The SEI Diving Open Water Diver course is for individuals ages 12 and older. It involves equal parts of classroom and pool instruction along with 5 open water checkout dives. Completing this course may be the start of many wonderful hours spent beneath the surface. It will challenge and thrill you at the same time. You may discover things about yourself that you never knew. You will discover more about life on our planet than you ever dreamed possible. Give me a call or send an email to begin your new adventure! Note I can also offer you Open Water via SDI - SCUBA Diving International for those who wish to have that card. The course content is basically the same save for more of an emphasis on use of computers for planning and tracking your dives. However Dive Tables will still be taught and students must be proficient in their use to receive a certification card!
The Open Water Course consists of 24-32 hours of instruction in the classroom and pool. During this training you will learn about diving history, equipment, physics, physiology, dive planning, the environment, and rescue skills. You'll develop skills that you'll use on every dive. You will also discover more about yourself than you thought possible. In addition to the $395.00 tuition cost you will need to purchase a text book and workbooks. These total approximately $60.00. Call for information on discounts for couples, groups, and students. Due to the current economic situation I am now including the classroom materials in the basic cost of $395.00!
In addition I am also offering a 25.00 rebate for every new student you would refer who takes any OW or Specialty class! So If you want a quality education and the chance to not only save money but recover some of your investment sign up with UDM Aquatic Services for your scuba training! Following your classroom and confined water (pool) training you will need to rent the actual scuba unit itself (bc, tanks, regulator, exposure suit) for your OW checkout dives. I recommend you do this through Dive World where we will be doing your pool training. You will know the equipment and be very familar with it. In addition the cost is as good as any other shop in the area. The cost for it is set by the shop and is separate from my fees. Not having to maintain my own inventory of student gear allows me to keep training costs down.
I offer this course to students in Pittsburgh Pa, Washington Pa, Wheeling West Virginia, and all surrounding areas. For the finest in Scuba Instruction in Pittsburgh, Washington, Canonsburg, Pa, and all of SW Pa, and Northern West Virginia, as well as Ohio and Maryland, give me a call or send an email via the contact page. Note: if you are willing to make the drive, as some have, I can set a schedule to accomodate new students from any area!
Note that private classes are also available at additional cost.
Learning to scuba dive is safe and affordable, and requires a modest amount of training. An entry-level certification course takes approximately 32 hours to complete. Classes may be available during day or evening times, and take from a couple of weekends to several weeks to complete. In order to earn a scuba certification, you will participate in classroom sessions and practice essential diving skills in a pool. Finally, you will test your knowledge on a written exam and apply your skills during training dives in a lake, quarry, spring, or ocean. Upon completion, you will receive a certification card that identifies you as a trained diver, allowing you to rent scuba equipment, participate in advanced training, and explore exotic diving destinations.
jimlap212 on Monday January 05, 2009 10:12 am