- Junior Open Water Diver (camp
The PADI Junior Open Water Program comes in two different
flavors. The most popular program that we run is the Junior Open
Water Camp. This high intensity camp is held over an entire week
for 6-7 hours each day, usually over spring break, or in the summer
month when kids are out of school and looking for something to
do. The students take part in the class room, and pool sessions
during this time. In addition, HiTek Scuba also adds guest
speakers on various topics such as local marine biology, environmental
issues, as well as a several fun learning activities that augment the
learning process. Those students that complete all of the
requirements during the camp are invited to go on their Open Water
adventure weekend at the end of camp to finish off their actual
certification check out dives.
HiTek Scuba also offers the Junior Open Water Diver certification
as a stand alone program very similar to the regular open water diver
course listed above, just tailored to the younger age of the
students. This program is usually conducted by request, so if
you'd like to get your "middle school" kids in the water,
just give us a call.
What do I need to start?
There are no pre-requisite courses for this class. Junior Open Water
Diver is designed for kids 12-14 years old who are comfortable in the water and
decent swimmers (can swim 200yrds).
Minimum age: 12 (younger students should check out the PADI SEAL Team Program)
- Open Water Diver
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver, the most widely
recognized and respected rating in the world, you have the freedom to
dive with a buddy independent of a professional. This is where
you begin your training. This course will take you as a
non-diver and make a certified scuba diver out of you.
Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and
comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver
certification. If you are between 12 and 14 or have a child between
these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program
available. If you have a child younger than that, don't worry
they can still have fun diving in the PADI Seal Team Program.
Throughout the course, youíll learn fundamentals of scuba diving,
including dive equipment and techniques. You earn this rating by
completing five pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by
making four open water (ocean) dives.
Click on the "open water" link to the left for more
information and tips on selecting your open water class.
- Advanced Open Water
The Adventures in Diving program offers both the
Adventure Diver and Advanced Open Water Diver certifications. If you
complete any three adventure dives, you can earn your PADI Adventure
Diver certification. If you complete your Deep Adventure Dive,
Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive and three Adventure Dives for a
total of five, you can earn your Advanced Open Water Diver
After your five dives, you'll be more
experienced, feel more comfortable in the water and simply enjoy
diving more because you better understand the underwater environment.
This certification includes five
Adventure Dives; including the Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater
Navigator Adventure Dive, the Night Dive and two of the following:
- Altitude Diver
- Boat Diver
- Drift Diver
- Dry Suit Diver
- Multilevel Diver
- Night Diver
- Peak Performance Buoyancy
- Search and Recovery Diver
- Underwater Naturalist
- Underwater Photographer
- Underwater Navigator
- Underwater Videographer
- AWARE Fish Identification
- Wreck Diver
- Rescue Diver
The PADI Rescue Diver will expand your knowledge and experience
beyond purely recreational level because you'll learn to look beyond
yourself and consider the safety and well being of other divers.
Although this course is serious, it is an enjoyable way to build your
What do I need to start?
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or PADI Junior Advanced Open Water Diver
certification (or qualifying certification from another organization)
Minimum age: 15 years old (12 for PADI Junior Rescue Diver)
Successful completion of a sanctioned CPR program within the past 24 months.
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if
necessary, manage dive emergencies
- Dive Master Program and Internship
Looking for the first step in working with scuba
as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of
recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.
Working closely with our Instructors, this program works to expand
your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities,
qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors
with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification
for both the PADI
Assistant Instructor and PADI
Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.
To take this course, you must be:
- Assistant Instructor
As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional
experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start
learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an
instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching
responsibilities. Itís a great way to gain experience in order to become
a scuba instructor!
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI
Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open
Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance
at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI
Open Water Scuba Instructor.
- Be a PADI
Divemaster or qualifying certification from another
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep,
and navigation dives
- Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
- Have CPR
and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical
Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12
- Want a fun and exciting career!