addition to Basic Open Water a number of continuing education courses
are offered for your benefit. The list below is list of
all courses currently available through SEI Diving. Not all courses may
be available through UDM Aquatic Services. Call for course availability.
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training will take place in the classroom and in the pool. You will be
required to have your own personal gear for the class and it must be of
dive quality. See sidebar under "personal gear" for items required. You
will also be required to have a copy of Dennis Graver's "Scuba Diving".
This text can be ordered through UDM Aquatic Services. You'll sign a
learning agreement which outlines our commitment to you and your
responsibilities as a student. At the completion of the classroom and
pool sessions you will do a series of Open Water dives at a local lake
or quarry. You may also elect to take a referral and do the dives in a
warm water location with another instructor. Another option is to allow
me to conduct your checkout dives on an excursion to a warm water
destination on a scheduled trip or in the case of private lessons cover
my expenses for a trip to do these checkouts should you choose not to do
them locally. All lessons will be private or semi private. Please
Contact Us for rates for both types of classes. You will also be
responsible for renting gear for your open water checkout dives. Either
Pittsburgh Scuba or Dive World has rental gear available. I will
inform you of the requirements as to what gear you will need to rent at
our first meeting.
those already certified as Open Water divers with SEI Diving or having
YMCA cards who wish to continue training with me in one of my advanced
or specialty classes all you need do is sign up. For those certified
through other agencies or with an instructor I'm not familiar with I
require an interview and perhaps skill evaluation session in the pool
and/or open water. Some skills required to earn OW certification with
SEI Diving are not taught by other agencies. I require that you be able
to perform these in order to earn certification. It is stated in the
learning agreement you will sign for each class and is stated here.
Payment of tuition is not a guarantee of certification. It is a
guarantee of training. Certification is earned not bought. Failure to
achieve the skills required by SEI Diving and UDM Aquatic Services will
result in no card being issued. We will train you till you are able to
meet the standards.