I'm interested in scuba diving. How do I get started?

Become a Certified Scuba Diver with an Open Water Diver Certification. This is a lifelong certification that allows you to dive world wide. Click Open Water Certification to get all the details.

I'd like to take a scuba diving trip.  Any suggestions?

TD Scuba organizes multiple diving trips a year. We'd love for you to join us. Click TD Scuba Travel for a current list of our trips. As a bonus, many of our instructors travel with us on the trips. Ask about getting that next certification while on your trip.

Where is the best place to buy scuba gear?

TD Scuba, of course! We meet or beat online prices from authorized online retailers. Click TD Scuba Shop for directions to our store.

I'm not sure I'm ready to get certified yet.  Can I try it out first?

Yes you can. Click Try Scuba Diving to get all the details.

What does it mean that you are a PADI 5 Star Dive Center?

PADI Five Star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that provide a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility. These businesses excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection. PADI Five Star Dive Centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. These dive businesses are active in the community and are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

What is PADI?

PADI stands for Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diver training organization. Your PADI Certification is recognized world wide.

What does SCUBA stand for?

Have you ever wondered, what does SCUBA stand for? SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus.

How can diving transform my life?

1. Experience the world from a new perspective — Diving allows you to explore the other 71 percent of the planet covered in water. It provides opportunities to find adventure in uncharted waters, travel to unique destinations, encounter wildlife and interact with cultures you might not otherwise meet. You’ll even experience things right in your own hometown that you never knew were there.

2. Secure a much needed “mental health day” — Self-care is essential for overall wellness. Being submerged underwater allows you to experience absolute peace and quiet from outside distractions. If you’re a multitasker and juggle a lot in your life, scuba diving allows you to focus on the here-and-now, escaping the stresses of the topside world. Relaxation and Fun!

3. Discover a whole new social sphere — Diving is a social sport, allowing you to meet and interact with others who share common interests and a passion for adventure, travel and the underwater world.

4. Obtain a sense of accomplishment and pride — Each dive leads to personal growth. Whether you are trying it for the first time or you have logged 1000+ dives, every dive, every certification, every adventure, leads to new experiences that build confidence.

5. Advocate for the ocean and the planet — Diving fosters appreciation for the underwater environment and its connection to our life on land. Through dive adventures, you can be exposed to people who can inspire and educate you about aquatic habitats, the importance of preserving them and how you can make a difference.

Where can I find the Medical Release Form?

Click Medical Release Form. Please print, review, complete, and bring to your training session.

Where can I find the Liability Release Form?

Open Water Students, Try Scuba Divers, Scuba Tune Up Divers -- Please print, review, complete, and bring a Diver Liability Release Form to your training session. Continuing Education Student Divers (Advanced, Rescue, Specialties) -- Please print, review, complete, and bring a Continuing Education Form to your first training session.

Where is Crystal Lake?

Crystal Lake is utilized exclusively by TD Scuba for scuba training and TD Scuba Certified Diver Fun Dives. Crystal Lake is a privately owned quarry just west of Sedalia, MO off 50 Hwy. It is approximately 1 hour from Lees Summit, MO. Directions will be provided to you when you sign up for training or fun dives.