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Recreational Diving @ AQUI

You are here for a reason, and choosing AQUI Water Sports to take your diving to an unprecedented level is what we specialize in. As described by our customers, our programs are an experience you won’t forget, regardless of your current certification level. 

For those just starting out, the most memorable course you will ever take is the first one in diving. Our entire lives, we are told that we can not breathe underwater. I say this is rubbish! Thanks to early pioneers in 1942 by the Frenchmen Émile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, we are able to break the stigma and breathe in the underwater realm. Since inception, millions of divers have been certified to continue living the legacy of Cousteau and become explorers themselves. Afterall, we as a society have only uncovered a small percentage of the ocean; who knows what we have waiting for.  But, we have to start somewhere…

If you are already a certified diver, all of our courses place a STRONG emphasis building a solid foundation of buoyancy, balance, body position/mechanics, and propulsion. As we progress, team-based and critical skills are conducted to develop autonomy within your group of divers to deal with the unexpected. In other words you’ll to learn to effortlessly hold your position, in horizontal trim, while maintaining excellent balance, and enjoying every single breathe you take underwater. These are hallmark traits of a truly solid diver.

All courses are maxed to a ratio of four Persons per ONE instructor for Recreational, and three Persons for Technical and Sidemount. No matter what, you’ll always have personalized attention.

 

Student pathways are extremely important to ensure you are gaining the necessary skills and confidence to move through the levels successfully. There are those instructors (many in fact) that will simply issue a certification card no matter if you meet the actual standards–It’s Scary to think, but true. For us, the certification cards you earn are because of your actual experience, mastery, and knowledge gained while enrolled. Secondly, skipping core courses is simply a disservice to you.

Many instructors don’t feel Intro to Technical diving is a necessary course. They want someone to spend $2k and go directly into a combined Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures (or equivalent course in another agency) in order to gain certification numbers.  Why?  Because at the professional level, Intro to Tech doesn’t enhance your professional technical career; only higher levels do. What does matter is the time you will spend underwater, and the techniques you will learn; the skills you acquire; and the failures you overcome. 

For us, we won’t accept a student that doesn’t do foundational courses in our Technical Programs. This includes, Intro to Tech PRIOR to Advanced Nitrox (130fsw) and Deco Procedures (150fsw). Our programs focus on not only the physical requirements, but also the mental to determine if technical diving is actually right for you. We have many students that cross over from DIR (Doing it Right) agencies (Unified Team Diving, Global Underwater Explorers, Innerspace Explorers) and will assess on a case by case basis. Their fundamental programs don’t fall within the Recreational Scuba Training Council (RSTC) guidelines, and require separate evaluation.

Recreational Training Pathways

COURSE PRICING

These are prices for the core recreational programs offered at AQUI. We do teach for multiple agencies; however, the pricing does not change. Our instructors are highly sought after, and courses do fill up fast. To reserve your course, we require a 50% deposit to hold your space. If you need to cancel, we will issue store credit to be used at a later date within 12 months.

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All courses require a COMPLETE MEDICAL form to be filled PRIOR starting the first day, and we reserve the right to postpone training if our staff deems there may be a safety risk to you, or us. Please contact us directly to discuss directly if needed.

All Recreational Courses Include Required Gear (if needed) to complete.

EXCLUDED Costs & Fees are as follows:

  • Boat Charters
  • Additional training days if needed

Click on the “+” icons for more information about each course. 

LEARN TO

DIVE &

EXPLORE

$599 - all inclusive and No hidden fees

The most memorable course you will ever take… Thanks to early pioneers in 1942 by the Frenchmen Émile Gagnan and Jacques-Yves Cousteau, we are able to break the stigma and breathe in the underwater world. 

This course gives you lifetime certification while everyone else is swimming above it. As an open water diver, you will have proficiently completed the necessary skills, gained confidence, and learned how to effectively communicate submerged and share the experience. 

After 4 days, you will be living and diving the life with an all access pass to underwater freedom. Experience thousands of marine life from sea turtles to seahorses in oceans across the world. 

ENRICHED

AIR

NITROX (EAN)

$249 - reduce nitrogen in a virtual classroom

VIRTUAL CLASSES AVAILABLE! As a Nitrox diver, increase your bottom times and safety margins, plus shorten your surface intervals – so you can spend more time exploring the dive sites you love and less time waiting to dive. Learn to safely plan your dives using mixtures up to 40%, and increase your diving knowledge and certifications.  Upon completion, you’ll earn an Enriched Air Nitrox 32%, or 40% certification. This class is a MUST for deeper dives.

ADVANCED

DIVER

PROGRAM

(4 SPECIALTIES)

$849 - Save over $500 when packaged

Take your diving to an unprecedented level with AQUI. Our bespoke advanced program consists of 4 specialty courses: Nitrox Diver, Limited Visibility & Night Diving, Deep Diver, and Navigation. These specialties are the pillars of well-trained diver to deal with most conditions they face at the recreational level. Don’t be swayed by classes that treat you as a quick in and out, diving deep is a lot of fun and also comes with risks. By the end of your training, you’ll be prepared to plan your dives, set out on your own, and enjoy every moment underwater.

DEEP

DIVER

130fsw / 40m

$299 - Includes 2 Boat Dives and Charter

Prepare to go deeper, and safer, to depths between 60ft – 130ft / 18m – 40m. This class will expand on the foundations learned in your NITROX course, and combine your knowledge to explore new sites. Our favorite wrecks from Florida, North Carolina, Egypt, Truk Lagoon, and many more places require more substantial training. Deep is a foundational specialty for your Advanced Program. 

UNDERWATER

NAVIGATION

$249 - military trained; never get lost again

Learn multiple navigation techniques from our instructors with a solid foundation in personal skills and trained by the US military. Navigation isn’t just using a compass, but also understanding the environment and how to plan your dive around it. Square Patterns, Reciprocol Headings, Turns, and even reading the sand and waves will help you feel more confident underwater.

Night &

Limited

Visibility

$249 - Includes 2 Dives and All equipment

A thrilling experience watching the reefs COME ALIVE. Learn to communicate using lights, navigate the terrain, control your buoyancy, and plan your dive using proper procedures for entering and exiting the water. Not only will this course help you at night, but also when water conditions are not as favorable. Don’t throw your dive plans away, open up new possibilities!

Advanced

buoyancy

skills

$249 / day - Recommended 2 days

An experience you won’t forget, regardless of your current certification level. Doesn’t matter if you are a newly certified diver, or a gung-ho Techie, we can assure you our enhanced skills course will up your SCUBA Game!

If you are already a certified diver, this is an excellent first step towards taking the correct scuba diving courses.  During this course you will learn to build a solid foundation of buoyancy, balance and trim with propulsion. Team and critical skills are conducted to develop autonomy within dive buddies and to a level where you can deal with the unexpected. Additionally, this is an excellent primer for any of our advanced level and technical courses. This course gives every diver an opportunity to learn to effortlessly hold your position, in horizontal trim, while maintaining excellent balance. These are hallmark traits of a truly solid diver.

 

STRESS &

RESCUE DIVER

$599 - Eliminate Risks, Challenge Yourself

Diver stress is a major cause of diving accidents, but it can easily be prevented and resolved. Learn how to help yourself and other divers stay safe.

The SSI Diver Stress and Rescue specialty program teaches you the skills you need to protect yourself and other divers.

You will learn how to identify stress, how to prevent accidents and be taught practical techniques to conduct rescues and provide emergency care. With a combination of pool and open water practice sessions, you will become well prepared and confident at handling emergency and rescue situations.

*Requires a React Right Program (First Aid, AEX, Oxygen Administration) certification ($149)

REACT RIGHT

FIRST AID

CPR & AED

OXYGEN USE

$199 - Prerequisite for rescue; Save a life

A thrilling experience watching the reefs COME ALIVE. Learn to communicate using lights, navigate the terrain, control your buoyancy, and plan your dive using proper procedures for entering and exiting the water. Not only will this course help you at night, but also when water conditions are not as favorable. Don’t throw your dive plans away, open up new possibilities!

UNDERWATER

PHOTOGRAPHY

From $249* - capture the perfect moment

There is taking pictures, then there is CAPTURING MEMORIES!

Our photography and videography courses are taught by Ryan Custureri, professional photographer and photojournalist. In the photo specialty course, you’ll learn: Camera Setup, Light Metering & Composition, Equipment Selection, and Digital Post-production. 

You’ll be able to properly frame your shots, gain knowledge in wide angle and macro close-up. As an added bonus, we will work on fundamental dive skills and precision buoyancy. We offer all underwater production courses over 1 or 2 days for each level: Beginner, Intermediate, Professional.

 

UNDERWATER

VIDEOGRAPHY

FROM $249 - record the perfect moments

Still photos can be quite amazing, but do you get the same feeling when you watch a video and it makes you feel like you are in it? Instead of watching behind a screen, get behind the scenes and capture your own memories!

In the video specialty course, you’ll learn: Camera Setup, Ambient vs Artificial Lighting, Equipment Selection, and Digital Post-production.

You’ll be able to properly frame your shots, learn about different cameras from action (GoPro), mirrorless, and cinema. Also, gain knowledge in wide angle and macro close-up. As an added bonus, we will work on fundamental dive skills and precision buoyancy. We offer all underwater production courses over 1 or 2 days for each level: Beginner, Intermediate, Professional.

 

DRYSUIT

DIVER

$299 - includes drysuit rental & equipment

Diving Dry isn’t just for cold water environments, we equally dive them in warm water as well. Drysuits give us the opportunity to decide how warm and comfortable we want to be NO MATTER THE TEMPERATURE! 

Maybe you are planning a trip to Iceland, or taking higher level technical courses (with us of course), it is a great skill to learn so you never have to cancel a dive again.

You’ll learn how to plan your dive and how to drive gas to the suit, different types of materials used in the manufacturing process, specialized equipment you can use in addition to the suit, and how to deal with dry suit related emergencies.

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