We are Believers whose shared interest in scuba diving brings us together to enjoy the wonders of God's underwater creation, to create a greater awareness of those marine treasures, to acquire greater knowledge, skill, and ability in diving, and to share our knowledge and faith with others.
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 22 essential skills required for Open Water Certification.
The Beach Diver Open Water training is exceptional because ALL STUDENTS USE A DIVE COMPUTER DURING OPEN WATER DIVES. Most divers use dive computers in the ocean, so it makes sense to learn on one. We get you started right in order for you to be better prepared as a diver.
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. The Beach Diver supplies BCD, regulators, dive computers, weights, and tanks for all students.
Make arrangements with Tom or Liana to ensure availability of a pool slot. Full certification is only $350 (Normally $499 each!) for all equipment rental, training, and open water dives. Also required are a Open Water Manual and a Divers Log. Groups are limited to 4 divers per session.
If your scuba skills are rusty, this is your chance to polish them up. If you have not dived in 6 months or more, you should take this opportunity to dust off your gear and your confidence.
We'll meet by the pool at 3:00pm. After introductions, we'll review the basics through questions and discussion, including procedures, practices, safety, signals, and gear use. Then, we'll enter confined water to put into use the 22 essential skills required for good divers.
All training and skills will proceed according to the comfort level of all divers. You will have plenty of time to practice and perfect your skills before proceeding to the next ones.
Divers should have their gear including mask, fins, snorkel, bcd, weights, regulator assembly, and a tank. Anyone needed a tank must reserve one in advance or we won't know to bring one for you. Rental gear is available, if you need it. Tanks are $10. BCD, regulator, and weight kit is only $25.
Participants who complete this training receive an entry in their log book to certify their renewal, so bring your log book with you to training