Learn To Dive With The Dive Shop

Escape, Explore, Experience...

Learn to DiveThe Dive Shop, southern Arizona's leading PADI 5 Star IDC Diving Center. Classes from beginner through professional. The only dive center in Tucson featuring an indoor heated pool, 88 degrees year round.

Whether you are a novice diver or an "old salt," our on-site training pool and classrooms, experienced instructors and PADI certification programs will ensure that you have the skills and confidence you need to dive safely.

The Dive Shop's Full Range of Instruction

If Scuba Diving or snorkeling sparks an interest, then The Dive Shop is the place to get your feet wet. Our 'Learn To Dive' programs cover everything from snorkeling to Open Water certification. Certified divers can 'Improve Your Skills' from refresher courses to advanced diver training. Those that want to 'Go Pro' can start at Divemaster and advance all the way to IDC Staff Instructor if desired. And of course The Dive Shop offers numerous 'Specialty Courses' to meet your areas of interest.

Learn To Dive Class Information

Discover Snorkeling

The Dive Shop & PADI offer you a fantastic range of snorkeling courses designed from beginner to advanced level & for the young & young at heart.
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Discover Scuba

Our program lets you experience the thrill of diving under the supervision of a PADI Professional in pool or pool-like conditions.
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Bubblemaker Birthday Party

Your child can experience the wonder of SCUBA with their friends and family! All you need to do is provide a guest list and we'll do the rest!
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Jr. Open Water Diver

As a certified PADI Jr. Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a certified adult buddy independent of a professional.
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Open Water Diver

Now is the time to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course, the most popular dive program in the world!
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PADI eLearning Online

The PADI eLearning course lets you complete the classroom portion at your own pace – anytime, anywhere.
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Improve Your Skills Class Information

Scuba Refresher

Are you a certified diver, but haven't been in the water lately? Are you looking to refresh your dive skills and knowledge?
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Advanced Open Water Course

PADI's Advanced Open Water Course gives you the confidence, skills and experience to take your diving to new levels
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Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level.
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Master Scuba Diver

Master Scuba Diver is the highest nonprofessional PADI recreational scuba diving certification and the dive possibilities are endless.
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Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response (EFR) is the fastest-growing international CPR, Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) and First Aid training organization.
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Go Pro Class Information


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.
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Emergency First Response Instructor

As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone.
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Assistant Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world
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Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.
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Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Preparation

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. 
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IDC Staff Instructor

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course is designed to provide PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs.
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Specialty Courses Class Information

Altitude Diver

Imagine descending below the surface of a clear mountain lake to explore a well-preserved wreck. Diving at an altitude higher than 300 metres/1000 feet above sea level, you're altitude diving.
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PADI Project Aware

The underwater world needs heroes. You can be one of them by championing the causes of the world’s most fragile and important aquatic ecosystems.
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Boat Diver

Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you.
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Peak Performance Buoyancy

Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought.
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Deep Diver

The lure of the deep. There’s something exciting and mysterious about exploring deeper dive sites while scuba diving. 
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Drift Diver

The PADI Drift Diver Specialty course introduces you to the coolest magic carpet ride you’ll ever experience.
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Dry Suit Diver

Want to stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm!
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Digital Underwater Photography

Digital has taken the underwater photography world by storm. Get in on the action with the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty course.
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Equipment Specialist

Want to know about how your dive gear works? Then the PADI Equipment Specialist course is for you.
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The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification Specialty course provides you with fish identification basics.
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Enriched Air - Nitrox

Diving with enriched air nitrox lets you safely extend your no stop time beyond the no decompression limits for air.
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Underwater Naturalist

Are you fascinated with aquatic life? Always wondering what that fish is and why it always dances under a coral head whenever you get close?
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Underwater Navigation

Be the diver everyone wants to follow and make your sense of direction legendary with the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.
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Wreck Diver

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. 
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Search and Recovery

Spend time around water (as a diver, how can you avoid it?) and sooner or later, you come across someone who lost something underwater.
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Padi Cavern diving specialty and explore the Maya underworld A setting of unimagined natural beauty.


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The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.