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Additional PADI Specialty certifications offered:
Wreck Diver
Boat Diver
Enriched Air diver
Deep Diver
Night Diver
Search and Recovery Diver
Underwater Navigator
Peak Performance Buoyancy
Digital Underwater Photographer
Underwater Naturalist
and more!




1506 S. First St., Lufkin,TX

(936) 632-3483


PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba credentials in the world. No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted. In fact, on most dive adventures, you’ll be surrounded by other PADI Divers who made the same certification choice you did – to train with the world’s largest and most respected diver training organization. Click on a link below to learn more about a specific course or just scroll through the page to see the many courses offered by The Dive Shop. Click here to print your own copy of the Training & Education Program.

Enriched Air
PADI full face mask diver 
PADI Recreational Diver Courses

If you've always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now is the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI open water diver course. In the open water diver course, your instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to scuba dive. You start in a pool and progress to the open water getting the background knowledge along the way.



Open Water Course- Option 1

Sign up at The Dive Shop- we will set up your online training and schedule your pool and open water training sessions- 

Online course $169, In water training $275 (plus tax)

Group discounts available:

2 people 5% off

3 people 7.5% off

4 or more people 10% off




Open Water Diver Course- Option 2

Sign up for your online portion through the link on our website, come visit us when you're done to sign up for your inwater training

online course $169, In water training $275 (plus tax) 




The PADI open water course is divided into two parts: 

Part 1 consists of the online training- this course can be completed in approximately 12 hours and the beauty of it is that you can complete your lessons either online or offline if you download the "open water touch offline course", if you prefer a regular computer you will download the "open water online course" Each time you take a break, your progress will be saved. This is an interactive video course.

Part 2- this consists of your open water training which is several tranining dives at the pool (we use boys and girls club pool) then an open water checkout weekend at the Blue Lagoon in Huntsville (Saturday and Sunday) 


What is provided: BCD, Regulator, Weights, Tanks, Air, certification fees, entry fees into pool training area

What is not provided: Mask, fins, snorkel, water shoe or boot, entry fees into the Blue Lagoon

We sell any equipment you might need- we have quality equipment at competitive prices!


Current students enrolled in any course gets 10% off any gear or supplies


Scuba Diver Course

If you’re in a crunch for time, this abbreviated version of the Open Water Diver Course gives you the knowledge and skills to dive only with a certified Instructor. Half the classroom sessions and half the open water dives means you’re diving in half the time! The Scuba Diver certification can be upgraded to Open Water Diver at a later date.

Adventure Diver
As an Open Water Diver you’re ready to take on new and exciting adventures! Choose three adventure dives from a varied list including Underwater Photography, Fish Identification, Boat Diving, and many more. Complete a home study course, dive your adventures with an Instructor, and you’ve reached the next level in the world of diving!

Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Move up and experience real adventure with the Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the Adventure Diver Level, you complete a home study course and make five dives having the opportunity to try some of diving’s most rewarding and useful specialty activities, such as deep diving, underwater navigation, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate non-professional certification in recreational diving.

Specialty Courses
Expand your diving experiences at any level of training! Specialty courses familiarize divers with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards for each interest. Fun and safety are emphasized during classroom sessions and 2-4 dives conducted with an Instructor. Specialties include Altitude Diver, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat Diver, Cavern Diver, Deep Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Enriched Air Diver, Equipment Specialist, Large Boat Dive Supervisor, Marine Resource Management, Multilevel Diver, Night Diver, Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, Semi-Closed Rebreather (Dolphin/Atlantis & Drager Ray), Underwater Hunter, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer, Search & Recovery, TecRec Gas Blender, and Wreck Diver.

Rescue Diver Course
Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience beyond the Advanced Open Water Level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Through classroom sessions and open water rescue scenarios, Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies.

Emergency First Response Courses
Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, EFR gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but also in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. There are no prerequisites for this 2-4 hour classroom session – anyone can take it! EFR Care For Children Course is also available.

Scuba Review Course

Haven’t been diving for a while? This course helps you update your dive knowledge and skills. Assigned home study or a classroom session refreshes dive knowledge, and a little time in the pool with an Instructor makes sure your skills are ready for open water again. Keep on divin’!

Master Scuba Diver Course – Want It, Live It, Dive It!
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before. PADI Master Scuba Diver rating puts you in a class of distinction. With this rating, you’ve reached the highest non-professional level in the PADI system. It means that you’ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. You must have 50 logged dives, be a PADI Rescue Diver and have five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

PADI Discovery Programs

Bubblemaker Course
The PADI Bubblemaker program is for boys and girls age 8 and above. It’s fun, easy and safe. This pool program is an easy way for youngsters to join in the family fun of scuba diving or even start a trend! Children should be OK in the water, but they don’t have to be super swimmers since the maximum depth is only 2 metres/6 feet.

PADI Seal Team Course
The PADI Seal Team is for young divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by doing exciting scuba “AquaMissions.” Have you ever wondered what it’s like to dive with flashlights, take digital pictures underwater or float effortlessly like an Astronaut? You will learn about safe diving in classroom sessions, and you can try AquaMissions, like wreck, navigation, buoyancy, underwater photography, environmental awareness and more. Here’s your chance to do some cool stuff, meet friends, and share in the adventure of the underwater world.

Discover Scuba Diving Course
If you’re looking for a convenient way to try scuba, look to a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience to broaden your horizons. Discover Scuba Diving skills may be credited toward the PADI Open Water Diver certification. The average depth is 6 metres/20 feet. Most Discover Scuba Diving experiences take just an hour or two, can be conducted in a pool or open water, and all equipment is provided. You supply the smiles!

Discover Snorkeling
Snorkeling is simple, fun, inexpensive, has no age barriers, and can be experienced nearly anywhere. We can supply the experiences, equipment, and services that allow snorkelers to discover the underwater world, too!

Skin Diver Course
This simple training program is for those interested in exploring the underwater world using skin diving equipment. Through classroom sessions and open water training, you will have fun building confidence, developing judgment, and gaining experience. This is a great course for kids who are interested in scuba diving but aren’t yet old enough for Open Water Diver.

Divers Alert Network
Provider Training and Education Courses

Divers Alert Network (DAN) is a non-profit medical and research organization dedicated to the safety and health of recreational scuba divers and associated with Duke University Medical Center. DAN helps divers in need with medical emergency assistance and promotes diving safety through research, education, products and services.
Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries As a recreational diver, you can receive training to provide vital first aid that can make a difference to a scuba diver with decompression illness. The DAN Oxygen Provider Course provides entry-level training in the recognition and management of possible diving-related injuries using emergency oxygen first aid.

Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries This advanced-level program is designed to train existing DAN Oxygen Providers to use the MTV-100 or a Bag Valve Mask while providing care for a non-breathing injured diver.
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Serious hazardous marine life injuries are rare, but most divers experience minor discomfort from unintentional encounters with fire coral, jellyfish and other marine creatures. This course teaches divers to minimize these injuries and reduce diver discomfort and pain.
Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving More than 10 percent of all dive fatalities are actually caused by cardiovascular disease, according to DAN dive accident and fatality statistics. This course teaches divers and other interested parties to provide care for sudden cardiac arrest including the use of an automated external defibrillator (AEDs).
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals The remote nature of dive accidents, whether a few hours from shore or days from civilization, frequently requires more advanced levels of care than are offered by traditional or entry-level CPR programs.
Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) The DAN Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™) system module supplements the DAN Oxygen First Aid in Scuba Diving Injuries course. Based on medical closed-circuit oxygen rebreather technology, the REMO2™ device provides injured divers with high concentrations of emergency oxygen for extended periods. This training course instructs the Oxygen Provider in the use of DAN's new REMO2™ system.
On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers Learn how to conduct a neurological assessment on a potentially injured diver in this course. The information gained in this assessment can help convince a diver of the need for oxygen first aid, and help a dive physician determine the proper treatment.
Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers This program is designed for nondivers and teaches them how to recognize the warning signs of decompression illness and help provide care for a diver involved in a dive emergency.
Diving Emergency Management Provider Program Learn the knowledge and skills from several courses into one single approach to dive emergency management.
Diving Emergency Specialist (DES) Learn about DAN’s new recognition program for divers who are interested in dive safety.

MEDIC First Aid Training Programs

MEDIC First Aid Training Programs cover first aid, CPR, AED, bloodborne pathogens, emergency oxygen, and OSHA safety compliance. Classroom sessions teach emergency medical response skills to businesses, industries, schools, government agencies, and lay responders to emergency crises.

Core Training Programs Supplemental Training Programs
* Basic Training Programs * Advance First Aid Supplement
* Pediatric (Child, Infant, and Adult * AED Supplement (Automated
CPR and First Aid) External Defibrillator)
* Basic Life Support for Professionals * Bloodborne Pathogens
* CarePlus CPR (Adult, Child and * Emergency Care (First Aid)
Infant CPR) * Emergency Oxygen Supplement
  * Infant/Child Supplement (CPR)

PSI - Worldwide Training In High Pressure Cylinder Safety

VCI - Visual Cylinder Inspector Course
This certification course teaches the basics of conducting the annual visual inspections of solid wall and composite SCUBA and SCBA cylinders. The 6 - 8 hour course is suited for those new to visual inspection well as those who have been inspecting without formal training through its wide range of inspection subjects including damage limits, neck cracking, and laws affecting inspectors. Additionally, this course meets the OSHA and DOT requirements for employee HAZMAT training, and attendants completing the course are qualified to conduct HAZMAT training for cylinder handlers. The course is open to anyone 16 years or older and no previous cylinder inspection experience is required. Participants receive certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

VCIR - Visual Cylinder Inspector Refresher Course
Refresher courses allow previously certified inspectors (by PSI) to attend the full VCI course described above at a reduced price. Refreshers are offered in conjunction with all VCI courses even if not advertised as such. Refresher participants receive re-certification as Visual Cylinder Inspectors upon course completion.

HAZMAT - HAZMAT Handler of SCUBA & SCBA Cylinders
OSHA and DOT require all employees who "are affected" by high-pressure cylinders to receive "function specific" training to the HAZMAT within 90 days of employment and retraining every 3 years afterward. This 1-2 hour course covers subjects ranging from hazard awareness to legal requirements for cylinder handlers.

FSO - Fill Station Operator
Businesses who operate cylinder filling stations are required by OSHA to provide training to employees operating filling equipment. Topics include pre-fill inspection, proper techniques, system maintenance, and emergency procedures. As fill systems vary greatly, this course is customized to specific fill stations operational procedures. Course times vary from 1 - 3 hours.

PADI Professional Diver Courses
Instructor Level Training

Divemaster Course
Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you expand your dive knowledge and develop your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. During the Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises. Prerequisites: Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, 40 logged dives, 18 years old.

Emergency First Response (Adult and Child) Instructor Courses
During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. To enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.

Assistant Instructor Course
PADI Assistant Instructors assist with, organize and supervise knowledge development, confined water and open water activities. Assistant Instructors work with PADI Instructors to provide student divers with quality knowledge and skill development. The teaching skills you develop during classroom sessions and teaching assignments allow you to independently conduct several PADI programs. Prerequisites: PADI Divemaster, certified diver for 6 months, 60 logged dives, EFR training, medical clearance, 18 years old.

Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) rating is the first Instructor level attained by dive professionals. During the Instructor Development Course (IDC), involving classroom sessions, pool and open water teaching assignments, you review PADI Standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as hone your teaching ability, watermanship, and diving knowledge. After successfully completing a PADI Instructor Examination (IE), you introduce people to scuba diving through various PADI programs and courses. As an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you may conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster (specialties require specific Specialty Instructor Rating). Prerequisites: PADI Divemaster, certified diver for 6 months, 60 logged dives, EFR training, medical clearance, 18 years old.

Instructor Development Course Package
The Assistant Instructor Course and Open Water Scuba Instructor Course may be combined into this package. Your PADI Course Director and Staff Instructors work together to insure you have the skills and knowledge necessary to successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination.

Specialty Instructor Course
A PADI Specialty Instructor dives more, has more fun and teaches about favorite subjects. Each Specialty Instructor Course involves a classroom session and logging 10 dives in that specialty. Specialty Instructor Courses include Altitude, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation, AWARE Fish Identification, Boat, Cavern, Deep, Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift, Dry Suit, Enriched Air, Equipment Specialist, Large Boat Dive Supervisor, Marine Resource Management, Multilevel, Night, Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE, Semi-Closed Rebreather (Dolphin/Atlantis and Drager Ray), Underwater Hunter, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigator, Underwater Photographer, Underwater Videographer, Search & Recovery, Tec Rec Gas Blender, and Wreck. Don’t see a specialty on a subject that interests you? Write your own specialty! It’s easy and it gets you teaching divers about things you like. Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Instructor with a Specialty Certification in each area you wish to instruct.

DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Training Course
For those serious about becoming a technical instructor, the Tec Deep Diver Instructor course is an obvious choice. The DSAT Tec Deep Diver Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving. The DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Course prepares you to conduct the Tec Deep Diver course and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec Deep Diver course. Prerequisites: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, Enriched Air Instructor, Deep Diver Specialty Instructor, and have at least 100 logged dives.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. To qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you must be an Open Water Scuba Instructor with five Specialty Instructor certifications, and you must have certified at least 25 PADI Divers.

IDC Staff Instructor Course
As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge. Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI IDC, you set the stage for moving on to Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Instructors. Prerequisites: Master Scuba Diver Trainer and participation in an Instructor Development Course.

Master Instructor Rating Details
Be recognized as one of the elite dive educators – PADI Master Instructor. PADI Master Instructors embody the essence of a true dive professional having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI system of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers. They are dive industry leaders who help to shape the development of future dive courses. The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do. Requirements include: a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Instructor for at least two years, current Emergency First Response Instructor, certified at least 150 PADI divers, possess a complete understanding of the PADI System of diver education.

Divers Alert Network
Instructor Training and Education Courses

Instructor Qualification Course
To become a DAN Instructor you must complete the Instructor Qualification Course (IQC). Instructor Candidates will complete a Core Module that offers more information about Dan and explains how to teach DAN programs. Candidates will then complete the course module for each DAN Training Program they are interested in teaching.

Instructor Course Modules
The DAN Instructor Courses train and educate qualified scuba diving educators to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety through DAN Provider Courses. Prerequisites: Open Water Scuba Instructor with certification in the specific Provider Course you wish to instruct. DAN Instructor Courses include (see Provider Courses for descriptions):
Oxygen First Aid for Aquatic Emergencies
Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries
First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries
Automated External Defibrillators for Scuba Diving
Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals
Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen (REMO2™)
On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers
Diving Emergency Management Provider Program
Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers


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