PREPARING FOR YOUR COURSE
Are you fascinated by what lies beneath the surface of the water? Do you find yourself hypnotized at aquariums? Are you ready to challenge yourself? Then we have the activity for you!
We are excited by your interest in scuba! As a 5-Star PADI Dive Center, experienced instructors will be by your side as you train for this new adventure. We have a variety of class schedules available. The majority of training occurs on the weekend, though some training may take place during the weekday. Please confirm your schedule PRIOR to signing up for a course. If you must reschedule a session, there will be a $100 rescheduling fee for the instructor’s time and rescheduling expenses.
All training includes PADI book or PADI eLearning coursework (and often classroom review and skill testing), followed by practical training (typically pool and/or open water dives at Blue Heron Bridge or dives aboard our dive boat, Divocean).
You must complete your course in full to qualify for your certification.
Before you begin scuba training, you will need to complete the PADI Medical Questionnaire. The purpose of this questionnaire is to determine if you will require examination by your doctor before participating in recreational diver training. A positive response (YES) to a question does not necessarily disqualify you from diving; it means there is a preexisting condition that may affect your safety while diving, and you must seek the advice of your physician prior to engaging in dive activities. Please ensure you have this form completed before you begin training and bring it with you to class.
Scuba diving is a gear-intensive activity, and each course has its own gear requirements. Contact the shop to inquire what additional gear is required before you begin a course. The good news is, every Scuba Works student qualifies for a 10% discount at our shop during training!
To get started in Open Water Diver training, you will need your own personal scuba-grade mask, snorkel, boots, and fins. We offer Scuba Starter Packages beginning at $199, which include:
Mask (more than 15 models to choose from)
Deep Sea Airway snorkel
Aqua Lung dive boots
Aqualung Stratos fins
Dive gear bags are also available for a special student price.
The use of tanks, regulator, BCD, and wetsuit will be provided during Open Water Diver training (included in the cost of your class). Exposure protection is encouraged. If you would prefer your own personal wetsuit, you can purchase a standard wetsuit for $129 (regularly $159) or a premium wetsuit for $159 (regularly $195). Vests, gloves, and hoods are also available for purchase at our shop.