Learn to Dive
Learn to Dive
Learning to SCUBA dive is one of the most exciting decisions you will ever make! Visit worlds you have only dreamed of, and meet exciting new friends who share your zest for life. Water World has trained Triangle divers for more than thirty years, and we assist with SCUBA training at the major area universities. Allow us to share our enthusiasm for teaching SCUBA diving with you! Our experienced instructional staff has traveled the world diving, and yet the part of diving they enjoy most is helping new divers discover the underwater world!
Here at Water World all of our instruction is done under the guidelines set forth by PADI, the Professional Association of Dive Instructors. We strive to keep class size small to maximize the learning of each student. In addition to limiting the class size, we have extra divemasters and assistant divemasters in our classes to enhance the learning experience. We offer classes year round. To find out about our current classes and prices, just keep reading and give us a call when you decide to sign up or if you have any further questions.
Most classroom based classes can accommodate eLearning students.
Can’t find a class schedule that works for you? Call us and we will work out a Private class that is flexible for you, your family or friends.
Becoming a certified diver is a 3 phase process; Academics, Confined Water (Pool) Sessions, and Open Water Certification Dives.
There are 2 options for completing the academic portion of the course; PADI eLearning or Book/Classroom. The eLearning is a great option for those with very restrictive schedules or those traveling where a book may be a less attractive option. While convenient, eLearning is more expensive and in our experience, students tend to retain the knowledge better if read in a book. The second option is of course the book and classroom. Unlike eLearning, the book offers more interaction with your instructor and allows for a more collaborative learning environment which can be very beneficial to many students.
Each option has its own set of benefits and drawbacks. If you have any questions or concerns, our experienced staff will be happy to help guide you to making the right choice for you.
Confined Water (Pool) Sessions
Confined Water is the phase where you actually get into the water with the SCUBA gear and an instructor and actually take your first breaths underwater. This is also where you will learn about assembling and disassembling the gear, caring for the gear, and many skills that you will actually use in your diving.
Open Water Certification Dives
Think of the Open Water Certification Dives as the final practical exam for your certification. Here, you will take the skills you learned in the Confined Water and demonstrate to an instructor that you did in fact learn them and that you can apply them in a real world scenario.
After successful completion of all 3 phases, you will be eligible for certification!
|Intro Session||Class Dates||Book/eLearning|
|February 13th||February 16th, 17th||eLearning|
|March 13th||March 16th, 17th||eLearning|
|March 30th||April 6th, 7th,13th, 14th||Book (2 Weekend)|
|April 30th||May 2nd, 7th, 9th, 14th, 16th||Book (Tues/Thurs Evening)|
|June 5th||June 8th, 9th||eLearning|
|July 10th||July 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st||Book (2 Weekend)|
|July 30th||August 1st, 6th, 8th, 13th, 15th||Book (Tues/Thurs Evening)|
|September 4th||September 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th||Book (2 Weekend)|
|October 23rd||October 26th, 27th||eLearning|
|November 20th||November 23rd, 24th||eLearning|
|December 11th||December 14th, 15th||eLearning|
|Intro Session||Class Dates|
|May 30th||June 1st, 2nd|
|July 3rd||July 6th, 7th|
|July 25th||July 27th, 28th|
|August 22nd||August 24th, 25th|
|September 19th||September 21st, 22nd|
|October 30th||November 2nd, 3rd|
Schedule is subject to change with or without notice.