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Are you a certified diver but it's been more than a year since your last dive? If so, then it’s a good & safe idea to enroll in our PADI Scuba Review (refresher) course.

Many charter operators will insist you take a refresher class if it has been more than 18 months since your last dive. Be proactive and do this before you leave for your dive vacation. Don’t put yourself in the position of not being able to dive because the charter operator doesn’t have an instructor or divemaster available to accompany you.



Students will be issued a Scuba Tune-up guidebook to study independently and refresh themselves so they are able to get back in the water!




  • Be at least 12 years old

  • Minimum of PADI  Open Water Diver

  • Good physical health & adequate swimming skills are a must







Dive certification starts here! Open yourself up to new possibilities of adventure with First Coast Divers and PADI... the worldwide leader in scuba diver certification. This course will develop the knowledge required to dive safely as well as your understanding of the principles of scuba diving. Includes PADI eLearning program for the Knowledge Development portion of your class. Work at your own pace with this convenient, interactive study option. Complete your entire Knowledge Development at home! This also includes completing all your quizzes and the final exam.


Here's a quick rundown of your Open Water Diver schedule:

  • Thursday Evening 6 PM-9 PM: SCUBA/Class Introduction & Gear Fitting session at FCD.

  • Friday Evening 5:15 PM-10 PM: Pool session at Good Shepherd Pool for Confined Water Dives 1-3.

  • Saturday All Day 9 AM-5 PM 

    • Dive Day 1 at Devil's Den Springs. Open Water Dives 1 & 2, Confined Water Dives 4-5.

  • Sunday Half Day 7 AM-1:30 PM

    • Dive Day 2 at Rainbow River Springs. Open Water Dives 3 & 4.

Included in tuition:

  • Instruction by one of our insured PADI certified instructors

  • eLearning program access for Preferred format students 

  • Personal diver’s logbook

  • Use of like-new Aqua Lung regulator, dive computer, BCD & wetsuit

  • All air tanks needed during class

  • Entrance fees to Devil's Den & Rainbow River  

  • PADI Certification card upon completion of class

What you need to bring:

  • SCUBA mask, fins, snorkel, lead weight, surface marker buoy (SMB) & gear bag 

  • Swimsuit to wear underneath your wetsuit 

  • All minors need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian

  • Students will be responsible for their own transportation 

Already a certified diver but want a refresher? Check out the PADI Re-Activate Course.



$469+ Tax

This option is perfect for the solo dive student looking for exciting and new adventures!

w/ Buddy
$439 each+ Tax 

If you and a buddy sign up and attend the same open water diver class, you both can learn to dive for only $439 each! + Tax.


Private classes are a great option for individuals with unique work schedules, who can't take weekends off, need a last minute certification for an upcoming vacation, or would just prefer the comfort of a smaller, more personal class. Whatever your situation, we will work with you to create a custom schedule that fits your needs and wants.

  • 1-Person Class: $1500

  • 2-Person Class: $750 each student

  • 3-Person Class: $650 each student

  • 4-Person Class: $550 each student

  • 5+ Person Class: $429 each student



Maximize your fun and learning with First Coast Divers! We offer many money-saving options to gear up for ultimate adventure!

  • Student Gear Purchase Discount

    • Gear up with your own personal basic scuba gear prior to the start of your class.

    • We have a wonderful selection of high-quality products for you to choose from. Our knowledgable staff will help you choose the gear that’s right for you. Student divers automatically receive 10% off their initial purchase of any personal basic gear needed.

  • All-Inclusive Gear Option

    • Great for students who don’t own and/or don't want to buy any of their personal basic gear. We will furnish the use of a mask, snorkel, fins, booties, lead weight & gear bag for the student to use during class. $75 upgrade.

  • PADI Nitrox Speciality Class w/ PADI eLearning

    • Want more bottom time with your diving? Then enroll in the Nitrox class in conjunction with your PADI Open Water Diver class and save $25 off the regular price of the Nitrox class tuition.