Choose from Three Options
- $19 for a Try Scuba, Scuba Refresher, or Discover Snorkel class (up to $60 value)
- $99 for one specialty diving course ($225 value) Includes materials and certification card.
- $175 for an open-water scuba course including all classroom materials and scuba equipment rentals ($427.95 value)
During the two-hour Try Scuba class, attendees learn the basics of underwater breathing in a shallow, controlled pool. The two-hour Refresher Scuba course is designed for already certified divers who haven’t been under the sea in a while. Discover Snorkel acclimates swimmers as young as 5 to snorkeling in the swimming pool during a two-hour class.
For the specialty diving course, students can choose from four courses: night diving, boat diving, underwater navigation, and deep diving. The specialty course includes all classroom and pool instruction, as well as books, materials, and certification card.
The 22-hour intensive open-water diving course includes classroom instruction and pool dives, teaching pupils need-to-know knowledge including how to operate masks and tanks, how to dive safely, and how to politely decline scholarship offers from schools of fish. After finishing the course, each new diver receives a certification card, which attests to mastery of the submarine realm.
Students should reach out to their instructor to discuss what materials are needed for the open-water class.
Desert Divers owner, Alex, has a love for diving with all who are bold enough to strike out on an underwater adventure! Over the past 30 years, Desert Divers have recruited a staff of dedicated instructors that schools nascent underwater explorers in introductory lessons and intensive scuba-certification classes. The staff members equip students with most necessary gear for the classes, which cover maritime topics ranging from first aid and fish identification to deep diving and how to fashion sleeping octopuses into temporary helmets. Many classes require that participants first take an open-water scuba course, which bestows diving fundamentals and can eventually lead to certification. The center welcomes all past open-water students back for free refresher courses, helping former pupils sharpen their skills in advance of upcoming dives and snorkel-throwing tournaments. To further refine aquatic abilities, Desert Divers leads new graduates out on field trips to such dive-friendly locales as San Carlos, Mexico, and Key Largo, Florida.