Brass Anchor Scuba Center offers PADI diver education.  Classes are held at the store in Frederick, Maryland.  PADI offers online classroom training for some courses (sold separately at PADI.com).  A local pool is used for training, and various quarries and other locations are used for open water training and check-out dives.  Please explore our offerings:

Discover Scuba Diving

Have you always wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater?  If you want to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is for you.

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Open Water Diver

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts.

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Open Water Diver - Xcelerate

Get your Open Water Diver training in a single day!

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Advanced Open Water Diver

Exploration, Excitement, Experiences.  That’s what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don’t have to be “advanced” to take it – it’s designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.  The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives.

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Rescue Diver

Scuba divers describe the PADI Rescue Diver course as the most challenging, yet most rewarding course they’ve ever taken.  Why? Because you learn to prevent and manage problems in the water and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed.

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Emergency First Response

Emergency First Response training focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency.  Course participants learn easy-to-follow steps for emergency care and practice applying skills in a non-stressful learning environment.

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Master Scuba Diver

Join the best of the best in recreational scuba diving and live the dive life as a PADI Master Scuba Diver.  The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training.  Fewer than two percent of divers ever achieve this rating.

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Specialties

Once you achieve your Advanced Open Water Certification, the world of diving is wide open to you.  What is your interest?  Explore PADI Specialty Certifications ranging from Nitrox/Enriched Air Diver to Altitude Diver!

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Divemaster

Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level?  Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.  Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others.  As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

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PADI ReActivate

Haven’t been diving lately and want a quick scuba refresher?  The ReActivate™ program is the perfect way to update your dive skills and knowledge from the PADI Open Water Diver Course before jumping back into the water.  Whether you want a few reminders or need to go over the basics, ReActivate is personalized for you: You conveniently review scuba concepts on your tablet, mobile device or computer, then go diving with a PADI Professional.  It’s quick and easy, and a good way to prepare for your next PADI course or get ready for a diving vacation.

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