The Dive Courses

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We are proud to offer a variety of PADI dive courses by request, ranging from our Discover Scuba Diving course to our Dive Master program. All offered courses are taught by our highly skilled team, complete with in-classroom, pool, and open water instruction. Trust us, you won't want to miss out.


PADI Discover Scuba Diving

If you're looking for a convenient way to try scuba, Aqua-Trek's PADI Discover Scuba Diving course is a great introduction to the wonderful world of diving, and there's no better place to discover diving than in the world-famous Beqa Lagoon! The class includes all use of course materials and scuba gear, classroom and pool instruction, as well as soft coral dives in Beqa Lagoon.


  • All divers must be 11 years or older

  • Completion of PADI Medical and Liability Forms

Course Length: 1 day

Cost: USD $155


PADI Open Water Diver

In Aqua-Trek's PADI Open Water Diver Certification 4-Day Course, our highly-skilled dive staff will teach you all you need to know about scuba diving. You'll first start with classroom instruction, then progress to pool instruction, and then spend the final two days of the course performing open water dives in the world-famous Beqa Lagoon!

You also have the option of completing the classroom instruction portion of the PADI Open Water Diver course online with PADI eLearning at your own pace. You will then be eligible for our PADI 3 day Open Water Course. Or you can complete the classroom and pool work with a dive store near you prior to joining us and take the 2 day PADI Referral Course.


  • Divers 10-14 years old qualify for the Junior Open Water Diver

  • Divers over 15 qualify for the Open Water Diver certification

  • Divers must be in reasonably good health and fitness and comfortable in the water

  • Completion of PADI Medical and Liability Forms

Course Length: 4 days, 3 days with PADI eLearning completed, 2 days with dive store referral, classroom and pool dive complete

Cost: USD $495, USD $390 with pool dive, USD $300 for only open water


PADI Aqua-Trek Extreme Shark Diver

The PADI Aqua-Trek Extreme Shark Diver course offers you a chance to dive with up to 8 species of shark and learn about shark behavior on our Ultimate Shark Encounter dive. It will also teach you about the need to protect sharks, the dwindling shark populations and the related problems to the marine ecosystem. PADI's Project Aware is also covered. This course destroys a lot of the myths surrounding sharks as man eaters and points out the inhumanity of shark fining, one of the most counter-productive fishing methods in the world.


  • PADI Open Water Diver certified (or equivalent), no junior certifications allowed. Minimum age of 15 years and must be accompanied by a diver certified adult guardian.

  • A minimum of 10 post-certification dives logged

Course Length: 1 day

Cost: USD $285


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

Move up and experience real adventure with the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course. As you step beyond the PADI Open Water Diver level, you make five dives and have the opportunity to try some of diving's most rewarding and useful specialty activities.

This course includes the five open water dives required for certification, classroom instruction, use of all course materials and dive gear, as well as the PADI certification card.

Our dive options include: AWARE-fish indentification, boat diving, deep diving, drift diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, and wreck diving.


  • Open-water diver certification

Course Length: 2 days

Cost: USD $415


PADI Rescue Diver

Challenging and rewarding best describes the PADI Rescue Diver course. This course will expand your knowledge and experience level. Rescue Divers learn to look beyond themselves and consider the safety and well being of other divers. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence. Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. Many divers say this is the best course they've ever taken.

This course will cover self-rescue and diver stress, emergency management and equipment, panicked diver response, in-water rescue breathing protocols, egress (exits), and dive accident scenarios.


  • Advanced open-water diver certification

Course Length: 2 days

Cost: USD $465


PADI Dive Master

During the PADI Divemaster course, Aqua-Trek's expert divemasters will teach you dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You will complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You will then put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises. Allow at least three weeks to complete this course. Upon successful completion of the program, and as a PADI Divemaster, you can take your skills worldwide and work in dive stores, dive resorts and liveaboard dive vessels.

This course includes open water dives, classroom/pool instruction, use of all learning materials and scuba gear.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months

  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification

  • 18 years or older

  • Completion of a PADI Medical Liability Form signed by a physician

Course Length: At least 3 weeks

Cost: USD $1,100  (*does not include PADI Divemaster application fee)


If you are interested in a PADI Specialty Course, please call or e-mail us.