Basic Open Water SCUBA Certification Class

 

The first step to qualify as a certified SCUBA diver able to dive without supervision to 60ft.  

Course consists of classroom education and practical application in a pool environment. What will you learn?


Physical Requirements:  While diving is not commonly regarded as strenuous exercise, the affects on your body are significant and your safety is our number one priority.

All students will be required to:

  1. Tread or float in deep water for 10 minutes.
  2. Complete EITHER a 200 yard swim, any stroke -OR- a 300 yard snorkel. Either must be done WITHOUT stopping or assistance. Both have no time limit.

If you are under a physician's care for an illness or taking and medications on a daily basis (excluding birth control) a medicthal release must be completed by your physician prior to ANY WATER ACTIVITY.

Gear Requirements:  All students MUST have their own SCUBA QUALITY mask, snorkel, fins and boots (if required by fin style).
Please note that:

  • Fins and masks purchased at sporting good stores are commonly NOT designed for SCUBA and will not be permitted for use.
  • You should anticipate $200 to $450 for these items based on personal preferences and selections.

We will provide you with the following during the pool portion of your course:

  • Buoyancy Control Device
  • 1st and 2nd Stage Regulator and an Alternate Air Source
  • Submersible Pressure Gauge
  • SCUBA Tank
  • Lead Weight and Weight Belt

Course fees include required text books.

There are THREE PARTS to earning an entry level SCUBA Certification:

  1. Academics with a final exam requiring a score of 75% or higher.
  2. A series of pool sessions to learn and correctly demonstrate necessary SCUBA skills.
  3. FOUR practical application dives completed in OPEN WATER (not a pool) over a period of TWO days.  These can be completed in these ways:
    1. Public Local: Join fellow students during one of our publicly scheduled Quarry Certification Weekends held May thru September.
    2. Private Local: Complete your required dives with one of our instructors, privately, at a local quarry on your schedule.
    3. Destination Certification: Join us for any of our dive trips, complete your certification while enjoying a dive vacation curated and lead by our best.  Instructor fees waived.
    4. Referral: Already have a trip booked? Let us know your destination and we will provide you with the paperwork needed by any dive shop in the world as well as help you locate one we trust. 



We have classes starting on:


October 3rd: 4 week course. Class will meet on Wednesdays, October 3rd, 10th, 17th, and 24th 6pm-9pm and Sundays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th 12:30-6 for pool skills.


November 25th: 3 week course. Class and pool sessions with meet on Sundays, November 25th, December 2nd, and December 9th, 11am-6pm.

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When are classes?

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PREREQUISITES

 

10 years of age or older, tread deep water for 10 minutes unassisted, continuously swim 200 meters or snorkel 300 meters, SCUBA quallity mask, open-heel fins, boots, and snorkel


Complete the form below and a qualified staff member will contact you directly to discuss your experience and enroll you in our available class schedule.

Open Water

Store Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 11-6; Friday 11-5; Sat 10-4; Closed Sunday, Monday and Major Holidays

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