SCUBA Classes and
Programs









PADI EXPERIENCE PROGRAMS

Bubblemaker—for children 8-12 years old,
this is a swimming pool experience that
introduces children to the wonders of
blowing bubbles underwater. Great Birthday
Party idea as well!

for more information on ANY class or program,
write to: learn2dive@southwinddiving.com


PADI S.E.A.L. Team—Also for children 8-12 years old, this program covers
basic scuba skills over several Aqua- Missions in a “diving” pool and brings
the excitement of the underwater world to young explorers and adventurers!

click here for more info

Discover SCUBA Diving—for individuals 10 years and older, this is a swimming pool experience to let you try SCUBA before registering for a certification class.

PADI SCUBA Diver—entry level program for those who either do not want to pursue full SCUBA certification or have limiting time constraints. Can be completed in one weekend and counts towards Open Water Diver certification.

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER— Certification program that allows you to dive with
another certified buddy independent of a professional. Includes all the basics of
scuba diving and scuba equipment. Complete this certification in two weekends
or on a schedule customized to your needs. 





PADI ADVENTURE DIVER— Once you have completed your Open Water Diver certification, three more supervised dives each with a specific emphasis on either environment, skills, or equipment moves you into the ranks of Adventure Diver!

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER– Add Deep and Underwater Navigation dives .to the Adventure Diver and NOW you’re an Advanced Open Water Diver!

PADI RESCUE DIVER— The next step prepares you for dive emergencies whether before, during or after a dive. We think this one course EVERY diver should take! This course also includes
DAN’S DEMP Course for a complete Rescue training program!

SPECIALTY DIVER COURSES- We offer Specialty Diver Certifications for Altitude, Boat, Deep, Drift, Dry Suit, Enriched Air, Multi-level/Computer Diving, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery, Underwater Photography, Underwater Navigation, Underwater Naturalist, Wreck Diving (Course Prices vary by course)
Complete FIVE PADI specialty certifications and with your Rescue Diver
Certification and 50 logged dives, you can qualify for PADI’s Master SCUBA Diver, the highest rated recreational diver certification available.

BECOME A PADI PRO!! Once you have completed Rescue Diver, you have the option of pursuing a career, whether part time or full time, in the diving industry. Start by becoming a PADI DIVE MASTER. This is an extensive program on dive theory, skills, and dive management. Test the professional waters by working with a PADI Instructor and even doing some programs on your own!

You can do ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR or OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR, separately or together, in sequence to continue on your SCUBA career track. The combined program, an Instructor Development Course (an IDC) is offered at qualified PADI Dive Centers or at approved alternate locations. Watch this site for approved sites and dates.

CPR for adults and children, choking management, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), and First Aid training is available.
Classes are currently available upon request.

Certify as an EFR Instructor and share YOUR training at the workplace and with friends and family and add to your income as well!

Emergency First Response


DAN first aid courses address SCUBA Diving injuries specifically but ALL programs are applicable in daily life as well. 

Programs include:

  • Emergency Oxygen for Scuba Diving Injuries
  • Basic Life Support and First Aid 
  • Diving First Aid for Professional Divers

Instructor level certifications available for those who meet the prerequisites to teach DAN courses.