There are two courses offered in the pursuit of scuba diving. A beginners introductory class and the PADI Open Water certification course recognized all over the world. In both classes, students will be familiarized with the basics of scuba diving and set up to succeed in future underwater adventures. Additionally, the PADI Open Water course will allow the students to explore their new skills under the supervision of their instructor.
Discover Scuba: An introductory class that familiarizes the students with what it takes to explore the underwater world.
PADI Open Water Diver Scuba: This course prepares the students to experience unparalleled adventure beneath the waves through one of the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba courses.
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. While not a scuba certification course, Discover Scuba Diving is a quick and easy introduction to what it takes to explore the underwater world. No prior experience with scuba diving is necessary.
What will you learn?
Knowledge development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open water dives to use your skills and explore
Must be at least 10 years old
Need to be in reasonable physical health
Member $8 | Non-Member $10
* Includes books and materials, classroom, pool time & gear rental for the pool. Does not include the open water check out dives.
If you've always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course—the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course. No prior experience with scuba diving is required.
What will you learn?
The PADI Open Water Diver course consists of three main phases:
Knowledge Development in a classroom to understand basic principles of scuba diving
Confined Water Dives to learn basic scuba skills
Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore (This is a separate class that you will schedule with your instructor)
What scuba gear will you use?
In the PADI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon whether you're diving in tropical, temperate or cold water.
All scuba equipment will be provided, as well as the course materials that you will need for this class.
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