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Why NAUI?

Learn the safest, most fun ways to scuba dive with NAUI-certified diving instructors. The National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) was the first “National” Diver Education agency, founded in 1959, and since has been the leader in diver education. NAUI offers the preferred scuba training regimen of the following organizations:

  • The U.S. Navy Seals
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations Weather
  • NASA
  • NOAA
  • S. Coast Guard Rescue Divers
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Disney Resorts

The NAUI Scuba Diver Course is the only course that teaches students the skill of Unconscious Diver Rescue. Anyone wanting to be a NAUI Instructor must be able to satisfy the ultimate question of their Instructor Trainer, “Would I allow this instructor to teach my loved one to dive?” If the answer is “yes,” they gain the right and certification necessary to teach scuba diving.


Why PADI?

The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) offer their own certification process for those interested in becoming scuba divers. The primary difference between NAUI and PADI is that a NAUI-certified instructor can withhold certification, even if the student has displayed all the necessary skills. Captain Rick’s Diving Adventure offers certification in both methods and is happy to help you choose which is best for you based on your interests.


Discover Scuba Course

Come and try out scuba diving with us for an hour in the pool!

From 8 years old on, you will have fun while trying out all the scuba diving equipment and it might help you decide whether to go ahead with the Open Water Course.

Price for this course- $50


Refresher Course

You are going on a trip soon and did not dive for a long time?

Come in the pool with us for an hour so that we can go over the most important skills with you.

Price for this course- $50


Open Water Certification Course

e-Learning and Classroom Sessions

Academic classes are held through the e-Learning Course which can be done at the most convenient places and during the best times for you. The e-Learning includes nine online chapter, small quizzes after each chapter, and a final online exam after the completion of the course. Additional lectures will be held in the classroom with your instructor for clarifications and questions.

Pool Training Sessions 

The pool training sessions are designed to help you enjoy a smooth transition into the underwater world. These sessions help you relax and have fun in the water using scuba equipment. All this is accomplished with your instructor by your side. We will have plenty of time to cover all scuba skills and gain proficiency in scuba techniques. There will be four confined water session in total.

Open Water Check-Out Dive Sessions 

All four of your open water check-out dives will be done in one of several locations in Ohio or off the shores of South Florida. On these dives you will confidently demonstrate scuba skills that were practiced in the pool. You will not be asked to do anything that you have not already practiced in the pool.

Price for this course- $375

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • Confined water sessions
  • Log Book
  • Certification Fees
  • Alternate air source necklace
  • DAN Student Insurance
  • Free Rental of Scuba Equipment to Completion of Open Water

Combination course for Open Water Course and Enriched Air Nitrox Course price is $475

Combination course for Open Water Course and Advanced Course price is $675

This rate excludes the cost for the open water check out dives. Please call our store at 614-948-3481 or stop into our shop today for more information.


Advanced Open Water Certification Course

Advanced Open Water Scuba Training covers all PADI and NAUI Dive Specialties. This will help the student become a more rounded diver. This course takes place in South Florida.

The Advanced Open Water course includes five dives -- the Deep Dive, the Underwater Navigation Dive, and three of the following:

  • AWARE-Fish Identification
  • Boat Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photography
  • Dry Suit Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Deep Diver
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle
  • Drift Diver
  • Multilevel Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver
  • Underwater Videography
  • Wreck Diver

Price for this course- $330

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • 5 specialty dives in Florida
  • Certification Fees
  • DAN Student Insurance
  • Free Rental of Scuba Equipment to Completion of Advanced Course

Combination course for Advanced Course and Enriched Air Nitrox Course price is $430

Please call our store at 614-948-3481 or stop into our shop today for more information.


Enriched Air Nitrox Certification Course

Few things have revolutionized recreational diving in the past decade as much as the introduction of Enriched Air Certification, Nitrox (EANx). These are the following benefits with Nitrox:

  • You enjoy longer no-decompression limits and shorter surface intervals, especially on repetitive dives
  • Reduces the risk of decompression sickness compared to making the same series of dives using air
  • Improved gas consumption, reduced fatigue, and better overall well-being.
  • If you own a modern dive computer, odds are it is capable of tracking your exposure to both air and Nitrox. Isn’t it time you started taking advantage of your computer’s capabilities.

Price for this course- $260

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • 5 specialty dives in Florida
  • Certification Fees
  • DAN Student Insurance
  • Free Rental of Scuba Equipment to Completion of Nitrox

Please call our store at 614-948-3481 or stop into our shop today for more information.


Rescue Diver Certification Course

The Rescue Diver Course is designed to develop the necessary knowledge and skills for individuals to perform diver rescues and assists, manage diving accident situations, render proper first aid and qualify for Divemaster training. Rescue Diver training is an important step in expanding a diver’s knowledge beyond a purely recreational level.

Prerequisites include:

  • CPR/First Aid/AED/o2 provider or equivalent (CPR from Red Cross or American Heart Association within two years)- Price of this course taken at the shop is $200
  • 20 logged dives documenting experience in deep or navigation exercises

Price for this course- $350

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • Confined water sessions
  • Certification Fees
  • DAN Student Insurance
  • Free Rental of Scuba Equipment to Completion of the Rescue Course

Combination course for Rescue and CPR/First Aid/AED/o2 Provider price is $475

Please call our store at 614-948-3481 or stop into our shop today for more information.


Sharpen Your Skills with Additional Courses

Master Diver Course- Cost $400

NAUI Fit Program Course- Cost $200

Dive Master Course- Cost $500

Assistant Instructor Course- Cost $500

Instructor Course- Cost $900

Instructor Trainer- Cost $1200

Course Director- Cost $1500

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  • Captain Rick's
  • store@captainricksscuba.com
  • 614-948-3481
  • 760 South State Street
    Westerville, OH 43081
  • Monday - Saturday 11am - 7pm
    Sunday 12pm - 6pm