PADI Overview


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Course Offerings


PADI Bubblemaker

The PADI Bubblemaker program is designed specifically for children ages 8+. Students will be shown basic scuba skills with emphasis on fun! Participants will receive a free Bubblemaker toy, temporary tattoo, and Certificate of completion! 

Discover Scuba

An introduction to scuba diving in a safe and relaxed setting. The Discover Scuba program allows you to learn scuba’s basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment. The course consists of a detailed briefing followed by a dive in the pool. (Ages 10+/ Est. time: 2-3 hrs) 

PADI Open Water Diver

The PADI Open Water Diver program is your doorway to a whole new world of excitement and relaxation

Open Water Diver student divers learn the foundational knowledge and skills they need to dive with a certified buddy, independent of supervision within the limits of their instruction. Here at Inland Dive Center, we specialize in semi-private, flexible schedules tailored around the individual. When you sign up for the Open Water course, you will be able to work with our instructors set your own schedule with small groups of other divers. Through PADI, our certification agency, you will complete a three step process to get your card. Step one is classroom training. This consists of independent study either online through PADI’s eLearning program, or in store with one of our instructors. Next, you will schedule 4 pool sessions with us of about 3 hours each. All of our classes are done semi-private, so scheduling is a piece of cake! We work around your availability as best as we can to make getting your certification convenient.

Finally, you will need to complete 4 dives in “Open Water”. Locally, this means a nearby quarry or lake. Some students choose to complete this section in more tropical waters, in which case we will provide you with a record of your training and refer you to another instructor who can pick up where we left off. Starting in May, we have Open Water dives scheduled throughout the summer wrapping up around late October. There are also several opportunities to travel with us and earn your certification in more tropical settings. We’d be happy to discuss upcoming dates when you stop in. Training in local waters offers challenges that we believe create better divers and make you appreciate tropical reefs that much more.Remember, once you’re certified, your PADI card never expires and is recognized worldwide.Depending on your availability, this course can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months. If you have a deadline for certification, don’t delay 

PADI Adventures in Diving

The PADI Adventures in Diving program provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain dive experience. Participating in an Adventure Dive is often the first step novice divers take after their initial certification. All divers benefit from this program’s flexibility and the opportunity it provides for discovery and exploration. Student divers learn various underwater tasks that broaden their awareness of the environment and their capabilities as divers.*At least 5 open water dives over 2 days. 

Advanced Open Water / Combo

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences

That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. 

Save when you combine our two most popular certifications, open water and advanced open water! To qualify, you must schedule and pay for both courses at the same time. Requires 3 days of open water training.

PADI Rescue Diver

The PADI Rescue course is a pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. The program expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. 


PADI Divemaster

The PADI Rescue course is a pivotal step in expanding your knowledge and experience. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of other divers. The program expands the basic problem prevention and accident management skills student divers learn beginning with the PADI Open Water Diver course. 

PADI Scuba Review

 The PADI Scuba Review program is designed to help certified divers update their dive knowledge and skills, especially after a period of diving inactivity. 

Altitude Diver

Any time you’re diving from 300 to 3000 metres/1000 to 10,000 feet above sea level, you’re altitude diving. If you want to explore the hidden world of a mountain lake, the PADI Altitude Diver Specialty course is for you. The Altitude Diver Specialty course familiarizes you with the rules and procedures necessary to use the Recreational Dive Planner at altitude. 

Boat Diver

Through the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you can learn the techniques and procedures for diving from different types of boats. The more boats you’re diving from, the more diving you’re doing. As part of your PADI Boat Diver Specialty course, you’ll learn how to safely enter/exit a docked boat, how to enter/exit the water safely, the various components of a boat, and how to properly stow gear. 

Deep Diver

The Deep Diver Specialty course offers you the opportunity of a lifetime – going deep to see thing others can only dream about. You’ll learn deep dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and hazards. 

Enriched Air Diver

Maximize your time with the upgraded PADI Enriched Air Diver course. Enriched Air Diver saves you time by allowing you to stay underwater longer, get back into the water sooner. Plus, by diving with Enriched Air you may feel less tired on your vacation. You must be 12 years of age or older. 


Dry Suit Diver

 If you want to see the spectacular and prolific aquatic life often found in colder water climates you’ll need to stay warm and that means a dry suit. But, you want to be trained in proper techniques and this is where PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course comes in. During your PADI Dry Suit Diver Specialty course, you’ll not only cover the background knowledge related to dry suit diving, you’ll get into confined water to put that theory into practice. Then, once you’ve mastered confined water, it’s time for two open water dives and applying that knowledge, including dive planning, organization, techniques, problems and buoyancy control. 

Night Diver

When you go night diving, you’ll see a whole new world. Even your local dive site takes on a new personality at night, as many underwater creatures and plant life (different from those you see during the day) are active at night. This specialty trains you on how to safely plan and conduct a night dive. Proper lighting and communication techniques are discussed, as well as basic navigation. Minimum age is 12 years old. 

Peak Performance Buoyancy

During your Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course, you’ll learn to fine-tune your buoyancy. You’ll practice the fundamentals of peak performance buoyancy including the buoyancy check, fine-tuning buoyancy underwater, weight positioning for trim, streamlining and visualization. 

Search and Recovery Diver

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. You’ll learn search and recovery dive planning, organization, procedures, techniques and potential problems. You’ll also cover limited visibility, search patterns and safe object recovery using lift devices. Minimum age is 12 years old. 

Master Scuba Diver Certification

This certification denotes that you’ve reached the highest recreational diver level in the PADI System of diver education. PADI Master Scuba Diver indicates you have a significant amount of training and experience in a variety of dive environments.To qualify for this prestigious rating you must complete your Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, and 5 Specialty courses 

Ice Diver and Ice Tender

 Diving doesn’t stop just because the local lakes are frozen. Not for the faint of heart, Ice diving offers a unique view of some of our most popular dive sites and a way to access some otherwise inaccessible locations. Drysuit certification highly recommended but not required. Ice Tender certification available for those not quite ready to venture beneath the surface. Learn to help keep divers safe and manage surface support for ice operations. 


Emergency First Responder

The Padi EFR course teaches you the basic skills to assist with first aid, CPR, Rescue breathing, Oxygen Delivery, Accident/ Scene Management, and more.This 2 night course will instill you with the confidence to aide in times of emergency. The course is available for non divers as well, Instructors are available to accommodate youth groups, offices, and more. 

Full Face Mask Diver

Whether you are interested in being able to talk to your buddy underwater or are in need of coverage for public safety diving operations, a full face mask like the Ocean Reef Space could be just the thing you’re looking for. Learn to use this and similar FFMs safely and effectively. 

Digital Underwater Photographer

Capture beautiful images of your favorite dives. Learn simple techniques to improve your color, composition, and framing and make all your instagram and facebook friends jealous. 

Equipment Specialist

Learn about scuba equipment origins and manufacturing along with simple care and maintenance that you can perform. Know the differences of various scuba configurations and the reasons we use each. Master the art of packing for your next dive, whether it be local or exotic. And see what goes into an annual regulator service. 


If it’s been a while since your last dive, consider joining us for a ReActivate session. Study on your own to review key knowledge and then schedule pool time with one of our staff to refresh your skills!