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Go Dive! Here at SCUBA 8 you can choose from a wide range of PADI scuba certification courses with flexible study options including certain online courses to accommodate your busy schedule. We serve the Rio Rancho and Albuquerque area and offer training for the curious beginner diver (Discover Scuba Diver) to the experienced professional diver (Divemaster).

All courses will require a Diver Medical Form to be completed.  You can complete it and bring it in or fill it out at the shop.  Addionally, annually you will need to complete a Continuing Education Administrative Document for any other classes you would want to take.  That document can be found HERE


The Discover Scuba Diving experience is the perfect program for those looking to try something new. It is designed for those who have no experience with scuba diving, but want to know what it’s like to breathe underwater. While this program is not an actual certification course, it will open your eyes to new possibilities and give you a taste of how much fun it is to scuba dive.  Click the dive flag for more!!


If you’ve always wondered what lies beneath the surface, now’s the time to find out. Start the journey of a lifetime with the PADI Open Water Diver course. It will change you forever. In the Open Water Diver course, your Instructor takes you through the basics of learning how to become a SAFE and competent scuba diver.  Click the dive flag for more!!



The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will give you the tools to become a well-rounded diver and to vastly extend your range of dive sites. You will extend your depth limits, get an introduction to the basics of underwater navigation and generally improve your dive skills under the supervision of an experienced PADI instructor.  Click the dive flag for more!!



PADI Rescue Diver = Confident. Responsible. Prepared. A bit tired as well! Divers who have completed their PADI Rescue diver always talk about the course being the most rewarding and often most demanding PADI course they complete. Many instructors also tell us how much they enjoy teaching it. So if your ready for the challenge and reward start your adventure today !  Click the dive flag for more!!



The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently.  Click the dive flag for more!!



Stay down longer and get back in the water sooner. Stay warm and cozy on your dives. Explore the wonders of the deep. Learn how to explore mysterious sunken shipwrecks, planes and even automobiles. These are all things you can achieve by taking PADI specialty courses, so if your ready for more fun and adventures sign up today ! Click the dive flag for more!!

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