Destination Scuba started as a family business with a passion for scuba and sharing this passion with others.
From children to adults we offer beginner level to professional level training in swimming, snorkel/skin diving, and recreational scuba diving certifications as well as Tec/Trimix training for the advanced level diver wishing to move to the next level.
We also offer professional dive services such as equipment maintenance, gas fill and tank inspections, search and recovery , and underwater inspection.
Tim began diving in 2005 and quickly learned it was his passion to share his love of water with everyone!. From working with children to advanced level diving he enjoys every aspect of the sport. Tim holds a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer/Tec, Trimix Instructor level certification.
Wendy began diving in 2007and holds an advanced level certification as well as several specialty certifications. As Owner/Operator with a Masters and a Doctorate degree in nursing, she manages most everything that needs to be done with the parts of a business no one wants to do! She is the glue that holds everything together.
Jaime holds a Bachelor's degree in Marine Biology from the University of North Carolina Wilmington. As a certified PADI Divemaster with specialties in Rescue, Search and Recovery, and Deep Diver, she assists with all courses and diving activities. In addition, she is the operations manager and facilitates all day-to-day business operations.
Kate began diving at the age of 10 in 2017 and quickly fell in love with the sport. She holds a Jr. Advanced diver certification as well as a deep diver certification. Her passion for learning is remarkable, and she is the 2nd Boss around the shop!
At the age of 6 Trent moved to the Island of Roatan where he learned about the ocean, diving, and marine life/conservation. He has certified in all Seal Team Programs, PADI Bubble Maker, and participated in several children's dive camps, with extensive focus on Jr. Diver training. Don't let his age fool you, this kid knows his stuff! He loves the water and loves telling everyone about diving!
BUBBLEMAKER: Children 8-10 years old
PADI Bubblemaker is taught in approximately 2-3 hours including a short briefing, some gear orientation, and then a pool session.
PADI Bubblemaker pool session will take place in the shallow end where your child will be fitted with their equipment and will practice breathing from the scuba tank.
Once they are ready, it’s time for them to take that first breath underwater!
All this will take place in the shallow end so that they can gain confidence quickly. They’ll be amazed how easy it is to breath and move and in no time they will be gliding effortlessly below the surface.
Under the supervision of their PADI Instructor they will practice swimming underwater with full scuba gear, keep blowing plenty of bubbles and learn some cool tricks. Making bubbles is really fun!
PADI Discover Scuba Diving Course: Beginners 10 to Adult
Who should try this experience?
Have you always wondered what it is 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!
While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.
To sign up for our PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.
What will you learn?
Find out what it is like to breathe underwater.
Learn key skills that you will use during every scuba dive.
Have fun swimming around and learning new skills
Hear about becoming a certified Open Water Scuba Diver.
Padi Open Water Course: Children 10 to Adults
If you have always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, the PADI Open Water Course is where it starts.
PADI Junior Open Water Diver (10 – 14 years)
PADI Open Water Diver (15 years +)
You have the freedom to scuba dive with a buddy, independently or with a professional. Discover the millions of wonderful, colorful, and excitingly diversified marine ecologies in our oceans. During fun carefree diving, not only will you encounter fascinating underwater marine life, but you will also meet many interesting people too. After all, divers are people who know how to have fun and explore new places. Scuba diving allows you to explore the underwater world – from historic shipwrecks and pristine reefs to the mysteries of your local quarry. Connect with nature and immerse yourself in new sensations and experiences. Diving will transform your perception of life forever! Become a scuba diver and explore what you have been missing!
Detailed Course Structure:
Knowledge Development Sessions:
Upon registration, you will receive knowledge review course material for self-studying prior to the confined pool session. It will take approximately 6 to 8 hours over one week/weekend to self-study.
Prior to your confined sessions, you will have to:
Confined Water Dives:
The Skills Development Sessions will take place in the pool to insure a comfortable, safe introduction. During the sessions, fundamental skills of scuba diving that are required to keep a diver safe will be taught. Divers will also be introduced to all diving equipment needed during the course.
All you will need to bring is your swimming attire and towel and your instructor will provide the rest! Even though the fees include all gear needed for the duration of the course, it is advisable that divers invest in their personal mask, fins, snorkel, and wetsuit prior to the confined water session. Reason being is that students adapt faster using their own personal gear as they will feel more comfortable and relaxed during the training. In addition, their next dive will require little or no adjustment to the equipment because they are already accustomed to their gear.
Open water training dives:
There are 4 open water training dives that must be completed repeating the skills from the confined water session to master the essential skills needed for diving. These may be done locally or as destination dives. These training dives can be done over a 2 day period either afternoons or a weekend locally, or any day during a destination trip.
Other available courses:
(Boat Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Fish ID, Search and Recovery, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Night Diver, Drift Diver, Wreck Diver, Deep Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Underwater Navigator, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, Aware Coral Reef Conservation, Dry Suit Diver, Full Face Mask Diver)
*First Responder, AED, and Care for Children
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