Instruction Philosophy Looe Key Dive Center wants you to become a diver, not just get certified. That’s why we provide more pool time and more open water time. And we’ll keep working with you until you feel comfortable and confident to dive without an instructor. That’s our guarantee.
Try Scuba  This non-certification course lets you experience the wonder of the underwater world with minimum time commitment under close supervision of your instructor. In this one-day course, you’ll spend a little time in the classroom, a little time in the pool, and an open water dive at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes all necessary equipment, academics, pool time, and open water dive.
Refresher
Most responsible dive operators won’t take you out if it’s been more than 24 months since your last dive. If you need to shake off the cobwebs and get back in your dive groove, or just become a better diver, this course gives you a brief academic update, refreshes all the basic dive skills in the pool, and then an open water dives with your instructor. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes tanks and weights, academics, pool time , and open water dive.
Open Water Certification
We know your time is valuable, so your course takes advantage of the latest state-of-the-art digital media to allow you to do most of the academics at your own pace and on your own time before class starts. On day one, we spend the morning in the classroom discussing what you’ve read and watched at home, followed by an afternoon practicing in the pool (not a dirty canal). On the second day, we’ll do two open water dives and some more pool practice. On the third day, we’ll do two more open water dives, and you’re certified! Since the best way to become of diver is to go diving, you can also upgrade with an additional two open water dives for even more practice. You can also choose between group and private classes. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card, and all required scuba equipment except mask, fins, and snorkel, dive tables, and logbook.
How far do you want to go?
Advanced
If you’re an Open Water Diver and ready to get more experience, try new things, or just become a better diver, this is your next step. Most responsible dive operations require this rating before they will take you deeper than 60 feet (20m). Before you invest a lot of time and money into something you may not like, this menu-based course allows you to try dives from 5 different specialty courses. See the list below, under “Specialty Courses”. To really become a better diver, we highly recommend Deep, Navigation, and Buoyancy! Course usually takes 2-3 days, and includes tanks and weights, academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, 5 open water dives, and certification card. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.
Rescue  The Rescue Diver course isn’t just about being trained, ready, and prepared to assist other divers in trouble, it also teaches you how not to become one of those divers in trouble. It’s also a great course for parents diving with their kids – just in case. The course is challenging, but one of the most fun. A great confidence builder no matter what your goals are. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card,  tanks and weight. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.
Specialties
These full courses are designed to train you in the basics of new types of diving and/or increase your proficiency in the diving that you already do. Courses include academic materials, classroom time, any necessary pool time, 1-4 open water dives, certification card, and tanks and weights. Some courses have additional personal equipment requirements.
Professional
If you’re ready to share your love of diving as a dive professional, Looe Key Dive Center offers the full range of professional courses. Special hotel rates available during professional courses.
Dive Master The first step in professional development. Learn to supervise and manage certified divers, lead dives, and work with instructors with uncertified divers, and adds a big leap in your diving knowledge. Work on dive boats, in dive shops, and dive resorts. Flexible schedule: as short as two weeks. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
Non-Professional Dive Guide if you’re the one that always winds up leading your dive group and want to become more comfortable and proficient, you can take the same Dive Master course as a non-professional. And without the diving science!
Training Specialist / Assistant Instructor If you love underwater photography (or just about any other specialty area) and want to share that passion, you can become a Training Specialist in your chosen areas without having to go all the way through the Instructor program and exams. After Dive Master, the course focuses on how to teach diving courses. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees may apply for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
Open Water Instructor Share your passion for the underwater world with brand new divers. This intensive course teaches you how to teach and work with uncertified divers in the Open Water Diver course. At the conclusion you’ll also be qualified to teach the, Advanced course and Rescue course. 8 day course followed by 2 day Instructor Exam. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees may apply for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
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First Aid / CPR / Oxygen Administration (non-diving) Classified Diver Buddy – learn to be a dive buddy for disabled divers (non- certification program) Take the Master Diver Challenge! Become an elite diver with both experience and training. Complete 5 specialties including Rescue, and log at least 50 dives.
Courses
Instruction Philosophy Looe Key Dive Center wants you to become a diver, not just get certified. That’s why we provide more pool time and more open water time. And we’ll keep working with you until you feel comfortable and confident to dive without an instructor. That’s our guarantee.
Try Scuba  This non-certification course lets you experience the wonder of the underwater world with minimum time commitment under close supervision of your instructor. In this one-day course, you’ll spend a little time in the classroom, a little time in the pool, and an open water dive at Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes all necessary equipment, academics, pool time, and open water dive.
Refresher
Most responsible dive operators won’t take you out if it’s been more than 24 months since your last dive. If you need to shake off the cobwebs and get back in your dive groove, or just become a better diver, this course gives you a brief academic update, refreshes all the basic dive skills in the pool, and then an open water dives with your instructor. Class starts at 9:00 AM and includes tanks and weights, academics, pool time , and open water dive.
Open Water Certification
We know your time is valuable, so your course takes advantage of the latest state-of-the-art digital media to allow you to do most of the academics at your own pace and on your own time before class starts. On day one, we spend the morning in the classroom discussing what you’ve read and watched at home, followed by an afternoon practicing in the pool (not a dirty canal). On the second day, we’ll do two open water dives and some more pool practice. On the third day, we’ll do two more open water dives, and you’re certified! Since the best way to become of diver is to go diving, you can also upgrade with an additional two open water dives for even more practice. You can also choose between group and private classes. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card, and all required scuba equipment except mask, fins, and snorkel, dive tables, and logbook.
Call to Enroll
How far do you want to go?
Advanced
If you’re an Open Water Diver and ready to get more experience, try new things, or just become a better diver, this is your next step. Most responsible dive operations require this rating before they will take you deeper than 60 feet (20m). Before you invest a lot of time and money into something you may not like, this menu-based course allows you to try dives from 5 different specialty courses. See the list below, under “Specialty Courses”. To really become a better diver, we highly recommend Deep, Navigation, and Buoyancy! Course usually takes 2-3 days, and includes tanks and weights, academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, 5 open water dives, and certification card. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.
Call to Enroll
Rescue  The Rescue Diver course isn’t just about being trained, ready, and prepared to assist other divers in trouble, it also teaches you how not to become one of those divers in trouble. It’s also a great course for parents diving with their kids – just in case. The course is challenging, but one of the most fun. A great confidence builder no matter what your goals are. Course includes academic material, classroom instruction, pool time, 4 open water dives, certification card,  tanks and weight. Additionally requires Surface Marker Buoy, timing device, and cutting device.
Call to Enroll
Specialties
These full courses are designed to train you in the basics of new types of diving and/or increase your proficiency in the diving that you already do. Courses include academic materials, classroom time, any necessary pool time, 1-4 open water dives, certification card, and tanks and weights. Some courses have additional personal equipment requirements.
Call to Enroll
Professional
If you’re ready to share your love of diving as a dive professional, Looe Key Dive Center offers the full range of professional courses. Special hotel rates available during professional courses.
Dive Master The first step in professional development. Learn to supervise and manage certified divers, lead dives, and work with instructors with uncertified divers, and adds a big leap in your diving knowledge. Work on dive boats, in dive shops, and dive resorts. Flexible schedule: as short as two weeks. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
Non-Professional Dive Guide if you’re the one that always winds up leading your dive group and want to become more comfortable and proficient, you can take the same Dive Master course as a non-professional. And without the diving science!
Training Specialist / Assistant Instructor If you love underwater photography (or just about any other specialty area) and want to share that passion, you can become a Training Specialist in your chosen areas without having to go all the way through the Instructor program and exams. After Dive Master, the course focuses on how to teach diving courses. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees may apply for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
Open Water Instructor Share your passion for the underwater world with brand new divers. This intensive course teaches you how to teach and work with uncertified divers in the Open Water Diver course. At the conclusion you’ll also be qualified to teach the, Advanced course and Rescue course. 8 day course followed by 2 day Instructor Exam. Course includes academic materials, classroom instruction, necessary pool time, open water dives, certification card, tanks and weights. Additional fees may apply for professional membership application, dues, and insurance.
Call to Enroll
First Aid / CPR / Oxygen Administration (non-diving) Classified Diver Buddy – learn to be a dive buddy for disabled divers (non- certification program) Take the Master Diver Challenge! Become an elite diver with both experience and training. Complete 5 specialties including Rescue, and log at least 50 dives.