Scuba Certification

Scuba Certification

Have you always wanted to be a certified scuba diver? Now is your chance. Underwater Works offers scuba certification classes at the Student Recreation Center. These classes are taught by highly trained and professional instructors. The classes are small and will be lead by the same instructor from start to finish. This instructional class will meet in the evenings for classroom and pool sessions at the Student Recreation Center. Space is limited to 6 students.

 
▼   Professional Scuba Gear

You will need to have professional scuba gear: mask, fins, snorkel, boots, weight/weight belt. This can be purchased the first night of class at Underwater Works Inc (Additional $250 to $300). All gear not purchased at Underwater Works Inc. must be approved by instructor before the first class.

 Underwater Works Inc. 
24208 US HWY 98 Fairhope, AL
(251) 928-5550

▼   Vortex Spring

1517 Vortex Spring Ln. Ponce De Leon, Florida 32455

The star of Florida’s Gulf Coast premier inland dive resort is Vortex Spring. The spring produces 28 million gallons of 
crystal-clear water daily at a year-round temperature of 68oF. Depths in the spring basin range from about 50 feet for a cavern dive and up to 115 feet for a cave dive.

The bottom of the spring bowl is sandy, with limestone near the vent. A handrail leads cave divers back 400 feet. Vortex waters flow out of the 225-foot-diameter spring pool to form Blue Creek, which flows over a half-mile before entering the
Choctawhatchee River.

The fish at the spring include bluegills, channel catfish,
American freshwater eels, gar, redhorse suckers, shadow bass, and exotic species such as koi and goldfish.

▼   Class Schedule

Class 1 
Meet at Underwater Works in
Daphne, AL to pick out your gear and begin your first class.

Class 2
Meet at the Student Recreation Center Outdoor Pool
6:00-9:30 pm.

Class 3
Meet at the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room
6:00—9:30 pm

Class 4
Meet at the Student Recreation Center Outdoor Pool
6:00—9:30 pm.

Class 5
First Dive-Vortex Springs, Ponce De Leon, FL
8:00 am—5:00 pm

Class 6
Meet at the Student Recreation Center Meeting Room
6:00—9:30 pm

Class 7
Meet at the Student Recreation Center Outdoor Pool
6:00—9:30 pm

Class 8
Second Dive-Vortex Springs, Ponce De Leon FL

8:00 am (location may change) 

▼   Class Cost

$475: Includes class, books, rental gear, log book, & certification card

 Additional cost of $250-$300 for professional scuba gear: mask,fins, snorkel, boots, weight/weight belt. This can be purchased the first night of class at Underwater Works.

▼   Refunds & Cancellations

No refunds will be processed except in the event of class cancellation, or injury or illness that prohibits participation. Refunds must be requested before the first day of class.

▼   Registration

Please register below if you are interested in attending a scuba certification. The instructor would love to talk to you and give you detailed information about our upcoming scuba classes.  We will post the dates as soon as we have enough registrants to hold a class. We need a minimum of 6 applicants to host a certification. 

Register Now 

 

 
 
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