Scuba Certification – Open Water Diver
Thinking about getting a Scuba Certification? You are in the right place! At Nautilus Aquatics, Scuba Certification is as easy as 1-2-3.
Step 1 – eLearning:
Self Study: eLearning is the first step to becoming a certified scuba diver! Learn the basic theory and principles of SCUBA Diving in the convenience of your own home and at your own pace. eLearning also introduces the fundamental in-water skills covered in Step 2. The online course will take approximately 15-20 hours to complete and must be done before your pool training. Choose either PADI or SDI.
Step 2 – Orientation, Classroom & Pool:
Go to either of our store locations to be fitted for rental gear. Use of a wetsuit, BCD, regulator, and dive computer is included in your course fee. This is also the perfect time to purchase your personal equipment. Having your own scuba-quality mask, snorkel, fins and boots (depending on fins chosen) makes the entire experience better. For this reason, every student must have these items for class. We offer discount packages and personalized fitting in order to maximize your comfort and safety.
Classroom & Skills Development:
During the classroom session we review the important concepts from eLearning and get hands-on with the equipment. Students learn assembly and break down of the scuba kit and preview many of the pool skills.
Confined Water Training:
Head to a local, heated pool to learn and practice the basic skills needed to become a safe, responsible scuba diver. Afterward, you will be ready to hit the open water! Because confined water practice makes the transition to open water more comfortable, this step is required to proceed.
At Nautilus Aquatics, the classroom review and pool sessions are a full 8 hour day of training. We also offer Private Lessons!
Class Review/Pool Training – Step 2 for Scuba Certification
Step 3 – Checkout Dives:
Let’s go diving! Earning scuba certification requires four open water dives to be conducted over two days. This is when student divers demonstrate and apply the skills learned in pool training. Join us locally or travel with us to a more exotic destination for this step.
You may also choose to finish your certification with another dive center worldwide. We can provide the necessary referral documentation after your pool session.
Checkout Dives – Final step for Scuba Certification
For class schedule, pricing, and registration follow any of the links above. You may also call or visit either of our store locations for additional information.
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