Training Courses at Scuba Venture

Scuba Venture offers a wide range of training opportunities for both beginner and advanced divers.

Open Water Diver Certification, for new divers
$260.00

Minimum of four classroom/pool sessions, two days of open water training dives
Includes includes Digital Training Materials, dive tables, a student registration folder, and certification card.
Home-study, semi-private, and private-study programs are available.
Click here to learn more about becoming a certified scuba diver. .

Open Water Diver Certification Training Schedule

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Start dateDay of the WeekTimesPool Training Location
Dec. 8Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
Jan. 12Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
Feb. 16Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.
Mar. 15Sunday8:00-11:30 AMWilson H.S.

As you continue to increase your scuba diving knowledge and training, Scuba Schools International (SSI) recognizes your accomplishments with three certification levels.


Specialty Diver Certification CardUpon completion of two specialty courses and 12 dives, you will automatically receive a Specialty Diver card at no additional cost.


Advanced Diver Certification CardUpon completion of four specialty courses and 24 dives, you will automatically receive an Advanced Certification card at no additional cost.


Master Diver Certification Card Upon completion of four specialty courses, stress & rescue, and 50 dives, you will automatically receive a Master Diver Certification card at no additional cost.

Stress and Rescue Diver
$210.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card. First Aid & CPR training is required for this course.

Diver Stress & Rescue is the next course recommended after Open Water Diver. It is designed to help you gain confidence and become a better dive buddy. It is also great for those who travel alone and rely on finding a dive buddy at their destination.

Stress and Rescue Diver Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
May 30 & 318:00 AM-12:00 PM Classroom 30, Training Dives 31SV & Dutch Springs
July 11 & 128:00 AM-12:00 PM Classroom 11, Training Dives 12SV & Dutch Springs
Sept. 12 & 138:00 AM-12:00 PM Classroom 11, Training Dives 12SV & Dutch Springs

Scuba Skills Update
$50.00


Scuba Skills UpdateIf you haven’t been diving for a while, our Scuba Skills Update will get you tuned up and ready for the water. You get up to two hours in the water and/or classroom training for only $50.00.

DAN Logo DAN Training Courses & Dan Instructor Courses

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Units (PDUs) may be granted to diving leadership personnel for participating in some of the courses listed below as authorized by their respective training agency.

Underwater Navigator
$110.00

includes Digital Training Materials and certification card

Underwater Navigator Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
May 19On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
June 20On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
July 18On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
Aug. 22On-Site training & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs

Night & Limited Vis
$110.00

includes digital training materials and certification card

Night & Limited Vis Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
May 17Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs
June 18Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs
July 16Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs
Aug. 20Classroom & Training Dives 6:00 PM to ?Willow Springs

Nitrox (Enriched Air Diver)
$195.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, Nitrox tank fills, and certification card. Get your Nitrox Certification Online, click here.

Nitrox Training Schedule

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DateLocationWater Training Location
Nov. 8Classroom 6-9TBD
Jan. 21Classroom 6-9TBD
Mar. 25Classroom 6-9TBD

React Right: First Aid & CPR Course, AED & O2
$150.00

Includes digital material, choose 1 day for CPR/AED/O2 and 1 day for First Aid or all in one day. Needed for Stress & Rescue. If you have a group of  six or more, we can arrange a class around your schedule.

First Aid, CPR,AED & O2 Training Schedule

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DatesTimesCertification
Nov. 14Classroom 6-9 PM CPR/AED/O2CPR/AED/O2
Nov. 21Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid
Jan. 14Classroom 6-9 PM CPR/AED/O2CPR/AED/O2
Jan. 16Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid
Mar. 24Classroom 6-9 PM CPR/AED/O2CPR/AED/O2
Mar. 26Classroom 6-9 PM First AidFirst Aid

Underwater Digital Photography & Videography
$150.00

Includes includes Digital Training Materials, handouts, and certification card. You may use your own underwater digital camera or we have rental cameras available.

Underwater Digital Photography Training Schedule

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DatesTimesPool/Lake Training Location
Feb. 21 & 23Classroom Feb. 21 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Feb. 23, Pool 8:00 AMWilson Natatorium
Apr. 10 & 12Classroom Apr. 10 6:00 PM-9:00 PM & Apr. 12, Pool 8:00 AMWilson Natatorium

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
$100.00

Includes certification card and DAN oxygen first aid manual. This certification is valid for two years from your completion of this class. For additional DAN training opportunities and instructor courses, click here

DAN Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/Times
Sept. 18Classroom 6:00-8:00 PM
Nov. 29Classroom 6:00-8:00 PM
Jan. 15Classroom 6:00-8:00 PM

Drysuit
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, rental drysuit & thermal insulation, and certification card

Drysuit Training Schedule

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DatesTimesWater Training Location
Nov. 17Classroom 8:30-11 AM, Training Dives to FollowTBD
Jan. 25Classroom 8:30-11 AM, Training Dives to FollowTBD
Feb. 22Classroom 8:30-11 AM, Training Dives to FollowTBD

Equipment Specialist
$110.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card.

Equipment Specialist Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/Times
Dec. 12Classroom 6:00-9:30 PM at ScubaVenture
Feb. 4Classroom 6:00-9:30 PM at ScubaVenture
Apr. 15Classroom 6:00-9:30 PM at ScubaVenture

River Diver
$110.00

Includes student materials & certification card.

River Diver Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/TimesWater Training Location
May 30Classroom 9-11 AM, Training dives as River sight 1-5 PMRiver Sight
Aug. 29Classroom 9-11 AM, Training dives as River sight 1-5 PMRiver Sight

Wreck Diver
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card. The water Training Location is either an ocean boat dive or diving at a local scuba park. The cost of an ocean boat dive or admission to a local scuba park is additional.

Wreck Diver Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/TimesWater Training Location
May 19On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs
June 20On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs
July 18On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs
Aug. 22On Site Training & Dives 1:00 PMDutch Springs

Deep Diver
$140.00

Includes Digital Training Materials and certification card

Deep Diver Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/TimesWater Training Location
May 29On Site & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
June 21On Site & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
July 19On Site & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs
Aug. 23On Site & dives 8:00 AMDutch Springs

Search & Recovery
$125.00

Includes includes Digital Training Materials and certification card (It is a moving experience)

Search & Recovery Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/TimesWater Training Location
June 17 & 20Classroom 6-9 PM June 17, training dives June 20To be decided
Sept. 17 & 19Classroom 6-9 PM Sept. 17, training dives Sept. 19To be decided

Fish & Coral Identification
$135.00

Includes Training Materials & certification card. As part of this course we visit a regional aquarium. The cost of admission to the aquarium is additional.

Fish & Coral Identification

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DatesLocation/TimesAquarium Location & Admission Price
Sept. 25 & 26Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD
Jan. 16 & 17Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD
Mar. 25 & 26Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD

Spearfishing
$110.00

Includes Training Materials, & certification card. The cost of the Ocean Dive is additional.

Spearfishing Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/TimesOcean Dive
On RequestClassroom 6 PM - 9:00 PMTo be decided

Fish & Coral Identification
$135.00

Includes Training Materials & certification card. As part of this course we visit a regional aquarium. The cost of admission to the aquarium is additional.

Fish & Coral Identification

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DatesLocation/TimesAquarium Location & Admission Price
Sept. 25 & 26Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD
Jan. 16 & 17Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD
Mar. 25 & 26Classroom 6 PM-9:30 PMAquarium/or Dives TBD

Recreational Sidemount 
$225.00

Includes Training Materials, & certification card.

Recreational Sidemount Diver

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DatesLocation
Spring 2020, call for detailsSV & Training Site

Waves, Tides & Currents
$110.00

Includes Training Materials & certification card.

Waves, Tides & Currents Training Schedule

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DatesLocation
Summer Class/ Call if interestedClassroom
Call to ScheduleClassroom at 6:30 PM, dives Pt. Pleasant, at 9:00 AM

Ice Diver
$225.00

Includes Training Materials, certification card and at least 1 tender and 3 – 4 training dives. You need to be Advanced and Stress & Rescue cetified.

Ice Diver Training Schedule

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DatesLocation/Times
Coming Feb. 2020Classroom Feb. ? 6-9M,Training Dives ? & ? 9 AM to ?

Scuba Rangers Program
$225.00

For children ages 8 to 12. Includes all class materials, a Scuba Ranger’s T-shirt, and snacks. Scuba Rangers is a great way to introduce the world of scuba diving to your children.

Scuba Rangers Program Training Schedule

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Starting DateSeason timesLocation
We will start as soon as we have 4 kids!8:30 AM - 11:30 AM, The first session is at ScubaVentureWilson H.S.

Science of Diving
$260.00

Includes Digital Training Materials, and certification card.

Science of Diving Training Schedule

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DateLocation/Times
Jan. 13, 27, Feb. 10, 24Classroom 6:00 - 9:30 PM

Dive Guide
$695.00 (includes on-line and Fees)

Prerequisite: SSI Stress and Rescue or equivalent
Please contact us for details on this course.

Open Water Instructor Training (Associate Instructor) $1595.00 + Fees (includes on-line training, classroom, pool)

Prerequisite: SSI Assistant Instructor 
Dates and time are flexible and can be planned around your schedule.

Open Water Instructor Evaluation
$450.00 + Fees

Prerequisite: SSI Evaluation
Dates and time are flexible and can be planned around your schedule.

Additional Training Courses at Scuba Venture

For more information, please contact us.

Additional Training Courses at Scuba Venture

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Training CoursePrice
Tech. XR Advanced Wreck$295.00 - includes book
Gas Blender$195.00 - includes workbook
Solo Diver$250.00 - includes book
Scuba Ranger Instructor Training$490.00
Specialty Instructor RatingsPlease call us for pricing
National Safety Council First Aid, CPR and AED Instructor RatingsPlease call us for pricing
DAN Hazardous Marine LifePlease call us for pricing