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PADI Full Face Mask Diver

The PADI Full Face Mask Diver Course

Working divers, such as public safety divers, use full face masks because they protect the eyes and nose from contaminants in the water, provide comfort in cold water, and allow for communication. If you're interested public safety diving, scientific diving, or venturing into extremely cold-water, then learning to dive with a full face mask is definitely for you. Because full face masks allow you to breathe from your nose, they are also beneficial for those who have difficulty using standard scuba masks. Diving with a full face mask offers a different experience and that alone may be reason to give it a try.

 What you learn

There are several different types of full face masks, so you begin learning about varying mask features and components. Next, you learn techniques for preparing and diving with a full face mask as well as proper maintenance. During a confined water dive, you get comfortable using your mask and practice skills in preparation for your open water dives. In open water, during two dives, you'll demonstrate your ability to:

  • Properly prepare and check your mask for the dive.
  • Make adjustments underwater and clear water out of the mask.
  • Respond to simulated out-of-gas emergency situations.

Get College Credit

You may be able to earn college credit for the PADI Full Face Mask Diver Specialty course.

The Scuba Gear You Use

Besides your basic scuba equipment, You'll need a full face mask that fits you, your standard diving mask and the standard alternate air source.


To enroll in the PADI Full Face Mask Diver course, you need to be a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years or older.


Your Next Adventure

This specialty class is usually taken along with the Dry Suit Diver or Wreck Diver courses or pick any of the other specialties. 



We offer the Full Face Mask Diver Specialty class during the summer training season, your class fee includes classroom, one confined water session and two open water dives.  Cost of this class is $200.00

Note: Class fee excludes Full Face Mask, please contact us about rental availability. Tanks and weights will be provided for confined water session.  



First, Please read the PADI Medical Statement to see if you will need to obtain a doctor's approval before enrolling. Next visit our class calendar page and select the class that best meets your schedule. Complete details on class locations and hours are available on the class calendar page, should you have additional questions just email or call us at 317-220-0515