Scuba Education in Lakewood, Denver, Littleton and Surrounding Areas

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Scuba Tune Up

So has it's been awhile since you've been diving? or is your next trip just round the corner and you fell a little bit rusty? well then the PADI Scuba Review is right for you! You will met at the pool with your Colorado Scuba Center Instructor and start with a few equipment assembly skills and then get in the water. Once in the water your instructor will refresh the skills that will help build your confidence, improve your comfort and get you ready for your upcoming dive. Come back to Colorado Scuba Center when you are completed in the pool and your instructor will gladly review your dive table or computer knowledge, and the finer points of important diving rules.

PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Whether you just received your PADI Open Water certification or have logged hundreds of dives, PADI's Advanced Open Water Diver program gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels of excitement! It's quick and easy for you to make the next move. To get your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, begin by going over course materials, ether on-line with PADI eLearning or in the comfort of your home with the Home study kit . Then meet with your instructor for a brief review and complete, (in as little as two days), the two required dives, Deep Diver and Underwater Navigation any three adventure dives from the list on this page.
It's that simple!

PADI Adventure Open Water Diver Course

Short on time? Try the PADI Adventure Diver course, a subset of the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. Just choose three of the adventure dives from the list. you can always complete the other two dives for the Padi Advanced Open Water Diver at a later time
  • Colorado Scuba Center Instructor
  • Five Adventure Dives (Deep, Navigation and three elective dives)(3 elective dives for PADI Adventure Diver)
  • Pic envelope
  • Tanks and Fills
  • Weights and if applicable, weight belt
  • Entry fee (Blue Hole only)
  • Mask, snorkel, fins & booties (may be rented)
  • Regulator, BCD, Gauges or Computer (may be rented)
  • Wetsuit (may be rented)
  • Specialty Items
  • Transportation
  • Meals & Lodging
ADVENTURES IN DIVING DVD (optional)--$32.95
Additional Equipment
In order to complete certain elective dives you will need to have these additional items. Items marked with asterisk can be rented
  • Primary dive light (when completing the elective night dive)*
  • Secondary dive light (when completing the elective night dive)*
  • Laser or Chemical light (for the elective night dive)
  • Compass*
  • Signaling Device (surface and underwater)
  • Timing Device Dive Table, eRDPml or Computer*
  • Slate
  • Divers Tool/Knife

PADI Specialty Diver Courses

Wait, there's more!
Your completed adventure dives may be credited towards the first dive of a relatedPADI Specialty Courses . What a quick and simple way to gain more diving knowledge while exposing yourself to new diving experiences. Colorado Scuba Center has many PADI Specialties to choose from here is just a few
Earn five PADI Specialty ratings and complete the PADI Rescue Diver program , and you'll be worthy of the most illustrious recreational diver rating - PADI Master Scuba Diver - the highest recreational level in diving.

PADI Rescue Diver

How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun?

Call it the
PADI Rescue Diver Course!

The Colorado Scuba Center's PADI Rescue Diver Course makes the subject of accident prevention and management not only fun but extremely rewarding! Until now the emphasis of your training has been on basic accident prevention and safe diving. The PADI Rescue Diver Course takes you to the next level, expanding this to include accident management and rescue techniques.

How do you take a subject like accident prevention and management and turn it into fun?

You're ready.

You've completed entry-level and specialty training, logging quite a few dives in the process. During the Colorado Scuba Center's PADI Rescue Diver Course, you'll learn how to anticipate, prevent and manage potential dive accidents. From assisting a tired diver to handling emergency scenarios, you'll practice applying the knowledge and skills that can make a difference in the unlikely event that problems do arise.

The Knowledge Development part of the Colorado Scuba Center's PADI Rescue Diver Course can be completed in two ways. You can choose between PADI elearning or PADI Rescue Diver crewpak. The PADI Rescue Diver Manual is designed for self study. There are review questions to be answered and turned in to the instructor at the end of each section. Questions you may encounter, while reading the text, will be answered by your instructor.

PADI Rescue Diver DVD $30.95

The open water training is compromised of 10 exercises and 4 scenarios conducted over a 2 day period. All in-water training is conducted in either the open water or confined water


Emergency First Response and Refresher Course
The PADI Emergency First Response® program trains you in first aid and CPR and meets an important requirement for the Rescue Diver program. While learning about accident management, you'll apply the first aid and CPR skills learned in this program to the unique needs of diving. Upon completion you'll be a qualified first-responder, whether an accident occurs in or out of the water.

Master Diver

Take Your Skills to the Next Level
Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the ultimate dive lifestyle as a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating puts you in a class of distinction – writing your ticket to endless adventure and opportunities through the experience and scuba training that sets you apart

  • 12 years old
  • PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Minimum of five PADI Specialty Diver courses
  • Minimum of 50 logged dive

The Fun Part With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you have reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you have acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments. See all the specialty diver courses offered.

PADI Master Diver
There is no cost for this course once you have meet all the requirements just request the proper paperwork and send to PADI the fee for the new c-card is paid directly to PADI.

Go Pro

Scuba diving is an exciting, dynamic recreation that supports a growing worldwide industry with many professional opportunities.

Owning and Operating a dive center or resort, working full-time on a live-aboard dive boat or teaching on an inland or resort environment are just a few possibilities.

A Scuba Diving Career can break you out of a nine-to-five office job, or provide you with an enjoyable part-time vocation.

Like many divers, you may envy the lifestyle of the dive professionals you know - they get paid to go diving, to travel, and to introduce people to an exciting recreational activity.

Best of all, they have a job they love, doing for a living what you do for fun.

As a PADI professional, you'll enjoy the highest demand in the industry. There are more than 3,500 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world, and an overwhelming majority of dive operations offer PADI programs. At any given time, there are more positions available for PADI leaders than there are professionals to fill them. Whatever diving career you choose, earning a professional PADI credential will get you where you want to go

PADI Divemaster Course
Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

Knowledge Development
The Knowledge Development portion of the course develops your familiarity with the many important concepts of diving including: The Role and Characteristics of the PADI Divemaster, Supervising Diving Activities, Assisting with Student Divers, Diver Safety and Risk Management, Divemaster Conducted Programs, Specialized Skills and Activities, The Business of Diving and Your Career, Awareness of the Dive Environment and Dive Theory.
You have two options to choose from for your Knowledge Development both provide you with independent study and effective learning

Option 1 - PADI On line eLearning
PADI online eLearning gives you:

  • The ability to complete a significant portion of your knowledge development online, replacing all but one of the classroom presentations (Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster). This will be delivered live by you're Colorado Scuba Center Instructor.
  • Provides convenient unrestricted 24/7 access to the online version of the PADI Divemaster Manual and DVD segments
  • Learning at your own pace and on your own schedule
Please note: The PADI eLearning online fee of $232 is paid directly to PADI. You will pay a separate $450 Divemaster course fee to Colorsdo Scuba Center

Option 2 - PADI Divemaster Crewpak You'll begin by reading each of the nine chapters in the Divemaster Manual and complete the associated Knowledge Review questions at the end of each chapter. You're Colorado Scuba Center instructor will collect a copy of each of the nine Knowledge Reviews

PADI Divemaster Crewpak - $290.00

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving - a comprehensive overview of diving physics, physiology, and equipment
  • Scuba Tune-up Guidebook
  • PADI Professional Log
  • DSD Cue Cards
  • PADI Pro Bag
  • PADI Divemaster Application package

There are other required materials that a Divemaster Candidate will need but may have received them during other PADI programs so they have not been included in the Divemaster Crew-Pak. Please ask your PADI Instructor for the full list of required materials that you will need for the program.

Course Requirements
The PADI Dvemaster Course is comprised of five section which are a lot of fun and guaranteed to challenge ou
Section 1 -Knowledge Development
(see above)
(These sections include both pool and open water)
Section 2 - Watermanship Development
Evaluates your stamina and developes your skills to demonstration quality level.
Skills include:
  • Various stamina exercises
  • Equipment Exchange
  • Dive rescue assessment
  • Dive Skills Workshop (includes the development and assessment of 24 skills)
Section 3 - Five Practical Application Skills
  • Dive site set-up and management
  • Mapping project
  • Dive briefing
  • Search and Recovery Scenario
  • Deep dive scenario
Section 4 - Five Divemaster-Conducted Programs Workshops
  • Workshop 1: Scuba Review in confined water
  • Workshop 2 :Skin Diver course and snorkeling supervision
  • Workshop 3: Discover Scuba Diving program in confined water
  • Workshop 4: Discover Scuba Diving program – additional Open Water dive
  • Workshop 5: Discover Local Diving in open water
Section 5 - Four Practical Assessments
  • Practical Assessment 1 – Open Water Diver student in Confined Water.
  • Practical Assessment 2 – Open Water Diver student in Open Water.
  • Practical Assessment 3 – Continuing Education student in Open Water.
  • Practical Assessment 4 – Certified Divers in Open Water.

Divemaster Course - $450.00
After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorized to:
  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty.
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver courseTraining Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster..
If you choose to complete the Divemaster Online, you will also need to purchase a
Divemaster eLearner Enhancement Kit
  • PADI Instructor Manual (in a log binder)
  • PADI Divemaster manual materials are built into the online material
  • PADI Divemaster DVD segments are built into the online material
  • Training log
  • Scuba Tune-up guide book
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • Discover Scuba Diving Slate

More things PADI Divemasters are authorized to do

  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during:
  • surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises
  • when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor.
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course

Assistant Instructor Course


Colorado Scuba Center/PADI Assistant Instructor Course

Just finished your PADI Divemaster course or been working as a Divemaster for awhile, want to be challenged even more? Well the CSC/PADI Assistant Instructor Course could be one of the most challenging diving programs you've taken to date. During the course you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education which also makes it one of the most rewarding.

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course provides valuable preparation for Open Water Scuba Instructor training, but also expands skills that enhance an AI's professional capacity. During the course you'll concentrate on developing an academic presentation style that allows you to effectively conduct classroom sessions for any PADI course. Upon completion, you may choose to go on to an Instructor Development Course, or use your practical knowledge and skills as a professional Assistant Instructor.

What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:
Module 1: Academic Traininy
PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
Teaching in Confined Wate
Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
Module 2: Independent Study
Knowledge Development
Module 3: Practical Application
Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations
Standards Exam
Dive Rescue Skills Assessment

The materials you will need

The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:
  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual.
What You Can Teach
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

Emergency First Response

CPR and First Aid

Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care
First aid and CPR are good skills for anyone involved in adventure sports just in case. And, you need these skills for the PADI Rescue Diver course.

The Fun Part

The fun part about Emergency First Response training is learning serious medical emergency response skills in an upbeat, positive environment. You gain the confidence that you are prepared to help in an emergency. Through a combination of independent study and skill practice with an instructor, you’ll build that confidence and the skills to provide basic emergency care. The Primary and Secondary Care Manual and video on DVD preview emergency scenarios and provide step-by-step skill demonstrations.

Learning Materials

Primary and Secondary Care Manual - $17.95
Primary and Secondary Care DVD - $33.95

What You Learn in the EFR Primary and Secondary Care Courses
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) CPR and rescue breathing at the layperson level
  • AED (automated external defibrillator) use (optional)
  • Preventing and caring for shock
  • Spinal injury management
  • Use of barriers to reduce disease transmission risk
  • Basic first aid and first aid kit considerations

Emergency First Response Care for Children
You may be faced with a situation at any time that requires that you provide emergency care for injured or ill children and infants.
This course will teach the layperson to provide emergency care to a sick or injured child. The focus of ths course is on primary and secondary care for children (one to eight years old) and infants (less than one year old). You do not need to have previous CPR or first aid training, although those who do will find the course a good refresher for general emergency care skills. Through independent study of the CFC Participant Manual with DVD, you will be prepared and ready to apply the important skills when and if that situation arises.

The Learning Materials
Care For Children Manual - $17.95
Care For Children DVD - $33.95

EFR Course Pricing
Primary and Secondary Care - $65.00
Care for Children - $40.00
Emergency First Response
is a PADI affiliate that specializes in teaching these lifesaving skills – and they’re for anyone, not just divers. All Colorado Scuba Center Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors!

First Aid Courses for Scuba Divers

Divers Alert Network

Most people will be involved in a crisis situation at some point in their lives, whether on the scene of an accident or witnessing a health-related emergency. Are you prepared to help? Do you have the skills to respond quickly?
Developed by medical experts. The easy to understand DAN courses we offer at Colorado Scuba Center are designed to provide you with the skills and confidence you need to respond in emergency situations. DAN first aid courses prepare divers to manage injuries related to scuba diving. All courses meet the 2010 ILCOR and AHA CPR guidelines. The training can also extend to other environments. Isn’t it worth a few hours one evening or weekend to learn the skills that could save a life?

Diving Emergency Management Provider

When a dive accident occurs, multiple things happen. Separate small problems can compound to create a larger problem. Colorado Scuba Center and DAN's Diving Emergency Management Provider (DEMP) course prepares you to handle the kinds of multifaceted accidents that may occur. It's an easy and fast way to take four of DAN's core first-aid courses in one program.

Colorado Scuba Center's DEMP course combines the knowledge and skills from the four Dan First Aid courses and prepares you to address multiple problems at once, with confidence.

You will learn the content and skills of the four courses:
  • CPR & use of AEDs
  • Neurological assessments
  • Decompression illness and stroke
  • Atmospheric gases
  • Respiration and circulation
  • Oxygen safety
  • Oxygen first aid for scuba diving injuries
  • Envenomations from marine life
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Life-threatening complications
  • Seafood poisonings
  • Avoidance of marine life injuries

Training Time:
Please allow approximately 16 hours to complete this course depending on class size and students ability to process the educational material

Course Fee: $180.00

  • DAN DEMP Student Handbook and Slates
  • Non-Rebreather mask
  • DAN Course Completion Card
Dan's First Aid Courses
These are the four first aid courses included in Colorado Scuba Center's DEMP course

Each course can be taken as a stand alone course just click on the course to learn more
Diving Emergency Management Provider — Scuba Education in Lakewood, CO
First Aid Training — Scuba Education in Lakewood, CO