Learn To Scuba Dive
We offer a huge range of NAUI classes from beginner through instructor from the only full-time, year round dive school on the Outer Banks! New classes start every week.
TRY SCUBA - $100
RESORT DIVER w/Beach Dive - $175
RESORT DIVER w/Shark dive in aquarium - $225
Ages 15 and up.
First you meet and shop and we fit you for gear and go over some information,
Next, we take you to our pool and get you used to the equipment and basic scuba skills.
Then we take you to a shipwreck off the beach in 20 ft. of water or if you choose, a dive in the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island with sharks. You must be in good physical health, a swimmer, VERY comfortable in the water and able to carry 50 lbs. You must also be able to equalize your ears, be free of any chronic heart, lung or other resp. disease, asthma or diabetes. If this sounds like some thing you would be interested in, give us a call to book.
REFERRAL DIVES - $195
Complete your SCUBA training with us after having completed academic and pool portions at home. Includes SCUBA gear and 4 open-water dives. We are a Universal Referral Facility, meaning we can complete dives with you for a NAUI, PADI, SSI, YMCA etc. certification. (You must have personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins, boots), or you can purchase it here.)
RUSTY DIVER CHECK-OUT DIVE - $150
Has it been more than a year since your last dive? Choose a Rusty Diver Check-out Dive. An instructor or Divemaster will cover the basics and get you ready for your next diving adventure. Includes one-on-one with instructor, check out dive and dive gear.
BEGINNER SCUBA DIVER
$375 Regular Schedule
$495 Compressed Course (1 week)
Entry level open-water diving class for ages 10+. The regular course includes all instruction, textbook, pool fees and skills, log book, certification card, 4 open water dives and scuba gear associated with dives. (Students will need to purchase their own personal gear; mask, snorkel, fins, booties. The class involves: 8-10 hours of instruction. We offer day and evening classes. 10 hours of pool skills- learning to use gear and SCUBA skills, 4 open-water dives- 3-4 hours per day over 2 days (can be completed in our private quarry, off the beach, or at a quarry or Florida in winter months.
Notes: You must be a good swimmer and in good physical condition with no breathing problems (asthma, diabetes, heart or lung illness). You must be able to swim underwater for a short difference and be able to equalize your ears. You must be very comfortable in the ocean. Students will need to purchase their own mask, snorkel fins, booties and gloves. Do NOT purchase them before class starts as we discuss types of equipment required for scuba diving. We also offer a compressed class ($495) that takes 4 straight days of pool and dives, plus home study before you arrive. The fee includes classroom materials, all instruction, pool fees, and 4 open-water dives and certification card. (Does not have to be continuous days but all dives must be completed within 3 months of finishing pool work).
BREATH-HOLD DIVING (Skin Diving) - $199.00
One day or 2 half days
Learn breath-hold (freediving) diving techniques. This is an introduction course and is necessary if you wish to start freediving (breath hold diving). You will learn proper breathe hold techniques, the science behind freediving and pool skills such as equalizing, finning, diving, weighting yourself properly and safety skills. Students must be 12 years old and up. Class includes classroom and dives You must be a good swimmer, very comfortable in the water. Students need to own, purchase or rent their own personal gear (long fins, mask, snorkel). Course includes classroom and pool time. Fees include instruction, openwater dives.
Classroom portion - $50
In-water training - $75
(If you want a full scuba certification course that includes a
NAUI Hunter and Gatherer certification card cost is $199 total)
Want to learn all about spearfishing? We offer a intro to spearfishing course for ages 12 and up. We go over all the equipment needed including guns, wetsuits, fins, masks, weights, etc. We show you how to choose your gear, types of guns and how to rig them and go over safety and etiquette. The lecture portion takes place at our shop. If you sign up for the in-water portion, we go to our private training quarry located close to our shop and teach you the basics of equipment use, weighting and freediving.
You will need to own, purchase or rent your equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, weights and belt, wetsuit).
Wreck Diving - $150
Underwater Naturalist - $75
Fees include all instruction and certification card or certificate.
Rental gear is available but not included
ADVANCED SCUBA DIVER - $225 plus $120 for boat fee
Next level up from beginner. Must be 15+ years old, hold a scuba diver certification from any agency (Padi, SSI, SDI, etc.), and all personal gear (including mask, snorkel, fins, booties, slate, compass, flashlight, and wreck reel). Course consists of review of skills and equipment and 6 dives with an instructor: one dive will be deeper than 60 ft (not to exceed 130 ft), one night or low-visibility, one navigation, 3 others of choice by you and your instructor. Fees include textbook, all instruction and Naui certification card. Boat fees are additional. You must own your own or rent all your diving equipment.
NITROX DIVER - $175
Required for the purchase of Nitrox gas for tanks. Must be 15+ years old, have a NAUI advanced certification or equivalent, and all personal gear. Includes classroom materials, certification card, 6 hours of instruction (classroom or online), and 2 dives using Nitrox. Learn the physics behind oxygen and nitrogen, while studying safe Nitrox practices. Fees include textbook and classroom materials, all instruction,and Naui certification card. Boat fees are additional. You must own your own or rent all your diving equipment.
RESCUE SCUBA DIVER - $225
Rescue skills and self-rescue skills to manage risks and handle diving emergencies and rescues. Must be 15+ years old, have a NAUI advanced certification or equivalent, CPR and First Aid certifications, and all personal gear. Includes textbook, all instruction and Naui certification card.
MASTER SCUBA DIVER - $450
Meant for honing recreational diving skills or for those wishing to proceed to a leadership course. Must be 15+ years old, have a NAUI advanced certification or equivalent, and all personal gear. Includes all instruction (classroom or online), 8 dives, and a certification card. Dives will test your skills to the limit and expand your capabilities and experience. You must own your own gear or rent it. Text book is additional. Required dives: Emergency procedures / rescue, deep / simulated decompression diving, night / low-vis, navigation, search & recovery (light salvage) Elective dives (choices): skin diving, environmental study, air consumption, boat diving, shore diving, hunting & collecting, etc.
Must be 18+ years old, have a NAUI master diver certification or equivalent, rescue certification, CPR and First Aid certification. Must have completed a NAUI FIT course and have all scuba and personal gear. Must also acquire medical approval and proof of good physical condition within 12 months of taking classes, and purchase all required classroom materials.
NAUI FIT - $250
This is a pre-requisite for all NAUI leadership courses.
DIVEMASTER - $550
Qualifies for leading trips, lots of employment options, may enter an instructor training course (ITC) once certified as a Divemaster. Must have 60 logged dives
INSTRUCTOR CROSS-OVER - $1200
Are you an instructor for another agency and want to earn your Naui Instructor rating? Give us a call
INSTRUCTOR COURSE - $1500
Want to become a NAUI Scuba Instructor? Call for further information