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Learn to Dive: Open Water Scuba Certification (Weekend)
September 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This beginner-level certification course is designed for those with little or no experience in scuba diving. At Scuba Ventures/Blue Water Park, our goal is to teach students the skills necessary to participate in open water dives in conditions similar to those they will experience during their training. Once certified, you will have the knowledge and skills to allow you to safely, comfortably, and confidently dive to a maximum of 60 feet without the direct supervision of a dive professional.
Our group classes require a total of six sessions. The date that you choose here will be the first of your sessions. The weekend classes are held entirely at Blue Water Park and meet Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for two consecutive weekends. The first four sessions are conducted in a confined area of the quarry which contains training platforms submerged at 4 and 10 feet. During the final two sessions, students will complete a total of four check-out dives. The Friday sessions begin at 5:30-6:00pm; meeting times for Saturday and Sunday will be set during the first session.
To ensure that students have sufficient time to begin their academic coursework before getting in the water, the deadline to sign up for any of our classes is one week before the first session. If you have any questions or concerns regarding dive training, please call or come by Scuba Ventures BEFORE registering for a class. 205-822-2121, 610 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills AL 35216
- Students must have the skills necessary to perform a basic swim test (consisting of a 200 yard swim and a 10 minute tread)
- All students must be a minimum of 10 years of age (written consent from a parent/guardian is required for all students under 18)
Course fee includes:
- Open Water coursework*
- Four (4) classroom/pool sessions lead by a certified instructor
- Four (4) check-out dives at Blue Water Park lead by a certified instructor
- Equipment necessary for diving**
- Certification processing
*Coursework is done online and in your own time. Students are expected to have at least half of the coursework completed before the first session; coursework must be fully completed – including the final exam – before the last session.
**All students are required to have their own personal mask, fins, snorkel, dive boots, and wetsuit, available for purchase at Scuba Ventures (610 Montgomery Highway, Vestavia Hills AL 35216). All other gear will be provided for use in the pool and during check-out dives.