Recreational sport diver training begins with either snorkeling & breath hold diver training as a PSAI Freediver or with the PSAI Open Water Sport Diver certification course. The exceptional 30 hour Open Water program will give you all of the skills, knowledge, and techniques needed to start your underwater adventure off right! You will also learn to dive in the only set of equipment you'll ever need. After open water training there are several specialty programs that will take your diving to greater levels of excitement! 

LEARN TO DIVE ... $700

  • Open Water Sport Diver Course (5 - 7 Day Course)​​

What you will learn:

  • Basic snorkeling & skindiving techniques
  • Scuba equipment streamlining, use, and care
  • Diving physics & physiology
  • Decompression
  • Oceanography
  • Marine Life
  • Open water diving techniques

You will learn to use an equipment configuration that is far

simpler than most courses teach. If diving was like golf, most

students are taught to perform no better than the skills

and clubs used for miniature golf. You will learn to use the gear

a pro like Tiger Woods would use. 

Fun fact: Tiger Woods is a certified cave diver.

sport diving courses

Hogarthian Gear Configuration

  • Low profile face mask.
  • Long hose regulator for swimming in tandem donated from the mouth so shells, sand, or  debris won't choke an out of gas diver in an emergency.
  • Quality back-up regulator worn on a necklace so it is easily found.
  • Custom fit, single weave harness.
  • Crotch strap for security & extra gear.
  • Metal backplate to hold tank secure.
  • Buoyancy compensator worn behind the diver out of the way providing proper lift in a diving position and will float diver on back easily on the surface in an emergency. 
  • No dangling items. 
  • Simple, easy to read pressure gauge.
  • Time/Depth worn on wrist easily viewed by rescuer in an emergency or while using a DPV (diver propulsion vehicle). 

Scuba Coach Trace

FREEDIVING, sport, technical, & cave diver training

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Advanced & Specialty Courses

While most instructors and dive shops push a long list of advanced and specialty courses that are usually overpriced, contain little value for the diver, and do not help a diver to dive better, I primarily teach the following courses that are worth your time and money. While terminology might be similar, the training is not! Ask to see their videos. Who do you want to look like underwater?

  • Freediving (Level I, Level II, Level III) ... 2 days/$300 each
  • RAPID™ Rescue ... 2 days/$300
  • Nitrox ... 1 day/$150
  • Advanced Buoyancy Control, Trim, & Technique ... 3 days/$600
  • Twinset/Doubles ... 2 days/$300
  • Drysuit ... 2 days/$300
  • Night & Limited Visibility Diving ... 2 days + nights/$200
  • Sport Deep Diving ... 2 days/$300
  • DPV  for the Open Water Environment ... 2 days/$300
  • Other specialties for recreational diving are available