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Have you always wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to try scuba diving, but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

Cost: $ 40.00
The SSI Try Scuba program is your introduction to the underwater world. This entry-level program gives you the opportunity to experience the underwater world, in a confined water setting. You will earn the SSI Try Scuba recognition rating.

Cost: $ 40.00
Update your dive skills and knowledge with a quick scuba refresher from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.

Cost: $ 249.00
A Scuba Skills Update provides you with the opportunity to review and practice necessary scuba skills that you learned in your original Open Water Diver program under the guidance of an SSI Dive Professional. The Scuba Skills Update is often a required for continuing your diving training after a long period of time away from the sport. You will be issued an SSI Scuba Skills Update recognition card.

Cost: $ 249.00
NO HIDDEN COSTS! This standard course includes PADI E-learning or Classroom Learning (your choice), Equipment Rentals, & air fills. Accommodations, entry fees, and meals (open water site-specific) are not included. Class begins when 8 divers have enrolled or completed the eLearning (theory) module, usually every two weeks.

Cost: $ 474.00
NO HIDDEN COSTS! This deluxe course includes PADI E-learning or Classroom Learning (your choice), Equipment Rentals, & air fills. Accommodations, entry fees and meals (open water site-specific) are not included. Class begins when 2 divers have enrolled or completed the eLearning (theory) module. Usually determined by your personal schedule.

Cost: $ 764.00
NO HIDDEN COSTS! This superior course is a very special opportunity: a ONE ON ONE with one of our owners, Captain Joe. Joe Letts is a PADI Master Instructor, and boasts an impressive 53 years of experience, 7000 dives, 3500 hours underwater, and 1,000s of certifications. Your course with Joe includes PADI E-learning, Equipment Rentals, air fills; PLUS all entry fees, and an Enriched Air (Nitrox) Certification. Accommodations and meals are not included (dive site-specific). This course with Joe is ONE-ON-ONE with one of the most experienced instructors in the Tampa Bay area. You decide your dates for the open water dives and create your own schedule.

Cost: $ 1,200.00
This globally-recognized certification program is the best way to begin your life-long adventure as a certified scuba diver. Personalized training is combined with in-water practice sessions to ensure you have the skills and experience required to become truly comfortable underwater.

Cost: $ 474.00
Complete three Adventure Dives (underwater photography, fish identification, etc.) and earn the Adventure Diver certification, a subgroup of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

Cost: $ 275.00
This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty. If you are unsure of your next step, this is the perfect way to advance your dive skills and experience, and to identify which Specialty programs interest you. You will earn the SSI Advanced Adventurer certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 275.00
This course advances your diving knowledge & skills. You don't have to be advanced to take it. It's designed to advance your diving. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You try out different specialties while gaining experience.

Cost: $ 596.00
SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits. After completing the four SSI Specialty programs that interest you, as well as 24 logged dives, you will automatically receive the SSI Advanced Open Water Diver recognition rating, along with your SSI Specialty program certifications.

Cost: $ 596.00
The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty scuba course. Why? Because scuba diving with enriched air (nitrox) gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive scuba dives. If staying down longer and getting back in the water sooner sounds appealing, then don't hesitate to become an enriched air diver.

Cost: $ 175.00
The SSI Enriched Air Nitrox program will teach you how to safely plan and dive with enriched air mixtures of up to 40% oxygen. Diving with enriched air can increase your no-decompression limits, increase your safety, and reduce the required length of your surface intervals when compared to air. You will earn the SSI Enriched Air Nitrox 32% or 40% certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 175.00
Refine your diving with Advanced Open Water, and take one of the most challenging, yet rewarding classes offered by PADI, Rescue Diver! Letts Dive is offering a combo pack for AOW/Rescue Diver! Not only do you get your AOW and Rescue Diver certification, you will also get your Emergency First Response and O2 Emergency Provider cert cards as well! You heard that right, 4 certification cards!

Cost: $ 999.00
Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they've ever taken. Why? Because you can take pride in knowing that you can help others if needed. The Emergency First Response Course and Oxygen Provider courses are also included in the Rescue Diver price.

Cost: $ 599.00
Stress is a major cause of diving accidents and negatively impacts rescue situations. This program teaches you the skills and knowledge required to recognize and deal with stress, prevent accidents and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers. You will earn the SSI Diver Stress and Rescue Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 599.00
Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.

Cost: $ 185.00
Dive Theory eLearning is a comprehensive overview of dive physics, dive physiology, dive skills, environmental considerations, dive equipment, and decompression theory and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). Each section consists of multimedia instructional material followed by questions to review what you?ve learned.

Cost: $ 175.00
This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment. It is required training for most SSI Dive Professional programs, as well as some Extended Range programs. You will earn the SSI Science of Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 175.00
Have you ever looked at underwater photography online or in a gallery and thought you'd love to be able to do that? This course is for you! Underwater photography requires skills and knowledge which you can begin learning with this course in a classroom setting.

Cost: $ 25.00
Capture the sights, sounds, and the dynamic motion of the underwater world as a videographer. Cover the fundamentals and create interesting, entertaining video worth watching again and again.

Cost: $ 510.00
This program teaches you the skills needed to dive with an underwater camera, and provides the in-depth knowledge and experience required to properly use, maintain and store your equipment. Our goal is help you capture your amazing underwater experiences.

Cost: $ 175.00
Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites.

Cost: $ 175.00
Uniting scuba divers and water enthusiasts to make a difference. By earning this certification, you'll learn how you can make a difference for ocean protection every time you dive or travel.

Cost: $ 40.00
Pay the ocean forward by helping clean it up on your next dive. Learn about the problems of marine debris, conducting Dive Against Debris surveys, and how divers are a part of the solution to keeping our oceans clean.

Cost: $ 99.00
This course helps you appreciate the complexity of coral reef habitats and teaches how you can help conserve these vital systems.

Cost: $ 99.00
Coral reefs are the building blocks of many ocean ecosystems. This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species. You will earn the SSI Coral Identification Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 85.00
Enjoy dives even more when you can recognize and identify fish families and their characteristics.

Cost: $ 160.00
If you sign up for three SSI Ecology Classes you get 30% off! Choice of Coral Identification, Sea Turtle Ecology, Shark Ecology, Fish Identification, or Marine Ecology. Purchase the bundle and you pay $179 instead of $255!!! This deal won't last forever! Sign up before May 30th

Cost: $ 179.00
Marine ecology is a broad and exciting field that captures our attention and curiosity. This course provides a general understanding of all subject matter within this field. It is the study of how organisms interact with each other and the environment, the flow of energy through communities, and the link between ocean ecosystems.

Cost: $ 85.00
This program teaches the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common species of sea turtles, and explains their role in the ocean's ecosystems.

Cost: $ 85.00
Learn how nature's most feared predator is actually a beautiful animal that deserves our respect and protection.

Cost: $ 85.00
This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat.

Cost: $ 225.00
The ocean is filled with dive sites, but many of them cannot be reached from shore. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely dive from a boat, allowing you to get the most from your underwater opportunities. You will earn the SSI Boat Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 225.00
Explore deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 130 ft/40m. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

Cost: $ 280.00
Many exciting dive sites are located in deeper water. Without proper training, this kind of diving puts you at risk. The SSI Deep Diving Specialty will give you the ability to safely and comfortably plan and conduct dives beyond 18 meters, and is a prerequisite for some advanced training. You will earn the SSI Deep Diving Specialty certification. after completing this program

Cost: $ 210.00
Drift diving can be relaxing and exhilarating. The course teaches you how to enjoy going with the flow as you scuba dive down rivers and use ocean currents to glide along.

Cost: $ 175.00
Water motion can have a tremendous effect on your diving experience This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to conduct dives from shore, in currents, and in different types of waves. Students completing this program earn the SSI Waves, Tides and Currents Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 175.00
Learn to manage basic scuba diving equipment repairs and adjustments. Understand routine care and maintenance procedures and how dive gear works.

Cost: $ 200.00
The SSI Equipment Techniques teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System. This ensures performance and increases the longevity of your equipment. You will earn the SSI Equipment Techniques Specialty certification.

Cost: $ 200.00
Gain the knowledge and skills to explore caverns correctly and safely. This course guides you to enter far enough for adventure, but stay within the light zone for an easy exit to open water.

Cost: $ 385.00
This program provides you with the knowledge and experience required to independently plan and conduct cavern penetration dives within the light zone at depths shallower than 40 meters. You will learn how to use specialized cavern diving equipment, gas management concepts and buddy team skills to safely conduct cavern dives. You will earn the SSI Cavern Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 385.00
This program provides you with the knowledge and experience required to independently plan and conduct cavern penetration dives within the light zone at depths shallower than 40 meters. You will be using single-tank configuration during your dives.

Cost: $ 175.00
A sidemount configuration (scuba tanks alongside of the diver) offers more flexibility and better steamlining options. Learn about the many benefits of diving with a sidemount configuration.

Cost: $ 500.00
Extended Range Sidemount Diving is already common practice for many wreck and cave divers. Now the benefits are being discovered by more and more also recreational divers. The ease of movement without a heavy tank on your back and a new feeling of buoyancy are enticing advantages of the diving style. You will earn the SSI Extended Range Sidemount Diving Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 500.00
Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often. This suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water.

Cost: $ 275.00
Immediately recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen and be prepared to offer aid. There are no prerequisites or age restrictions. This course is open to everyone.

Cost: $ 150.00
The PADI Full Face Mask class prepares you to dive with a full face mask. The course covers basic safety, technical and practical knowledge necessary to be a competent full face mask diver and feel comfortable using your system. You will participate in an academic session to learn the features of full face masks, gain familiarity with the system in the pool, and finish by demonstrating skills in the open water to gain your full face mask certification specialty card.

Cost: $ 250.00
The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Cost: $ 180.00
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions. Some of the ocean's most amazing creatures only come out at night, so your dive doesn't have to end when the sun goes down. You will learn how to enter and exit the water, use specialized equipment, and how to communicate and dive with a buddy at night or in limited visibility. You will earn the SSI Night Diving and Limited Visibility Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 180.00
Observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. Improve the buoyancy skills you learned as a new diver and elevate them to the next level.

Cost: $ 150.00
Do you want to increase your buoyancy control, minimize your breathing gas consumption, or move effortlessly above the ocean floor? The SSI Perfect Buoyancy program teaches you the skills and techniques needed to maximize your dive experience, increase your comfort in the water, and get the most from your equipment. You will earn the SSI Perfect Buoyancy Specialty certification.

Cost: $ 150.00
Retrieve lost items that have fallen overboard or off a dock. Learn effective swimming patterns and using a lift bag for heavy objects.

Cost: $ 199.00
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives. You will learn about search patterns, specialized dive plans, underwater communication, and how to recover small to medium-sized objects using specialized equipment like lift bags. You will earn the SSI Search and Recovery Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 199.00
Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately. This course may count towards college credit, ask your instructor.

Cost: $ 185.00
This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive. You will learn how to use a compass and natural navigation techniques, estimate distance, basic navigation patterns and how to leave and return to a designated point. You will earn the SSI Navigation Specialty certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 185.00
Ships, airplanes and even cars are fascinating to explore and usually teem with aquatic life. Each wreck dive offers a chance for a new discovery.

Cost: $ 250.00
Many of the ocean's best dive sites have artificial reefs, or wrecks that have sunk through the ages. This program gives you the skills and knowledge required to safely scuba dive above and around these underwater treasures. You will earn the SSI Wreck Diving certification after completing this program.

Cost: $ 175.00
The PADI Tec Gas Blender certification course trains you to blend gases used in enriched air diving.

Cost: $ 275.00
This program teaches the skills and concepts required to safely blend nitrox and helium-based trimix blends for mixed-gas diving. This is a non-diving program that is open to certified and uncertified divers, and teaches the mathematics, physics and techniques required to safely blend breathing gases.

Cost: $ 275.00
TDI Visual Inspection Procedures certifies individuals to perform a visual inspection on scuba tanks according to CGA and DOT standards. This course is designed for those that want to take their scuba education a bit further. This is a great course to take following up on the equipment specialty course. Once you know how your equipment works from the inside out, why not get to know your tanks as well?

Cost: $ 250.00
Book both courses and get a 10% discount! TDI Visual Inspection Procedures certifies individuals to perform a visual inspection on scuba tanks according to CGA and DOT standards. This course is designed for those that want to take their scuba education a bit further. This is a great course to take following up on the equipment specialty course. Following the VIP course, you will be taking the Gas Blender course. This will train you how to blend gasses used in enriched air diving.

Cost: $ 472.00
The PADI Seal Team is for young scuba divers who are looking for action-packed fun in a pool by completing exciting AquaMissions. Do cool stuff in the pool, and meet friends.

Cost: $ 275.00
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to Divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a Divemaster, not only do you get to dive frequently, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

Cost: $ 1,500.00
This program provides the skills, concepts, and teaching experience required to become a successful SSI Instructor. You will learn the SSI Teaching System and philosophy, how to assist Instructors in training and how to independently teach a variety of SSI training programs. Candidates who complete this program can earn the SSI Assistant Instructor rating or work all the way through to the SSI Open Water Instructor after having successfully passed the Instructor Evaluation in addition.

Cost: $ 1,177.50