Learn to Scuba Dive on Cape Cod

Since You Were A Little Kid You've Always Wanted To Try It...

Now, discover all the adventure when you learn to dive with Don Ferris Dive Training.

Learning to dive properly, is fundamental to your future enjoyment of the sport. Now that you've decided to learn one of the most fascinating sports in the world, you'll want the most experienced instructors available. You know, ones who have taught hundreds and even thousands of people to dive, not somebody who just received their instructor certification and really don't know the waters and the exciting diving to be had on Cape Cod.

Our training program is headed by P.A.D.I. Master Instructor, Donald Ferris.
Don is the authoritative voice in Cape Cod diving having authored four books on diving including, Beneath the Waters of Cape Cod, Beneath the Waters of Massachusetts Bay, and Exploring the Waters of Cape Cod and the Anthology of Cape Cod Shipwrecks.

Don is not only a highly experienced dive instructor, he's also a former Water Safety Instructor, Lifeguard Trainer, and current Medic First Aid Instructor Trainer with years and years of actual lifeguarding and first aid experience. He is entertaining as well as challenging having certified over 2000 people to dive on Cape Cod and over 10,000 CPR and First Aid certifications! How Safe Is Scuba Diving?

Here's what just a few of my former diving students had to say about the learn to dive scuba programs:

>> " There is no finer dive instructor than Don Ferris"

>> " I don't know how you are always so calm? I tried diving with another instructor and I hated it. With you, I loved it!"
>> "This class was excellent! I couldn't believe how easy and comfortable you are as a teacher. Thanks!
>> "I really felt I got my moneys worth from the program. I learned a lot and would recommend it."
>> "Don Ferris's classes are the best. Don and his helpers were great!"
>> "I'm grateful for the extra attention you showed. I couldn't have done it without you. Can't wait for the Advanced program!!"

>> "I was scared after a bad experience with another instructor. Your calm manner was exactly right for me. I can't believe I almost gave up diving"
>> " The guy on the resort dive boat said I looked like I'd been diving for years. I told him I just got certified. He said who ever taught me was really good. That really enforced how good my instruction with you had been."

Here's the way our scuba lessons - classes work:
Step One - After choosing from a nighttime, daytime, weekend or executive learning schedule, you'll register for the workshop of your choice with a deposit. You can choose to use the P.A.D.I. online academic module (a nominal fee to P.A.D.I. is involved) where you can do all the academic work online at your own pace, or we will provide you with the P.A.D.I. textbook, and DVD (the DVD is a loaner. A version is available for a nominal fee). You'll fill out a little bit of paperwork including medical information and then you can immediately start learning about diving. Frequently Asked Learn to Dive Questions.


Step Two - Over a several day, weekend, or night period, you'll be doing the classroom and swimming pool training. You'll be on scuba the very first day. You'll laugh a lot as you learn to dive. Most people think it's pretty easy with only a few stumbling blocks to overcome. As one lady told me, "You're not really teaching me how to dive, you're teaching me how not to kill myself 100 ways!" I think that is a pretty accurate statement.


Step Three - Once you've completed your class and pool training your ready to hit the ocean or lakes. We'll guide you through four training dives at local sites. You'll get to experience all of the things you've been studying and training. Fish, beautiful underwater scenery, you may even explore a real shipwreck!

NEW* - Begin to Learn today On-line using P.A.D.I.'s new On-line system for academic training. You literally can start learning and by doing this at home (or work), you can speed up how long the class will atke and we can concentrate on the really critical thing - your water skills.


Weekend or Weekday Programs:
Some people like to speed up the learning curve. Especially if you've had some previous diving and snorkeling experience, our weekend program may be just perfect for you.

After logging in and starting your classroom training on-line, you'll home study and complete the knowledge reviews. Then you'll use a swimming pool or confined water lake to learn and polish your diving skills. Frequently Asked Learn to Dive Questions. Before you know it you'll be receiving your P.A.D.I. Open Water Diver certification. The adventure of diving lies before you.


Executive Program:
People's work schedules are more demanding now than ever. That's why we designed our Executive program around your schedule - not the other way around. Here's the way it works: After loggin in and starting your classroom training on-line, you'll home study and complete the knowledge reviews. Then call and schedule with us for two class and pool or lake training sessions. You'll work one on one with Don and quickly and easily master the necessary skills to become a safe competent diver. Frequently Asked Learn to Dive Questions.

 

After you've completed the sessions, you'll be going outdoors for your training dives. This will take two full mornings or afternoons. After a few hours of fun and exercise, you'll be smiling from ear to ear as you hold your certification card in hand.

Let me assure you, this is no scuba diploma mill. You'll swim hard and study hard. You'll truly earn your certification and feel darn proud doing it! But because I've taught so many people over the past 35 years, I know how to adapt the training to your unique learning style. We guarantee you'll love every minute as the program challenges your body and your mind.


By the time your program is through, you'll have a wealth of knowledge that you will carry with you your entire diving career. Welcome to our world.

Tuition: $599. Private Lessons includes . . .

  • Video / Classroom sessions
  • Pool or Confined Water training sessions
  • Four outdoor training dives
  • PADI Open Water certification card
  • We Suggest Using New PADI On-Line System for just additional $160.
NOTE* The fee above is less than dive shops charge for a crowded "group lessons". Ours are private or semi-private only. I like to teach one-on-one.

Prerequisites: Must enjoy the water, swim and tread water comfortably. No history of ear, asthma or heart troubles.

Equipment: We will do our best to supply you with everything else you will need to dive safely and comfortably. However, we can not always have every size of wetsuit or boots available (one guy had size 15 feet!). We suggest you have your own personal mask. snorkel, fins and booties, but you are very welcome to use ours during the course. We are not a scuba store and do not sell equipment, But there are a couple of dive shops close by and we suggest you work with them to ensure proper fit and comfort.

Frequently Asked Learn to Dive Questions

PADI Medical Form