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If you've always wanted to learn how to scuba dive, discover new adventures or simply see the wondrous world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Rick's has been training new divers in Arkansas since 1978. We hold the top rating for dive training facilities as a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center.

Our award winning program has enabled thousands of people to "dive into adventure" and for many it has become the favorite family recreation (we can certify children as young as 10 years old when accompanied by an adult or in our kids only classes with other children 10-14 years old). Rick's invites you to dive into the PADI Open Water Diver course and begin your world of exploration underwater! Whether you want to dive with colorful fish, whale sharks, or manta rays, as a PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive anywhere in the world!



Enjoy class and pool sessions, 2 nights per week (Mon/Wed or Tue/Thur) for three weeks, beginning at 6 pm until about 9:30 pm.



Live out of town, or in a hurry…Rick's Weekend Class format meets one Friday from 6-9pm and one Saturday/ one Sunday from 8am-5pm. This accelerated class moves quickly, so get your textbook early and complete it before the classes begin.



You name your class dates and times and we will provide an instructor to work with your schedule. Move through this class at your own pace!


Please click here to see a list of our advanced and continued education classes.

Call us for our next class starting dates at 501.753.6004



"Online Scuba Programs via PADI eLearning®

If you're looking for a flexible way to fit a scuba certification into your busy schedule or if you just prefer web based learning, then PADI's online scuba programs are the way to go.
Begin your scuba certification online where you can complete most of the academics of your PADI Open Water Diver course at your own pace, anytime, anywhere with PADI eLearning. You'll take your quizzes online and get ready to begin the next step which is the pool & classroom sessions of the course, followed by your open water dives.

PADI eLearning gives you:

PLEASE NOTE: The PADI eLearning online fee is paid directly to PADI.
You will pay a separate pool/classroom session, and open water dives fee to Rick's Dive 'N Travel Center."

To get started with your PADI online trainging click on the below image

PADI eLearning

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