Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Gift Certificates and Extended Hours

Still looking for a last minute gift and you just can't decide what cool new dive gear to get that special someone? Come by for a HTS Gift Certificate in any denomination from $5 to $$$$. These can be used for gear purchases, gear rental, training, repair services and travel. With a minimum twelve hour notice we can also customize your gift certificate in hand written calligraphy!

We are open EXTENDED hours through Christmas Eve -
Thursday 9 am to 8 pm
Friday 8 am to 8 pm
Saturday 8 am to 7 pm

Open Pool Practice and 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. High Tide Scuba offer this program in the comfort of the Kirby Creek Natatorium. You can try scuba close to home and have some fum with your whole family. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world.

To sign up for a PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience, you must be at least 10 years old. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary, but you need to be in reasonable physical health.

Are you ready to try it ... Call (817) 483-037

Did you get some new gear for the holidays, come out Sunday, January 8th to try your new stuff out in the pool for FREE. Also for anyone with a trip coming up, we offer gear rental for $25 so that you can get your buoyancy groove back before hitting the blue water, call us to reserve you equipment needs.

New HTS Graduates!

Please help us welcome Daniel and Lilly to the PADI and High Tide Scuba family! This weekend we completed their Open Water Diver Certification with awesome conditions and beautiful weather. Both Lilly and Daniel have very busy schedules so they completed their course work through PADI Touch on their home tablet/computer devices. Congratulations to you both you did an awesome job!

Please help us congratulate Kim and Beth for completing their PADI Rescue Diver Certification this weekend in San Marcos, TX. You ladies did a great job!

Monday, November 21, 2016

FREE Demo Day and FFM SALE!

Back by overwhelming demand - Try the Ocean Technology Systems STEALTH Full Face Mask or the OTS Guardian FFM for FREE at Kirby Creek Natatorium on Sunday, November 27th. All certified Divers are welcome to demo a Full Face Mask in the comfort of the indoor pool. Space is extremely limited so reservations are a must, slots are available in one hour increments beginning at 7am to Noon only. Purchase your FFM at the demo event and SAVE HUNDREDS off normal pricing! Call High Tide Scuba today to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

New HTS Graduate!

Please help us congratulate Brett Day for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Certification today at Wheeler Branch Lake in beautiful Glen Rose, Texas. Conditions at the lake over the last two days have been phenomenal!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

New PADI TecRec Class

Have you ever wanted to go see cool wrecks like the USS Oriskany in Pensacola, FL but you just can not make it within the Recreational Limits due to time & depth restrictions? Join us Monday, November 28th to start your next big adventure! PADI TecRec is a simple transition from your current Recreational Diving to the next level, you can even use your Recreational Gear for this transition! The Tec40 course consists of three evening classroom sessions, a morning at the pool and two days completing dives at the lake. We will conduct the open water dives at beautiful Windy Point Park on Lake Travis. We have summer trips planned so that you can utilize these new diving skills, don't delay call today as always we keep our class sizes small.

Who should take this course?
The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. 
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply, call the shop to inquire.

What will you learn?
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:
Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities
Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up
Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning
Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations.

How can you start learning now?
Contact us here at High Tide Scuba and get your Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Tec 40 course.

What scuba gear will you use?
You’ll start with your basic scuba diving equipment.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Divemaster Internship Opportunity

We currently have three PADI Divemaster Internship opportunities available. Call us today to begin your professional journey in diving.
(817) 483-0376
Who should take this course?
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.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply, give us a call for further information.
What will you learn?
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
Your instructor may also offer the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.
What scuba gear will you use?
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates.
Contact Kevin at (817) 483-0376 to become a PADI Pro!

Monday, October 24, 2016

New HTS Graduates!

Please help us congratulate Alex, Kathrine and Rick for completing their PADI Open Water Diver Certification this weekend at CLEAR SPRINGS SCUBA PARK, you guys did an awesome job! Kathrine is off to Belize very soon, let us know about your adventure Kathrine!
We must also congratulate Donna and Greerson for completing their PADI Rescue Diver Certification this weekend. While we approach this course very seriously we do have fun. I know I've never laughed SO MUCH under my breath as I did working with you guys!
We must also acknowledge Instructor Gary Beam and Course Director David Imschweiler for their continued help, you both always do so much for HTS!
Another awesome weekend with really awesome people, we at High Tide Scuba have the best job ever! Many more great events and training to come stay tuned.

Monday, October 17, 2016

New HTS Graduates!

A BIG Congratulations to Derek RockLane Hubenak, David Lee and Janie Lee for becoming PADI's newest Scuba Diver and Open Water Divers, you guys rocked it! With all the great trips you all have planned be sure to share with us your awesome adventures!

We would also like to SALUTE Sean-andnikole Dias for completing his PADI Advanced Open Water Certification at CLEAR SPRINGS SCUBA PARK this past weekend. Sean did a great job completing the Deep Dive, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Navigation, Wreck Dive and Search & Recovery!

Last we must acknowledge Beth Mullin for her continued participation with our programs and diving with us on so many trips out to the lake. Beth brings great excitement and enthusiasm whenever she is out with the group! We believe there is a future Divemaster and Instructor in the making!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

GROUPON - Discover Scuba Diving

Do you have family and friends who have wondered what it’s like to breathe underwater just like you? If they have wanted to try scuba diving, but aren’t quite ready to take the plunge into a certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is just for them. High Tide Scuba offers this program in the comfort of the Kirby Creek Natatorium. You can try scuba close to home and have some fun with your whole family. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. Now you can save some money, check out the limited time offer on Groupon for Discover Scuba at High Tide Scuba!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Big Week @ HTS

WOW, What an awesome busy week! We have several long overdue congratulations and acknowledgements!
First let us congratulate NEW PADI Open Water Divers Eryn, Rachel, David and Nicholas you guys did a fabulous job! Thank you to Will and Zach for making the classroom and pool sessions so entertaining, we really enjoyed your time with us and we wish you the very best on your travels to Spain to complete your check out dives in blue water.
We also need to congratulate Jacob for completing his PADI NIght Diver Specialty and PADI Equipment Specialist Certifications. Great fun watching the Big Black Bass feed at night!
We had Jason complete his PADI Reactivate Online, he has his new PADI Certification Card on the way.
Celeste and Brendan had a wonderful time in the pool completing a PADI Discover Scuba Experience.
Kim completed her pool training for PADI Full Face Mask Diver Specialty, now off to the lake next weekend to finish her Open Water FFM Dives.
A HUGE Congratulations goes out to Instructor Gary Beam for completing his Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) Certification, awesome job! Thank you Gary for your commitment to a great student diver experience and your investment in High Tide Scuba.
To cap the week off we had our most ambitious student work extremely hard to complete two diving certifications. Derek first finished his PADI Rescue Diver Certification and his PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty Certification. Thank you Derek for all of your hard work and some great fun! Yes, you can absolutely come back any time and play "victim" for future Rescue Classes, I am really happy that you enjoyed your days with us this week!
Thank you to all for making this week so great, we are so blessed to be associated with so many wonderful people.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

New High Graduates Memorial Day Weekend 2016

Wow what a great weekend at the lake this past Memorial Day 2016 weekend, many great people with lots of fun! Congratulations go out to Kim and David for completing their PADI Open Water Diver Course and Guy, Jerry and Carley for completing their PADI Advanced Open Water Certification, everyone did an amazingly great job. Thank you to Instructor Gary Beam for teaching this great class and Course Director David Imschweiler for assisting us.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

New High Tide Graduates

Please help us congratulate Jessie, Carrie, Sadee, Bailey, Kiara, Paul and Rowdy for completing their PADI Open Water Diver Certification this weekend. A big thank goes out to Jonathan, Jacob, Cole, Mallory, Michelle, Lynsey, Ben and Instructor Gary Beam for all of the hard work and support, you all made it a super weekend! — celebrating success at CLEAR SPRINGS SCUBA PARK.

Specialty Weekend @ Spring Lake

Join us at Spring Lake for one day or two on Saturday, May 21st & Sunday, May 22nd to dive a very unique, beautiful and crystal clear location in Texas. We have a Specialty Weekend planned in which you can complete specialties such as Peak Performance Buoyancy, Full Face Mask Diver, Drysuit Diver, Digital Underwater Photographer, Sidemount Diver or Underwater Videographer. Spring Lake is a extremely limited access dive site, this is a rare opportunity to dive the springs feed by the Edwards Aquifer.
San Marcos is a great designation for Divers and Non-Divers, there are so many things to do such as shopping at the best Outlet Mall in the state, dining, site seeing, the list is almost endless! The trip is just a short three hour drive south, with camping available at locations around San Marcos or great hotels for "indoor camping".
Gear is available for use and we will transport in our new High Tide Trailer. Call today to reserve your spot - (817) 483-0376.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

FREE Full Face Mask DEMO

Call us today to sign up to DEMO the all NEW OTS STEALTH Full Face Mask along with the Guardian FFM. We have a limited number of FREE spots for Sunday, April 10th at the Kirby Creek Natatorium. You will have the opportunity to dive a Full Face Mask in the pool with a complete operating communications system, talk to your friends while you dive!

Space is LIMITED, call now (817) 483-0376.

Friday, April 1, 2016

New Classes Begin with New Schedule Options

The summer season is just around the corner and we have PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water classes scheduled to kick off the year, come join us for some great diving.

We have two options available to begin as a new PADI Open Water Diver, you can take a two weekend course that begins Saturday, April 23rd or weekday evenings from 5pm to 9pm that will begin on Monday, April 25th. Start your new adventure today by signing up for one of these convenient class schedules.

The PADI Advanced Open Water Certification consists of five adventure dives with no classroom time, our next class begins Saturday, April 30th.

We are very proud to share that we are now a PADI Five Star Dive Center! Call us today as our classes fill very quickly - (817) 483-0376

Sunday, March 27, 2016

New High Tide Graduates

Please help us congratulate Zack, Chris, Linsey, Cory, Lucy, Mischa and Sara, PADI's newest Open Water Divers. We had a beautiful Easter Weekend full of diving with lots of fun and many laughs! What a very awesome bunch! Big thank you to Dive Master Cole for assisting in this weekend's training.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

PADI Specialties – Taste the Fun and Adventure

The summer dive season is about to kick off very soon, we have some great specialty weekends planned throughout the summer in San Marcos at Spring Lake. Our first event is May 21st & 22nd in the beautiful and pristine super clear water of Spring Lake.  These weekends have limited availability so contact us today to sign up for a course that interests you!

Now a PSI/PCI PREMIER Facility

Do you need tank fills, visual inspections or repair service for your scuba, paintball or pneumatic air rifle cylinder? We are a Premier PSI-PCI Facility offering the following cylinder services:
• Tank Visual Inspection (VIP) with Eddy Current Testing - $18 including an air fill
• Valve Repair - usually less than $25
• Air Fills up to 4500 PSI - $8 per cylinder
• Enriched Air Fills (Nitrox) up to 36% - $15
• Cylinder & Valve Oxygen Cleaning –
o Tank - $20
o Valve $15
o Combo $30
Contact us today, air fills completed while you wait and all other services have less than a 48 hour turnaround. Ask us about our frequent air fill card.

New Service Department

Our Service Department is coming together very nicely at our new location. Call us today to have your gear serviced for the upcoming summer diving season. (817) 483-0376 ‪#‎scubatools‬

Pool Training @ Kirby Creek

Pool training today with Jimmy, Lisa, Jaymie and Jaycee, they are all heading to Blue Water very soon. Enjoy guys, thank you for such a great day, we had some great fun! #KirbyCreekNatatorium

New Student Divers

Please help us welcome PADI's newest Certified Open Water Diver, congratulations LaShonda you did awesome! Enjoy your adventure to Australia & The Great Barrier Reef and tell us all about it it when you return.