Group Lessons

Group lessons are offered year round at the Ft. Lauderdale Aquatic Complex. We offer beginner and advanced class lessons Monday-Thursday.

Beginner classes: 4:30 – 5:30 Monday and Wednesday; 5:40 – 6:40 Tuesday and Thursday

Advanced classes: 5:40 – 6:40 Monday and Wednesday; 4:30 – 5:30 Tuesday and Thursday

Beginner lessons are 2 days per week 1 hour per day, while the advanced lessons are 2 or 4 days per week 1 hour per day.

Fee: Beginner class and advance class 2 times per week $240 for 2 months (16 classes). If you are in the advanced class and wish to attend classes 4 days per week the cost is $480 for 2 months (32 classes).

All Ft Lauderdale instructors are USA Diving Safety Certified, as well as CPR and First Aid certified.  There will be make-up classes if we have to cancel due to bad weather, pool maintenance issues, etc.  If you elect not to attend a class there will be no make-up.  Also, if we are unable to provide the number of classes you purchased within the two months, we will hold extra sessions for you to attend.

The class will have no more than 10 athletes per coach. Basic skills and dives will be taught on the 1 and 3 meter springboard.  Team membership is available to those who pass the advanced class and have the desire to be a team member.  If divers wish to attend diving competitions while in the lesson program, they may.  Competitions are held from Miami to Jupiter and the instructors will inform you about the competitions.

Try one lesson for free! Stop by the pool during one of the lesson times listed above and speak with one of the instructors.  To sign-up for lessons please stop at the entrance booth and fill out the appropriate paperwork.

Semi-Private Lessons (2 – 4 students)

Semi-private lessons are available by appointment. Please call the diving office for more information. Times will be arranged by the coach that will be teaching your athlete.

Fee: $40 per student per hour for current FLDT members; $50 per student per hour for non-team members.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available by appointment. Please call the diving office for more information. Times will be arranged by the coach that will be teaching your athlete.

Fee: $75/hour for current FLDT members; $100/hour for non-team members.

If you have questions regarding lessons or would like to get the latest schedule, please call us at (954) 467-8179 or email info@ftldiveteam.comPlease note that prior experience is not required, however, feeling comfortable in deep water is a must. We work with beginners to advanced divers. 

Student Testimonials

"I have personally known Dave Burgering for the last fifteen years and can't say enough good things about him as a world class diving coach, motivator, and mentor. Dave has played many roles in my life through the years--the obvious one is that of a great coach and mentor....but Dave is much more then that to me he is also a second father and one of the very first people to this day who I pick up the phone to call and share adversities and triumphs." BD

"My daughter has been diving with Dave Burgering since age 9. She is now a freshman athlete at the University of Alabama. Dave Burgering taught her the skills she needed to be successful on the college level. I have found him to have a vast knowledge of the sport as well as compassion for all of his athletes. He has brought much success to the Fort Lauderdale dive team as a sincere, dedicated coach who is always willing to go the extra mile for his athletes."

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