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Green Bay, WI 54302
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Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI)
PADI Certified Classes

  • Snorkeling Experience
    If snorkeling doesn't require formal training, why should you take a snorkeling class? Spending an hour in the pool with one of our instructors will teach you how snorkeling equipment is supposed to fit, how to clear out your snorkel and mask,how to kick with the greatest efficiency and comfort and how to do a surface dive. The confidence you acquire during your PADI Snorkeling Experinece will make your first plunge into the ocean one of the highlights of your vacation.

    PADI Snorkeling Experience consists of one (1) pool session.

    It is highly recommended, but not essential, that you have your own snorkeling equipment.
  • Scuba Refresher
    Requirements: Certified Diver (any level)

    If you've been out of diving for more than a year, PADI recommends you update your skills before diving again.The PADI Scuba Refresher is a comprehensive review of everything you learned in Open Water:

    Safe Diving Practices
    Dive Planning
    Problem Management
    Gear Assembly, and much more!

    Review your skills before you go--so can relax and enjoy those vacation dives.

    Option One: Attend one evening classroom and pool session.

    Option Two: Attend the classroom and pool sessions of a regularly scheduled Open Water class (3 sessions).

    Aqua Center will provide all equipment needed with the exception of mask, snorkel, fins, swimsuit & towel.
  • Open Water
    The PADI Open Water Diver course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you'll need to safely visit the underwater world. Oceans, seas, lakes, rivers and quarries hold submerged habitats that will capture your interest and imagination for a lifetime. At Aqua Center, your instructor will prepare you for the excitement of diving activities in our area and beyond.

    Our standard self study course consists of three, (3) classroom sessions, three (3) pool diving sessions, and two (2) days of Open Water Dives. Generally, classes meet from 6:30 PM - 10:15 PM, including 1½ hours of classroom instruction followed by 1½ hours of skills training diving in the YMCA pool. Class size is limited to six (6) students. Private instruction is also available. After successfully completing the classroom & pool portions of the course, each student needs two (2) days of Open Water Dives to become a PADI Certified Open Water Diver.

    PADI certification is recognized world wide and is valid for life.
    Prerequisite: Students must be at least 10 years of age and be able to swim.

    The course fee covers all course supplies, pool fees and the use of scuba equipment for both pool and Open Water portions of the course. Each student needs to provide their own mask, snorkel, booties and fins.

    Registered students receive a 10% merchandise discount purchased at Aqua Center.

    Custom classes are available to meet even the most hectic schedules. Call us to customize one for you!
  • Advanced Open Water
    Prerequisite: PADI Open Water certification or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years of age, (12-14 years old are eligible for Junior Advanced Open Water certification).

    This course provides divers with a structured means to explore special diving interests and gain dive experience. This is often the first step novice divers take after their initial certification.

    One (1) classroom session and five (5) dives over two days. Underwater Navigation and Deep Dives are required: the Instructor and students agree on the three (3) optional dives.

    Student must supply all scuba equipment and appropriate exposure suit for local diving. Students are required to have a writing slate, underwater light and compass.
  • Emergency First Responder
    Prerequisite: Minimum age: 12 years of age. Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life threatening emergencies before the arrival of Emergency Medical Service personnel. Instruction in the use of Automated External Defibrillator (AED) is included in the EFR course.

    Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) teaches you to assist injured or ill patients by offering first aid and support while waiting for Emergency Medical Service personnel. The course prepares you to render emergency care for common medical problems that are not immediately life threatening.

    Two(2) sessions of classroom instruction.
  • Scuba Review
    Scuba skills a bit rusty? And you don't want to look foolish on the dive boat on your vacation? We've got the solution. Call us and schedule a Scuba Review before your next trip. One of our PADI professional staff members will accompany you to the pool for a gear assembly refresher and spend an hour refreshving your dive skills. Review your skills before you go so you can relax and enjoy those vacation dives.

    One (1) pool session.

    Use your personal gear or Aqua Center will provide tanks & weights. 40% off equipment rental, BC & Regulator.
  • Discover Scuba Diving
    Minimum Age: 10 years of age.

    The PADI Discover Scuba Diving program introduces people to scuba diving in ahighly supervised and relaxed manner. It dispels common misconceptions about scuba by letting individuals try it for themselves. Under the guidance of a PADI professional, new divers learn basic safety concepts, put on equipment and swim around underwater in a closely supervised environment.

    Aqua Center will provide all equipment needed, with the exception of swimsuit and towel.
  • Rescue Diver
    Prerequisite: PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent plus PADI Medic First Aid or Emergency First Response or equivalent. Minimum age: 12 years of age. (12-14 year olds are eligible for Junior Rescue Diver certification)

    Rescue Diver is an important and crucial step in expanding a diver's knowledge and experience beyond a purely recreational level. Rescue divers learn to look beyond themselves to consider the safety and well-being of others. PADI Rescue Diver is a prerequisite for all PADI leadership training (Divemaster, Asst. Instructor, Instructor).

    Three (3) classroom sessions one (1) pool session and two (2) days of diving.

    Student must supply all scuba equipment and appropriate exposure suit for local diving.
  • DAN O2 Provider
    The course is designed to train and educate the general diving public in the techniques of using oxygen as first aid for a suspected diving injury. In addition, this course will introduce novice divers to the fundamentals of recognizing diving injury warning signs, response and management. This program also provides an excellent opportunity for experienced divers and instructors to continue their education.

    One(1) session of classroom instruction.
  • Master Scuba Diver
    The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating is the highest nonprofessional rating in the PADI system; it is a diver classification that denotes superior achievement.

    To attain this rating a diver must be:
    • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or hold qualifying certifications from another organization)
    • Show proof of 50 logged dives
    • Must hold certifications in any five PADI Speciality courses
  • Dive Master
    As the entry to professional levels in diver training, the PADI Divemaster course plays a pivotal role within the PADI System of diver education. Those who join the PADI Divemaster ranks assist the instructors with training student divers. They supervise diving activities for certified divers, snorkelers, and skin divers. These entry-level professionals can strongly influence the safety and fun divers enjoy during training and diving. Many PADI Divemasters are looking ahead, gaining professional experience they will apply as PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba Instructors.

    The PADI Divemaster course teaches individuals the characteristics necessary to achieve this rating including:

    • Exemplary diving skills. The PADI Divemaster's skills can be used as demonstrations for student divers.
    • Rescue skill. The PADI Divemaster can prevent and manage accidents, and role-model rescue skills for divers in training.
    • Professional-level knowledge of dive theory. Depth of theoretical knowledge goes hand-in-hand with expertise and professionalism.
    • Competence as a certified assistant. PADI Divemasters know how to support instruction by handling logistical, supervisory, and limited educational duties under an instructor's supervision.
    • Dive management and supervision abilities. PADI Divemasters accept appropriate, limited responsibility for certified divers within the context of leading or managing diving activities. This requires good people skills and good judgment along with a strong working knowledge of dive environments and activities. The PADI Divemaster assists the dive operation with risk management.
    • Ethical role model behavior. PADI Divemasters are expected to display common honesty and courtesy, and follow accepted responsible dive practices.
    • Enthusiasm and fun. People learn to dive for the excitement, adventure, and challenge–or, broadly, for fun. They look to PADI Divemasters to assist them in having fun within their interests and skill levels.