Welcome to Charleston Scuba!
We are Charleston’s only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center, and have been serving Charleston divers since 1987. We offer scuba classes, equipment repair and rental services, a broad selection of retail items, local dive charters, and dive trips to exotic locations all over the world! Use the navigation menu above to find out more.
Spring Break Scuba Camp
Get Your Child Certified April 10 – 14!
Join Charleston Scuba for our first-ever Spring Break Scuba Camp, April 10 – 14! Most Charleston schools are out for spring break this week, so it’s the perfect time to have your children certified before your big summer vacation. We’ll have two all-day camps this year; one for middle school children (ages 12+), and the other for high school students. We’ll knock out pool and classroom training on Monday-Wednesday, and Open Water dives at Trophy Lakes on Johns Island on Thursday and Friday. Camp hours are roughly 8:30 a.m. to 5:50 p.m. each day. There are only 8 spots available in each camp, so call the shop now to reserve a spot!
Price includes class, books, pool, instructor fees, rental gear, open water dives, and certification card. It does NOT include required mask, snorkel, fins, dive boots or gear bag. These items range in cost from $225-$300, and must be purchased before class. Students receive a 10 percent discount on gear purchases. Students should plan on bringing a bag lunch each day. On Friday afternoon Charleston Scuba will provide pizza and drinks to newly certified campers!
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Spring Instructor Development Course
Assistant Instructor – March 17 – 19, 2017
Open Water Scuba Instructor – March 30 – April 17, 2017
From mid-March to early April, Charleston Scuba will be hosting a PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). On March 17-19, our own Staff Instructor Tim Schmitz will be teaching the Assistant Instructor portion of the course, and from March 30 – April 2, our Atlanta-based course director, Conrad Rucker, will visit to teach the Open Water Scuba Instructor portion of the course. (He will also teach the Emergency First Response Instructor course, which is mandatory for all PADI instructors.) If you’re a local Divemaster thinking of traveling abroad this summer, get your OWSI certification and get paid to live the dream!
Student discounts apply for course participants. E-mail email@example.com for more information, or book online below.