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PADI Recreational Courses

PADI DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING -- Have you ever wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater? If you are curious but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, the PADI Discover Scuba class will let you experience scuba to see what its all about! Scuba Shack offers you this opportunity with advanced regist... Find Out More

PADI OPEN WATER DIVER -- During the PADI Open Water Diver course, you'll learn to safely explore the underwater world using SCUBA! Most people find it a fun and rewarding challenge! Read more below to get started on your adventure! PADI eLearning, PADI Training Log Book and the Open Water Exam are purchased separatel... Find Out More

PADI ADVANCED OPEN WATER -- Our PADI Advanced Open Water course will take your diving to the next level! This course helps you build confidence in Navigation, fine-tune your Buoyancy skills, experiencing Deep Diving and introduce you to different diving activities such as Wreck Diving, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy deployment or maybe Underwater Na... Find Out More

PADI RESCUE DIVER -- The PADI Rescue Diver is one of the most rewarding courses you will ever take! This course teaches you the techniques to avoid and manage problems and improves your confidence as a diver. During the course you’ll become a better buddy by enhancing your ability to identify potential problems and by practicing... Find Out More

PADI REACTIVATE -- If you already have your Open Water Certification, but you have not been in the water for a several years and are planning to dive in the near future, you should enroll in PADI ReActivate – our scuba review program. Proof of original certification required. PADI ReActivate Electronic Learning sold separat... Find Out More

PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER -- The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Find Out More

PADI OPEN WATER EXAM - LAKE GEORGE Complete your PADI Open Water Exam on the shores of Lake George!   Find Out More

PADI Specialty & Distinctive Specialties

BOAT DIVER -- This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. *Price does not include any boat charter fees, park admission, tanks, weights or other costs. PADI Boat Diver eLearning sold separa... Find Out More

DEEP DIVER -- Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres/130 ft. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control. *Price does not include any boat charter fees, tanks, weights, park admission or other costs PADI Deep Diver eLearning sold separately Find Out More

ENRICHED AIR NITROX -- Enriched Air, also known as “Nitrox” is a form of breathing gas that allows divers to extend their bottom time and reduce nitrogen loading. It is PADI’s most popular specialty course. By becoming a Nitrox diver you will not only have longer no decompression limits, you will gain a significant advantag... Find Out More

EQUIPMENT SPECIALIST -- Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works. PADI Equipment Specialist eLearning sold separately Find Out More

DRY SUIT DIVER -- Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. *Price does not include any boat charter fees, park admission, drysuit rental fees or other costs PADI Dry Suit Diver ... Find Out More

NIGHT DIVER -- The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course. *Price does not include any boat charter fees, tanks, weights, park admission or other costs PADi Night Di... Find Out More

ICE DIVER -- Ice diving is one of the most adventurous scuba specialties. Learn the roles and responsibilities of support personnel, tenders and safety divers. See beauty few others ever experience.   Contact Scuba Shack for availability.   Dates: Classroom: TBD at Scuba Shack Day One Dives: TBD&nbs... Find Out More

PEAK PERFORMANCE BUOYANCY -- You want to dive with less effort, dive longer by using less gas, preserve visibility and protect fragile marine life. The Peak Performance Buouancy class will help you improve your diving skills and become more relaxed and confident. A great class to take right after your open water certification! Tanks and weights ar... Find Out More

UNDERWATER NATURALIST -- Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites - New England Style with Scuba Shack. Tanks and weights are not included. Course fee includes your PADI Underwater Naturalist Manual Find Out More

UNDERWATER NAVIGATOR -- Are you ready to be more confident and competent with your underwater navigation? Then the PADI Underwater Navigator course is the one for you! *Price does not include any boat charter fees, tanks, weights, park admission or other costs PADI Underwater Navigator eLearning sold separately Find Out More

WRECK DIVER -- Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually team with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery. *Price does not include any boat charter fees, tanks, weights, park admission, food, lodging or other costs PADI Wreck Diver eLearning sold separately   Find Out More

CORAL REEF CONSERVATION -- Everyone likes to scuba dive or snorkel in warm, clear water on a vibrant coral reef, yet many people know little about what they're seeing or the importance of reef ecosystems. This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems. Find Out More

DIVE AGAINST DEBRIS -- Make a difference on every dive. Activate the inner citizen scientist in you. Learn how ocean plastic and trash clean up not only keep your local dive site healthier, you can also contribute to a global database documenting the marine debris problem. Purchase your PADI Dive Against Debris online learning here. Find Out More

PADI Professional Training

PADI DIVEMASTER -- Start Your Professional Journey Scuba Shack’s PADI Divemaster training program is an intense 13-week program representing 75 clock hours of instruction. PADI Divemaster represents the first level of professional designation in PADI. *Price is for tuition only. PADI Divemaster Crew Pak sold separately Find Out More

PADI 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. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to ... Find Out More

PADI OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR -- Lead the Way Scuba Shack's PADI Open Water Instructor Development Course (IDC) is 13-week course of study that fully prepares a PADI Divemaster to participate in the PADI Instructor Examination. *Price is for tuition only. PADI IDC Crew Pak sold separately Find Out More

PADI MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER -- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors continue to expand their resume by becoming certified to teach PADI Specialty Courses.  Instructors who qualify to teach no less than five diver specialties courses can become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. *Price is for tuition only. PADI Specialty Course Instruc... Find Out More

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONDER INSTRUCTOR (EFRI) -- CPR and First Aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is that they make learning easy by pro... Find Out More

Scuba Shack

FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF DIVING PADI SPECIALTY NOW A PADI SPECIALTY! Scuba Shack’s Foundations and Principles of Diving course is now a PADI Specialty. Concentrate on equipment & preparation, trim & balance along with propulsion & stability. Gain confidence with your equipment and configuration, develop your buoyancy control tech... Find Out More

INTRODUCTION TO DOUBLES -- Are you ready to make the move from your single tank set up to doubles but are not sure if it's for you? Or maybe you are looking to be in a double tank configuration as you move into technical or cave diving. Scuba Shack's Introduction to Doubles is a great way to start.   Call to make an appointmen... Find Out More

INTRODUCTION TO DECO BOTTLE MANAGEMENT -- As you move into technical diving, the use of a deco bottle will be necessary. Learning how to properly rig, carry and use a deco bottle is critical. Scuba Shack's Introduction to Deco Bottle Management is a great way to start your learning.   Call to make an appointment to discuss this training prior to... Find Out More

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 1 -- Do you want to learn more about capturing images in the underwater world? Scuba Shack's Underwater Photography Workshop series starts with workshop 1 our introduction to underwater photography and videography. Find Out More

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 2 - Drive and Dive Photography Trip to Jamestown, Rhode Island for two guided dives where you will get to putting your techniques and equipment to work. Tanks and weights are not included.    Find Out More

UNDERWATER PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOP 3 -- You've been out diving, taken some great shots and now it is time to do some review work. This workshop will focus on post-production photography and video editing techniques to make your great shot even better. Find Out More

SCUBA SHACK TECHNICIAN - BASIC -- In addition to teaching and mentoring other scuba divers, dive professionals are expected to have a degree of scuba equipment maintenance and repair skills. To better prepare you for your dive career, Scuba Shack has designed a Scuba Technician curriculum that provides individuals with a baseline of knowledge and pract... Find Out More

SCUBA SHACK'S DIVE SKILL REFRESHER -- (TUNE-UP) Are you going diving soon but have not been in the water for a while? Then you should consider the Scuba Shack Dive Skill Refresher where you can practice all the basic skills to ensure you are ready for that special dive trip or charter. Proof of original certification required.  Please note: Registr... Find Out More

INTRODUCTION TO SNORKELING -- Snorkeling is a great way to explore the underwater world. Maybe scuba diving just isn't your thing, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the beauty of a tropical reef when you are on vacation or a local lake when you are closer to home. Our Introduction to Snorkeling course will get you ready for some exc... Find Out More

POOL PRACTICE Do you need to get back in the water and practice? Maybe you want to dial in your buoyancy and weighting? Or work on your propulsion and trim? Then sign up for one of our upcoming practice pools sessions.  Please make sure you check the times as they do vary by date. Find Out More

Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care Be capable. Be prepared. Be confident and be able to provide emergency first aid. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.   *This course fee covers your classroom and practical session at Scuba ... Find Out More

Diving Science and Technology (DSAT)

Tec Gas Blender The PADI Gas Blender program trains certified divers – who are already Nitrox certified – how to mix enriched air for scuba use. The programs second certification component – PADI Trimix Blender covers mixing trimix for both recreational and technical divers. Find Out More