I am already Certified, What about me?
Open Water Certification has sometimes been referred to as “A License to Learn”. The
average number of dives that people do worldwide after they are certified is “ONE”! It
is tough to become proficient and really comfortable in the water when you only do it
once a year. SCUBAfy Dive Center is unique in that we actually WANT the students we
certify and their families to come dive with us after they are certified.
Although you cannot actually dive with the class, there is no reason why you cant come
along and “USE THE SAME LAKE OR OCEAN!” In addition, we usually have some type of
outing planned each month for our club.
SCUBAfy Dive Center is a Career Development Center and an Instructor Training
Facility. We offer classes all the way from Open Water all the way up to Instructor.
Unlike other shops, we can certify you AND present you with your Instructor
Certification once earned. You do not need to go several other places for tests and
SCUBAfy Dive Center classes are taught or directly supervised by Charlie Franks, an
Instructor Trainer Evaluator and Regional Training Director, the highest level you can
obtain with a training agency. Charlie has trained hundreds of divers and Instructors
around the country. He believes in “complete in-person education”, requiring in-person
classroom sessions during the class and not just on-line training.
Some of the other courses we offer are:
Advanced Open Water Certification - (a Great Refresher too!)
Our Advanced Open Water Certification Course is unique in that it actually attempts to
make you an “ADVANCED DIVER”. During the course we take you back over all of the
things you SHOULD HAVE LEARNED during Open Water and then we build on that
knowledge and add classes on Advance Subjects as well, and then the opportunity to
learn about and perform more challenging types of dives. Even if you have been Open
Water certified for many years the class can benefit you.
It is also a great alternative to a “Refresher” Class, as you not only get refreshed, but
you also gain the additional training as well. The course includes several classroom
sessions and several Advanced Dives.
Dives Include:(Dive types subject to change)
Skills Review and Natural Navigation
Basic Search and Recovery
In addition to the material which you will learn relating to the above dives, during the
Classroom Sessions we will cover the following:
Equipment selection use and care
Dive Physics and Physiology
Depth and Time Limits
Natural and Compass Navigation
Search and Recovery
Boat Diving Skills
Basic Rescue Skills
Deep Diving Skills and Challenges
Night Diving Skills and Challenges
Rescue Diver/Dive Medic 1 & 2
Our Rescue Diver Course is designed to allow you to identify and react the correct way
in the event of a diving emergency. During the class you will learn more about dive
maladies relating to the diving environment and those related to the pressure. You also
will get CPR certification as well as Oxygen Administration. You will also learn about
how to perform a scuba rescue during a simulated emergency rescue scenario.
Master Diver Course
The Master Diver Course is part of the advanced education program for sport divers.
The Master Diver Program is offered to Advanced Divers, to train in different specialty
areas of diving. It is designed for divers who want to continue their education, but not
pursue the professional levels. During the class you will be trained in Rescue Diver plus
4 additional Specialties from a large list to choose from.
Scuba Master Course
The Scuba Master Diver Course is a continuation the advanced education program for
sport divers. The Scuba Master Diver Program is offered to Master Divers, to train in
additional specialty areas of diving. It is designed for divers who want to continue their
education, but not pursue the professional levels. During the class you will be trained
in 5 additional Specialties for a total of 10.
Scuba Master Elite Course
The Scuba Master Diver Course is the final level of certification for non-professional
sport divers. On completion, the student is eligible for the Scuba Master Elite Award
Jacket. During the class you will be trained in 5 additional Specialties for a total of 15.
Our Divemaster Certification Course is the first step in leadership.
The Professional Divemaster Program is designed for the diver who is interested in
working as a professional in the sport diving industry. The program is not only as the
first step toward becoming an Instructor, but also includes the training in all aspects of
performing the job duties and responsibilities of a Professional Divemaster.
A Divemaster is a highly-trained professional, having experience and extensive
knowledge of handling dive sites, activities, and groups of both novice and experienced
sport divers. This experience covers all phases of the industry, including not only the
in-water parts of diving, but the operational as well, such as Equipment Repair,
Administrative, Teaching and Leadership Training.
Assistant Open Water Instructor
The purpose of Assistant Instructor Program is to prepare the Divemaster for the step
up to Instructor. The program is not only to train professional a career-minded
individuals, but can be for a an interested sport diver, as well. There are many divers
who would like to assist a Professional Dive Instructor, but do not want to make diving
instruction a career.
Open Water Instructor
Our Open Water Instructor Certification Course is designed for the diver who is
interested in working as a professional in the sport diving industry. The program
teaches the skills necessary to teach the sport of scuba to new students, using what
you have learned in your training so far.
An Open Water Instructor is a highly-trained professional, having experience and
extensive knowledge of handling training of new students in the Classroom, Confined
and Open Water situations.
The Open Water Instructor learns to handle many situations and people and should
have a passion for bringing the amazing world of scuba to new diver. Their experience
covers all phases of the industry, including not only the in-water parts of diving, but the
operational as well, such as Equipment Repair, Administrative, Teaching and Leadership