Phoenix SCUBA and Watersports is proud to offer ALL LEVELS of Diver education and certification from snorkeling and “Try Scuba” programs, continuing with our open water diver programs, all levels of recreational and professional training including Instructor through Scuba Schools International (SSI). Our training programs can be tailored to accommodate Youth, Adult, Family and the physically challenged, as well as accommodating group needs.

​Our diver and aquatic safety programs for both Divers and non -divers are offered through Divers Alert Network (DAN) for both the provider and instructor levels including CPR and First Aid programs.

​The Phoenix SCUBA professional staff shares their passion, training and experience in every program. This assures that each of our programs exceed the training standards for the associations that we represent and industry standards. Our programs are designed to be safe and enjoyable, with the goal of making you a competent and comfortable diver, not just a certified diver.​

We have 3 experienced SSI Classified SCUBA instructors on staff providing the only SCUBA program in Western NY and the adjacent Niagara Peninsula to train individuals of ALL abilities. Come in and ask about Dive Pirates, WNY Adaptive Water Sports and “First Dive” the adaptive charities we support.

Advanced Adventurer

This program allows you to experience five different open water dives from five SSI Specialty programs without requiring you to complete the entire Specialty.

Advanced Open Water Diver

SSI Advanced Open Water Diver is the next recognition rating on the path to becoming an SSI Master Diver, and includes four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits.

Boat Diving

This program gives you the skills and experience needed to safely dive some of the world’s best sites, which are only accessible by boat.

Coral Identification

This program teaches the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of coral species, and explains their role in the ocean’s ecosystems.

Deep Diving

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive beyond 18 meters.

Dive Guide

This program gives you the skills and experience required to safely lead groups of certified divers, and is the first step towards an exciting career as an SSI Dive Professional.

Diver Stress & Rescue

This program teaches the skills and concepts required to identify stress, prevent accidents, and properly deal with emergency situations encountered by divers.

Dry Suit Diving

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive while using a dry suit.

Enriched Air Nitrox

This program teaches the skills and concepts required to safely dive using enriched air mixtures of 32% or 40% oxygen.

Emergency Response Dive Instruction Courses

ERDI is the Public Safety Diving (PSD) agency that trains Police, Fire and other public safety organizations in Search and Rescue techniques in just about every submerged environment known. 

Equipment Techniques

This program teaches you how to choose, maintain and store your Total Diving System

Fish Identification

This program teaches the skills and concepts required to recognize and identify common families of Caribbean, Indo-Pacific, and Red Sea reef fish.

Marine Ecology

This program provides a general understanding of the complex and exciting study of marine ecosystems.

Master Diver Bundle

The SSI Master Diver Digital Kit Bundle is composed of four SSI Specialty program Digital Kits and the SSI Diver Stress & Rescue Kit.

Navigation

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably navigate underwater during a dive

Night Diving and Limited Visibility

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely and comfortably dive at night or in limited visibility conditions.

Perfect Buoyancy

This program teaches you the skills and concepts required to improve your diving position, increase your buoyancy control, and minimize your breathing gas consumption rate.

Photo & Video

This programs teaches the skills and concepts required to successfully capture amazing underwater photos and videos.

Science of Diving

This program provides an in-depth and detailed study of physics, physiology, decompression theory, the aquatic environment and diving equipment.

Search & Recovery

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely plan and conduct search and recovery dives.

Snorkling

The SSI Snorkeling program may be your first step in becoming a freediver or even a scuba diver. Most people enjoy it so much that they enroll in a dive training program afterwards. Through the SSI Freediving Level 1 or SSI Open Water Diver program, you can complete your training and get full credit for what you have already accomplished in your Snorkeling program.

Specialty Diver Bundle

SSI Specialty Diver is your first step toward becoming an SSI Master Diver, and can begin as soon as you complete your Open Water Diver training.

Waves, Tides & Currents

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely dive in a variety of dynamic aquatic environments.

Wreck Diving

This program provides the skills and concepts required to safely scuba dive around wrecks and artificial reefs.