offers an opportunity to fit learning to dive into your demanding schedule.
Our staff can custom design a program to fit your individual or
group needs. For those on a tight schedule, and a desire to take
scuba lessons for certification. You can take advantage of our 2 or
3 session Quick Start Scuba Learning Program.
Our QUICK START
is designed to prepare the individual for the Open Water
Certification Dives. While this course requires less overall
time at the Dive Center, the accelerated nature of this program
requires CD-ROM SCUBA Learning Edition. The course is shortened
using a CD-ROM home study educational format
rather than a full lecture. The academic review sessions
concentrate mostly on those points that you may have missed on
your own. More time is devoted to the actual pool work.
Instructors are available to assist if necessary. we know that
the time and resources involved in learning to scuba dive with
1.877.SCUBA.USA will be well spent.
Typical Course Schedule:
- 2 Days: Two
Pool Sessions, schedule for two Sunday mornings.
- 2.5 Days: One
Saturday AM 3hrs.., One Sunday 5hrs. & One Monday evening
- Or a
combinations that fits your schedule
- Be somewhat
comfortable in the water
- Be reasonably
Your course starts with your orientation at 1.877.SCUBA.USA
where you and your Instructor discuss which program is the best
suited for your needs. When you come in to register for the
course you will get your Open Water Diver CD-ROM.
Our Dive Staff will also help you select your Mask, Snorkel,
Fins and Boots during the orientation. You will schedule your
next two sessions (and, if desired, the open water certification
dives.) For each pool session you will need to have a swimsuit,
a towel and a lock is suggested. Approved SCUBA Mask, SCUBA
Snorkel, SCUBA Fins, Belt (no weights) and Booties (a tropical
wetsuit is recommended, but not required). Scuba Equipment will
be provided for the pool sessions.
Open Water Certification
The Pool and the SCUBA Learning portions of this course are only the
beginning. To complete your certification you
must complete four dives in an Open Water setting. Typically
your open water certification dive will be scheduled over one weekend when possible after the pool and
portions of this program. Local dives are conducted at a lake
(Dutch Springs) in Pennsylvania. Taking a trip to complete your
certification? We can put together a Global Referral letter for
you. Regardless of how you plan on
completing the certification dives you will have six months to
complete the required Open Water Certification without
Students must supply their own student personal gear package to
their first pool session. This package will and should be
properly fitted and will become your most personal dive gear. We
will help you choose something appropriate during your
orientation session. This package will include: SCUBA Mask,
SCUBA Fins, SCUBA Snorkel, Booties, Belt and a mesh carrying
bag. For your open water weekend you need to rent equipment and
purchase gloves. Your instructor will explain the equipment
requirements during your lessons. Since you may not know exactly
which equipment would work best for you, we understand that you
are trusting the staff at 1.877.SCUBA.USA to fit you properly
with equipment that will work for you in all your diving needs.
We look forward to diving with you. Questions give
us a call at (201) 261 8700, or
For a Schedule of upcoming classes and times