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

"Be Adventurous, Be Amazed, Be A Diver"


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

Captain Jim, Paul, and the Staff at Carolina Dive Center are looking forward to introducing you to the underwater world. Our staff at Carolina Dive Center will provide you a safe, comprehensive, and fun training program.

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


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 !!!!!!

When you register  the Academic Tuition of $150. 

​You will receive your eLearning Academics class within 24 hours of your registration.

​​​After you register for your eLearning academics we will email and call you to schedule the your Orientation,  Confined Water Dives, and Checkout Dives

Here are the details :

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

Confined Water/Pool Dives - This is where you learn how to dive. During the pool sessions you will learn how to use Scuba Equipment and the various underwater Scuba skills. Call us at (919) 341-2787 for our full class schedule.

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.

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

Open Water Certification Class is $449 + Your PADI Student Kit $58.95. This includes just about everything. Since you paid $150 for the eLearning academics the balance of your tuition will be $299+ Your PADI Student kit which can be paid when your Pool Sessions start.  Here is what is included:

  • eLearning academics/knowledge development sessions.
  • - PADI Open Water Student Kit and Log Book
  • - 3 Confined Water/Pool Training Sessions 
  • - All SCUBA equipment use for the duration of your Open Water course
  • - 2 days of open water check out dives (the final step to earning the Open Water scuba certification). See options below.
  • - Certification processing including your Open Water Certification Card
  • - Student discounts on purchase of mask, fins, snorkel, and boots
  • - Lots of fun and a chance to meet new friends and fellow divers

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. 

​ 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 $20 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 have the option to also earn your PADI Boat Diver Certification. For more information on Dive Charters visit our  Charters  page

  • 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. With this option you will earn both your Open Water Diver and Boat Diver Certifications.

           For more information visit our Dive Vacation page.

2.  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 can be enrolled in a Customized or Private class only. Call us at (919) 341-2787 for more information regarding certification of 10 or 11 year olds.

3. Are There Restrictions For Medical Conditions?

There are some medical conditions that unfortunately may mean you cannot participate in SCUBA.
To learn more about scuba and medical conditions we recommend you visit the Divers Alert Network (DAN) web site.

DAN Web site:Click Here

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

4. Why PADI?  Click Here