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Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus

We can certify you at several levels!


Open Water Diver/
Jr. Open Water Diver
(12-14 yrs.)
Where to begin! This course will give you the knowledge and skills you'll need to safely visit the underwater world. Upon completion, you will be awarded the PADI Open Water Diver certification card. Professional dive store personnel, boat operators and other professionals in diving will ask to see your certification card before they will allow you to rent or buy scuba gear, obtain air for your tanks, or participate in diving activities. Scuba For You will make sure you have fun getting certified, and preparing for the excitement of entry level diving in your local area and around the world.
Requirements: 5 Lectures, 5 confined water sessions, 4 open water dives, and 1 optional skin dive. Scuba For You goes wherever is convenient for you!

Student practicing mask clearing

Filling out the Dive Log
Advanced Open Water
The next step. This course continues the open-water training, and is a prerequisite for many specialty courses. You'll be introduced to specialty-diving activities which may count toward your certification in each of them.
Requirements: 5 dives, consisting of 3 core dives - deep, night, navigation - and 2 elective dives (boat, multilevel, drift, search and rescue, under water naturalist).

Rescue Diver
Mid-level rating. Refine your ability to prevent problems and develop the specific skills you need to respond to a diving emergency. Successful completion of the Rescue Diver course through Scuba For You will increase your confidence in your personal diving ability.


Master Diver
Highest nonprofessional rating. This prestigious rating means you've developed skills and experience in a broad range of diving specialties and environments.
Requirements: You will need to either 1) become a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, a PADI Rescue Diver and earn five Specialty Diver ratings or 2) become a PADI Divemaster and earn five Specialty Diver ratings.

Recovering the regulator

Taking a 15' safty stop

Dive Master
The first level in becoming a professional. During the Divemaster course, you'll sharpen your diving skills to demonstration quality, gain a professional-level understanding of diving theory, learn how to organize and conduct diving activities, and learn how to supervise divers in training. Diver with this rating can assist in classes, and lead dives.


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