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Over 71% of the earth is covered in water and there is only one way to really see it all, scuba diving!
Scuba Lessons Inc. is a co-op that provides low-cost scuba diving certification classes with NAUI & PADI professionally trained dive instructors. We also provide scuba gear, dive trips, discounted dive programs with live animal interaction, a scuba conservation club, great adventure dives, and scuba gear at prices that are affordable for everyone's budget. Scuba Lessons Inc. serves the following areas in Florida: Lehigh Acres, Cape Coral, Ft. Myers, Kissimmee, Orlando, Daytona Beach, New Smyrna, Edgewater, Daytona, Port Orange, Winter Springs, Altamonte Springs, Orlando, Longwood, Poinciana, Tampa, Clearwater Beach, Sarasota, Naples and South and West to West Palm Beach and the Florida Keys.

We also have a conservation kids program whereby children who are highly involved in conservation can qualify for training and or certification scholarships. We have found the power in the voice of children for conservation. The video below shows Cori McWilliams a scholarship winner and just one of the many efforts she personally works at in Sea Turtle conservation platform. We are so proud of all of her achievements and she is a powerhouse sea turtle conservationist.

Instructor Tina O'Connell and Kids

Typical Day

Typical Adventure Dive Day...

Our team of experienced PADI America's and NAUI professionally trained and certified Instructors & Divemasters provide the training to understand everything you need tohave a comfortable safe and fun dive adventure. Please keep in mind this is just one discovery dive and does not mean you will be certified to dive.

Scuba Lessons, Inc. has an online store for all your scbua gear too. For this program you are not required to provide any gear, however you may wish to purchase your own personal mask, fins, snorkel and boots which can also be found as a very affordable package in the online store.

Discovery dive includes a group video of the experience which will be posted online and you will be e-mailed a link to download this video within 3 days after your dive. We will also leave this video link accessible for you to download, share on facebook, tweet or u-tube for up to 3 months.

You will spend about 45 minutes to 1 hour going through the basic training session first then we will do a fun adventure dive based on your choice of above locations. This will include:

Safety "rules" of diving (no breath holding, air consumption, buddys, etc.)
Basic pressure and boyles law science (simple)
Basic equipment overview (what is what and what does it do)
How to breath, clear, purge, remove and replace your regulator
How to read your guages (ecspecially the air guage)
How to "equalize" your ears to prevent any discomfort
How to clear any water from your mask while your underwater
Basic bouyancy and BCD (that vest divers wear) use

Then we are going to do the actual "adventure dive" we will film the experience from your training all the way to your dive and any cool life that show up for a visit while were down. An Instructor will lead the dive and you will have one to two divemasters following all of the divers in the group from the rear. We will swim in buddy pairs one after another behind the leader. Be sure to listen for clinking sounds as that is the instructor showing you something cool! You may bring your own underwater camera if you have one for this experience. The dive it self will last between 20 and 40 minutes.

After the dive we will go over a few more "safety rules" such as not boarding an airplane for 24 hours after your dive.

A turtle coming up for air in West Palm Beach, Florida

Age range, type of group

Open Water Scuba Certification - You will need to complete a little book work in advance. Just to ensure you have base level understanding of scuba dive theory, rules for safety, equipment and the pressure of water and how it affects air and affects your lungs, air spaces and gases in your body. Once you complete your at home academic training you will get to enjoy some serious skill sessions in the pool or shallow spring where you will learn to control buoyancy, breath, and safely dive in the pool and in the open ocean on a living reef. You then get dive 4 actual "checkout" open water dives that are evaluated and then you will be certified to dive for the rest of your life you will be able to rent tanks and dive! The at home academics usually take about 3 evenings to complete the 9 chapters. Your complete book pack is included in your cost above. You are in water sessions consist of 6 dives. We prefer that you do this in 4 days total but no less than three days, 2 dives each. We can do this in 2 weekends quite comfortably. We look forward to handing you your Open Water Certification Card and will be just as confident as you will be in your skill set, your knowledge, and your excitement! Why wait? This class will certify you to go down to a maximum depth of 60ft. (standard for recreational scuba diving) and you will be able to dive anywhere in the world you want to go. NAUI and PADI open water certification cards are both recognized worldwide.

A baby Manatee at Three Sisters Springs

Sleeping and meals

We do not offer full service or any travel accommodations. Our events are daytime only.

Coral Restoration Conservation Work in Taviner, Florida


Must be a minimum of 10 years old to try scuba or to be certified to dive. Must be able to swim unassisted comfortably a total of 450 yards. Must sign both a medical condition waiver and a liability waiver. Must have no medical conditions that are contraindicative of diving.

Instructor Tina O'Connell in West Palm Beach

Other Information


Peak Performance Bouancy-[$99] This skill is critical to master for any diver. Bouancy control helps you use less air, exert less energy, can help you avoid dangers and avoid hurting the environment. It is the symbol of a skilled diver. By the end of this specialty training you should be able to exhibit bouyancy skills to instructor demo quality.
Navigation-[$99] This specialty will cover exacting coordinates, maps, bearings, headings, direction, understanding compass use, variances and more. By the end of this course you will be able to master a virtual maze underwater.
Deep Diving-[$159] Includes academics the physics of pressure at depth, 3 main gas laws, purpose, planning, problems, hazards, preparation, emergency prcedures, depth limits, decompression precedures, dive table review, altitude diving, history of decompression& hyperbaric chambers, will also include a 2 tank dive 60-90ft.
Low Vision/Night Diving-[$159] with boat dive or $89 for shore dive] Enter a magical realm and experience an entirely new world than you have ever seen diving in the day time. This specialty course includes a 2 tank boat dive or a 1 tank shore dive in West Palm Beach. We cover the academics and safety of low vision diving along with equipment needed, purpose, planning, marine life differences and behaviors and so much more. This is an extremly fun specialty for all!
Underwater Environment-[$99] This course is to expose the diver to the physical and biological aspects of the diving environment with emphasis on the local area. This course will draw much of the subject material from related sciences: oceaongraphy, limnology, geology, biology and ecology. The use of movies, academics, slides and handouts includes a trip to a local aquarium. This course is highly reccomended for Junior Divers or anyone interested in Marine Biology
Search & Recovery Diving-[$99] This course covers underwater naviation basics, limited visibility diving, search methods, search patterns, procedures and equipment and light salvage and recover methods
Wreck Diving (External Survey)-[$99] This course includes a wreck dive in West Palm Beach off the Sandy's Sunday and covers hazards, preparation, marine life on wrecks and wreck navigation
Underwater Ecology/Ecologist-[$289] This includes coral basics including bleaching, behaviors, protection, coral planting, basic fish identification and behavior understanding, manatee review, dangers and protection, aquatic eco and pollution issues and prevention and protective measures, project aware program. This course includes academics, one-day boat dive on a coral reef system, a manatee snorkel/swim in Crystal River and one-night shore dive lake or ocean
Underwater Archaeologist [$99] This course includes archival research methods, site mapping and sketching, use of marker buoys, setting baseline and artifact cataloging techniques as well as diving safety, hazards and cautions of underwater archeology diving. Also information regarding local, regional and national laws governing submerged archeological sites and diver access and laws
Underwater Photography [$99] This is a really fun course where you can learn about light, photography, marine life basics, refraction, diffusion, backscatter, camera basics such as strobes, lenses, macro, flash, slaves, underwater housings and depth ratings, an underwater digital camera is required for this course. We do carry the Intova 12 megapixel digital camera, housing, flash and 1MG SD card for only $312. Or we have a complete SeaLife package with strobes and handle that is 12mp as well with several lenes and housing and it is only $950 for the package, both are fantastic and economical underwater cameras we highly recommend.

Starting at:
USD $169 per trip pp
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