When you come to 30A Dive, you can enjoy fantastic views of the underwater worlds across Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, and beyond. You don’t even need any experience. This husband and wife dive team will teach you all you need to know, provide the gear, and expertly lead the way. It doesn’t get better than that.
Their two-day diving certification course is open to everyone age 10 and up. You will start the course by studying online or in the workbook. Once that’s done, you can begin the in-water training phase. You’ll train for two to three days total until you are comfortable with every aspect of the dive, especially when it comes to safety. Once you’re done, you will hold a lifetime certification, allowing you to dive all across the globe.
In addition to their open water diver course, they have more advanced training modules, too. These training sessions start with specialty dives that teach you about underwater navigation and deep diving planning. After that, you may try elective dives that focus on spearfishing, buoyancy, and diving at night or through wrecks. If you want to go even further in your training, you can take their rescue diver and enriched air courses.
Since diving can feel too intense for some, your instructors will gauge your comfort levels every step of the way. If you seem too far out of your element, they may recommend going back a few steps or just sticking with snorkeling.
Other adventures you’re sure to love include:
Guided Dive for Beginners
Before you get your diving certification, try the Guided Dive for Beginners to see if it’s up your alley. This 2.5-hour experience includes an overview of the gear and safety rules. After that, you’ll spend up to 60 minutes in the water.
If you want to test the limits of your body, sign up for their Freediving course. With just a wetsuit, goggles, and your own limitations guiding the way, you will dive down as far as a single breath can take you. They will teach you all the techniques you need to know as you work on increasing your diving depth to 55 feet or more.
After you make it through the open water courses, you can sign up for Spearfishing training. They will provide the gun and other equipment plus all the insights you need to excel in this realm. Their training will cover buoyancy control, marine life identification, and collection techniques for all types of fish and invertebrates.
Once you try out the various adventures offered here, think about investing in your own gear if you want to return. Although their services include loaner or rental equipment, getting used to your own gear is incredibly important if you want to start diving on your own. While under their watchful eye, you can get comfortable in the water and learn the ins and outs of the equipment you picked out.
– When reserving your spot in their dive course, you’ll need to put down a credit card deposit.
– Before signing up for a dive, you must know how to swim and feel comfortable in the water.
– If you have any serious health issues, it’s safest to skip the dive. You may still be able to snorkel and see what’s beneath the surface that way.
– They charge a per person rate for all their dives. If you want a discount, book your time for a group of four or more.