The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) was started in 1966 and has grown to be the largest and most recognized diving agency in the world. Get your PADI certification andd be the envy of your friends.
Skin diving is snorkeling while making breath-hold dives to observe aquatic life, up close and personal. It's a great way to explore the underwater world when you're not able to scuba dive or if scuba diving just isn't your thing. The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you how to enjoy watching life below the surface and comfortably venture underwater for short visits, whether you dive in a local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, at home or on holiday.
If you’re interested in scuba diving, but unsure if you want to enroll in a scuba certification class, Discover Scuba Diving is the perfect way to test the waters. In a very short time, you’ll learn basic scuba skills and take your first breaths underwater.
An open water scuba diving certification allows you to dive anywhere in the world. Similar to driving a car, scuba diving requires specific knowledge, skills and training. A PADI Open Water Diver certification is your passport to underwater adventure.
The Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about advancing your skills. You'll practice navigation and buoyancy, try deep diving and make three specialty dives of your choosing (it's like a specialty sampler platter). For every specialty dive you complete, you can earn credit toward PADI® specialty certifications.
The PADI® 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.
Here are a few of the many options: Reactivate, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Dive Against Debris, Dry Suit, Enriched Air Nitrox, Fish Identification, Night, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, and Wreck Diver.
Emergency First Response® primary and secondary care training teaches you what to do in the critical moments between when a life-threatening emergency occurs and when emergency medical services arrive.
Learn how to perform CPR, provide first aid that eases pain, assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
You don't have to be a diver to benefit from this training. If you need CPR, AED, and/or First Aid training for your workplace this is for you too.
The course includes both CPR and first aid skills. The first portion of the course prepares the rescuer to help an infant or child with a life-threatening emergency such as choking or cardiac arrest. The second portion focuses on developing first aid skills and building the rescuer’s confidence to help an infant or child in need when emergency medical services are either delayed or unavailable. The Care for Children course content is based on guidelines from the Pediatric Working Group of ILCOR.
Knowing how and when to administer emergency oxygen is a valuable skill to have in a dive emergency. PADI® Emergency Oxygen Provider prepares you to offer aid and teaches you to recognize scuba diving injuries and illnesses requiring emergency oxygen.
This is an excellent course for scuba divers, boat crew, lifeguards, freedivers, mermaids or anyone who spends time in and around water. No age restrictions or water sessions required.
There are several different dive sites around San Antonio that we are able to go to for certifications. Each have their own uniue ways to enhance your diving experience.
North Park at Canyon Lake, TX is a large reservoir for water retention, but has become well known for boating, swimming, skiing, scuba diving, and so much more . North Park is perched on top of a limestone bluff overlooking the beautiful blue waters of Canyon Lake. The water in Canyon Lake is clear and allows you to see the natural plants and fish under the water. The limestone hills surrounding the lake are full of fossil imprints and amazing rock formations.
The Comal River is the shortest navigable river in the state of Texas. The Comal maintains a 72 degree temperature year round making it perfect for year round scuba diving. During the summer you will see people tubing down the river enjoying the water. If you look hard enough you can find lost items at the bottom of the river. If you are in town for a while you can also enjoy the Schlitterbahn Water park.
Aquarena Springs began to be a tourist destination in 1949 until 1984. It most known for the swimming pig and underwater mermaids that you could see with the glass-bottom boat rides and shows. In 1994 Texas State University bought the land and turned it into a place for biological and archaeological preservation. The water is 72 degrees year round and has some of the clearest water you will see in Texas.
Classes are held at Dive World Scuba San Antonio for any pool sessions and local lakes or rivers for open water dives
We are able to provide both PADI and SSI scuba diving certifications. PADI certifications allow us to travel anywhere to provide you your training. SSI certifcations are similar but require you to be in the San Antonio area because they only associate with certain dive stores.
For those looking for CPR, AED, O2 provder, and/or First Aid, we are available to travel to your place of business, group meetings, or any other place where we are able to practice the necessary skills. We provide the CPR dummies, AED practice machine, O2 kit, and basic first aid supplies.
All classes start with digital materials that you can complete at your own pace. Once you are done with your online course, you can schedule your in-person portion. Group rates are available.