Aquanautics Dive is proud to be a designated National Geographic Dive Center. This is a beginning level Certification Class where you will not only become a certified diver but you will have an experience that surpasses the basic class found in most dive stores. You will not only learn to master the skills on how to dive safely as in a standard Open Water Certification Class but you will learn some some skills beyond the basic skills and do addtional dives where you can put them to use in an underwater project using your new talents. An Adventure in exploration. It is not a course that you can take anywhere. It is more fun and you will be a safer more confident diver with a National Geographic Open Water Diver certificaiton.
PADI Open Water Diver Course
Become a certified Open Water Scuba Diver with the most popular dive training organization in the world. It is an adventure that introduces you to the rest of the world. It will change your life. It changed ours. Call or email us to get you started today. Once you are signed up in the store we will explain how to procede and make sure you have your materials to get started before you meet with your instructor.
Our group classes(4 minimum). Followed by 2 to 3 pool sessions of about 3 - 4 hours each. Then two days at the ocean to complete 4 open water dives to complete your certification. If you wish we can also do semi-private groups of two or three people, as well as private one on one custom schedules for additonal fees.
Prerequisites: Minimum Age: 10 years old, swimming ability and comfortable in the water.
PADI Certification Fee and Training Materials: As a student in the class you will receive a discount of 10% on all materials at regular pricing. There is a $130 fee to PADI for the online eLearing program. You can click on the header at the top of the page or the button on the bottom of the page and begin you classroom program now. You will need to sign up in the store for course fee as well as pick up a eLearning Enhancement Pack that you will need to finish the online course.
Required Equipment: As a student you must have your own mask, fins, snorkel, boots, gloves, hood, defog, whistle, and octopus holder. We will assist you through the choices available to you.
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver Course Private and group classes available. Homestudy programs by DVD and Book, CD-Rom or On-Line.
Some things to mention about our philosophy of beginning Scuba Classes:
This is your class not ours. Our goal is to provide you with the a safe and fun experience. The purpose is to provide you with the skills and activities that will both give you the ability and desire to keep enjoying it safely. Everyone gets into scuba for a variety of reasons so we have no rule as to this must be this way for everyone. We teach 10 yr olds, grandmothers, and everyone inbetween. Some places advertise that beach diving is not safe and is only done by some instructors as it is cheaper. We heartily disagree. There is always a reasonable amount of risk with all diving activities. We always try to do a beach dive when the conditions are cooperating as it is something that is readily available to us in Southern California and it requires different entry and exit techiques than are used off of a boat. The only place to learn these techniques are at the beach. We do not require beach diving but we encourage it greatly. We acknowledge that beach diving is not for everyone. But we submit that if you only learn how to dive off of Casino Pt by walking down the stairs, then that is the only place you know how to dive. There is nothing wrong with that but it does not prepare you for shore diving or boat diving in the future. We recommend that you try to gain experience in all these conditions to make you a more confident diver. If you do not receive this training in your beginning class. The best way is to do these dives under the direction of an instructor to learn these techniques.
We have classes forming all the time, pool and ocean sessions are on the weekends.
Start your adventure today. Lets go make some bubbles.
Click on the button to left. It will take you to PADI's eLearning site if you would like to do the online program.