PADI Skin Diver Course

Explore the underwater world from the surface.

Are you getting ready for a cruise or a Caribbean vacation? Let the pros at Texas Dive Center help you get the best out of you snorkeling excursion.

The PADI Skin Diver certification helps you get - and - keep your fins wet. While snorkeling is limited to peering down from the surface, skin divers generally venture further than snorkelers, making frequent dives to interact with aquatic life, up close and personal.


To enroll in the PADI Skin Diver Course you must be at least 8 years old and be comfortable in the water.

What You Will Learn

The instructors at Texas Dive Center will provide you with basic information on skin diving equipment, dive science, the environment, problem management and safe skin diving practices.

In water training includes various techniques for donning and adjusting equipment, entering the water, checking buoyancy, surface swimming, clearing water from your snorkel and performing effortless surface dives.

The Fun Part

The best part is learning to use your mask, fins, and snorkel so you don't miss a moment of underwater action. Whether you're looking at you local freshwater lake or the big blue ocean, you'll have a new perspective on just about every body of water. You can use your new aquatic skills to explore a brand new world during an optional open water dive. And, when you've finished the course, you'll get a PADI Skin Diver certification card for your efforts and be ready for your next adventure.

The Gear You Will Use

The PADI Skin Diver course teaches you to use basic snorkeling equipment including a mask, snorkel, fins, buoyancy control device (BCD), exposure protection like a wetsuit and dive weights as needed.

Course Price

If you are interested in the PADI Skin Diver Course, call Texas Dive Center at (281) 741-9949 to discuss prices and class schedules.