SCUBA Classes

SCUBA offers a lifetime of adventure, get started on your adventure with Jim's Dive Shop's Open Water Diver Course. At Jim's Dive Shop, your Open Water Diver Course consists of classroom, pool and open water instruction to master the skills necessary to earn your Open Water Diver Certification and make you a safe, competent and comfortable diver. Our goal is to make you a SCUBA diver and not just teach you how to dive!
At Jim's Dive Shop, experience matters - all of our instructors have been SCUBA certified for at least 10 years, have logged 1000's of dives, have first hand knowledge of local dive sites and have been teaching SCUBA for several years .
Scroll down for SCUBA course content, pricing and schedules.

Open Water Diver Course - $399.00

The Open Water Diver Course includes; SCUBA Schools International online, interactive  learning materials, class sessions, pool sessions, the open water certification dives, digital certification card,  use of our tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators and wetsuits. Student must provide their own SCUBA quality mask, fins and snorkel.
 Proper,  well fitting SCUBA gear is imperative.  At Jim's Dive Shop, we can help you select the proper gear for your SCUBA adventure.
Course fee of $399.00 is per person. Maximum class size is 8 participants. Group lesson schedules are posted below. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Physical certification card available for an additional $20.00.
Please give us a call to reserve your spot 727-393-3483.

Open Water & Nitrox Specialty Course Bundle  - $425.00

Add the Nitrox Specialty Course to your Open Water SCUBA Course for an additional $26.00.
Enriched air (Nitrox) has a higher concentration of oxygen than air. As a result, you inhale less nitrogen throughout the dive as compared to regular air. With less nitrogen in the mixture you can increase your bottom time, add a margin a safety to your dives and not be as fatigued at the end of a dive day. The Open Water & Nitrox Course bundle  includes; SCUBA Schools International online, interactive learning materials, class sessions, pool sessions, the open water certification dives, digital certification cards,  use of our tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators and wetsuits.
By purchasing the Open Water / Nitrox course bundle, you will be saving $80 if the courses are purchased separately.
Student must provide their own SCUBA quality mask, fins, snorkel and weights.
Price is per person, based on group lesson schedules (posted below). Maximum class size is 8 participants. Students are responsible for their own transportation. Physical certification cards available for $20.00 each. Please give us a call to reserve your spot 727-393-3483.

Upcoming Class Schedules

Click the link below for the complete class schedule.

Private SCUBA Lessons 

With private SCUBA lessons,  we will work with you and construct a schedule that best fits your time frame.
Private SCUBA lessons include; SCUBA Schools Internationals online, interactive learning materials, class sessions, pool sessions, the open water certification dives, digital certification cards,  use of our tanks, regulators, buoyancy compensators and  wetsuits .
Fee for private lessons is $750.00 for 1 person.
2 people $650.00 per person.
 Add the Nitrox specialty course for an additional $26.00.
Student must provide their own SCUBA quality mask, fins, snorkel and weights. Students  are responsible for their own transportation. Physical certification cards available for $20.00 each.

SCUBA Gear

SCUBA is an equipment intensive sport. Proper, well fitting gear is a must for an enjoyable SCUBA experience. At Jim's Dive Shop, we can personally help fit you with your SCUBA gear. We do realize the store may not always provide the best place to "try out" the gear so we happily exchange gear that you have used in the pool to make sure you get a comfortable fit and are happy with your purchases.

Buy a Complete SCUBA Package & Save

When you purchase a COMPLETE SCUBA package, which includes; mask, fins, snorkel, weights, dive bag, regulator, safe second, dive computer, buoyancy compensator, dive marker tube and gauge retractor we will subtract $300.00 off the SCUBA Package price. Click the link below to to see package options and to build your complete SCUBA system. Complete SCUBA packages also come with 12 free tank rentals  (value $144.00).

Registration / Payment Information

A $100.00 payment purchases your online course materials and secures your spot in an open water SCUBA course. We need a little information, to get your online portion registered. Click the course enrollment form below, complete and either bring it to the shop or email the form to us at  jimsdveshop@earthlink.net For payment, you can stop by the shop or give us a call with payment information 727-393-3483.
Your $100.00 payment will be applied to the balance of your course fee. Course must be paid in full before the open water checkout dives.

Refund / Cancellation Policy

For cancellations more than 72 hours in advance of the first scheduled day of class, student may reschedule to a later class for no additional fee. For cancellations less than 72 hours in advance of the first scheduled class a $100 rescheduling fee will be charged to move to a later scheduled class. In the event one needs to completely cancel their SCUBA course, monies paid towards the class less $100 will be refunded (this $100.00 is the online learning materials that we have purchased from SCUBA Schools International and is non-refundable). Students are responsible for their own transportation to the class, pool and open water sessions. Jim's Dive Shop and it's contracted instructors will not provide transportation.

Still not sure? Check it out for free!

With SCUBA Schools International's online training program, you can start your adventure now, for free! If you decide to continue your education and want to become a certified diver, you will need to sign up for an SSI Open Water class, at Jim's Dive Shop.  Stop by or give us a call to get your registration started today.  We have a variety of class times (upcoming class schedules listed above) and course fees available for you to choose from that will best fit your schedule and budget. What are you waiting for? Click the link below and take the plunge!
SSI - Scuba Schools International - my.divessi.com - Register Now

Why SCUBA Schools International as our Training Agency?

With the many SCUBA training agencies that are available, Jim's Dive Shop has chosen SCUBA Schools International (SSI) for our SCUBA certifications. Established in 1970, Scuba Schools International provides high quality, innovative training methods and materials to select SCUBA-training facilities worldwide. To date, SSI has 31 Regional Offices, is represented in 110 countries with 2,401 International locations and has materials printed in 24 languages. Your SSI SCUBA certification is recognized through out the world's diving destinations. SSI Instructors are required to be affiliated with an SSI Dive Center. This ensures that your instructor will be monitored on an ongoing basis in regards to professional conduct and the maintenance of up to date quality training techniques.