Island Hoppers Scuba
2806 Bransford Ave Nashville TN 37204 US
Open 10-6 Monday - Friday
Start your Master Scuba Diver, the Black Belt of scuba diving! This is the highest non professional ranking for a recreational scuba diver and will make you the perfect well rounded diver. After your Beginner certification you will need to complete your Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver, Emergency First Response, and 5 PADI Specialty courses which will give you in-depth experience in 5 specialties. There are many specialties to choose from that we offer locally. Some of the recommended ones are Peak Buoyancy, Underwater Navigation, Search and Recovery Diver, Nitrox, Quarry diver, and Wreck diver.
Others to choose from are Deep Diver, Night Diver, Boat Diver, Underwater naturalist, Dry Suit Diver, Sea Turtle Awareness, Shark Awareness, Equipment Specialist, Underwater Photography, and Fish Identification.
You progress at your own rate when you are ready. All you need to do is let us know that you want to pursue your Black Belt of Scuba and we will keep you up to date of opportunities to complete the program.
What to Expect
You will learn how to identify and help others who might need your assistance and how to prevent issues from arising while scuba diving. Rescue Diver academics are completed online and the dives can be completed on one of our local dive trips. You need to be CPR/AED/First Aid qualified to complete the course, we offer this at Island Hoppers for $80.
Rescue Diver Certification
You can start your Rescue Diver scuba lessons at anytime online! Rescue Diver is designed to teach you how to better manage yourself while scuba diving, recognize when others may need your help, and how to properly respond. Everyone who has completed Rescue Diver says it was the most rewarding program that they have done and that the program increased their comfort level while diving. The dives will be completed over 2 days and you will learn to respond to 10 different rescue situations.
The online portion is $195 and the dive portion is $250. This covers all dives, rescue slate, pocket mask, and tank rentals. GET STARTED NOW! Just click on the button to take you to the e-learning program!
You will need to have a current CPR/AED certification to complete the program. It is best if you have this completed before you do the dives for Rescue Diver. We offer the Emergency First Response (EFR) that meets this requirement. During EFR you learn CPR, First Aid, AED use, and Care for Children. The classes are $80 including your manual and only take about 6 hours to complete. Check out the schedule to the right!
Obtain the highest recreational diver rating by getting your
MASTER SCUBA DIVER rating, the Black Belt of SCUBA! To get your Masters you need to complete 5 specialty scuba classes plus Advanced and Rescue Diver.