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Training & FAQ

Training & FAQ

Our training programs are performance-based and student-centered, whether you are in an entry-level course such as Open Water Diver or a professional-level class such as Divemaster. We teach PADI courses, PADI is the leader in Dive education with worldwide certification recognition and support. We have a dedicated training and equipment trailer and can bring training to you. We dive all over Southern California and it is our goal to accommodate your schedule not ours.

We offer training for:

Open Water Certification
Adventure Diver
Advanced Open Water
Rescue Diver
Our specialties include:
Deep Diver
Search & Recovery
Enriched Air /Nitrox
Wreck Diving
Dry Suit Diving
EFR / CPR First aid
Oxygen Provider
SeaSigns Underwater Communication

Our Monthly Community Service Programs include:

  • Discover SCUBA classes
  • Snorkeling / Skin Diving classes
  • PADI Seal Team program and events for ages 8-12 (pool only experience program)

Frequently Asked Questions:

How old do I need to be to get diver certified?
This depends on the type of diving certification you are looking to attain. Maverick UnderSea Divers follows all diver perquisites as set by PADI standards and these vary from course to course. A person may receive a basic JR. Open Water Diver Certification starting at age 10 and an Adult Open Water certification at age 15. For Children Ages 8-12 PADI offers the Seal Team experience (works well for children not physically ready for the Ocean if they are 10-12), although it is not a diver certification, children are given the opportunity to learn to dive in a pool in preparation for Open Water training. Seal Team member participate in simulated activities in the pool such as Underwater Photography, Wreck Diving and our Halloween special night dive.

How long will it take to be certified?
Training standards are performance based, so length of time is determined by the time it takes a student to master the various diving skills and knowledge presented. Many students can complete training in as little as two weekends. Regardless of the time Maverick does not charge extra to complete your certification we are here for you and look forward to assisting you achieve your diving goals.

Can I start today?
Absolutely, we can facilitate training immediately and have you in the water in very little time.