PADI Upgrade

Upgrade your skills and knowledge to a full NAUI Scuba Diver certification!

If you are interested in becoming a full NAUI Scuba Diver, you can build upon your PADI Open Water* certification and become a more knowledgeable and skilled diver.

This course will increase your knowledge base on the equipment, science, physiology, dive tables, rescue and safety aspects of diving so you can dive with more confidence. You will be introduced to basic snorkeling skills as well as scuba rescues and incremental skills. The course consists of two classroom sessions, two pool sessions and two open water dives after which you will receive a NAUI Scuba Diver certification card.

At Diver’s World we don’t compromise on safety and believe that divers shouldn’t either.


*note: PADI OW certification does meet the minimum training standards of the WRSTC and is accepted by Diver’s World as proof of basic  open water scuba training. Your NAUI Scuba Diver certification exceeds these minimum training standards.   

The PADI Upgrade is designed for PADI Open Water divers 12 years or older in good physical condition.

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PADI Upgrade includes two 3-hour classroom sessions (including a written test), two 2-hour pool sessions and two open water dives (see training dives tab). As always, you can count on the staff of Diver’s World to make your learning experience interesting and fun!

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, your Instructors and Dive Master.

Student Provides

Students will need to provide all of their own equipment for training dives. Diver’s World has rental tanks, regs, BCDs and wetsuits if you do not own these items.

At this point in your diving experience you may want to consider investing in a dive computer if you don’t already own one.

As part of your certification, you will complete two open water dives including a basic skills review and diver rescues.

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, 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.

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