Open Water Diving Course- Get certified to dive! $585
2022 Summer Dive Season: Open Water Class Schedule dates noted below
JULY CLASS 7/18-7/31, 2022 (8 days over 2 weeks, Evenings during the week and mornings on the weekend)
AUGUST & SEPTEMBER CLASSES 8/8-8/14, 8/22-8/28, 9/12-9/18 (6 days over 1 week, Evenings during the week and mornings on the weekend)
Let us know if you would like to join one of our Open Water Courses (Call or stop by the shop to register). If needed, you have the option to enroll in a private class. Also, you have the option to get a referral to complete your open water dives at your travel destination.
The open water course consist of three pillars; three academic sessions, two/three pool sessions, and four open water dives. The academic sessions are completed at the dive shop. When registering you will be given a book, dive log, and recreational dive planner table. Prior to the first class, you will need to complete applicable forms, read chapters 1-3, and complete the corresponding Knowledge Reviews. If you answer "Yes" to any of the medical questions, you will need a doctor's approval prior to the first pool session. During the class sessions, we review the Knowledge Reviews, take applicable quizzes, and sign out dive gear. Prior to the first pool sessions, you will sign out gear, and prior to the open water dives, you will sign out additional gear.
The pool sessions are held at either the Dover Indoor Pool or the YMCA of the Seacoast in Portsmouth. The first pool session will be conducted in the shallow pool and the balance of the class will be held in the deep pool. Once you complete your skills in the pool you will be ready to dive with your instructor in open water (lake and ocean) which are typically done over the weekend.
Rental Gear included – Wetsuit, BCD, Regulator, Weights, Gloves, Hood
Equipment you need to bring or purchase at the Dive Shop – Mask, Snorkel, Fins & Booties
Advanced Open Water Course $450+$150 for optional boat dive
2022 PADI Advanced Open Water Class Schedule (Call or email email@example.com for information and dates)
The Advanced open water certification course consists of classroom work and five skills (open water dives).
During this course you will complete five different skill, two mandatory and three electives. You will further develop skills in underwater navigation and deep, and three electives, which will be selected by you and your instructor.
Emphasis on safety and learning during actual open water dives.
Open water dive schedule is flexible (typically two days but can be longer)
Typically, prior to the first day of class you will read and complete the knowledge reviews for the two mandatory and three elective skills. On the first day, we’ll review the knowledge reviews, size you for any needed gear, and outline the upcoming open water dives. This class builds on what you learned in the open water certification course with a focus on further developing your navigational and deep water skills. Upon successful completion of the open water dives, you will be certified as advance open water diver.
Open Water Dive Refresher Course $125 for Skills Dive ($160 with book or e-learning)
2022 PADI Refresher Class Schedule: (Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and dates)
Rescue Dive Course $425
2022 PADI Rescue Diver Course Class Schedule (Call or email email@example.com for information and dates)
The Diver Rescue course consists of four key parts; classroom, rescue exercises, self-rescue, and rescue scenarios.
Of course all the PADI dive courses, the Rescue Diver course is the most challenging and rewarding courses you can complete as a diver. It is an important step in expanding your knowledge and experience. This course teaches you emergency prevention, intervention, management and completely self-sufficient in terms of rescuing yourself and other divers. The PADI Rescue Diver Course develops your knowledge and skills so that you will become a complete diver – someone who can look after themselves as well as others in the water by effectively performing diver assists and rescues, managing diving accident situations and give first aid.
You will read and complete the Knowledge Reviews prior to class. First day, you will review the knowledge reviews, and complete the self Upon successful completion of the open water rescue dives and the final exam, you will be certified as a Rescue Diver.
Typically, you will read each chapter and complete the corresponding knowledge reviews prior to the first day of class (total of five sections). Over the two day course we will review each section and your answers to the knowledge reviews prior to completing a segment/all the rescue exercises, where you will put into practice what you have learned. Then, we will go through a series of open water rescue scenarios where you to bring all your skills together in a realistic setting. At the end of the second day, you will take a final exam.
Emergency First Response Course $185
2022 PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) Course (Call or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information and dates)
The Emergency First Response certification course consists of two primary components; (1) Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and (2) Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid) Course. The EFR course encompass adult, child and infant CPR skills, provides AED and First Aid training, and includes a First Aid at Work component making it a favorite among divers. The course duration is a two evening of classroom work.
The Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) teaches participants how to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
Primary Skills taught in this course:
Communicable Disease Protection, including barrier use
Primary Assessment Rescue Breathing
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
Conscious and Unconscious Obstructed Airway Management
Serious Bleeding Management
Spinal Injury Management
Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) covers injuries or illnesses that are not immediately life threatening.
Secondary Skills taught in this course:
Splinting for Dislocations and Fractures