Here at The Scuba Shop we try to help our students fall in love with scuba diving. To do that you have to have fun, be comfortable, and make it easy. The Scuba Shop has the capability of doing just that with a heated indoor pool right here at the facility and having a great staff on hand to help you through your journey into becoming an Open Water Diver. It takes just 3 easy steps and you are on your way to becoming a diver. Choose from the options below.

Step 1: Choose A Class Style

Traditional Class (books): 2 days of pool and classroom experience, each day is a 4 hour class with books and videos completed at home before class date. Quizzes and final  test completed at store….$385

E-Learning Class (online): 2 days of pool and classroom experience, each day is a 4 hour class with books, videos, quizzes, and final  test completed online before class starts…..$50 add on

Step 2: Choose your Classroom and Pool Time

(click calendar tab for available dates)

Option 1:weekend class…….Offered once a month on a Saturday and Sunday.   10am-2pm 

Option 2: weekday class……Offered twice a month on a Tuesday and Thursday 2pm – 6pm & 6pm-10pm

Option 3: private class…….Offered any other day and time other then what is listed above…..$80/ person

Step 3: Choose your Open Water Dives

Option 1: Local Charter…. Finish your Dive class off on one of our dive charters on Lake Jocassee and experience the fun of boat diving and see wrecks, motorcycles and more…Lake Jocassee (May-October) offered 2 weekends of each month at 9am. At Lake Keowee (November-April) offered once a month at 1pm….$100.00 for 2 day boat charter for class…. Click calendar  tab for dates.

Option 2: Ginnie Springs Florida…….Join us in the winter months on our  trips to the springs in Florida and we can do your checkout dives here.  Offered from November-March…$335 includes: Hotel, Diving Fee’s, Diving, Instruction

Option 3: Referral to Dive Destination of your Choice......Want to finish your class with another shop down in the islands?  No problem, we will send you with a referral form at no charge. 

What’s Included With Your Class:

  •  Rental Dive Gear (BCD, Regulator, Tanks, Weights, Wetsuit)
  •  Log Book, Certification Card Processing Fee, Books and Materials

What’s Not Included With Class:

  • Mask, Fins, Snorkel, and Boots
  • Local Boat Fee or Trip Price for Checkout dive
  • State Park Fee for local diving at Jocassee

Upgrades and Perks:

  • Rent a Package— Not looking to purchase a mask, fins, snorkel package?  Then you can rent a set for the 4 day class for only $50.
  •  Discount Gear-- Receive a discount on the purchase of snorkel package. 
  •  Extra Dives—  Join us in the afternoon at the lake to do extra dives after your morning checkout dives, whether you dove from the boat or walk in. Enjoy Fun diving with no skills having to be performed…$35 each Day Includes all rental gear (Saturday 1 tank dive, Sunday 2 tank dive….$80 value per day)