​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

PADI Core Package #1

Southern MAryland's Premier Scuba Shop

  • PADI Open Water Diver E-Learn - $595
  • PADI Advanced Open Water - $295
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty - $195
  • PADI Delayed Surface Marker Buoy  Specialty - $195


Total for courses taken separately : $1280.00


**Course taken separately also require that you rent gear, pay quarry fees, and air fills for classes taken outside of your Open Water Course**

What's included?

4 Certifications!

Items included in the Core Package #1



Total for Core Package # 1 - $1095.00


**When you factor in gear rental, quarry fees, air fills, and the reduced course fee's, you save over $425 by taking the core package**



So what is the benefit of taking these Extra courses?

Combining these courses requires two full weekends of training at the quarry. A sample schedule is below but each instructor may choose to run the order differently. 


Quarry Weekend #1

Saturday - Open Water Dives 1, 2, and 3

Sunday - Open Water Dive 4, Advanced Open Water Dives 1 (Peak Buoyancy)  and 2 (Delayed Surface Marker Buoy)


Quarry Weekend #2

Saturday - Advanced Open Water Dives 3 (Deep), 4 (Navigation), and 5 (Wreck)

Sunday - Delayed Surface Marker Buoy Dive 2 (Dive 1 completed in Advanced Open Water) Peak Performance Buoyancy Dive 2 (Dive 1 completed in Advanced Open Water).

  • Most shops and charters that offer dives deeper than 60ft require the diver be certified as an Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Buoyancy is one of the hardest skills to master. Some extra time working on it with an instructor will help you get there
  • Suface marker buoy use is a tricky skill to master but essential when ocean diving. You will be a pro by the end of class
  • You get extra time in the water with one of our highly qualified instructors. This ensures your ready to start your diving adventure!

​Courses taken separately

At Southern Maryland Divers, we understand your time and money is valuable. That is why we have created several "core packages" which allows you to get the most our of your time and finances. These courses were designed around the most popular classes that we see students take after getting certified as a PADI Open Water Diver. By combining the courses and completing them together, you get the benefits of saving money and time.

Core Package Benefits