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Depth Perception Dive Center

Learn to Scuba Dive

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    Private, Semi-Private and Group Classes

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    Evening, Daytime, Weekday & Weekend Classes

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    Just exploring? Why not test the water first? We offer Try Scuba.

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    Receive certification that is respected worldwide.

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    Book, online videos, and/or in-person classes- training how you learn best.

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    Online Learning- on your schedule.

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    Bring your buddy

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Learn to Scuba Dive

Have you always wanted to take scuba diving lessons to see the world beneath the waves? Your adventure begins here.  Become a self-sufficient and competent certified open water scuba diver. 

The Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Course consists of three main parts:
  •     Diving Knowledge Development  to understand basic principles of scuba diving and dive gear.
  •     Pool/Confined Water Dives to learn basic mask, fin, and snorkel skills necessary for scuba and introduce scuba diving skills.
  •     Open Water Dives to use practice and use your scuba diving skills competently while exploring Florida dive sites. 
Tampa is conveniently located to all the best diving Florida has to offer from saltwater dives in the Gulf of Mexico to freshwater springs. People come from around the world to experience Florida, diving is a part of the Florida lifestyle- Dive In! Whether you're on vacation or from the area it's time to try scuba diving, its peaceful and relaxing so, let us know if you have a deadline, lack of time, or any other concerns. Our mission is excellent customer service and sharing our knowledge so you can come to love of diving as much as we do- we make better divers- who truly enjoy diving!

Scuba Knowledge Development options include Online (NAUI or PADI eLearning), Paper & Ink independent study, and/or Lecture-style Classroom, whatever your learning style or time constraint we've got something for you. There is always a solution! No time? We can ship out education packets across town or across the country, typically the same business day (shipping charges may apply). Start taking your online course within hours or days- you decide. Schedule a call when its most convenient for you to discuss the details or if you're a local come by- we have a class that is right for you. 

  1. Online (NAUI or PADI eLearning): Study at your own pace with the assistance of interactive computer-based learning through video recorded presentations, audio transcripts, practice quizzes, and final exam.
  2. Paper & Ink: Do you travel frequently or just unplug after a long day.  Maybe you just dislike computers and/or the internet?  We offer a book self-study package. Stop by and enroll in the course, get your materials and start reading the book. Any questions?  Call or text your Instructor and your Instructor will schedule time convenient to you. 
  3. Know you won't read or login online.  Sign-up for our Lecture-style Class .
After you finish the Online eLearning course or Paper & Ink Class you will schedule a group or private review session (additional charges apply for private sessions)  to continue your knowledge development in-person at our shop where you will learn about the equipment.  Your Instructor will take you through a review of the scuba diving applied science, diving equipment purpose, features, types, and uses, diving safety and planning, and ultimately underwater skills.

Breathing underwater for the first time is something you’ll never forget, don't regret waiting another day.  Don’t wait.  Start your Open Water Scuba Diver certification, learn the basic knowledge and skills to safely scuba dive in open water and start a new adventure.  

  • Call ask questions, find out why we are different.
  • Come-in to Sign up for your Open Water Diver Course, talk with your Instructor, figure out if we are right for you.  Remember it's life support, . 
  • Enroll online, buy the books and pay for the class now to secure the dates.  Open Water sessions listed on our Calendar.


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