Learn to dive in ALBUQUERQUE

You’re ready to learn to dive. Get your SCUBA certification in about two weeks. Small classes (3 students and 1 instructor), personalized attention, and a class that teaches you to dive at a pace that you will be comfortable with. Learn more about our training process here.

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  • Students at Blue Hole
Jason Leng
Jason Leng
May 12, 2024
Ordered a pair of Deep6 Eddy fins. I was unsure about the sizing at the beginning but Bill gave me some great suggestions. The fins came fast and the size is PERFECT. Tried them today and it’s such a great pair of fins for wetsuit diving - great propulsion, precise motion control - would recommend them to every wetsuit diver.
Paul Mendoza
Paul Mendoza
May 7, 2024
I just completed my open water training at Blue Hole with Bill. Notice I used the term “training” versus certification. Bill is immensely qualified and passionate to train competent, safe divers. I trained with Bill 1:1 and the feeling you get is of having a patient mentor teaching you a life long skill and pursuit. Never rushed, just pure mentorship. My goal in taking up diving was not to check a box or get that one dive vacation on the books (although nothing wrong with either)! My goal was to learn a skill I could slowly progress in, and feel safe and competent enough to begin the hour. The fact that Bill is both part of, as well as actively building an amazing community of divers is of immense value. If you’re thinking about it, just give him a call. You’ll be glad you did!
David Goldman
David Goldman
April 4, 2024
If your research has led you here and you're reading this review, you've come to the end of the line. Sign up with Viking Dives. If you're anything like me you research the hell out of anything and everything but especially something like 'where to do the technical learning required to not kill yourself while diving'. Bill and his instructors are top notch. From the class to the pool everything was fun and informative. We had so much hands on training and one on one training it was honestly pretty surprising, and I know for a fact that you do not receive this kinda of one on one training from most other operations here in town. (coming from friends of mine who got certified from other places). Viking outfits you with GOOD gear to learn on and familiarize yourself with. Nothing about this experience felt shoddy or like I was on a conveyor belt designed for the companies convenience to spit out mediocre divers. If you're looking for the cheapest school and don't really care to learn then keep looking. But if thats what you're looking for you're probably looking to get into the wrong recreational sport/activity. If you're going to do something, do it right. Bill and his team.. they do it right. Sign up **UPDATE AS OF COMPLETING COURSE AND COMPLETING OTHER CERTIFICATIONS I've now completed, Open water, Nitrox, Deep Dive and Night/low visibility Certs with Bill and his team. Here are my thoughts: TLDR: If there was a 6th star to give I would. - Classroom learning was actually engaging and very helpful - Pool time was so valuable. (which I was surprised by honestly) - Bill and his team were incredibly hands on and worked with everyone at their pace. - Open water dives - by the time we were diving open water I felt very comfortable and most of the nerves had greatly diminished and I attribute this mostly to the education and training I received. I say this next part without trying to shame other dive companies too much. EVEN ON DIVE ONE, THE CONTRAST BETWEEN THE VIKING DIVE STUDENTS AND OTHER DIVE SCHOOL STUDENTS WAS STAGGERING. We all had descent control of our trim and buoyancy and could maintain a horizontal position throughout the dive when almost everyone else we saw (upwards of 35 divers in the water INCLUDING INSTRUCTORS) were bobbing up and down vertically all over the place. If you want the best training, one on one time with instructors and actually care about becoming proficient at diving.. go with Viking Dives. Period.
Casey Slattery
Casey Slattery
April 2, 2024
I have nothing but great things to say about my experience. My schedule is very busy and Bill was very reasonable and flexible with getting my certification. He is very passionate about diving and takes his job seriously. Viking Dives is for people that really want to learn and understand diving, not just get certified. You can tell the difference between his students and students trained elsewhere. He will teach you all the tips and tricks that only come from many years of experience.
mark andrews
mark andrews
March 29, 2024
I had been searching unsuccessfully for just the right fins - evidently out of stock nationwide. Bill reached out months later when they became available, gave me good advice and quick delivery. 👍👍
Monte Woods
Monte Woods
March 26, 2024
First class instruction from experienced professionals! Knowledgeable and well-informed in all aspects of open water diving. Bill and Rudy are top shelf!
phil jesse
phil jesse
March 25, 2024
Bill and his team took every effort to make my learning to dive a fantastic experience. Worked with my work schedule so I could train when I had time to focus and relax. Viking Dives is the place to train, small business with focus on the individual, making sure I understand the material and I'm comfortable preforming each task.
arand pierce
arand pierce
March 18, 2024
Our family just finished our open water certification at Blue Hole this weekend with Bill and Rudy and Andrew. They were incredibly patient and helpful with our younger members, who are now so excited to be certified (and with amazing confidence) for their next adventures. The instruction was top flight with an incredibly high level of personalized attention. We never had more than 2 students to an instructor in the water. The gear was all very new, if not actually new. Perhaps most importantly, these guys love what they do and are eager to share this world with you. I’ll be diving again with them for more advanced instruction and hopefully also just for fun on one of their cool trips coming up.

What You Get

  • 50% More Dive Time!*
  • 25% more dives
  • Individual attention
  • The first half of the deep diver course included

Cheap, Fast, or Good? Choose Two

There are two styles of dive training, a fast-food model and a high-end restaurant model.

At McDonald’s you can place an order and know what you will get. It is not going to be a great meal. Your meal will taste the same as every other one you have had, no matter where. The standard is not high, but you will get the same meal everywhere. Quality is not what you expect. To McDonald’s, you are nothing more than the number on your receipt.

You expect more In a nice restaurant.

Great service. Delicious food. Personal attention. Your server uses your name. It is a better experience.

Learn to Dive – Training

We focus on you. There will not be more than 2 other students with you. You will spend more time working with your instructor. You will not have to wait for 10 students to finish their skills.

We teach you the way you want to learn.

Four Ways you Learn to Dive

  1. Online classes. Basic instruction at your pace.
  2. Classroom. More advanced topics.
  3. Pool. Learn skills that make you a good diver

In the pool, you will have hours of practice. Small classes mean you get better, faster. Learn to dive confidently anywhere in the world.

  1. Open Water Dives

Big surprise here. Our divers look like they have been diving for years.

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 12
  • Able to Swim 200 meters
  • Able to float/tread water for 10 minutes

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*Our average dive is more than 30 minutes and standard training dives can be as short as 20 minutes, but individual dives vary.