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Scuba Diver/Junior Scuba Diver

Upcoming Classes

  • Tue, Feb 12th

    Diver's World / Prep

    Tuesdays for 6 weeks

    class @ DW 6pm-9pm
    pool @ Prep 9pm-11pm

    Gene Krahe
    NAUI Dive Instructor #18755

    Gene was always intrigued by the underwater world.  He finally took the plunge in 1991 and became a certified diver along with his wife and still favorite dive buddy Karen.  After several specialty courses and becoming a certified training assistant, he wanted to help teach others to scuba dive. He became a NAUI scuba instructor in 1996 and still loves to see the smiles on the faces of new students as they breathe on scuba for the first time or experience their first open water dive.  His favorite diving is on the wrecks at the bottom of Lake Erie or off the coast of North Carolina. Gene teaches Scuba Diver, Advanced, Nitrox Diver and his favorite, Rescue Diver.

  • Sun, Feb 24th

    DW / Prep Aquatics Center

    Sundays for 5 weeks


    Larry Schaller
    NAUI Dive Instructor #11653

    In 1980 Larry's brother-in-law talked him into trying scuba diving. The brother-in-law then promptly moved away but Larry was hooked continuing on to become a NAUI instructor in 1989. Larry teaches our Eastside YMCA program on Sundays as well as Advanced, Wreck and Ice diving. Larry particularly enjoys hearing about the students’ experiences after they get certified and says “try it and see how easy and fun Scuba is!”. Larry is also the Erie area's Boy Scouts of America Scuba Merit Badge counselor. 

Scuba Diver/Junior Scuba Diver

Your underwater adventure begins! Imagine wa,tching the water level move up your mask as you slowly go below the surface – and continue to breathe! It’s the most exciting feeling imaginable and yours when you become a NAUI Scuba Diver!

Scuba Diver is our entry level scuba certification course during which you will learn the fundamental knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water. When you complete your class, you and your buddy will be free to explore and discover the many wonders of the underwater world, and you will have earned a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card – the most respected diver certification card in the world!

Tailor your class to suit your time and budget:

GROUP LESSONS: Join the fun and camaraderie with fellow new divers and make lifelong friends.

SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS: Use NAUI’s e-learning to supplement specific class times that suit your schedule

PRIVATE LESSONS: work with one of our NAUI instructors on your own time and schedule!

Come on and dive in!  A lifetime of fun, adventure, memories, experiences, and new friends awaits you!

What You Will Learn

Your instructor will teach you about dive equipment, the science of diving, responsible diving practices and the environment. You will also learn many skills in the water with practice time for your safety and comfort, and complete your training with a minimum of five open water dives.

What’s Involved?

Our Scuba Diver courses are designed around a five or six week curriculum with each session including both pool time and classroom instruction. The six week class meets once per week with two  hours of classroom learning followed by two hours of pool skills development. At Diver’s World, we strive to make your scuba experience fun, relaxing, and enjoyable, so you will be in full scuba gear on your first day! After your classroom and pool training, you will be required to pass a written exam as well as demonstrate your scuba skills competency in open water (see training dives below).

How Do You Get Started?

As long as you are 12 years or older and in good physical condition, you can enroll in a Diver’s World Scuba Diver course.

What’s Provided

Your class fee will cover certification fees, instructional fees, pool fees, NAUI educational materials, log book and two days of open water instruction with your Instructor(s) and Dive Master. Your class also includes the use of Diver’s World tanks, buoyancy compensation device (BCD), regulator with octopus, gauges, and dive computer for all pool sessions. You will also get a FREE six month subscription to Dive Training Magazine.

Required/Personal Equipment

You will only need to provide your own mask, fins, snorkel, dive boots/booties, and gloves along with your bathing suit and towel. These are the basics that you will want as your own to take with you snorkeling and diving. For safety, you will need to provide your own dive knife for your open water dives. Diver’s World has a wide selection of all of these items to meet all of your needs. Ask about our package discounts so you can have the assurance of proper fit, excellent quality and internet competitive pricing!

Training Dives

After your classroom and pool instruction you will be required to demonstrate your skills in open water. This generally requires two days/mornings of diving which can be accomplished through a local dive with Diver’s World. Alternatively, some of our students elect to do their open water dives on a vacation/dive trip and Diver’s World will provide a open water referral for you to complete your dives on your trip. Unlike some other dive centers, at Diver’s World there is no separate instruction fee for your open water dives nor for a referral; these fees are included in your class tuition.

In either case, you will need to provide your own transportation, equipment (yours and/or rented), environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

Sign Up Now!

Pick a class and call Diver’s World as soon as possible! (814) 459 3195.

What’s Next?

Once you become a certified diver, perhaps you want to further your training with an Advanced Scuba Diver or Rescue Scuba Diver course? Maybe you or someone you know was certified long ago and needs a refresher course. Perhaps you want to become a dive professional and go all the way to Divemaster or even become an Instructor! Whatever your scuba and skin diving needs, we can help you realize your dreams!