October Open Water SCUBA Diver Certification Course!
Now is the time to answer the call of underwater adventure!
Learning to SCUBA dive is safe, affordable and FUN!
At The Southern Connecticut SCUBA Meetup Group (SCUBA Conn!) our focus is education, not marketing. We're not here to sell you equipment. Unlike other courses designed to get you in and out as quickly as possible, we take the time to make sure that every student is thoroughly prepared for open water. Our passion is to teach you to dive in comfort and safety, rather than simply to sell you dive gear.
And now, you can do your academic work on your own computer, in the privacy of your own home, at your own pace, with NAUI eLearning!
SCUBA Connecticut now offers you the choice of how you would like to complete your academic study. We offer EITHER traditional classroom sessions (three Tuesday evenings) OR online eLearning! You may even choose BOTH (for an additional fee).
Students will participate in three classroom sessions (unless you choose eLearning) (Tuesdays) and practice essential diving skills in three pool sessions (Thursdays). Finally, you will apply these skills during open water qualification dives. Upon completion, you will receive a certification card that identifies you as trained a diver, allowing you to dive anywhere in the world!
The cost of the Open Water SCUBA Diver certification course is $295.00, which includes the classroom (unless you choose eLearning)and pool sessions, textbook, workbook, plastic dive tables, video DVDs, referral for open water qualification and certification card (note that other courses charge additional fees for texts, DVDs, tables, videos, referral, and c-cards). All equipment for pool sessions is provided. Open water qualification dives are additional, and can be accomplished in several different ways.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1. How old do I need to be to learn to SCUBA dive?
Minimum age for scuba certification is 12 years. Children ages 12-14 earn the Junior Open Water Diver certification that requires them to dive with an adult diver. Ages 15 and up earn adult Open Water Certification.
2. How long does a certification course last?
The SCUBA-CONN Open Water course includes about 21 hours of training in classroom and pool, plus open water qualification dives. There will be three classroom sessions on Tuesday evenings (unless you choose eLearning) and three pool sessions on Thursday evenings. THIS IS NOT A QUICKIE COURSE DESIGNED TO GET YOU IN AND OUT AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE! You will be well prepared for open water.
3. Can I study at home, rather than sitting in a class?
Yes! You can now choose EITHER traditional classes OR online academics with NAUI eLearning! You can even choose BOTH (for an additional $40.00).
4. How much does a certification course cost?
The cost of the Open Water SCUBA Diver certification course is $295.00, which includes the classroom (or eLearning) and pool sessions, textbook, workbook, plastic dive tables, DVDs, referral for open water qualification and certification card (note that other courses charge additional fees for texts, DVDs, tables, referral, and c-cards). Open water qualification dives are additional, and can be accomplished in several different ways.
5. What equipment will I need to begin a course?
Just a bathing suit! Unlike all the other competing courses, we don’t REQUIRE you to buy ANY equipment! All necessary equipment and materials are provided for the pool sessions. We’re here to teach you to dive, not to sell you dive gear!
6. What certification will I receive?
We offer Open Water SCUBA Diver certification from NAUI (National Association of Underwater Instructors) and SDI (SCUBA Diving International). Which you receive will depend on training options you select and your personal preference.
7. I’m not sure diving is for me. Can I try SCUBA before I sign up?
Yes! “I Tried SCUBA” is a free, introductory SCUBA experience under the careful supervision of an instructor.
8. Do I have to be a great swimmer to SCUBA Dive?
No! You need only to be able to swim six laps (300 yards) continuously (any stroke; no time limit) and tread water for 15 minutes by the end of the course.
9. How do I get started?
You may RSVP here and pay by paypal to enroll, or email [masked] or call[masked] to sign up!
RSVP limit: 6 "Yes" RSVPs - NOTE OUR SMALL CLASS SIZE! You won't be cattle in a huge class.
PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO FAMILY/FRIENDS/ACQUAINTANCES WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET CERTIFIED, OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE AS YOUR DIVE BUDDY!