Dive

SCUBA lessons with Neptune. PADI certification. MDEA certification
One of our passions here at Neptune is the beautiful sport of SCUBA diving. Not only do we carry all the gear you'll need to dive in any location, we also teach scuba lessons to all ages and abilities. Becoming a certified scuba diver is an unforgettable experience and is an opportunity to explore some of the most unique environments on this earth. Our SCUBA instructors here at Neptune, take a hands-on approach to insure educational and fun SCUBA classes.
 
Scuba Class. Scuba Diving. Dive Nashville. Scuba Certification. Open Water. Advanced Scuba class. Pool Training. Certified. Local. Learn to Dive From the Best
Neptune has been teaching SCUBA diving since 1973, longer than any other dive school in Tennessee. We take a professional approach to our dive classes rather than conducting them like a "boot camp." You will learn to dive safely while having a great time. Our patient instructors teach at each student's pace and we are confident that you will be pleased with your experience. If any student is unhappy with their course, we will insist on a full refund.

Who Can Scuba Dive?
Almost anyone in good health, who is comfortable in the water can learn to SCUBA dive, providing they are five years or older*. Some of our most enthusiastic divers are well into their golden years. There are certain medical or physical conditions that would not be compatible with safe diving. If someone is interested in diving and has a condition that is questionable, a medical examination by a doctor may be required.
*We have a safe, age appropriate youth program

Scheduling We understand that everybody's schedule is different. That's why we're as flexible as possible so we can finish up your certification on time. Our class schedule is built up of 3 days of classroom/pool time and 2 days of Open Water Checkout dives. If, for some reason, the second or third day of class/pool doesn't fit your schedule, we can get you into another class to finish up at no extra costs. We don't limit the amount of time spent in the pool so if extra training is needed, we encourage it. If none of our classes work with your schedule, private lessons are offered too. Life is too short to spend on the surface, Call today and we'll work with you so you can explore a new world under the surface.

Become a Certified Scuba Diver

Open Water Level One

(Beginners Class)

The MDEA Level One course is designed to teach the basics of safely SCUBA diving. Our program is the oldest dive school in Tennessee and we pride ourselves in teaching a fun & thorough experience with our patient & exciting instructors. SCUBA class is held on the weekends & is split between 3 parts: Academic, Pool & Open Water Checkout Dives.

Academic Instruction

MDEA has the industry’s highest standards for education & service. During your academic instruction, you will be taught the basics of underwater physics and physiology as well as an understanding of various underwater environments. We pride ourselves in teaching a hands on classroom with your instructor. Our program is comprised of 3 classroom sessions.

Confined Water (Pool) Instruction

 After each academic lesson we will proceed to the pool to learn skills required to safely dive. The pool we use is a 15 foot custom built pool for SCUBA diving. We have an emphasis on your experience, so if you need any extra time developing your skills underwater, our patient instructors are glad to take the time so that you’re comfortable. All the gear you need is provided except a mask, fins, snorkel and swimsuit. Neptune uses only state of the art equipment & it is available to our students at 10% off.

Open Water Checkout Dives

After you have mastered all skills necessary in the pool, you are required to complete 4 open water checkout dives. These first few dives are done in just one weekend at a rock quarry typically. However, we do have some classes that prefer to complete the checkout dives on one of our trips to Florida or the Caribbean.

 

Open Water Level Two

(Advanced Class)

Already have your open water certification? What’s next? Our advanced dive class is design to expand your skills & knowledge beyond the Level One Class. In just one weekend you will be introduced to 6 different specialty dives.

The class is mostly focused on 5 open water dives & a brief classroom session. The class includes procedures & skills for deep diving, underwater navigation, night diving, wreck diving, search & recovery and current diving. The class is just $199 & only takes 2 days. All the necessary equipment is provided except for mask, fins, snorkel and a swimsuit.

Specialty Courses

(Expert)

Want more even more experience? Neptune offers a number of specialty courses aimed to make you an expert on specific dive environments and procedures. Some of the exciting specialties we offer are: Deep Diving, Nitrox, Underwater Navigation, Night/Limited visibility diving, Wreck diving, Rescue Diver, Search and Recovery, Current Diving, Dry Suit, Spear fishing and many more.

Specialty Certifications are $199 and come with necessary gear, classroom if necessary, 3 open water checkout dives with an instructor.

Leadership Certifications

(Dive Master & Instructor)

If diving is as much as a passion for you as it is for us, you may want to enroll in our Dive Master program. Once you're certified you can run diving tours and help instructors with students.

Considering making diving a career? Instructor training offered as well as multiple other professional training rolls.

How Much does Scuba Class cost?
Neptune's pricing is very competitive. We offer dive classes at the most reasonable prices possible. We also tell our customers up front all the costs involved. You will not have financial surprises with us. The Beginner scuba class includes the following: Classroom Training, Pool Training, Four Open Water Dives, Certification Fee, Logbook, Student Kit, Use of all necessary equipment such as tanks, regulator, B.C, wetsuit, etc. The only thing the course doesn't include is the entrance fee to the rock quarries and your mask, fins and snorkel. We offer 10% off equipment at Neptune for our students as well. This exciting experience is a full SCUBA certification and  is now just $399. Call today and discover a world below the surface. Already have your open water certification? What’s next? Our advanced dive class is design to expand your skills & knowledge beyond the Level One Class. In just one weekend you will be introduced to 6 different specialty dives. The class is mostly focused on 5 open water dives & a brief classroom session. The class includes procedures & skills for deep diving, underwater navigation, night diving, wreck diving, search & recovery and current diving. The class is just $199 & only takes 2 days. All the necessary equipment is provided except for mask, fins, snorkel and a swimsuit.

Open Water Dives Checkout Dives
Tennessee has many lakes, rivers, and rock quarries that have good visibility diving. The four required open-water dives that are part of the SCUBA course can be made locally on day outings. We mostly use a rock quarry in Hopkinsville, Kentucky called Penny Royal. Weekend dive trips are organized for those who prefer a getaway weekend to complete the training. Some complete their training on one of our trips to the Bahamas, Florida Keys or the Caribbean.

Certification Agency
We offer certification through the Multinational Diving Educators Association (MDEA). MDEA has the industry's highest standards for education and service. Since its inception in 1984, MDEA has a network of dive resorts world wide that offer special discount packages to all MDEA certified divers. We also have a well-organized procedure for advanced and specialty classes that is unique.

Youth Diver Programs
MDEA has unique, safe, age appropriate courses designed for the whole family.

Sea Otter: Surface SCUBA with positively buoyant back pack (diver cannot descend underwater) Minimum age 5 Years old.

Level One Youth Diver: Confined water only, maximum depth 4ft. Must be under the direct supervision of a dive professional when on Scuba. Minimum age 8 years old.

Level Two Youth Diver: Confined water only with certified diving parent, guardian or dive professional. Can dive in open water under optimal conditions to a maximum depth of 30ft. Can only dive Open Water with dive professional's direct supervision. Minimum age 10 years old.

Level One Junior Diver: Same as adult Level One Diver. Maximum depth is 40ft. Must dive with a certified diving adult. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Junior Level Two (advanced) Diver: Similar to adult Level Two (advanced) Maximum depth is 40ft. No extreme or technical dives. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Junior Level 3, 4 and 5: Same is adult Levels 3, 4 and 5. Exceptions be some specialties. Minimum age is 12 years old.

Assistant Dive Master: Can assist Dive Masters, Assistant Instructors and Instructors with diving activities. Minimum age is 14.

Dive Equipment
Neptune provides all the necessary diving equipment for the pool sessions and open water dives except for mask, fins, and snorkel. We keep a large selection of these items in stock discounted for students. Once you are certified, you will want to purchase your own SCUBA equipment. We are the largest diving retailer in Middle Tennessee, and we are able to put together packages at very reasonable prices. If you want to dive now and buy later, we have rental equipment on hand for your use until you select you own gear.

Free SCUBA Lesson!!
Curious about SCUBA diving but not sure if you will like it? Neptune offers a free introductory lesson with a class room and pool session.

2016 Class Schedule

Open Water Level One (Beginners)

May 1, 7 & 8

May 14, 15, & 21

May 28, 29 & June 4

June 18, 19 & 25

July 9, 10 & 16

July 23,  24 August 6th

July 30, 31 and Aug 6th

August 6, 7 & 13th

September 10, 11 & 17th

September 17, 18 & 24th

Open Water Level Two (Advanced)

June 11 and 12

July 30 and 31st

September 24 & 25

Checkout Dives (often updated)

May 8th

May 22nd

June 5  11 & 12

June 26th

July 30 and 31st

August 6 & 7

August 14th

September 24 & 25

Specialties

Nitrox: July 9th 10-2:30pm

NIght/Limited Visibility: July 30th

Rescue Diver: September (call for details)

Nitrox: Sept. 24th 10-2:30pm

Click Here to Sign Up!

SCUBA travel. Scuba trips. Dive Trips. Dominica

 

BRANDS WE CARRY

Cressi is a top of the line SCUBA diving brand carried here at Neptune Diving and Ski Shop in Nashville, TN.

 

TUSA is a fantastic SCUBA diving brand with a lot of equipment to choose from carried here at Neptune Diving and Ski Shop in Nashville, TN.

 

Tilos offers a number of great things for SCUBA Diving including their wetsuits, rash guards, dive booties and more!

 

Trident offers a number of great accessories for any dive, scuba or swimming adventures that you may encounter.