Dive Classes

Snorkeling for Fun & Fitness

Learn the basics of snorkeling, snorkel swimming, equipment positioning, maneuvering, floating, snorkel clearing and equalization techniques. Students gain a high level of confidence in the water while burning crazy calories! 

Classes are held EVERY Friday 6-8 pm at UMASS Dartmouth Pool.

Cost: $50 Pre-registration is required.  INCLUDES use of mask, snorkel, fins, & wetsuit!


Advanced Snorkeling & Spearfishing

Learn advanced snorkeling, efficient kicking, breath holding skills, buoyancy control, and a general introduction to spear fishing. This course is a class/pool session with an open water spearfishing adventure!  Students must own mask, fins, snorkel. Wetsuit, weight belt, & speargun are provided for this class.

Classes are held Friday's poolside 6-8pm at UMASS Dartmouth Pool.  Open water spearfishing dates & times vary based on tides & weather conditions

Cost: $300 per student (2 person limit)  Pre-registration is required.

Fall Spearfishing Class Dates:

Fri. May 11th, 25th

Fri. June 8th, 22nd

Fri. July 13th, 27th

Fri. Aug 10th, 24th


Try SCUBA Experience

Try SCUBA is your chance to get wet & experience what SCUBA Diving is all about.  We know that once you come in & try it...you'll LOVE IT!

Try SCUBA Experience is a 2 hour class and pool session.  Includes ALL equipment (mask, fins, snorkel, BC, regulator, tank, & wetsuit).

Classes are held Fridays (Mar-Nov) 6-8 pm at UMASS Dartmouth Pool.

Cost: $125 per student. Pre-registration is required. (Course fee can be applied to the Open Water Certification Class)


Open Water Certification

This is an entry level program through SSI that is designed to bring the snorkeler into the depths of the underwater world!  Classwork is competed online and reviewed with our instructors in a classroom setting.  Pool training completed in three 2-hour sessions then it's off to the open water for the completion of this life-long internationally recognized diving certification.  Class portion is held at Bob's Sea & Ski; Pool sessions are held at UMASS Dartmouth. Class/Pool sessions are Monday/Friday or Wed/Friday from 6-8 pm. 

Cost: $650 per person.  Includes use of SCUBA gear (BC, Regulator, Tank, & wetsuit).  Students are required to purchase mask, snorkel, dive fins, boots, weight belt/weights, hood, & gloves.

2018 Start Dates:

Wed. May 9th

Mon. June 4th

Wed. June 13th

Mon. July 9th

Wed. Aug 15th

SCUBA Skills Update Classes upon request.  $125 includes DVD, SCUBA gear & 2 hour poolside review at UMASS Dartmouth Pool.

Specialty Dive Courses   

Ongoing educational classes are a great way to advance your skills as an Open Water or Advanced Open Water Diver!  These classes include text material, pool, & open water components.  Pool sessions are on the Friday evening following class with open water component TBA by the instructor. 

Equipment Techniques: 7:30-10:00 am

Sat. May 19th

Sat. June 16th

Sat. July 28th


Wed. May 2nd

Wed. June 6th

Night/Limited Visibility:6-8:00pm 

Wed. July 18th

Wed. July 25th

Science of Diving: 6-8pm

Mon. July 30th

Stress Rescue:6-8:00pm ($299)

Wed. Aug 1st

CPR/First Aid-React Right 6-8:30pm ($125...class meets 1x/week for 2 weeks)

Tues. May 1st & 8th

Mon. June 11th & 18th

Tues. July 24th & 31st

Cost: $199 per course (unless indicated).  Includes on-line, personal instruction/review, pool session, & open water.

 Private Open Water Instruction

This open water course is geared to fit your busy schedule!  Get certified at your own pace.  Online training that you complete in your free time & schedule.  Once completed, you will meet privately with one of our instructors for review or course work, final testing, pool sessions, & open water dives.  We start when you are ready!  (Mar-Nov)

Cost: $900 per student.  Includes use of all SCUBA equipment (BC, Regulator, Tank, Westuit). Students are required to own personal mask, snorkel, dive fins, boots, weight belt/ weights, hood, & gloves.



Click HERE to register as a new diver on the SSI website!