Start a new adventure and learn how to dive! If you are already certified, learn new skills and have fun along the way as you further your dive education. We offer small group (a maximum of 6, and preferably no more than 4, students) and private / individual courses, conducted in our own heated, indoor pool. The pace of training is tailored to the needs of the student. And, our prices are the best in the area. Choose from one of the primary courses or head over to the specialty course pages to see more of what we have to offer. Contact us to schedule your next course.
Open Water Diver is the entry level scuba certification, which allows you to rent gear and air most places around the world. It also opens the doors to many unique dive sites and experiences. It includes "book" learning, confined water sessions held in a pool and open water sessions which are usually held at Lake Phoenix. We do not require the student to have any equipment prior to starting, unlike other dive shops that require the student already have mask, fins, snorkel, and boots. Generally, an Open Water Diver class is planned for two weekends learning in the pool and one weekend completing the open water sessions. Because of our individualized approach, we work to accommodate students that may need more time and instruction to be fully comfortable and safe divers. If you have any concerns about taking the course, reach out and talk to one of our instructors who would be happy to talk you through the process. If you still are not sure this is for you, consider checking out a Discover Scuba Diving class to give it a try before you commit to a full Open Water Diver Course.
Have you always wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you. We offer this experience in our personal pool. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. This is a particularly great class to take if you are interested in a full Open Water Diver Course, but are unsure if scuba diving is for you. If you enroll in an Open Water Diver Course within seven calendar days of your Discover Scuba Diving class at Fluvanna Dive Center, we will take $50 off your Open Water Diver Course price. To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old.
Improve your dive skills, learn how to go deeper safely, and work on navigation. This class touches on a number of other skills as you do one dive from each of five separate specialties. This is often the next step after taking an Open Water Diver Course and gives the diver more opportunities to take part in trips or dives that may require Advanced Open Water. This course is also great to try out a small piece of multiple specialties, helping you decide which parts of diving most interest you so you can pursue them further. You must be at least 12 years old for Advanced Open Water and you must already have been certified as an Open Water Diver.
Rescue Diver course will change the way you dive – in the best possible way. Learn to identify and fix minor issues before they become big problems, gain a lot of confidence and have serious fun along the way, along with becoming a better dive buddy. Individual skills, like towing a tired diver, are taught in this course. It continues on with full scenarios to teach the student how to work through potential problems confidently. This course is required to become either a Master Diver or a Divemaster. You must be 12 years or older to enroll in this course and also must have completed CPR and First Aid Training in the last 24 months to complete this course. We offer these courses as well if you need them.
ReActivate is the engaging, efficient way to refresh your scuba skills. Move quickly through topics you know well and dive deeper into topics where your knowledge may have lapsed. We focus on the topics you need most. If there are any particular skills you feel you need extra work on, let us know and we can assist you! If you haven't been diving in a while and want to be ready for that next vacation, this is a great course for you.
Do you want to spend some time one on one with an instructor to work on a specific skill or set of skills? Does what you need not exactly fit a course, or you have taken one and need some extra work? With consultation diving, you will work with one of our instructors at either our pool or at Lake Phoenix to improve those skills you just need extra time or eyes on. We work with you to make a plan that gives you exactly what you need.
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating. When you show your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you've spent time underwater in a variety of environments and had your share of dive adventures. To earn this rating, you need to complete 50 dives as well as an Advanced Open Water course, Rescue Diver course, and five different specialty courses. Contact us to start working towards this goal today!
Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. While learning how to best assist scuba instructors, you also increase your own diving abilities along the way. This is a fun course that does require significant time commitment and effort from the student. Most people will find that it is well worth the time and the experience is amazing. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career. Prior to starting this course, you must be a Rescue Diver, have completed CPR and First Aid in the last 24 months, have at least 40 logged dives, be 18 years or older, and have medical clearance to dive.