Open Water Couse Information and Costs

Below is the step by step process of what is involved in learning to dive as well as the associated costs with each phase of the process.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.   The course is broken up into different phases so you can pay as you go.  We look forward to seeing you in one of our upcoming Open Water Scuba classes.  Join us and become part of our diving family. 

Step #1:
Digital Learning

Starting at $100

Start your digital academics with our easy to use online program.  With the new digital program you can complete the academic portion of your Scuba class anywhere, anytime.

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Step #2:
Pool Skills

Starting at $275

This is what's is all about.  Let's get into the water and start learning to scuba dive and have fun.   In our pool sessions you will learn the basic scuba skills necessary to become a certified Open Water Diver.

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Step #3:
Open Water Dives

Starting at $225

Complete your Open Water Certification with 4 Open Water Dives over 2 days locally at Dutch Springs, in Bethlehem PA .  
Alternate rates apply for referrals to other destination

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What are the Pre-Requisites to dive?
 
A. To learn to dive you must be at least 10 - 14 Years old for a Junior Open Water Certification, or 15 or older for an Open Water Certification.
 
2. What Equipment will I need?

A. You will need swimwear, and a towel as well as Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Weight Belt, appropriate fins, and we strongly advise a wetsuit.  Regulators, BCD's, Tanks, and Weights are provided as part of the course.
 
3. Are there medical issues I should inform you about?

A. There is a medical questionairre you should examine, if you have a 'Yes' to any of the questions you will need a physician to sign off on your waiver.
 
4. When can I do the pool sessions?
 
A. You can do them as part of our regularly scheduled classes, or pay for private lessons to more accurately fit your schedule.
 
5. How long does it take to get my certification?
 
A. The online home study will vary depending on your comfort level with the material, however, 4-6 hours is a fair estimate.  Our group pool sessions are spread out across 4 evenings, each lasting approximately 3 hours.  Our Open Water sessions are over a weekend each session lasting from the morning to the mid afternoon.  All of this is to ensure you can fully enjoy the underwater world in a safe and fun way.

6. Do I have to be a strong swimmer to learn to dive?

A. Comfort with the water is far more important than being an exceptional swimmer, however, for the Open Water course there is an evaluation of basic water skills.  These include; A 200 yard swim, and a 10 minute float/tread.