Learn to Scuba Dive!
Join us and explore the depths. Whether you are new to scuba diving or a veteran diver, we have the products, service and support to keep you diving and safe. With over 35 years of SCUBA sales, service, training and support experience, you can rest assured that you will be safe and have fun from your very first dive.
Divepoint has been a PADI Dive Center for 35+ years with fully certified and trained dive instructors. Don’t just take our word for it, browse our web site or stop in. You’ll be glad you did.
You won’t find a wider selection of quality scuba diving equipment in Central Wisconsin than right here in downtown Stevens Point. Not sure exactly what you need for that upcoming class or vacation dive trip? Don’t worry, our professional experienced sales staff will help you the moment you enter the store.
If don’t find exactly what you need, in your size, immediately, we’ll order it! Right away! Our goal is to make sure that you leave feeling satisfied in knowing that you’ve purchased quality equipment at the best price around and with the support and experience to stand behind it.
From an extensive selection of dive gear, to training, classes, vacation getaways, and camaraderie on a Friday evenings at the store, we have you covered!
Wisconsin Scuba Diving Classes and Lessons
In our PADI Open Water Diver Course you will experience the excitement and adventure of the underwater world. The PADI Open Water Course will provide you with the knowledge and skills you will need to safely visit the underwater environment. You earn this certification by completing five pool dives, 5 knowledge development sessions, and four open water (ocean or lake) dives. On completion of the open water certification dives you will receive your PADI certification card, which never expires. The cost for the complete certification is $350.
See for yourself what SCUBA diving is all about! Have you ever wondered what its like to breathe underwater. If you want to find out, but you are not 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.
You learn the basics you need to dive under the direct supervision of our experienced instructors. One thing you'll learn is that you really can breathe underwater and its so AWESOME.
You will also:
Learn what wearing scuba equipment feels like and how easy it is to move around underwater while wearing it
Find out what its like to breathe underwater and learn whether you can be comfortable there
Learn some basic skills and safety rules that will carry over to your full scuba certification course when you take the next step.
You must be at least 10 years old to discover SCUBA.
Q: Whats involved in learning to scuba dive?
A: Learning to scuba dive is an incredible adventure! This is how your training will progress:
1. Scuba Diving Knowledge Development (Classroom)
During the first parts of your Open Water Diver scuba classes, you will develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives. Your instructor will briefly review what you have studied in the five chapters of the PADI open water diver manual, and you will take a short quiz to be sure youre getting it. At the end of the class, youll take a longer quiz that makes sure you have all the key concepts and ideas down. You and your instructor will review anything that you dont quite understand until its clear. The minimum age is ten years old, so don’t worry the material is not difficult to learn at all!
2. Confined Water Dives Scuba Skills (Pool Training)
This is what its all about â€“ diving. You’ll develop basic scuba skills by scuba diving in a swimming pool. Here youll learn about everything from setting-up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing. Youll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask underwater. Plus, you’ll play some games, make new friends and have a great time getting comfortable breathing and moving around in the weightless underwater world. 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.
3. Open Water Certification Dives (actual diving with your instructor)
After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you have made continue learning during four open water dives with your Instructor at a local lake or quarry. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure at the beginner level, of course. You may also make these dives at a more exotic destination while on a scuba vacation. Be sure to tell your instructor you need a “referral” and will not be doing your certification dives with us…
Q: How long does it take to get certified?
A: It is possible to complete your scuba certifications in as little as two weekends. Divepoint offers scuba classroom and pool training in three basic formats:
Weekend (Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday)
3 Week (two nights per week for three weeks)
Check the calendar or call the store for the dates of upcoming classes and to register today.
Our interest is in your learning to scuba dive, not in how long you sit in a classroom. So, training is based upon demonstrating that you know what you need to know and can do what you need to do. This means that you progress at your own pace faster or slower depending upon the time you need to become a confident scuba diver who dives regularly.
Q: How much does it cost to take scuba lessons?
A: $300 Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities,
learning to scuba dive is not expensive.
For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for:
a full day of surfing lessons
a weekend of fly-fishing lessons
about three hours of private golf lessons
about three hours of private water skiing lessons
one amazing night out at the pub!
Learning to scuba dive is a great value when you consider that you learn to dive under the guidance and attention of a high trained, experienced professional. From the first day, scuba diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you share with friends. And, you can do it almost anywhere there is water. The cost of of the Open Water Course is $300
Q: What scuba gear do I need to learn to scuba dive?
A: Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. The cost of rental equipment is included in the cost of the course, with the exception of your personal snorkeling equipment which is:
These have a personal fit, and of course we have an enormous selection and will help you choose ones that have the fit and features best suited to you. Stop in any time and plan to stay about an hour or so for your fitting.
The rental equipment we will provide during your classes are:
weight system and weights
If you already own your own equipment or are considering purchasing your own, there some big advantages to doing so:
you will be more comfortable using scuba gear fitted for you
Scuba Gear Rental
We rent just about everything you will need for your upcoming dive trip. We have competitive rates and high-quality, newer equipment. Call the store today for current prices and to reserve what you you need. 715.344.3483
Current Gear Rental pricing coming soon
Packages include one cylinder for daily rentals or two cylinders for weekend rentals, Wetsuit & Hood, BC, Regulator, Weights, Flag & Line.