​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

What will you learn?

Who should take this course?

Along with full face mask diving techniques and procedures, you’ll:

  • Discuss different types of full face masks and their uses and functions.
  • Learn the advantages and challenges specific to using a full face mask while diving.
  • Discover features to take into consideration when thinking about purchasing your own mask.


Get credit! The first dive of this PADI Specialty Diver course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your 
Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.

What scuba gear will you use?

Beyond using basic scuba equipment, you’ll want to have appropriate thermal protection for the open water location of your final dives. Your PADI Instructor and Southern Maryland Divers staff may suggest additional equipment depending on where your diving adventures take you.

Course Details

This course is scheduled throughout the year. Please check our training calendar to see when the next class is being held. 


Course Fee: $195.00

Course fee includes use of a full face mask regulator setup and tanks for the course work. Students are responsible for appropriate thermal protection, basic gear (mask, fins, etc), and a BCD. 

The PADI Full Face Mask class prepares you to dive with a full face mask. The course covers basic safety, technical and practical knowledge necessary to be a competent full face mask diver and feel comfortable using your system. You will participate in an academic session to learn the features of full face masks, gain familiarity with the system in the pool, and finish by demonstrating skills in the open water to gain your full face mask certification specialty card.

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Drift Diver specialty course.

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