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Take a new approach to homeschooling and instill a sense of adventure and love of learning in YOUR student with our SCUBA-based education program for homeschool students ages 12 and up!


Over the course of this month-long program, students will learn the maths and sciences behind diving and practically apply this knowledge through self-paced online classes, SCUBA certification courses, and environmental cleanups all while earning college credits and community service hours.


Students will earn:

  • 5 Full College Credits 
  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification
  • PADI Adventure Diver Certification 
  • Emergency First Response w/ CPR and AED
  • PADI Rescue Diver Certification
  • Community Service hours
  • An introduction to the professional world of SCUBA through career guest speakers and specialty certification classes taught by professionals in different fields of diving


Students will also receive a mesh dive gear bag equipped with:

  • Their own personal mask/snorkel/fins/booties set
  • Towel, Rashguard, Bang Wrangler, Mouthpiece, and Surface Marker Buoy



  • All classroom and pool training sessions will take place at Emerald Coast Scuba in our large indoor classroom and on-site state of the art HEATED 13ft deep swimming pool
  • Open Water training sessions will be conducted in our local freshwater springs an hour north of Destin— Vortex Spring and Morrison Spring
  • Beach cleanups will take place at Norriego Point Beach Access in Destin 


Class size:

  • Classes require a minimum of 6 students and a maximum of 12 students per session



  • Students must be at least 12 years of age to enroll
  • Must be medically cleared to scuba dive 
  • Must be able to swim at least 300m unassisted while wearing mask, snorkel, and fins
  • Float or tread water safely for 10min
  • Participate in a Try Diving experience prior to first day of class


Required Forms:



Our 2023 schedule is LIVE now!

  • MAY23- May 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
  • DEC23- December 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28, 29
  • FEB24- February(2024) 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28


Ready to sign up?!


Step 1: Reserve your student’s spot in our Science-SEA Try Diving event and attend on AUGUST 18th at Emerald Coast Scuba in Destin from 2pm-4pm

Step 2: Sign up online, in-person, or over the phone for your chosen Science-SEA Program Session listed above

Step 3: Satisfactory complete all program requirements and CONGRATS— YOU’RE CERTIFIED FOR LIFE!!


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PLEASE NOTE: All dates and course outlines are subject to change based on weather, staff availability, and student training progression. 

Emerald Coast Scuba is licensed by the Florida Department of Education and approved by the VA. Our instructors are also highly trained divers certified by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors and are trained to at least the Master Diver Trainer level or higher. 

Having trouble registering for the Discover SCUBA Dive? 

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