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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


Professional Development


Are you ready to progress on as a Gas Blender? The TDI Advanced Gas Blender Course picks up where you left off in the previous sequence in training, the TDI Nitrox Gas Blender course.After successful completion of the TDI Advanced Gas Blender course, you will be able to engage in the blending of oxygen and helium based gases. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures needed for the preparation and blending of high quality nitrox and trimix gases for use in technical diving. The TDI Advanced Gas Blender course will take you through this process in an easy-to-understand format.

Cost: $ 199.00
The Air Fill Station Operator class is designed to teach the student how to safely fill compressed air tanks from both a compressor and banks.

Cost: $ 149.00
The SDI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the SDI Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations. You will work with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the Specialty Instructor training with a qualified SDI Instructor Trainer, you can become qualified to teach several SDI Specialty Diver courses.

Cost: $ 699.00
The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology as well as increase your proficiency with your scuba and snorkeling skills.

Cost: $ 699.00
Have you ever wondered how your nitrox cylinders are filled? Do you like the ?behind the scenes? look at what makes a dive happen? Take the TDI Nitrox Gas Blender Course to find out how your cylinders get filled with nitrox! The TDI Nitrox Gas Blender Course will take you through the blending of nitrox in an easy-to-understand format.This course provides the training required to competently blend nitrox gas. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending nitrox gases for recreational scuba diving activities.

Cost: $ 149.00
The TDI Oxygen (O2) Equipment Service Technician Course allows candidates the ability to engage in the preparation of scuba equipment for the use and exposure of oxygen and other mixed gasses used in technical diving. The objective of this course is to train candidates in the proper procedures required for oxygen equipment cleaning. This course may be combined with the Visual Inspection Procedures course at the discretion of the Instructor.

Cost: $ 199.00
The SDI Course Director Course is the first module of SDI?s Instructor Trainer (IT) Development Program. This program trains candidates to conduct the SDI Instructor Development Course (IDC) independently. In addition, SDI Course Directors are qualified to conduct the SDI Non-Diving Specialty Instructor Course and specialty ratings for SDI Instructors and Assistant Instructors.

Cost: $ 2,000.00
Already an Open Water SCUBA Instructor with another RSTC training agency? Want to cross over to SDI and the International Training family of training agencies? We can help!

Cost: $ 599.00
The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor program is designed to teach current Divemasters or Assistant Instructors certified with a recognized dive training organization the knowledge to effectively function as an open water scuba diver instructor. This program is divided into two sections, an instructor development course (IDC) and an instructor evaluation course (IEC).

Cost: $ 2,500.00
This course is designed to teach you the information and proper way to visually inspect, clean, and repair cylinders and valves.

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
                 or by appointment