Become A Certfied Scuba Diver
Become a Certified Scuba Diver
Learn how to scuba dive in two easy steps.
KNOWLEDGE DEVELOPMENT AND POOL TRAINING
The Knowledge Development portion of Step 1 develops your familiarity with basic principles and procedures. You'll learn things like: how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best gear and what to consider when planning dives.
At home you can complete your knowledge development on your own by reading each of five sections of the PADI Open Water Manual, How to Use and Choose Dive Computer manual and by watching the corresponding section(s) of the PADI Open Water DVD (which also previews skills you'll learn).
If you like learning with a personal computer, you can also get the Open Water Diver Manual and Video segments together as a DVD-ROM. This can be used by up to four people.
In the classroom your instructor will review the material you studied at home, highlight certain aspects of diving and have you take a few short quizzes.
CONFINED WATER DIVES
This is what it's all about – diving. During this portion of Step 1 you'll develop basic scuba skills in a swimming pool. You'll learn how to set up your diving gear and practice some practical skills such as, clearing your mask of water, hovering and sharing air. You'll also do somersaults, hand-stands, make new friends and have fun playing underwater.
We offer a wide variety of beginning classes including: weeknights, weekends, occasional daytime classes and private instruction. Our fees range from $295* to $495 (private lessons).* Please ask one of our crewmembers about the course that fits your needs and budget.
- All classroom and pool instruction.
- All books and materials.
- All PADI Certification fees.
- Use of Scuba Equipment & Exposure suit.
- All Open Water Certification Dives.
- NO EQUIPMENT PURCHASE NECESSARY, (you are required to have your own mask, fins, snorkel)
STEP TWO: OPEN WATER DIVES
Here is your chance to show off!
After your confined water dives you, and the new friends you've made, continue learning during four open water dives. This is where you have fun putting it all together and fully experience the underwater adventure. You'll repeat many of the same skills you learned in our swimming pool, only this time they'll be performed in the open water.
Because your pool skills have been mastered and the academic material is fresh in your mind, we recommend that you complete your open water training dives soon after completing your last pool session.