Lexington Dive Services

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PADI Courses

Discover SCUBA


1-2 hour pool session in full scuba gear.
Great for those of you wanting to know if scuba is your new favorite hobby! Cost  will be applied to open water certification course cost if you choose to continue with full certification.

Open Water SCUBA Diver 

$450.00 (online course price $100 more)

3 knowledge development sessions, 5 instructional pool dives, 4 open water dives.
This is your first level scuba certification. It is recognized worldwide and will allow you to rent dive gear, obtain air fills, and dive with a buddy at nearly any dive site.

Advanced Open Water Diver


1 knowledge development session, 5 open water dives.
This certification gives you more experience under instructor supervision and vastly improves your dive skills. Deep dive and navigation dive are required. Three remaining dives are electives of your choice! See Padi website at the bottom of this page for more info on other dives offered.

Enriched Air Nitrox

This course will certify you to use Enriched Air which allows for longer bottom times and shorter surface intervals. This course can be taken by itself or piggybacked with any of the above courses and requires 2-3 hours of class time and an open water dive or simulated dive using a tank filled with enriched air. Dive computer as well as dive table options available.

See something you like? Interested finding more about a course? Have questions? Interested in signing up for a course and starting a new adventure? Jump to our contact us page and we'll get you sorted out!
Both SDI and PADI adhere to the RTSC (Recreational SCUBA Training Council) standards. This means both agencies are required to have the same content in their corresponding courses. Is one better than the other? I don't think so. Both an open water certification from SDI and an open water certification from PADI are recognized worldwide as an open water certification. Each agency recognizes the others certifications as well. This means PADI views an open water certification from SDI as being equal to a PADI Open water certification and vice-versa. The only difference between the two is that SDI requires the use of dive computers (which are awesome to use) and SDI's materials are less expensie. This is why SDI courses are less expensive even though they contain the same content mandated by the RSTC.