AquaAmy Certification Programs

Captain Amy Holmquist

Capt. Amy Holmquist

Master Dive Instructor,
Emergency First Response Instructor, and Master Captain.

Personalized Diving Instruction

  • Personalized attention of your own Instructor
  • Explore the dive destinations you want
  • Try something new
  • Try new dive gear
  • Catch your own lobster
  • Try Underwater Photography
  • Learn more about our fish, coral reefs and Shipwrecks

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Diving Tips

Never Dive Alone

Always check your equipment before each dive.

Never dive alone.

Enjoy the sites, but don't touch.

The survival of the under water world depends largely on us; do not overturn rocks, kick up sand, pick up animals, touch coral. Be content with watching.

Leave the underwater world as you found it; future divers and the marine life will be happy you did!

PADI Scuba Certification


If this is your first time, AquaAmy is licensed to teach and get you certified as well as offer instructions for higher levels of dive certification.

As a PADI certified instructor, AquaAmy caters to all levels of dive experiance, from the beginning snorkel to the experienced diver.

AquaAmy offers

  • Personalized attention of your own Instructor
  • Progress at your level
  • Overcome personal hurdles
  • Courses range from PADI Scuba Diver to Dive Master Level
  • Courses are offered to people of 5 years of age & older
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Open Water Certification

The PADI Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and performance based, AquaAmy offers the program on a wide variety of schedules, and paced according to how fast you progress. It's possible to complete your confined and open water dives in as few as three or four days (provided you take care of reading the manual and watching the video ahead of time).

Knowledge Development – This develops your familiarity with basic principles and procedures. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives.

You can complete Knowledge Development on your own, reading each of five sections of the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and watching the corresponding section of the PADI Open Water Diver Video (which also previews skills you'll learn). If you like learning with a personal computer, you can also get the Open Water Diver Manual and Video together as a CD-ROM. You briefly review what you studied in each section with your instructor and take a short quiz to be sure you're getting it. At the end of the course, you take an exam that makes sure you've got all the key concepts and ideas down.

Confined Water Dives – This is what it's all about – diving. You develop basic scuba skills in a pool or off the beach with pool-like conditions. Here you'll learn everything from setting up your gear to how to easily get water out of your mask without surfacing. You'll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air – just in case. Plus, you may play some games, make new friends and have a great time.

There are five confined water dives, with each building upon the previous. Over the course of these five dives, you attain the skills you need to dive in open water.

Open Water Dives – After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you've made continue learning during four open water dives with AquaAmy at a dive site. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure.

Number of Dives: Five Confined Water Dives and Four Open Water Dives
Knowledge Development: Five sessions
Prerequisites: 10 for Junior Open Water Diver and 15 for Open Water Diver. Good health, reasonable fitness and comfort in the water.
Materials You'll Need: PADI Open Water Crew-Pak, PADI Open Water Video or DVD, Log Book.
Equipment you'll use during the course includes: mask, fins, snorkel, tank, regulator, buoyancy compensator, submersible pressure gauge and exposure protection as required by the local environment.

Course Fee- $495.00

This course includes all the dive gear and the registration fee for your certification card. Coarse Study Material is not included. Discounts offered for up to 3 students.

Advanced Dive Certification

With your AquaAmy Instructor you complete the deep and underwater navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build your foundational skills. Choose three additional dives from more than 15 Adventure Dives to complete your course. You can go diving at night, check out the local wrecks in the area or even fly through the ocean on a diver propulsion vehicle – all during your Advanced Open Water Diver course.

  • You must be a PADI Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) and 15 years old (12 for Junior Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • Number of dives: Five dives
  • Adventure Dive options include altitude diving, AWARE-fish identification, boat diving, deep diving, diver propulsion vehicle use, drift diving, dry suit diving, multilevel and computer diving, night diving, peak performance buoyancy, search and recovery, underwater nature study, underwater navigation, underwater photography, underwater venography and wreck diving
  • Each Adventure Dive in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course may credit toward the first dive of the corresponding PADI Specialty Diver course
  • Materials: Adventures in Diving Crew-Pak, Adventures in Diving manual and video and logbook

Course Fee- $495.00

This course includes all the dive gear and the registration fee for your certification card. Boat rental and fuel is not included. A boat may be required for deep water dives. We will be happy to assist you with rentals. Discounts offered for up to 3 students.

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Rescue Diver Certification

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. In this course you will cover:

  • Self-rescue and diver stress
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Panicked diver response
  • In-water rescue breathing protocols
  • Egress (exits)
  • Dive accident scenarios

Emergency First Response

Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response.

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Course Fee- $595.00

This course includes all the dive gear and the registration fee for your certification card. Boat rental and fuel is not included. We will be happy to assist you with rentals. Discounts offered for up to 3 students.

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Dive Master Certification

You learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You put this knowledge into action through an internship or series of practical training exercises.

Knowledge Development: 12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training
Prerequisites: PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 20 logged dives, 18 years old.
Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Dive master

Materials You'll Need:

  • PADI Dive master Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Dive Master Slates
  • PADI Dive Master Video
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Dive Masters.