PADI Open Water Scuba Certification
Wreck Divers (above) join a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Certified Instructor for an adventure of a lifetime!
Ages 12 and up
(10 - 11 year olds admitted with restrictions and at instructor's discretion)
City course Fee: $120
includes administration and instruction
(additional check out dive fee)
PADI eLearning registration: $185
includes online academic training, use of scuba* gear, and certification card
*NOTE: Students must provide masks, snorkels, fins, booties, and weights.
Click on the following link for general information on scuba certification and the 2018 scuba certification schedule:
Try Diving Experience
Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving just to see if you would like it?
A Try Diving Experience program, available to ages 8 and up, gives you the opportunity to experience scuba in a confined environment without committing to an entire certification course.
Join a certified Scuba Diving Instructor or Divemaster for a 1 - 2-hour introductory scuba session (varies according to number of participants) in the Atlantic Recreation Center Pool (pool heated during the winter months). A Try Diving session is customized to fit your schedule.
Bring a bathing suit and towel (mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided if you do not have your own)
Individual: $50 City resident, $62 Non-City
Couple: $80 City residents, $100 Non-City
Family or Group (up to 6 people): $150 City residents, $188 Non-City
Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center.
Participants must complete a Try Diving Release of Liability Form and Medical Questionnaire prior to participation. Download Release of Liability form here: Release of Liability Form
NOTE: If you have an existing medical condition and/or are taking any prescription medication(s), a physician's approval will be required prior to participating in scuba diving.
If you decide that scuba diving is for you, $50 of your Try Diving course fee may be applied to your Open Water Scuba Course offered by the City of Fernandina Beach.
Contact Kathy Russell at 904-310-3350 to discuss scheduling.