Logo, The Scuba Source

 "The Scuba Source...
Your best choice"

Dallas, TX
Getting Certified has Never been EASIER... and FASTER
HERE or in the TROPICS


For 19 years the SCUBA Source has been committed to excellence in providing diver training. We strive to help you achieve your goal of exploring our aquatic universe by learning the proper use of SCUBA equipment and developing an understanding of how to safely enjoy our underwater world.


We do ONLY Private Classes, by yourself or perhaps one or two of your friends. You might not be comfortable in a class full of strangers.


You tell us what scheduling you need.  We  can accommodate most requests.


Our Pool and Classrooms are attached to our residence, just a few minutes from 75 and 635



The pool(heated) portion consists of about 4 hours and is usually conducted on a Saturday or Sunday. However we are available for weekdays if your schedule so dictates


We us the PADP (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) curriculum. NO HOME STUDY or ON-LINE EXAMS ARE REQUIRED. This can be done on the same day as your pool session.

Open Water

We use a private lake about an hour from Dallas.  At open water we will run through the skills you mastered in the pool plus do some fun diving.  This final segment is done over two days (they do not have to be consecutive). We usually start around 8:00 a.m. and are finished by Noon.  Upon completion you are awarded the rating of PADI Open Water Diver, Certified to buy dive equipment, book dive trips, and dive independent of an Instructor or Divemaster.


Your course is "all Inclusive".  Unlike most retail dive stores, we do NOT require that you buy your own mask, fins and snorkel to complete the course... We provide EVERYTHING needed to get you certified. We welcome Visa™, MasterCard™, checks, or cash.
• One-Student Class — $549
• Two-Student Class — $519 per Student
• Three-Student Class — $489 per Student
• Four-Student Class — $459 per Student



*****Complete your Certification in the Tropics.

Using the PADI INSTRUCTOR REFERRAL PROGRAM GUIDELINES we conduct the Pool and Classroom sessions here, then you do the Open Water dives with a PADI instructor while on vacation in the tropics. Cost is half of the above prices. Please call us for additional details.

Ready to Take the Plunge ? ? ?

Mike and Janie Benefield are the proprietors of "The SCUBA Source." They have logged thousands of dives throughout the Caribbean and Atlantic, plus many lakes and quarries in North And Central Texas. Their Instructor Accreditation is sanctioned by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Prior to becoming instructors, Mike and Janie were Professional Divemasters.
They are recognized industry wide for their professionalism, patience and nurturing while teaching dive skills in a safe, fun and informative format.