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I learned to dive because I wanted to see the wrecks off of the North Carolina Coast. My first Instructor was Chip Holcomb with Aqua Adventures in Nags Head. My first classes were at the OBX Dive Shop. Because of this, my first Open Water dives were wreck dives off the beach in Kill Devil Hills. Chip was an awesome Instructor and has become a great friend.
From that first day, I wanted more and have never to this day stopped learning. My training has taken me all the way through Advanced Trimix and the Prism 2 Rebreather. I also have a great love of Cave Diving and Cave Country is like a home away from home.
I offer scuba classes for every type of diver. Open Water is the entry level course. For those wishing to move up, we offer Advanced Adventure and a number of specialty courses. For those wishing to go outside of the Recreational realms of scuba diving, I also offer Technical courses such as Advanced Nitrox, Deco Procedures, Intro to Tech, and Cavern. All Classes are taught through Blue Dolphin Dive Center and can be taken as group classes or private.
But I find my greatest joy showing people why I love this sport and seeing the look in their eyes when they realize that same love and respect for the water. So let me help you discover the beauty of the underwater world, its inhabitants and its mysteries. Through one on one instruction or family classes we can make this an adventure to remember. Start your scuba diving certification today.
Come visit beautiful Bluestone Dive Resort located in Thomasville, NC.
All of Aqua Adventures' recreational dive travel is done through Blue Dolphin Dive Center. Please click the button below to find out what we have to offer. All Technical trips are scheduled independently.
This is the first step on your Underwater Adventure. Earning an SDI Open Water certification will provide you with the training and knowledge necessary to dive around the world up to 60 feet in depth. The Cost is
Group Class $350 / Private: $450 Student must provide Mask, Fins and boots, and Snorkel.
This is a great course and will give you a taste, of five different SDI specialties under the direct supervision of an instructor. Of the 5 dives required for certification, two are from core specialties, Deep and Navigation Diver. These are the foundation of continuing diver education. The 3 remaining dives are your choice. The Cost is $200 plus materials.
During the course your Instructor will take you through four complete SDI, TDI, or ERDI specialty courses covering all the skills and subjects, so that by the end you will feel comfortable to conduct dives of a similar nature. Requires 25 logged dives. The Cost is $500 plus materials.
The SDI Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the knowledge and necessary skills to effectively perform diver rescues and assist and administer the necessary first aid in the event of an emergency. You will learn skills such as how to perform self rescues, buddy rescues, recognize and calm potential panic divers, administer proper first aid to divers that have experienced dive related injuries, conduct effective search patterns and manage accident scenes. The Cost is $200.00 plus materials.
Solo diving, once considered technical diving and discouraged by most certification agencies, is now seen by many experienced divers and some certification agencies as an acceptable practice for those divers suitably trained and experienced. Rather than relying on the traditional buddy diving safety system, solo divers should be skilled in self-sufficiency and willing to take responsibility for their own safety while diving. The Cost is $200.00 plus materials.
Nitrox is a breathing gas that has a lot of benefits for both new and experienced divers. This course will cover the use of nitrox mixtures from 22 to 40 percent oxygen. This course is designed for the certified diver looking to advance their knowledge and skill set, or the certified diver looking to extend their no decompression time limits The Cost is $150.00 plus materials.
This course is designed to train divers in the use of a diver propulsion vehicle (DPV) and familiarizes them with the skills, knowledge, planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems, and hazards of using a DPV in a non-overhead environment . The Cost is $150.00 plus DPV rental and materials.
SDI’s Deep Diver Course is a must for any diver wishing to explore a little more, go a little deeper, and learn the risks and benefits associated with deep diving. Specifically beyond 18 metres/60 feet and to a maximum depth of not greater than 40 metres/130 feet. The Cost is $150.00 plus materials.
The SDI Wreck Diver Course will discuss the equipment and techniques commonly employed while wreck diving. This course may be taught as a non-penetration, 2 dives required, or as a limited-penetration course, requiring 3 dives. Limited-penetration is defined as a swim through or within the ambient light of entry point. The Cost is $150.00 plus materials.
The SDI Divemaster Course is the first professional level certification. During the course you will learn how to work with divers, lead certified divers, and act as a dive guide showing divers underwater dive sites and the marine life that inhabits those dives sites. You will increase your knowledge about physics and physiology. The Cost is $700 plus materials.
The TDI Intro to Tech Course is an introductory course that expands on recreational training by improving dive planning methods, in-water skills, and streamlining existing gear configurations in a controlled and fun learning environment. The Cost is $250.00 plus materials.
TDI Nitrox Diver Course is an entry-level course for divers wishing to continue their diver education and utilize enriched air nitrox as a breathing gas to extend no-decompression limits at depth. The Cost is $150.00 plus materials.
he TDI Advanced Nitrox Course qualifies divers to use enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 percent within your current certification level to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures course, this can be considered the foundation of your technical diving career. TDI Advanced Nitrox is also a must for SCR or CCR divers. The Cost is $450.00 plus materials.
he TDI Decompression Procedures Course prepares you for planned staged decompression diving. With a maximum operating depth of 45 metres/150 feet, this course is your first step beyond the normal sport diving limits. The TDI Decompression Procedures Course combined with the TDI Advanced Nitrox course form the foundation of all other technical courses. After these two courses and some additional experience, the stage has been set for you to move onto additional technical levels. The Cost is $450.00 plus Materials.
The Cost is $250.00 plus materials
The TDI Cavern Diver course is designed to develop the minimum skills and knowledge for cavern and overhead environment diving within the limits of light penetration, and outline specific hazards associated with cave diving. The cavern diver course in not intended to provide instruction for cave diving environments. The objective of this course is to train divers in the proper planning, procedures, techniques and hazards of cavern diving.
The Cost is $450.00 plus materials