Here’s the truth. In Albuquerque, you can get an Open Water certification for $299, so you’re probably asking yourself, “Why wouldI pay more?” The simple answer is, you will get what you pay for. If you want to learn to breathe underwater while kneeling on the bottom of a pool, in a group of 10 or more students, from an instructor who is making less than minimum wage, then those are the courses for you.

Do you want to learn to breathe underwater, or do you want to learn how to dive?

Divers on KneesBy Summitandbeach - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

If you were going to learn to fly an airplane would you want the cheapest and fastest instruction, or would you spend a little more to get quality training and education? You would probably not want the cheapest and fastest instruction because you wouldn’t want to crash. The consequences would be severe.

According to, the average cost of flying lessons is between$155 and $170 per hour. This price includes the average airplane rental cost and the typical cost of a flight instructor of$45 per hour. Earning your pilots license is a $5,100 to $16,100 investment.

The same principles apply to the training here. Learning to dive does not require the same time commitment as learning to fly, but the consequences of a failure are equally severe. We will teach you how to dive correctly and safely and you will not be certified until we would let you dive with our children.