Myrtle Beach Scuba Courses

Scuba lessons right here in Myrtle Beach! Scuba Express at Express Watersports makes diving fun, safe, and easy! No matter your skill level, from beginner to advanced specialty courses, we have the perfect dive class for you! You will love scuba diving in Myrtle Beach! Our instructors are friendly, patient, and highly experienced divers who will help you overcome any challenges you may face along the way. Check out all of our PADI dive courses we have to offer below, and get started on your learning journey to becoming a self-sufficient scuba diver!

If you have any questions or would like to speak with an instructor, please give us a call. We’ll be happy to answer any and all of your questions! (843) 357-7777

Discover Scuba Diving

Not sure if scuba diving is for you? Our Discover Scuba Diving program is for those interested in scuba diving without the investment of time and money needed for a full certification course.

You will learn the basic skills and safety with one of our DSD Leaders and then dive in our on-site pool!
Ages 10+

Course Price:

$80 Includes Learning materials, classroom
session and pool experience. Approx 1.5-2 hours
*** DSD’s conducted in pool only ***

Open Water Diver

Open Water Diver - Myrtle Beach Scuba Certification
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If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure, and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts! Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba organization. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

Course Price:

$449 includes Class/eLearning, Open Water Crew-Pak & Pool Instruction; Certification card; Rental gear included: BCD, regulator, wetsuit, tanks, weights. Students should have your own mask, fins, booties and snorkel.

Required Dives:

(4) Open water dives (2 Charters)
Additional fees depending on which dive sites our boat goes to. Approx. cost $125 per charter.

Advanced Open Water

Advanced Open Water Diver - Myrtle Beach Scuba Certification
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You’ll plan your learning path with your instructor by choosing from a long list of Adventure Dives. There are two required dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, with guidance from your instructor, for a total of five dives.
During the Deep Adventure Dive, you learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive refines your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate using kick-cycles, visual landmarks, and time.

The other knowledge and skills you get vary with your interest and the adventures you have – photography, buoyancy control, fish identification, exploring wrecks, and many more!

Course Price: 

$349 includes eLearning, AOW Crew-Pak and instruction during charted dives; Certification card; Students should have your own compass

Required Dives:

Complete 2 Core Required dives (Deep + Navigation); and Pick (3) Electives dives

Rescue Diver

Rescue Diver Course - Myrtle Beach Scuba Class
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The PADI Rescue Diver scuba lesson course prepares you to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques. Through knowledge development and rescue exercises, you learn what to look for and how to respond. During rescue scenarios, you put into practice your knowledge and skills. Topics include:

  • Self rescue
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers

Course Price:

$499 Includes Rescue Crew-Pak (books, DSMB, learning materials); Pool and Open Water instruction; Certification card. We do not encourage nor suggest eLearning as we teach this in a classroom setting.

Required Dives:

Various Rescue Scenarios in pool and open water. ***Charters/travel trips fees not included.***


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Take Scuba Diving to a whole new level! Take the Divemaster course to become a PADI Pro! Fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management, and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere!

Call today to get started on your dive career!

Course Price:

$1299 Includes Divemaster Crew-Pak, classroom sessions, and pool instruction. This course is designed as a professional level mentorship program. We do not encourage nor suggest eLearning as we teach this in a classroom setting. Prior experience with one of our instructors is required. We offer Divemaster internships each Summer to ensure students receive the best possible education and training.

Specialty Courses

We offer a huge variety of scuba lessons and specialty courses for you to improve your skills and pursue your interests as a scuba diver! Please contact us for availability, scheduling and prices!

  • AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
  • AWARE – Dive Against Debris
  • AWARE – Fish Identification
  • AWARE- Shark Conservation
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Delayed Surface Marker Buoy
  • Digital Underwater Photographer
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Nitrox (EANx) Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Full Face Mask
  • Night Diver
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy
  • Project AWARE Specialist
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck Diver
  • Self-Reliant Diver
  • Search and Recovery Diver

Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver! The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Requires a minimum of five specialties. Please contact an instructor for more info.

Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Course participants learn simple to follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment. All Myrtle Beach scuba lessons and classes courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos, and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away.

  • CPR & AED (Primary Care)  This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated with our First Aid program.
  • First Aid (Secondary Care) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Course Price:

CPR & AED – $99
CPR/AED/First Aid – $149
All classes include books, classroom training and certification card

PADI Youth Programs

Myrtle Beach Scuba Diving PADI Youth Program

The Bubblemaker program allows kids (ages 8-9) to see what scuba is all about while under the supervision of a professional dive instructor in the shallow end of our pool. They will learn the basics of scuba equipment, the do’s and dont’s of diving, and take their first breaths underwater!