Dive Instruction in Key West


The Openwater Checkout or “referral” course is a two day program. Prior to your arrival in Key West, you must have completed classroom & pool sessions, as well as your written exam within the last six months.

Your certification dives are conducted on the coral reefs of the FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY. You will be completing 2 scuba dives per day, as well as some snorkeling skills under the direct supervision of one of our instructors. There will also be time to tour the reefs, just for the fun of it.

If you would like to arrange a pool practice session or review of diving theory prior to your open-water dives, this can be arranged for a nominal fee. You may also want to consider completing one of our advanced or specialty classes after your certification dives during your stay in Key West.

Along with your referral form and log book, you will need to provide us with 2 passport size photos for our records and your certification card. A temporary card will be issued upon completion of your open-water dives. Your permanent certification card will be issued by the national certification agency.

COURSE FEE: $249.00 This fee covers 2 days of instruction and boat trips. (Additional days @$169.00)
EQUIPMENT: Equipment is not included in the course fee. You may use your own or rent from our complete rental department.

Our staff is committed to making your first open water experience the highlight of your vacation. We look forward to completing your introduction to the exciting sport of SCUBA diving. If you have any questions or desire further information, please call us at 1-800-426-0707.