PADI Certification Classes & Dive Courses


PADI Course Chart

Cruise Fish Dive is Southwest Florida’s leader in scuba certification options and is your PADI and Aqua Lung dealer and certification center. With PADI being the largest dive agency in the world, you are guaranteed to find the best training in the scuba industry to fit your needs. We not only offer the largest menu of certification classes but also customize each class to your schedule. With full-time Instructors on staff seven days a week, take your class when you have time and now there is no need to travel and spend extra time and money. Since we have our own fleet of boats we can teach you locally in Naples, so there is no need to drive to the other coast or have to dive in some cold dark lake.
Our Instructors have taught thousands of students, and have a passion to help you become the best diver possible. We can take you from open water diver to Instructor and with the latest in education; PADI has brought you eLearning classes. These classes are now taught online with a tutorial based format which any age student will succeed. If you learn better from books we have all the material available for purchase so you can get started today with your new dive class or continuing education. Of course we still offer classroom options if you feel that would be your best option and private classes and lessons are always available. Please contact us or stop in our dive center to sign up for your class today! You may also get started online here with our eLearning classes. Below you will learn how to become an Open Water Scuba Diver as well as all the exciting specialties you may get while exploring the beautiful underwater world of scuba diving.

Bubblemaker & Seal Team Classes

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Diving can begin as young as 8 years old with an introduction into scuba with Bubble Maker. In this class your child will be given a brief and easy to understand explanation of a few scuba related topics and will be able to swim in our pool using scuba gear under the direct supervision of their instructor. This is an experience program that provides an opportunity for the non-diver to actually experience scuba diving in the safe confines of a swimming pool. Classes are one day in length and last from one to 3 hours depending on class size, As always, our class is all inclusive and everything you need is just one price.

2 hour Bubble Maker Class $199                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 hour Seal Team Class $349                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    All rental gear is included. Add 6.5 % sales tax and 20% gratuity. Ask your PADI Pro about multiple student discounts may.


Discover Scuba

For anyone 10 years of age and older may participate in our Discover Scuba Diving course where in this class you will learn the basics about scuba in a pool setting and then have the option to dive in the ocean. This class takes 1-2 hours in the pool and then you may do one or two 30 minute dives with the instructor from the beach or boat. Dive sites consist of natural and artificial reefs and wrecks where you will see an abundance of marine life and an amazing new world under the water. Next it is time to take your Open Water Scuba Diver Course.

1 Tank Confined pool dive $199                                            

1 Tank Beach Dive w/pool session same day $250

2 Tank Boat Dive w/pool session same day $300 

2 Tank Dive w/pool session & boat dive next day $350

All rental gear is included. Add 6.5 % sales tax and 20% gratuity. Pricing above my change if booked as a private charter.

Open Water Dive Certification

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PADI Open Water eLearning Course

The Open Water Certification class has several options for completing the educational subject matter. The old school approach was to learn in a classroom environment meeting one to two days per week over several weeks. This option now the least popular way of learning because of the long times between classes, where students retained less information making it harder to remember all the subject matter. Also with busy schedules it makes it hard to make all the classes which in return some people couldn’t finish with their class then needing private lessons to finish.

Today the most popular and effective way to learn the majority of the many dive classes is done via eLearning. Not only can you take the class at your leisure but the ELearning class has been designed to make learning easy for every type of person regardless of age or ability. You may also buy the course material with a DVD, also known as crew packs. Click the link below to start your eLearning course now!

PADI Open Water eLearning Course

Once you complete the majority of your course material or eLearning class you will meet with your instructor and review modules 1-5 and then take your final exam. Next we will get familiar with the equipment you will be using during your water sessions of the class whether you’re renting or bought your own gear. We will take the gear to our pool where you will learn and practice all the skills you will need to know to pass your water portion of the class. Once you are comfortable with your equipment and perform all the skills at a satisfactory level your instructor will take you to the beach where you will perform the skills you just learned as well as learn the basics of navigation and how to control your buoyancy. You are required to complete 4 open water dives which may last 20 to 45 minutes. Your final 2 dives will be done by boat where here you will complete the remaining skills and then get to do your first adventure dive as a Certified Diver! Congratulations, you are now part of the underwater dive family. The adventure is just about to begin.

Open Water Dive Certification Rates & Options

Option A: Private lessons for 1 student: Includes all rental gear, instruction via PADI eLearning course, rental gear, certification card, pool session and all checkout dives. $1295.00 (completed 100% around your schedule)

Option B: Semi private 2-3 students: Includes all rental gear, instruction via PADI eLearning course, rental gear, certification card, pool session and all checkout dives. $1095.00

Option C: Group lesson 4 or more: Includes all rental gear, instruction via PADI eLearning course, rental gear, certification card, pool session and all checkout dives. $895.00

All students must provide their own training log book, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and wetsuit. Student discounts are available with any Open Water class purchase.

Additional Discounts: If we use your pool which must qualify, (ask shop for details) $100 off on Private, $75 off pp on Semi Private, $25 off pp on Group Lesson 4-6. Receive $200 off if you purchase a full set of gear, (BC, regulator, computer and wetsuit) mask, fins, boots and snorkel are required on all classes. Additional discounts may apply, ask your Dive Instructor for more information.

Above rates are based on eLearning course and two days with Instructor for water check out skills. Pool, beach and boat dives. Additional days with Instructor are $199 for half day or $399 for full day.

Open Water Referrals and Refresher Classes (Prices may change if a private boat charter).

Pool Session $199 rental not included.
2 Checkout Dives Lake/Beach $175 rental not included.
2 Checkout Dives Boat $250 rental not included.
All students must provide their own training log book, mask, snorkel, fins, boots, and wetsuit. Student discounts are available with any Open Water class purchase. When purchasing these items make sure to consult a dive professional to ensure you get dive equipment not snorkeling gear. (If any items are required that you don’t have at this time you may get them at our Dive Shop and will receive a student discount on most items).

At Cruise Fish Dive we offer continuous dive classes year round. Choose from several options from private, semi private to open class lessons to accommodate your schedule. We are here 7 days a week to serve you. Pool and checkout dives are all conducted in Naples. No need to travel and incur additional expenses and no need to take off work. Call today to begin your open water class. 239-592-1200.

Advanced Open Water Certification


Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. They are what the Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. And no, you don’t have to be “advanced” to take the course. It’s designed so you can go straight into it after the PADI Open Water Diver course. The Advanced Open Water Diver course helps you increase your confidence and build your scuba skills so you can become more comfortable in the water. This is a great way to get more dives under your belt while continuing to learn under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. This course builds on what you’ve learned and develops new capabilities by introducing you to new activities and new ways to have fun scuba diving.

Whether you have just been certified, or have logged lots of dives, this course will teach you new skills and improve old ones which build confidence and awareness in scuba diving.
The two required dives, navigation and deep dive will build your knowledge and enthusiasm to a new level. Then, we will help you choose three location-appropriate elective dives to complete your training into the Advanced Certification level.
Your class consists of several sessions and spans over 2-3 days. Your class sessions can be custom designed to meet the needs of your schedule, but in most cases it is set up like this:
Core Dive #1: Navigation. Builds your skills and confidence navigating under water with your compass.
Core Dive #2: Deep Dive. Teaches you all about the effects and precautions you must take when diving at 60 feet or more.
Elective Dives: To complete your Advanced Open Water certification, you must choose 3 elective dives.

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Elective Dives:

Night Diver

Under Water Navigator

Search & Recovery

Wreck Diver

Underwater Naturalist

Deep Diver


Boat Diver

Drift Diver

Underwater Photographer

Peak Performance Buoyancy

Underwater Videographer

The two required dives, navigation and deep dive will build your knowledge and enthusiasm to a new level. Then, we will help you choose three location-appropriate elective dives to complete your training into the Advanced Certification level.

Don’t think you have enough time for the whole class? You can complete three of the dives and be certified as an Adventure diver until you can complete your other two of the five total dives.
Ask about combining our fantastic NITROX certification with your Advanced Open Water Certification. If you add on the Nitrox certification it is discounted $30.
(Pre-requisite: Open Water certification from any qualifying agency.)

Keep in mind that the AOW book and certification card are included in the price of the class. Rental Gear, Cameras, and Dive Lights are NOT INCLUDED and can be rented for an additional fee. Click here for rental gear and prices.

This certification provides you the training to dive past 60 feet which is the recommended maximum depth for Open Water Certification and a maximum depth of 135 feet. In this class you will have 5 training dives with 1 deep dive, buoyancy dive, navigation dive and then the option to choose your other dives from several specialties like Wreck, Night, Fish Identification and more. You and your Instructor will pick out the five dives that suit your diving likes the best. Course includes 5 checkout dives (3 from the dive boat and 2 from our lake or beach over 2 days), tanks, weights for all your dives, boat and Instructor fees plus your new certification card. $525 / Course material is additional and you may pick from the following: for the PADI AOW eLearning Course add $190 / AOW Manual $75 / The Advanced Open Water Crew-Pack includes the Advanced Open Water manual, a surface marker buoy and a whistle. add $119.00.  All students will need to buy a compass for the navigation training which is 1 of the 5 required dives which you will use on most every dive from this point on. Rental gear is additional. You will be required to own a computer and compass for this course. You qualify for a discount on gear purchased with your PADI AOW Course.
All inclusive price for 5 dives over 2 days, eLearning course and certification card $700

Nitrox EAN Certification


The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is our most popular specialty scuba diving course: diving with enriched air, “nitrox” gives you more bottom time and you feel more energized than with regular air. With more time underwater, especially on repetitive dives and deep dives.
The Fun Part
More bottom time with less surface interval. You can earn the Enriched Air Diver Certification with or without diving and in concert with any PADI Certification Course including Open Water Diver ages 12 and up.
PADI Nitrox or also known as EAN eLearning Course $186 / Crew-Pack w/DVD, manual, tables & DC Simulator $155 / Private Lesson with material $325. Click here for more information on this certification.

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Get College Credit
You will be able to earn college credit for the PADI Enriched Air Diver course.
What You Learn

  • Techniques for getting more bottom time by using enriched air nitrox
  • Enriched air scuba diving equipment and considerations
  • Enriched air and managing oxygen exposure, how to analyze your tank and using your dive computer with Enriched Air

Rescue Diver Certification

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The PADI Rescue Diver Course
Teaches the diver how to recognize diving related injuries/symptoms and the proper care for diving related injuries. The diver becomes well versed in diving accident management. Must have taken Medic First Aid or CPR & First Aid course within the past two years, and be Advanced Open Water Certified. Or learn CPR and Emergency First Responder along with the PADI Rescue Diver course.

Challenging” and “rewarding”.
The Fun Part
The fun part is accepting and rising to the challenges and mastering them. Most divers say the PADI Rescue Diver course is the best course they have taken. Learn more, be prepared and be a better safer buddy.
Get College Credit
You can earn college credit for the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
The Learning Materials You Need
The PADI Rescue Diver crewpak

PADI crew packgives you all the materials needed including a pocket mask. You will practice and practice some more until you learn all the necessary skills to be a PADI Rescue Diver. Review the DVD to refresh your dive safety skills as needed. This tool box of knowledge and techniques will give you the expertise to handle almost any emergency situation.
To enroll in the PADI Rescue Diver course, you must:

  • Be 12 years or older
  • Have a PADI Adventure Diver certification (or have a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Become First Aid and CPR certified in concert with the PADI Rescue Diver course.

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Rescue Diver Online gets you going straight away and let’s you learn at your own pace and in your own time. Start Now!

PADI eLearning $196 / Rescue Diver eLearning Crew-Pack w/Pocket Mask & Slate $125 / Rescue Diver Crew-Pack & DVD w/Pocket Mask & Slate $155 / Emergency First Response Course Manual & DVD $70 w/Child Care Manual & DVD plus emergency care at a glance card / training gloves / bandages / EFR Keychain $135 /CPR and AED Course Participant Pack with DVD $55/ Oxygen Provider Manual & Slate $60 / Or Purchase our Complete Training Kit & Certification Course for all above listed classes with all materials, classroom work and dives for only $799/ Rescue course Checkout Dives only $499

First Aid & CPR emergency first response

The PADI Emergency First Response Course (EFR) is an on-shore course training integrating accident management which addresses Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid), which builds your confidence to respond to medical emergencies in everyday life as well as in a diving environment.
You do not need to be a scuba diver to earn this certificate.
Scuba divers and Non Scuba divers alike should follow this course to be able to react in the right way when a accident happens, inside- and beside the water and during everyday life.
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Upon completing your First Aid & CPR Certifications and the PADI Rescue Diver course, the step is to become a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider. These three course are essential to be a safer diver for yourself, your dive buddy and everyone you dive with.
In the unlikely event of a dive emergency, you should be prepared to offer the best First Aid for most dive accidents- Oxygen. This course will prepare you to administer emergency oxygen if it should be needed. No minimum age or certification requirements. EFR (CPR and First Aid) recommended. First Aid & CPR Certifications with materials $99 Oxygen Provider $99 or take all 3 for $175. Discounts apply when course is taken with other students.


The Scuba Tune-Up will re activate your certification if you haven’t been diving in a few years. This is a great way to brush up your skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Course before taking the plunge again. In many cases Dive Operators require you to do a refresher class with an Instructor before diving if you haven’t logged a dive in over a year. At Naples Marina & Excursions we offer both an online review and book review with your Instructor and then a skill session in a pool environment. The best part is divers who complete both the knowledge review and in-water skill refresher can receive a replacement certification card with the reactivation date on it.

PADI ReActivate Card

Using either ReActivate Touch (for tablets or mobile devices) or ReActivate Online (for your personal computer), you’ll immerse yourself in dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management. Move through ReActivate at your own pace and delve deeper into topics when you need or want to.

In the water, your PADI Professional will help you regain comfort and confidence in scuba diving. You’ll practice a few safety-related skills and then go over anything you specifically want to review. If you haven’t been diving in a few years this is a great way to brush up your skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Course before taking the plunge again. In many cases you may be required to do a refresher with an Instructor before diving with certain Dive Operators if you haven’t logged a dive in over a year. At Naples Marina & Excursions we offer both an online review and book review with your Instructor and then a skill session in a pool environment. $65 online review only, $265 includes online review, pool session and updated PADI card or $199 book review w/Instructor and pool session. (Rental gear not included). Click here for more information or to enroll in the online review.

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PADI Master Diver

Set your goals to achieve the highest recreational rating in the PADI System – PADI Master Scuba Diver. This is a diver classification that denotes superior achievement! You can achieve your PADI Master Scuba Diver rating by taking separate specialties or enrolling in the PADI Master Scuba Diver course.

The Pro Dive Master Scuba Diver course includes the following specialties:
PADI Night Diver
PADI Deep Diver
PADI Underwater Navigator
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver
PADI Drift Diver

Entry Requirements:
You must be at least 12 years old, be certified as a PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Diver (or have qualifying certification from another training organization), and show proof of 50 logged dives and have PADI (Junior) Rescue Diver Certification.

Course Materials:
PADI Night Diver Manual (included)
PADI Deep Diver Manual (included)
PADI Underwater Navigator Manual (included)
PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver DVD & Booklet (included)
PADI Drift Diver Manual (included when released in 2009)

Equipment Needed:
You will need the following equipment for the course:
• Mask, fins and snorkel*
• Wetsuit*
• BCD with low-pressure inflator system*
• Single-hose regulator with alternate-air-source device*
• Submersible pressure gauge*
• Depth gauge*
• Compass *
• Bottom timing device (dive computers preferred)*
• 2 Dive lights*
• Dive knife or other cutting tool
• Surface signaling device (whistle)
• Pencil and underwater slate

* Gear required for this course

This course typically takes 4 to 5 days and cost is $995. Discounts may apply if taken with other students.


All students are eligible for special discount pricing on equipment purchased in our full-service retail dive center. Rental equipment is available on request.


Start your adventure as a PADI Pro by taking the PADI Dive Master Course

PADI Dive Master Course

Why Become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor?

Career Opportunities

PADI Divemasters and Instructors are in demand. With more than 6,500 PADI Dive Shops issuing one million certifications each year, you’ll find job opportunities in every corner of the globe.

The Best Training

PADI’s Divemaster and Instructor training combine interactive learning materials, skill development workshops and real-world experience to ensure you’re prepared to be a dive leader. All you need is love for the underwater world and a desire to share that passion with others.

Unparalleled Support

Whether you choose to work for a dive shop or on your own, you’ll have a dedicated support team committed to your success. Find the scuba diving job of your dreams on PADI’s online employment board, consult with your local PADI representative on how to grow your business, and access free marketing tools and videos.

PADI Dive Master Course

Divemaster is a prerequisite to becoming a scuba instructor. Before you can enroll in a PADI Divemaster course, you must be 18 years old and have the following certifications:

  • Open Water Diver
  • Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Rescue Diver
  • Emergency First Response
  • 40 Logged Dives

(or equivalent CPR and First Aid training within 24 months)

PADI eLearning $244 / Dive Master Crew-Pack $385 / Additional training is required. For more information on the Dive Master program click here or call our dive shop today at 239-5921200.