Learn to Dive

The SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course is an entry-level certification course designed to give you the necessary skills to safely conduct open water dives. Some of the many skills you will learn include buoyancy control, proper weighting, marine conservation, equipment assembly, proper dive planning, and maintenance. The course covers all the basic knowledge about equipment, physiology and the marine environment while training students to perform basic skills underwater. This course is the key to start exploring dive destinations around the globe or just in your backyard.

Please call or e-mail for a brochure with all the details--costs, etc. for our beginning scuba class.The course consists of three parts:

  1. Academics--cover this with an enjoyable online course--at your pace.  Spend a lot less time in the classroom.

  2. Pool Diving--two fun days of diving in the pool will prepare you for your lake or ocean dives that complete the course.

  3. Lake Diving--you can complete these two days of diving here or anywhere in the world by referral.

At Heartland Scuba Center we offer each student the finest scuba diving education available which helps you to become a safe diver.

Call us today and start your adventure!

  • January 18 & 19

  • February 8 & 9

  • March 21 & 22

  • April 4 & 5

  • May 2 & 3

  • June 6 & 7

  • July 11 & 12

  • August 8 & 9

  • September 12 & 13

  • October 3 & 4

  • November 7 & 8

  • December 5 & 6

  • May 9 & 10

  • June 13 & 14

  • July 18 & 19

  • August 15 & 16

  • September 19 & 20

  • October 17 & 18

COMPLETE COURSE - $399
    1. Student Kit   
    2. Pool Diving Equipment Rental   
    3. Two Days Pool Rental   
    4. Lake Diving Equipment Rental   
    5. Total of 30 Hours Instruction   
    6. Open Water Diver Certification Card
    Total w/Tax    $399.00


REFERRAL COURSE - $299
(Complete the home study and the pool diving here.  We will send the appropriate paperwork with you on your vacation; then, an Instructor at your destination will conduct your four Open Water Dives to complete your certification.)
    1. Student Kit
    2. Pool Diving Equipment Rental
    3. Two Days Pool Rental
    4. Total of 16 Hours of Instruction
    5. Referral Documents
    6. Open Water Diver Certification Card
    Total w/Tax    $299.00

SDI Specialty Classes

When you are ready to expand your knowledge, we can provide you with the class or classes that interest you most for the environments you dive in.

Below are a list of specialty classes available through Heartland Scuba. 

  • Advanced Adventure Diver

  • Advanced Buoyancy

  • Altitude Diver

  • Boat Diver

  • Computer Diver

  • Computer Nitrox Diver

  • CPROX Administrator Course

  • CPR1st Administrator Course

  • Deep Diver

  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle

  • Drift Diver

  • Dry Suit Diver

  • Equipment Specialist

  • Full Face Mask Diver Specialty

  • Ice Diver

  • Marine Ecosystems Awareness

  • Night- Limited Visibility Diver

  • Research Diver

  • Search & Recovery Diver

  • Shore/Beach Diver

  • Underwater Hunter & Collector

  • Underwater Navigation

  • Underwater Photography

  • Underwater Video

  • Visual Inspection Procedures

  • Wreck Diver

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