Snorkel and Skin Diver Course

The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get – and keep – your fins wet. While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture farther than snorkelers, making frequent surface dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.

This course provides basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management, and safe skin diving practices.

Learn even more about the critters you’ll see snorkeling with a Fish Identification class!

In-water training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

The best part is learning to use your mask, fins, and snorkel so you do not miss a moment of underwater action. Whether you are looking at your local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you will have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new world during an optional open water dive. And, when you have finished the course, you will get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.


    • Minimum age: 8


    • Mask, fins, snorkel and buoyancy control device (snorkeling vest) all provided. If you have your own gear, you are encouraged to bring it.


    • None


    • $80 includes a pool session with divemaster and rental gear.
    • If you meet all of the performance requirements, you can receive a certification card for $20 more!




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