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Open Water Scuba Certification

If you are interested in learning how to Scuba dive then Extreme Exposure has the perfect opportunity for you! Our small class sizes create the ideal learning environment and can be tailored to fit your individual needs; we can schedule classes to accommodate even the most hectic lifestyle. Most dive shops load their classes with six, eight, or even ten or more students, degrading the learning environment and limiting the options for a flexible schedule. Extreme Exposure classes are tailored to your needs and contain no more than four students; smaller class sizes are also available.


Includes PADI O/W student kit, (textbook, log book, dive table) scuba rental, certification fees, weight belt and weights. You provide your own mask, fins and snorkel. Entrance fees for dive locations are not included (approx. $40-$75).

This class takes place over two consecutive or alternating weekends as indicated on the class schedule. Maximum enrollment is 8 students.

First Weekend
Fri - Registration (anytime between 8am - 6pm)
Sat & Sun - Class (8:30 - 11:30am),
Pool (1 - 4pm)

Second Weekend
Fri - Pick up equipment
Sat & Sun - Certification Dives (7am - 3pm)


The Gold Package offers all of the same great features of the Silver Package with several additional benefits.

Additional benefits of the Gold Package:
  • Customized schedule. A Gold Package class is arranged to meet your needs; you pick the schedule. You can study at home or schedule lecture time with an instructor, dive on the weekends or during the week— it’s up to you!
  • Small class size. Maximum enrollment is 4 students per instructor. This ensures you receive the maximum personal attention from your instructor and that the class moves at your pace.
  • Optional extra dives are included in your registration price! As part of the Gold Package you will have the option to go above and beyond by completing additional training dives with your instructor. Perhaps you would like to explore a specialty such as drysuit diving, cavern diving, or Nitrox. Take advantage of this great opportunity to expand your knowledge and experience.

Classes meet at Extreme Exposure in High Springs, only 20 minutes from Gainesville off I-75.
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