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Continuing Your PADI Diving Education

CONTINUING YOUR DIVING EDUCATION Open Water certified?   Your next step is PADI Advanced Open Water! Deep dives, wreck dives, boat dives, underwater nav, and many more! Exploration, Excitement, Experiences That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to  advance  your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Get credit! Each Adventure Dive may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding  PADI Specialty Diver Course . If you’ve already taken a specialty diver course, ask your instructor if you’ve earned credit for an Adventure Dive. Click here to get sta

Why Choose PADI?

The PADI Difference 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. How is PADI Different? Education  - The PADI System of diver education is the most instructionally solid system in diving. PADI courses are designed to make learning enjoyable and worthwhile. Under the guidance of your professional PADI Instructor, you gain confidence while mastering important safety concepts and skills. PADI Instructors are trained and held to diving’s highest standards, backed up by a solid, proactive quality management system. Performance-Based Learning  – You progress at your own pace as you demonstrate mastery of specific pe

What is it like diving offshore Jacksonville Beach?

Florida's Best Kept Secret. Roughly 8-10 miles offshore is where visibility increases and wrecks, ledges, and natural bottom reveal themselves. We usually go anywhere from 8 to 30 miles offshore. Depths range from 60' to 130'. Therefore, our charters require you to have an Advanced Open Water Certification or equivalent. There are HUNDREDS of wrecks offshore Jacksonville. Whether a spearfisher, photographer, or just looking for a leisure dive, there is diving for everyone to enjoy offshore Jacksonville Beach.    In fact, Jacksonville has over 300 artificial reefs — more than anywhere else on the East Coast.    Viz varies by day but many days you can see the wrecks from the boat!  There is so much to explore offshore Jax. The best time of year to dive offshore Jax Beach is summer but our charter runs year round as long as the weather permits. Atlantic Pro Divers has their own boats. The Sandy Loo, our personal 39' Contender is what we teach off of and

Youth Scuba Diving Programs

PADI Bubblemaker™ Who should take this program? Bubblemaker is as fun as it sounds – a chance for kids to blow bubbles by scuba diving. Children who are at least 8 years old can use scuba gear to breathe underwater and swim around in shallow water. Have a party or celebrate a birthday by throwing a memorable, exciting Bubblemaker event with friends and family at Atlantic Pro Divers! A child must be 8 years old or older. Kids must be comfortable in the water, but no prior experience is necessary. Parental approval is required. What will your child learn? Bubblemakers get a chance to: Experience scuba diving under the direct care and supervision of a PADI Pro. Take their first breaths underwater in water shallower than 2 metres/6 feet. Learn about and use scuba diving equipment made for children – not adults. Have lots of fun. How can you start having fun now? Contact your  PADI Dive Center or Resort  to schedule a Bubblemaker program or to organize a Bubblemaker par