Diving Certification Options
for Open Water Referral
Learn to SCUBA
Locally and Get Certified on Vacation
What are SCUBA
Lessons for Open Water Referral?
SCUBA Lessons for Open water referral dives, allows
you to complete the certification
dives at your vacation destination. Students
enrolling for just SCUBA lessons finish all
pool work and eLearning locally with us at the dive
center. We then issue you the SCUBA
referral forms, which your destination dive center
uses to verify the training so that you
can complete the open water certification dives.
What Are the
Advantages of Open Water Referral Programs?
the theory portion of the scuba certification
course before leaving on
vacation, student divers eliminate the need to
spend time studying on vacation.
do their SCUBA lessons locally usually have a
longer period of time to learn
the information than those who try to cram
studying into vacation hours. In general,
referral students tend to have a better grasp of
dive theory than those who study on
enroll in a scuba lessons for referral program
complete all the pool work with
us. Referral students save time on vacation
because you show up ready
to dive. Pool classes back home allows you more
time to practice and to become comfortable with
basic dive skills because there is no pressure
to cram an entire open water certification
course into a limited vacation schedule.
SCUBA Lessons, eLearning and
courses given locally can be one of the most
effective ways for
students to learn to dive. These courses usually
last several weeks, with theory and pool
classes on weekends or weeknight in the evenings and
open water certification dives over the weekends.
Because the course is spread out over several weeks,
students have a good amount of time to become
comfortable with the information and skills
presented in the course.
open water course locally introduces you to the
dive community in their
area. Diving is a great way to network and make
adventurous friends, and you will
discover local dive sites to enjoy with a dive
buddy after completing certification.
cooler months of the year, you can complete your
scuba lessons now and complete the open water
certification dives in the spring or summer.
You may also consider consider do the Open water
referral dives on vacation.
disadvantage of taking a certification course on
vacation is that there is a
limited amount of time to complete the course.
The entire course may be crammed into 4
days or less. While it is possible to teach a
good open water course in 4 days, it
requires the presentation of a huge amount of
information in a relatively short period of
time. Students planning on a vacation course
should expect full (but fun) days of hard
work. As students on vacation generally have
less time to master course material and
practice skills, they may not reach the same
level of diving expertise by the end of the
course as they would have achieved had they
taken the course back home.
Scheduling Option to Choose from,
Lessons and Certification
Lessons, doing a Referral
Short Term Program
In Your pool