Beginners Scuba Course


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Welcome to the underwater world with Aquatech Scuba Center

Your Adventure Starts Here

  Beginners Open Water Scuba Course 

This class consists of 4 to 5 class/pool sessions. Each session lasts for 2 hours of classroom and 2 hours of pool. Five open water dives are then scheduled to review the skills learned in the pool.

Prerequisites: None

Age Limits: Minimum age is 10 years old.


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Equipment Needed:

Prior to class start, you will need to purchase a mask, snorkel, boots and fins. You can be fitted for your equipment in our shop. The fitting process takes around 30 to 45 min. The fitting session is very important to ensure  all of your equipment is fitted properly and ready for your adventure into the underwater world. Students receive 10% discount off scuba gear purchased in our store.

On your first day of class, you will also be fitted for a BCD and regulator, which will be used during classroom pool sessions.  These are free of charge for use during pool sessions.
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Textbook Needed:

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You will be given a textbook, dive log book, and Recreational Dive Planner.

Class Structure:

Welcome to our interactive classroom
(No boring lectures here). Most classes will begin with a lesson based on what has been read from your Open Water Manual. After the Classroom Session, you’ll head downtown to the YMCA’s indoor pool to practice the techniques learned. After all classroom and pool sessions have been competed, open water dives will be scheduled for final training and review of skills.


Skill Requirements:

You must complete the following:

1 final written exam with a score of 80% or better

10 minute tread in the pool

 200 yard freestyle swim or a 300 yard swim with mask/fin/snorkel swim in the pool

5 open water dives at Penny Royal Quarry
or during a tropical referral dive

You must bring to Class:

Please be sure to bring a notebook, pen/pencil, bathing suit and towel to all classes,
in addition to your mask, fins, boots and snorkel

Beginners Course Schedule

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