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Why Captain Rick's? 



Captain Rick’s Diving Adventures focus on safe diving practices with in-depth education on dive theory, dive physics and dive physiology. 
The Academic classes are held through the e-Learning Course plus full lecture on each chapter. The e Learning includes nine online chapters, small quizzes after each chapter, and a final online exam after the completion of the course.  Lectures will be held in the classroom with your instructor for in-depth clarification and questions which can be done at any time convenient for you.  

Captain Rick is a NAUI Course Director, PADI MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) and Eric Morgan is a NAUI Instructor Trainer, Matt Delp and Mike Dumas are NAUI FIT Instructors
Captain Rick’s Diving Adventures teaches the following Organizations: NAUI, PADI, SSI, SDI

Boy Scouts counselors, Sponsor of the Scuba Venture Crew,  Scuba Re, Simon Kenton Council member, US NAVY Sea Cadet Scuba Instructor and background check by the FBI.   

We teach scuba diving in the Westerville & New Albany High Schools program for class credit.

We sponsor CRDA Reef Project in South Florida and Key Largo Coral Reef Project.

 Some of Captain Rick’s Diving Adventures students have furthered their diving career with:

  • The U.S. Navy Divers and Navy Seals
  • U.S. Army Special Forces Underwater Operations
  • U.S. Air Force Special Operations
  • NASA
  • NOAA
  • US. Coast Guard Rescue Divers
  • Police and Fire Departments
  • The Florida Aquarium
  • Marine Biologist and Scientist
  • Commercial Divers

We train in Ohio using many of the local quarries & South Florida from West Palm to Key West.

We are NAUI, where the Best Divers in the World Train.

 

Captain Rick’s Scuba Camp

Enroll them in our Snorkel or Scuba Camps that puts them in the water with a seasoned professional who understand their needs. 

Our camp is an introductory course that puts kids in child size SCUBA gear, and then under water we go!  No prior experience diving is necessary.  A brand new mask and snorkel are provided to each child, and are theirs to keep upon completion of the course.  Kids will learn basic safety skills and will dive under the supervision of our trained professionals.  Kids ages 8-16 are encouraged to attend.  Kids ages 10 & up can earn a full SCUBA Diving Certification, so this course prepares them for that adventure.  And, completion of KIDS SCUBA & SNORKEL MINI CAMP event also earns each child a $25 discount on their SCUBA diving certification course when they are ready to attend.


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

Try Scuba Diving 

Try Scuba Diving! It’s your opportunity to discover the magical world of colorful fish and living reefs in crystal clear blue and warm water - Scuba Diving! There’s nothing like it. Scuba Diving is much easier than you think and Try Scuba Diving will prepare you to participate in this new sport that awaits you. Dive into a whole new world.

The Try Scuba portion of the program is designed to simply introduce you to scuba diving in a pool or confined water. Once you complete your pool or confined water training, continue your adventure in the open water by continuing in the Passport Scuba Diver Program. 
Price for this course - $50

Passport Scuba Diver

Passport Scuba Diver certification is completing the required open water dives with a NAUI Instructor. Upon successful completion, you may continue to enjoy scuba diving under the direct supervision of a NAUI Instructor or dive leader for up to 12 months. Engaging in such activities during the initial 12-month period automatically extends your passport for an additional 12 months. NAUI Passport Scuba Divers are qualified to participate in supervised dives in conditions similar to those in which they are trained.
Price for this course - $100

Refresher Course

Polish Your SCUBA Skills

We offer two refresher options for certified divers who would like to polish their skills, as follows:

 You may spend 2 hours in the pool to review your skills, while directly supervised and assisted by one of our certified staff instructors. We provide all SCUBA gear, air fills, and a heated indoor pool for a fee of $100.

To reserve your spot, please contact us at 614-657-4848 in order to view our refresher calendar. 

OR:

You may participate in any of our scheduled NAUI or PADI open water SCUBA courses (which include all academics as well as pool skills), by selecting our “full refresher” option. We provide all SCUBA gear, air fills, and a heated indoor pool for a fee of $300.00.

To reserve your spot, please contact us at 614-657-4848 in order to view our scuba calendar. 


 Basic Scuba Diving Certification Courses, (NAUI or PADI)

e-Learning and Classroom Sessions

You will receive and in-depth education on dive theory,  dive physics and dive physiology. The Academic classes are held through the e-Learning Course which can be done at any time and place convenient for you.  The e-Learning includes nine online chapters , 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 in-depth clarification 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 five confined water sessions.  Additional sessions can be added if needed.

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 NAUI and PADI Dive Specialties.

Explore new dive sites and undertake exclusive activities under the supervision of Captain Rick's Diving Adventure Instructor. This course allows individuals to learn about specialties and diving activities of particular interest. Your confidence and skill as a diver will increase while you experience the excitement of learning more about the underwater world.

During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives, including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), plus three additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options. 

This will help the student become a more rounded diver. This course takes place in South Florida and Ohio.

The Advanced Open Water course includes six dives -- the Deep Dive, Underwater Navigation, Night 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). During this course, you will learn how to choose the proper blend of Nitrox for your dive profile, determine maximum depth limits for your Nitrox mixture, analyze your breathing mixture, and plan and safely execute each dive. Your instructor will teach you about the physiology of oxygen and nitrogen; advantages, disadvantages, and risks of nitrox; oxygen toxicity; hazards and precautions of handling oxygen; the concept of Equivalent Air Depth; use of EANx with standard Air Dive Tables; common gas mixing procedures; and more.

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.


Basic First Aid, CPR and Oxygen Administration

WE provide training in First Aid, CPR, AED, Bloodborne Pathogens, Oxygen Administration and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries. All training complies with the latest International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) standards.

In addition to meeting NAUI requirements for leadership and dive safety, NAUI training is recognized by the US Coast Guard for meeting the requirements for a US Captain’s Licensing. Certification at the professional rescuer level is also required for all active NAUI leaders and instructors and rescue divers. With NAUI first aid training, you are not only among the best trained divers in the world, you will also be among the best prepared to respond in the unlikely event of a diving emergency or accident.

Price for this course- $200

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • NAUI/DAN Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid: Certification Fees
  • Water proof Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid
  • DAN BLS Kit
  • Water proof O2 cards

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


Rescue Scuba Diver / Advanced Rescue Diver

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.

Expand your diving knowledge with a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or NAUI Advanced Rescue Scuba Diver course. Learn how to manage risks and effectively handle limited in-water problems and diving emergencies, how to assist and transport divers, and how to perform surface rescues and rescues from depth involving both boat and shore based skin and scuba divers.

CPR and First Aid certifications are required to complete this course. Your Rescue Scuba Diver training moves you on your pathway to becoming a NAUI Leader as a Skin Diving Instructor, Assistant Instructor, Divemaster, or Instructor.

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
  • 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.


Master Scuba Diver

Gain the in-depth knowledge and experience that will distinguish you as a leader in any diving club or group. Thrill to the adventure of open-water dives in settings that will test skills and expand your diving capabilities and experience. Your success allows you to proudly carry the most coveted and respected certification card in recreational diving – the NAUI Master Scuba Diver card.

During training, students will engage in a minimum of eight open-water dives, including the following required dives:

  • Emergency procedures and rescue in ocean
  • Deep/simulated decompression diving in ocean
  • Limited visibility or night diving
  • Underwater navigation – search and recovery – light salvage

You may also choose from many different dives for your elective dives, such as:

  • Skin diving
  • Environmental study or survey
  • Air consumption (practical application)
  • Dry Suit
  • Ice diving
  • Boat diving
  • Drift diving 
  • and many more

Price for this course- $400

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • in water sessions
  • Certification Fees

LEADERSHIP COURSES / PROFESSIONAL COURSES

Note: Some courses have prerequisites, please check with your NAUI Instructor to determine what those are for specific courses.

NAUI FIT  (Familiarization-Instruction-Testing) Training Course

The NAUI FIT (Familiarization-Instruction-Testing) training program is a prerequisite for advancement to the NAUI Professional Level training courses including Divemaster and Instructor. The FIT program includes online, classroom, and in-water training to prepare the diver who intends to become a NAUI professional level diver. The FIT Course is 3 days long and requires that you complete the online training prior to attending. Once you enroll with us we will send you the FIT packet containing the materials that you need during the course.

The NAUI FIT program is a non-certification program required as a prerequisite for enrollment in a NAUI Assistant Instructor Course, NAUI Divemaster Course or a NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC).

The program includes both instruction and evaluation. Enrollees receive the information needed to prepare for NAUI membership and NAUI leadership training. Participants are given knowledge, water skill and other performance evaluations, critiques and counseling
to ensure they are aware of their state of preparedness for NAUI membership and continued leadership training.
Upon completion of the NAUI FIT Program, each participant will receive a written summary of staff recommendations regarding their readiness for leadership training. It is the responsibility of the individual participant to use this and other knowledge gained
in deciding when to enter a NAUI leadership course. Any number of NAUI FITs may be attended if re-evaluation of preparedness is desired. Candidates will receive a NAUI FIT Graduate recognition card that can be renewed annually by payment of the NAUI FIT
Registration Fee.

Leadership Attendance. Provided all other leadership prerequisites are met, current NAUI FIT graduates who are registered with NAUI may attend a NAUI Assistant Instructor
Course, Divemaster Course or Instructor Crossover Course. Other agency leaders who are NAUI FIT graduates may attend a NAUI Instructor Training Course. NAUI FIT graduates are
encouraged to attend their anticipated leadership course within the one-year timeframe of completing their respective courses when possible.

Price for this course- $200.00

Included in this rate:

  • E-Learning material
  • Lectures
  • in water sessions
  • Certification Fees

 

NAUI Divemaster Training Course

The NAUI Divemaster Training Course is professional level training which prepares the successful graduate for employment as a paid NAUI Divemaster. The course is 7 days long and involves both classroom academics, confined water training, and open water training. The NAUI Divemaster Training Course is conducted under the supervision of our staff Instructor Trainer. Course materials additional.

OVERVIEW AND QUALIFICATIONS
The NAUI Divemaster rating is the highest NAUI leadership level certification with the exception of instructor. The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers. An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct dives for certified divers if the diving activities and locale approximate those in which the divemaster is trained. Additional training, knowledge or experience is necessary for the dive master who desires to organize highly specialized activities, such as wreck penetration, cavern, ice, or other technical dives or enter a new locale. An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct NAUI recognition programs (such as International Diver)
and award appropriate recognition materials to participants. An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct Refresher Scuba training for certified divers. An active-status NAUI Divemaster is qualified to assist an active-status NAUI Instructor in diving courses.
An active-status NAUI Divemaster who completes a NAUI-DAN First Aid Instructor orientation, who has completed all required NAUI-DAN orientation modules and is using the NAUI-DAN training and support materials, may teach the NAUI-DAN First Aid programs.
If all other prerequisites are met, a current NAUI Divemaster is qualified to enter a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC).
Leadership members of NAUI are entitled to benefits detailed in the Association Bylaws and in these standards.

Price for this course- $600.00

 

Skin Diving Instructor (SDI)

Want to begin working as a professional in the field, organizing your own courses, issuing certifications and conducting open water skin dives? NAUI Skin Diving Instructor training will enable you to join NAUI as a leadership member and independently conduct skin diving training. Because of the growing popularity of snorkeling and skin diving, this may gain you substantial financial rewards. You can also team-teach with a NAUI Instructor, offering the skin diving portion of the Scuba Diver Course.

This is a leadership level certification course designed to train and qualify persons and issue certifications in skin (breath-hold) diving.

The course will make available to individuals, schools, camps, or similar groups NAUI Leaders who can effectively teach people to enjoy skin diving with minimal risk.

Price for this course- $375.00

Assistant Instructor (AI)

As an Assistant Instructor, you will be authorized to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor. This is the best possible way to develop your instructional skills. The rating can be a step toward full Instructor, or an end in itself. Match your time, talent and interests with the NAUI programs near you, and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional enhancement as a NAUI leader.

Overview

The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership-level certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics. It also tests individuals in fundamental water skills needed to be capable assistants. Certification authorizes individuals to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training. NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.

Assistant Instructor Course- Cost $500

Instructor Course

NAUI values and respects the knowledge, skills and abilities of its instructors. As such, NAUI Instructors are authorized and can be approved to teach every level of diving in which they possess the training, knowledge and experience. NAUI also allows its instructors to develop their own "instructor specified" specialty courses. If you are someone who seeks even more adventure and specialization, NAUI provides pathways to gaining Public Safety Diver, Technical and Freediving Instructor ratings.

Overview

The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor member applicants. During the course candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI diving course standards.

The course assures the NAUI membership that candidates who receive certification as NAUI Instructors have the knowledge, skills, fitness and proper attitude to do so.

Course- Cost $900, 
For more details call or visit the Captain Rick's Dive Center (614) 948-3481

Instructor Crossover

The NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC) is designed to train and qualify applicants in good standing with non-NAUI recreational scuba training organizations as a NAUI Instructor member.  During the course, candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI Diving Course Standards.
Course- Cost $800

Instructor Trainer

The Instructor Trainer designation is a formal NAUI leadership designation, not a certification. The NAUI Instructor Trainer designation (IT) provides recognition to NAUI Instructors who have completed a combination of training and evaluated experience specific to the preparing, training, evaluating and counseling of NAUI Instructor candidates.

Instructor Trainer- Cost $1200
For more details call or visit the Captain Rick's Dive Center (614) 948-3481


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