DIVER

PADI’s Deep Diver program offers you the adventure of a lifetime – going deep to see things others only dream about.
The minimum depth for the deep dives is between 18 to 30 meters/60 to 100 feet, with no dive exceeding 40 meters/130 feet.   All your dives will be conducted within the no-decompression limits, with deeper dives conducted first.

During your program, you’ll cover the knowledge, skills and techniques needed to dive deep.   The following is included in the PADI Deep Diver program:

  • Planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of deep diving.
  • Risk factors and decompression-tables review.
  • Safety stops and emergency decompression procedures.
  • Special equipment, descent lines and buoyancy-control considerations.
  • Use of dive computers including “deep stop”
  • Procedures for flying after diving and high-altitude diving.
  • Orientation to recompression chambers.

This class includes 4 dives.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Minimum age: 15

COST:

$399.00 Includes text book, DVD, academic session, tanks, weights and 4 boat dives. Personal and Scuba gear rental is not included as you should have your own at this level.

This class counts towards your PADI Master Scuba Diver Rating

Bonus! For $129 more you can add a Nitrox Certification to this class.

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