PADI Discover Scuba


Bring a suit and a towel.


Have you ever wondered what it's like to breathe underwater? If you want to find out but aren't quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving will let you try scuba to see if you like it. While not an actual scuba certification, during the Discover Scuba Diving experience you'll learn how to use scuba equipment in shallow water and get a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.  If you continue to the Open Water Certification, we will apply your $50 to the cost of the course.

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PADI Open Water Diver Course



  • Student Gear Package ($300 Value)
  • Student Crew Pak ($102 Value)
  • PIC - Personal Identification card ($43 Value) 
  • Student Boat Fees ($160 Value)

If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. The PADI Open Water Diver course is the world's most popular scuba course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. At Freedom Scuba USA we can help you discover this lifesyle and get your PADI Open Water certification.

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PADI Advanced Open Water Diver



  • Student Crew Pak ($145 Value)
  • Student Boat Fees ($200 Value for 5 Dives)
  • PIC - Personnal Indentification Card ($43.60 Value)

Note: Gear Rental is Extra

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, such as deep diving, digital underwater photography, wreck diving and much more. These skills make diving much more than underwater sightseeing. Plus, the Advanced Open Water Diver course takes you one step closer to Master Scuba Diver ? the ultimate non professional certification in recreational diving.

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PADI Rescue Diver Course



  • Student Crew Pak and DVD ($124.70 Value)
  • Student Boat Fees ($160 Value for 4 Dives)
  • PIC - Personnal Identification Card (43.60 Value)

Not: Gear Rental is Extra

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.

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PADI Master Diver

 Just Pick Your 5 Speciaty Courses!

Want it. Live it. Dive it. Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving. Live the dive lifestyle and explore the underwater world like never before. Do it by becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver ? a rating that puts you in a class of distinction. You earn it by diving it, writing your ticket to endless adventure through the experience and training that set you apart as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.

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PADI Divemaster Course


Extra: Books and Certification Application $374

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the PADI Divemaster program, 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.

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PADI Specialty Course



  • Student Materials ($79.30 Value)
  • Student Boat Fees ($160.00 Value)
  • PIC ($43.60 Value)

Note: Gear Rental is Extra


Scuba diving is a way to explore the underwater world in new and different ways. PADI Specialty Diver courses teach you new techniques and give you the tools to enhance your exploration. You can take all your desired specialty courses with us.  You can also do the eLearning portion of the course on line, and get on the boat to do the dives with our Experienced PADI Staff.

Choose a specialty diver course and earn your next certification:

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PADI ReActivate



  • Pool Sessions
  • ReActivate Touch





Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher? The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water. Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional. It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation. The best part is, divers who complete both the knowledge and in-water skill refresher receive a replacement certification card with a ReActivated date on it.

Any PADI certified diver who wants a refresher or pre-travel update should ReActivate. Dive shops appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card because it means you’re ready to dive in.

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PADI Emergency First Response



  • Student Materials ($60.10 Value)
  • PIC ($25.40 Value)

 Take a step toward emergency preparedness and meet PADI Rescue Diver prerequisites with Emergency First Response. As one of the foremost international CPR and first aid training companies, Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies -- not just in the diving world, but in your every day world with your family, friends, neighbors and coworkers too.

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SCUBA Internship

Contact Freedom Scuba USA for information on this program.

Freedom Scuba USA offers Internships to qualified personnel; in the fields of Scuba and Boat Deck hands.  Please contact us for more information.

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Please Fill out following New Student Form if you are interested in taking a course with Freedom Scuba USA. We will contact you with selected course availability.

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PADI Open Water Diver

Number of Dives

Five Confined Water Dives

This is what it's all about, diving. You develop basic scuba skills in a pool. 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.

Four Open Water Dives

After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you've made continue learning during four open water dives with your PADI Instructor at a dive site. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure at the beginner level, of course. Freedom Scuba conducts these open water dives on the wreck of the Keystorm.


Upon Successful Completion

You will earn your International PADI Open Water certification card

Standard Class Sizes: 2 to 3 students maximum.

Standard Open Water Diver Class: $649.00 + tax
- Mask: Tusa mask
- Fins: Tusa SF- 0102 Duo
- Snorkel: SP-170
- Gloves: 3mm
- Boots: 5mm
- Boat Bag
- Open Water Diver crew-pak (includes manual, DVD, and logbook)
- Use of facility equipment (BCD/Air/Wet Suit/Weights/Regulator) for duration of class.
- Pool Sessions
- Open Water Dives
- Instruction
- Processing
- Unlimited practice time in our pool


eLearners do not buy books but must register through



Coach exploring the bow of the Keystorm with an OPEN WATER STUDENT.


PADI Advanced Open Water Diver

With your PADI Instructor, you complete the deep and underwater navigation Adventure Dives. These dives boost your confidence as you build these foundational skills. Then, you 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 PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course (available options may vary; inquire ahead for details).

Course Details

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 videography and wreck diving (available options may vary; inquire ahead for more details)

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 Included

  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • Boat passes
  • Air fills
  • PIC processing fee

Upon Successful Completion

You will earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Certification

Cost: $299


PADI Rescue Diver

Topics Covered

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

Course Details

  • 5 classroom session
  • 1 pool session
  • Two days performing open water scenarios

Prerequisites - PADI Advanced Certification or RSTC equivalent prior to the open water scenarios - Current certification in CPR and first aid or PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) prior to class 2

Materials Included

  • Two boat passes
  • Tanks
  • All pool Instruction
  • Classroom Instruction 
  • Open Water Rescue Scenarios 

Cost:  $359


PADI Master Diver

With the PADI Master Scuba Diver rating, you've reached the highest non professional level in the PADI System of diver education. It means that you?ve acquired significant training and experience in a variety of dive environments.

Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 50

Minimum qualifications

PADI Rescue Diver or Junior Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization), 12 years old, five PADI Specialty Diver certifications.

Cost: Call for latest pricing and availability


PADI Divemaster

Knowledge Development

12 topics ranging from dive theory to assisting student divers in training


  • 10 classroom sessions
  • Water skills and stamina assessment
  • Diver rescue assessment and development
  • Independent study
  • Divemaster written exams


  •  - PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • - PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification)
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • - 40 logged dives
  • - 18 years old
  • Minimum Number of Logged Dives: 60 for certification as PADI Divemaster

Materials Included

  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) and eRDPML
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Divemaster Slates
  • PADI Divemaster Video
  • Instructor Guides for the programs that may be conducted by PADI Divemasters

Costs: $675.00 per person + $327.00 Dive Master Materials, + application fee when course is completed.

(Other dues and fees are additional. We can explain your options and tell you the cost of each. Please call us or email us if you have questions or are interested in the Divemaster course)


The three finest Divemasters on the St. Lawrence.

Our Most Popular Specialties

To supplement the PADI diver training program that Freedom Scuba can offer, we are also proud to offer continuing education with the following Specialty Courses.

Specialty Course Cost is $289 per Course.  Equipment Rental is not included.

  • Student Materials  
  • Boat Fees
  • PIC Fees
  • All Instruction

1.  Deep Diver

After your first few scuba dives, you soon want to explore a bit deeper. There's something exciting and mysterious about the depth that attracts dives.

2.  Night Diver

As the sun sets, you don your dive gear, slip on your scuba mask and bite down on your dive regulator. A deep breath and you step off the boat ? into the underwater night. Although you've seen this reef many times before, this time you drop into a whole new world and watch it come to life under the glow of your dive light.

3.  Wreck Diver

Whether sunk on purpose as an artificial reef or the result of mishap, wrecks open fascinating windows to the past. Most divers find wrecked ships, airplanes and even automobiles nearly irresistible because they're intriguing to explore, exciting avenues of discovery, and usually teeming with aquatic life. The PADI Wreck Diver course teaches you the ins and outs of rewarding, responsible wreck diving.

4.  Underwater Navigator

Underwater navigation can be challenging, but in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course, you master the challenge. You learn the tools of the trade, including navigation via natural clues and by compass.

5.  Enriched Air Diver

The PADI Enriched Air Diver course is PADI's most popular specialty scuba diving course, and it's easy to see why. Scuba diving with enriched air nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time. This means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives.

6.  Boat Diver

Whether you've never made a boat dive or you've logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course can benefit almost every diver because different boats in different parts of the world do things differently. Diving from a boat is fun, especially when you look at ease when maneuvering around on it. It's fun to know what you're doing.

7.  Search and Recovery Diver

Have you ever dropped something in the water? Are you looking for lost treasure? The PADI Search and Recovery Diver Specialty course will teach you effective ways to find objects underwater and bring them to the surface. Small, large or just awkward, there is a way to bring them up.

8.  Dry Suit Diver

Wanna stay warm and toasty on a dive? Then dive dry. Yes! Unlike a wetsuit, a dry suit seals you off from the outside water and that keeps you warm! Even in surprisingly cold water. Dry suits let you dive more challenging dive sites, and extend your dive season. When you have the right cold water scuba diving attire, you can stand up to the elements and take advantage of the generally better visibility offered by winter months' especially at inland dive sites such as quarries, lakes, sinkholes and caves etc. As a dry suit diver, you're equipped to scuba dive some of the world's incredible dive sites in the world's cooler regions that are best enjoyed in a dry suit even in their warmer months.

9.  Peak Performance Buoyancy

What is neutral buoyancy? Scuba divers like to be neutrally buoyant so they neither sink nor float. It can be a tricky thing. Divers who've mastered the highest performance levels in buoyancy stand apart. You've seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover, almost as if by thought. They interact gently with aquatic life and affect their surroundings minimally. The PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy course refines the basic skills you learned as a PADI Open Water Diver and elevates them to the next level.


PADI ReActivate

Have you found yourself out of the water for a while? No matter how rusty you feel, you can always get back into the groove and explore the depths of your favourite dive spots whilst making sure you’re staying safe and having fun.

It is always better to be over-prepared than to forget how to properly and safely complete a dive, and with the new PADI ReActivate  program, you can quickly brush up on knowledge and skills that you acquired in the PADI Open Water Diver course without having to start from scratch.

The PADI ReActivate program is fully personalised and prescriptive, meaning you’ll only have to cover the areas where your skills and knowledge need refreshing. You’ll be able to review important concepts on your computer (ReActivate Online) or mobile and tablet devices (ReActivate Touch) and work through topics at your own pace.

You’ll interact with dive scenarios and make decisions that test your understanding of important dive safety concepts, dive planning essentials and problem management before going diving with a PADI Professional who will review a few basic safety skills before diving deeper into any skills you specifically want to recap. Just like riding a bike, the skills will come right back to you.

What’s even better is that once you’ve completed both the knowledge and in-water skill refreshers, you’ll even get a replacement certification card with your ReActivate date. Dive shops will appreciate seeing a recent ReActivate date on your certification card as this shows them you’re up to date with your skills and ready to dive into your scuba adventure.


PADI Emergrency First Response


Who should take this course?

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a nonstressful learning environment. All courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. Most PADI Instructors are also Emergency First Response Instructors.

The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

What will you learn?

  • Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.
  • Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.
  • Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.
  • CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.
  • First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.
  • EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.



Scuba Internship

It is important to Freedom Scuba to maintain a high standard of Diver Training, and Charter Operation.  We have the most qualified Staff you will find in any Dive Shop, and Charter Outfit.  Our Divemasters are the best; in the pool and on the Seaway.  They have been with Freedom Scuba for a minimum of 5 years, and know Scuba inside and out.

If you would like to intern with us, please contact Coach 315-882-3678, we will set up a meeting and see where the Dive Business can take you.  In order to qualify you must:

Have transportation, be at least Advanced Open Water Certified, and have a flexible schedule.

If you are interested give us a call.  Thank you