Dive Certification Courses

I am an active Open Water SCUBA Instructor offering all PADI courses from Open Water through Divemaster including a number of specialty courses, in a private, feedback-driven environment. I tailor each course to fit perfectly with your group, schedule, learning style and needs.

 
 An Open Water Diver certification course student prepares for a deep water entry, while Scratchy the dog supervises from the deck.

An Open Water Diver certification course student prepares for a deep water entry, while Scratchy the dog supervises from the deck.

Open water Dive Certification Course

This introductory course will help you get your feet wet, literally and figuratively. Build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to become a safe and proficient diver.

 Students of the Advanced Open Water certification course explore their abilities underwater, and pick up new hobbies!

Students of the Advanced Open Water certification course explore their abilities underwater, and pick up new hobbies!

Advanced Open water dive Certification Course

In this course, you explore which types of diving really wet your whistle, and gain critical experience in deeper water and navigation. Choose your own adventure!

 The Rescue certification course prepares you to deal with the cycle of stress with comprehensive response training.

The Rescue certification course prepares you to deal with the cycle of stress with comprehensive response training.

Rescue Dive Certification Course

Learn invaluable rescue techniques and how to manage emergency situations, both above and below the surface. Become the best buddy you can be!

 
 A divemaster is not only a certified guide, but an ambassador to the underwater world. Become a professional with the Divemaster Certification course.

A divemaster is not only a certified guide, but an ambassador to the underwater world. Become a professional with the Divemaster Certification course.

DIVEMASTER Certification course

If you are looking to become a professional diver, Divemaster is the first step in that process. Learn planning, guiding and emergency protocol, and go pro!

 After dry spell, a review of the most important ideas and skills with a Refresher Course is essential to a smooth entry back into the water.

After dry spell, a review of the most important ideas and skills with a Refresher Course is essential to a smooth entry back into the water.

Refresher course

Are you already certified and ready to get back in the water? Take a refresher course to review important theory, practical information and skills.

 Complete the Enriched Air Nitrox Certification Course and enjoy all the benefits of diving with Nitrox.

Complete the Enriched Air Nitrox Certification Course and enjoy all the benefits of diving with Nitrox.

EANx Certification Course

This specialty course will train you in Enriched Air Nitrox and helps you to maximize your bottom time. Great for beginner and veteran divers alike!

 
 The best way to see if you like diving is to give it a try. The Discover SCUBA Diving program allows you to do just that without committing to the full certification course.

The best way to see if you like diving is to give it a try. The Discover SCUBA Diving program allows you to do just that without committing to the full certification course.

introductory program - discover scuba diving

Never tried diving before? This program will give you all the information and skill practice you need to try your first breaths underwater! No course commitments, giving it a try!

 A diver hovers neutrally buoyant amongst a school of spadefish while taking a picture. Specialty courses helped to this diver proficient in a number of skills.

A diver hovers neutrally buoyant amongst a school of spadefish while taking a picture. Specialty courses helped to this diver proficient in a number of skills.

specialty Dive Courses

If you would like to dive even deeper into a passion of yours, a specialty certification course will help you explore those options. Specialties available include Deep, Night, Underwater Photography and more.

 Learn vital skills to respond in an emergency with Emergency First Response courses.

Learn vital skills to respond in an emergency with Emergency First Response courses.

Emergency First Response® Courses

These non-diving courses address a wide range of skills, including primary care (CPR for adults and children and AED use) and secondary care (first aid). Important knowledge for everyone, diver or not.


Course Testimonials

I can't imagine having learned how to dive with anyone else. Alex helped me fall in love with scuba diving. I had such a positive experience learning how to dive from Alex that I returned to Central America to dive with him again 6 months later.

- Brittney, Open Water 2016

I felt so comfortable in this class. I am a perfectionist and have to feel that I am doing things correctly and safely. Alex gave me the time to do this.

- Terry, Advanced Open Water 2018

Alex was attentive, knowledgable, and passionate about diving. He is a gifted instructor! Would definitely recommend Alex to anyone looking to learn scuba and have a great vacation. I can't say enough positive things about my experience in his class.

- Alice, Open Water 2015