Teaching Scuba in the Triangle Since 2004
Phone: 919-341-2787

Purchase Part I to start your
​eLearning Academics

"Be Adventurous, Be Amazed, Be A Diver"


WOW !!!!. You are considering taking Scuba Lessons.  

 We will provide you a safe, comprehensive, and fun SCUBA training program.
​Carolina Dive Center has been teaching the Triangle to dive since 2004.

PADI Divers carry the most respected and sought after scuba diving credentials in the world.
​No matter where you choose to dive, your PADI certification card will be recognized and accepted. In fact, on most scuba diving 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 scuba diving training organization.

​Here is how it works

part  1: ​REGISTER ON LINE FOR YOUR  PADi Open Water Elearning ACADEMICS.

You will learn about Scuba Equipment, Underwater Environments, and the Science behind scuba diving while completing the academic part of your Scuba Lessons in the comfort of your home or anywhere you have access to the internet. 
​After all why not have some fun !!!!!!

PADI eLearning  Academic Tuition is $150. 

After you purchase Part I,  you will receive electronic Medical and Liability waivers to complete within 24 hours of your registration.

After  you complete the waivers, ​you will receive your eLearning Academics.

​​​​​​After you complete your eLearning academics it is time to start the Practical Part  (Part II) of  your Scuba Lessons.

Your Practical Training Includes:

Orientation  - This is the kickoff of Part II of your  Scuba lessons. At the orientation, we review all the details for your scuba lessons, meet the other students, and review important scuba concepts. Orientations are conducted via Webinar.

Gear Familiarization Classroom Session -  This is where you become familiar and fitted with the Scuba Equipment you will be trained to use. You will learn how to assemble and disassemble all the scuba gear you will use.

Confined Water/Pool Dives - This is where you learn how to dive. During the confined water sessions you will learn how to use Scuba Equipment and perform the various underwater Scuba skills. 

Open Water Checkout Dives - There are four required check out dives conducted over two days. During check out dives you will use the scuba skills you learned in the pool in an open water environment. We will schedule your checkout dives during your scuba lessons.

You have several options for your check out dives. After all we want to make this as fun and easy as possible.

Option 1:  2 days of check out dives in our local quarry: admission fees to our local rock quarries currently running $25 per person day. With this option you will earn your Open Water Diver Certification.

Option 2:  1 day of check out dives in our local quarry followed by one two tank Carolina Coast boat charter. With this option you will earn your Open Water Diver Certification and get practical training diving in the Ocean from a boat. You are responsible for the boat charter fee.

Option 3 :  We offer check-out dives on our group trips to warmer waters of the Caribbean or Florida, but you would be expected to pay your own transport, lodging, etc. 

Option 4: A Referral to any PADI Dive Shop so you can complete your checkout dives on vacation. Please note that the Dive Shop you are going to will have an additional fee for checkout dives.

We offer Part II of your Scuba Lessons year round on both a weeknight or weekend schedule.

Call us at (919) 341-2787 for our full class schedule.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is Included In Your Carolina Dive Center Open Water Certification Class.

Part I - PADI eLearning academics/knowledge development sessions: $150
If your eLearning is purchased directly through PADI you will only need to purchase PART II - Practical Training.

Please note that online eLearning codes purchased directly from PADI may be more expensive. 

Part II -Practical Training: $361

Here is what is included in Part II  - Practical Training for your Open Water Certification

  • - PADI Open Water Student Log Book.
  • - SCUBA Orientation Class.
  • - Scuba Gear Familiarization Class.
  • - 2 Confined Water/Pool Training Sessions. ​
  • - 2 days of open water check out dives (the final step to earning the Open Water scuba certification). 
  •  - Use of All SCUBA equipment  for PART II of your Open Water course.
  • - Certification processing including your Open Water Certification Card.
  • - NC Sales Tax
  • - Student discounts on purchase of mask, fins, snorkel, and boots.
  • - Lots of fun and a chance to meet new friends and fellow divers.

2. Do I Need My Own Mask/Fins/Snorkel Set ?

Every Student needs their own Personal Gear (Mask, Fins, and Snorkel). This gear MUST be best-fit for you.
We do sell this equipment, provide you a customized fitting,  and offer special pricing to our students. 

3. Do I need to know how to swim?

Yes you need to know how to swim.

You will be required to pass a swimming test. The requirements are:

- Complete a 200 yard continuous surface swim or a 300 yard swim with mask, fins and snorkel.
- 10-minute swim/float without using any swim aids.

If you are concerned about passing the swimming test,  please practice or take swimming lessons before you sign up for Scuba Lessons.

4.  Are There Age Restrictions For Classes?

Open Water Certification can be earned by youth 10 years or older. There is no upper age restriction for adults. Students who are 10 or 11 years old require some special considerations. For this reason they must be  enrolled in a Customized class.

Call us at (919) 341-2787 for more information regarding certification of 10 or 11 year olds.

5. Are There Restrictions For Medical Conditions?

All students must complete a Medical Questionaire & Waiver before they can begin Part I of your Scuba Lessons.
There are certain Medical conditions that require a physician to confirm you can participate in scuba lessons.

For an example of the Medical Questionaire you will need to complete. Click Here

6. Why PADI Scuba Lessons?  Click Here

CALL US AT (919) 341-2787 To Register For SCUBA Class or email us for more information at Info@CarolinaDiveCenter.com

Purchase Part I and II if you are giving
​Scuba Lessons as a gift