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Thank you for your interest in choosing Submerged SCUBA for your TRAINING needs.   We know you have many options to get started or further your training.  We here at Submerged SCUBA pride ourselves in enabling the future endeavors of our students, to make your goals ours, and to give you a personalized path of study.  No one person has the same goals, dreams, and needs of the other so let us sit down, video call, or chat with you about what your needs are and how to get there.  We can create a training path, along with gear and experience, that meet your goals, budget, and time.   Whether it is a training, gear, travel, or mentoring need, we are here to facilitate.  All of our instructor strive to provide the best and safest classes possible as we measure success by the quality and happiness of our students.  We strive to build a community of active and always learning SCUBA divers.  For us, at Submerged SCUBA, no student has passed until both they and their instructor are comfortable that they are ready to dive at that level.  We have a responsibility to you to provide the best training possible.  Therefore we too keep educating ourselves to the best and most updated diving and training methods, new innovations, and current trends in our industry.  Diving is our passion, dive education is our privilege.

We are a 5 star Instructor Development Center for SCUBA Diving International (SDI), a leader in dive education since its inception, as well as having instructors for both PADI and IANTD on staff.  All are members of the World Recreational SCUBA Training Council and your certification with us is valid at any dive operation around the world.  We also teach first aid and CPR classes through First Response Training International and public safety diving through Emergency Response Diving International, sister agencies to SDI.   As a regional hot spot for technical dive training we teach both Technical Diving International (TDI) along with IANTD course.  We soon will be offering free diving training through the 5th and newest sister agency of the International Training umbrella, Performance Freediving International (PFI) as well as basic snorkeling classes.  Whatever your training needs are, from open water (beginner) to pro (divemaster, instructor and beyond), from beginning in tech diving to mixed gas rebreathers, from first response training to public safety diving, Submerged SCUBA has the courses to get you there.

Please review the courses below to see what meets your training needs or provides inspiration for your future diving plans.  As always fee free to reach out to us so we can answer your questions and create, with you, a personalized path of education.  We have arranged them, for your convenience, in several catagories, Discovery, Core Classes, Specialty Classes, Non-Diving Specialty Classes, First Aid, Public Safety Diving, Cave, Technical Diving, and Professional Development.  If you don't see the class you are looking for or if the dates don't work for you, don't worry, we teach it, contact us and we can make it happen.  Group rates are also available on a case by case basis.  Each class has a date selection for December 31 as a placeholder for private classes, please contact us for arrangements and details.  The classes below include tuition and training, as well as certification upon completion, but do not include travel and trip expenses as these vary according to each student and classes needs.


We also highly recommend getting supplemental diving insurance for both training and travel.  Ask us how to sign up for FREE medical coverage up to $25,000 during your open water class.  Visit Submerged SCUBA's SAFETY RESOURCES PAGE for more information.

Classes


3. Diving Specialties


Introducing a diver to the benefits of controlling his buoyancy usually has a great positive effect, an effect that will enhance the diver?s sense of enjoyment and feeling of accomplishment. This specialty is designed to increase the open water diver?s understanding of the factors that influence buoyancy, and to train the diver how to use the means available to him as methods for controlling his buoyancy. The added benefits to the marine and freshwater environments, cannot be overstated; as well as a diver that has better control of himself in conjunction with his environment.

Cost: $ 149.00
The Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Many interesting sights lay just beyond open water diver training limits such as: beautiful wall dives, shipwrecks, and critters that don?t come into the shallows.The purpose of this course is to provide the necessary training to plan and execute dives that are beyond the depth range experienced during an Open Water Scuba Diver course, specifically beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40 metres/130 feet. By the end of the course your knowledge, awareness, and comfort level with deep diving activities will have increased.

Cost: $ 249.00
The SDI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Diver Course is designed to train divers in the use of a Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) and familiarize them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment.

Cost: $ 249.00
The Dry Suit Diver Course will open up a whole new world of diving to you. This course allows the student to develop the knowledge and skills to properly use a dry suit. It will discuss the types of dry suits, accessories, maintenance and how to make basic repairs.

Cost: $ 149.00
Divers often have a need, or want, to effectively communicate underwater. The SDI Full Face Mask Course is the perfect starting point. Full face mask diving allows the diver to relax and enjoy diving while not worrying about maintaining the second stage regulator. In addition, the full face mask will help insulate the diver from a cold water environment.

Cost: $ 149.00
This specialty is designed to acquaint the diver with special skills and techniques necessary to successfully plan, execute and evaluate a search and recovery dive.

Cost: $ 149.00
Time to ditch that single tank on your back and get into a sidemount rig. Try diving with 2 or more tanks on your sides. Learn redundancy and skills that lead into the amazing world of technical diving or more freedom in your recreational diving world. The class will have self study and review, 2 classroom sessions (including lecture and gear configurations), and open a water and confined water dives.

Cost: $ 399.00
At one point or another, many divers have found themselves alone during a dive, whether it was intentional or not. SDI?s Solo Diving is the practice of self reliant scuba diving without a ?dive buddy.?Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving.

Cost: $ 249.00
The purpose of this specialty course is to actively allow the student to engage in the collection of certain marine objects and to demonstrate and explain the necessary rules of underwater hunting. Prudent and conservative techniques of both aspects must be exercised. The SDI Hunter/Collector Diver Course covers the ?how-to?s? of hunting and collection of marine life.

Cost: $ 299.00
Divers are intensely fascinated by navigation? It allows them to make their way back to a special spot discovered on an earlier dive. They use the tricks and techniques of navigation to find an ideal exit point at the end of a dive without the need for an uncomfortable surface swim

Cost: $ 149.00
The SDI Underwater Photographer Diver Course is designed to introduce divers to the equipment, techniques and procedures necessary to take underwater photographs, and allow the student to experience and discuss many areas of interest to the underwater photographer.

Cost: $ 149.00
Wreck diving can be one of the most exciting aspects of sport diving, however every effort must be made to maximize safe diving techniques. The Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point.

Cost: $ 249.00
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  • 690 Radford Street
    Christiansburg, Virginia 24073
  • Text/Call: (540) 315-1020
  • Email: Info@SubmergedScuba.com
  • Hours: Mon - Thu  |  11:30 - 5:30
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