This is where it all begins. You can start your training for Open Water Certification with this pool session. During this time, we will assess your ability in the water, introduce you to essential scuba equipment, train you in the assembly and disassembly of your scuba configuration (BCD, regulators, and tank), and cover basic gear usage. Then, we spend time in the pool learning and practicing the 20 essential skills required for PADI Open Water Certification.
Each diver should have his or her own mask, fins, and snorkel. If one wishes a wetsuit for additional comfort in the pool, bring no more than a 3mm. Full or shorty is fine. Also bring a towel and some sun screen. Some sessions will be followed by a trip to the ocean for introductory open water dives. If you will participate in that, you may need parking money for the beach site. Fathom Five supplies BCD, regulators, weights, and tanks for all students.
Make arrangements with Tom or Liana to ensure availability of a pool slot. Full PADI certification is only $175 (Normally $199!) for all equipment rental, training, and open water dives. Also required are a PADI Open Water Manual ($45 available from Fathom Five or any source) necessary for Written Examination, and a $21 PADI Permanent Idenfication Card fee.