PADI Open Water Scuba Certification

Wreck Divers (above) join a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Certified Instructor for an adventure of a lifetime!

Scuba Station (1401 Park Avenue, Suite B in Fernandina Beach) is the City's contracted scuba certification vendor.  Certification classes are conducted at the Atlantic Recreation Center (classroom and pool).

Ages 12 and up
(ages 10 - 11 admitted with restrictions and at instructor’s discretion)

Course Fee:  $275
Includes facility use, instruction, use of scuba gear, and check-out dives admissions.

PADI eLearning registration: $202 (subject to change)
The PADI Open Water eLearning registration fee is paid directly to PADI through an online registration process.  The fee includes online academic training and your final PADI certification card.  The pre-requisite eLearning academics must be completed prior to the first in-person session.  Affiliate with Scuba Station when prompted.

NOTE:  Students must provide suitable masks, snorkels, fins, and booties.  For the 2 days of check-out dives, students are responsible for transportation to and from the dive sites in Central Florida, food, and 1 night's lodging.

For a direct link to the PADI eLearning registration portal, click here Version OptionsPADI Open Water Scuba CertificationHeadline

Open the following link for general information on scuba certification and the 2022 Scuba Station scuba certification schedule:

2022 Scuba Certification Schedule and FAQs

Try Diving Experience

Have you ever wanted to try scuba diving just to see if you would like it?

A Try Diving Experience program, available to ages 8 and up, gives you the opportunity to experience scuba in a confined environment without committing to an entire certification course.

Join a certified Scuba Diving Instructor or Divemaster for a 1 - 2-hour introductory scuba session (varies according to number of participants) in the Atlantic Recreation Center Pool (pool heated during the winter months).  A Try Diving session is customized to fit your schedule, so contact Scuba Station prior to registration to discuss.

Bring a bathing suit and towel (mask, snorkel, and fins will be provided if you do not have your own).

Individual:  $60
Couple (friends or family):  $90
Family or Group (up to 5 people):  $150
Register at the Atlantic Recreation Center after contacting Scuba Station to discuss scheduling.

Participants must complete a "Try Diving Release of Liability" form and "Medical Questionnaire" prior to participation.  Download Release of Liability form here:  Try Diving Release of Liability  
Forms for minors require parents/legal guardians signatures.

NOTE:  If you have an existing medical condition and/or are taking any prescription medication(s), a physician’s approval will be required prior to participating in scuba diving.

If you are already a certified diver and could use a refresher, an in-water skills and equipment review session is also available for the same fee.

Contact Scuba Station (904-509-2484; to discuss scheduling.