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$169 for an Open-Water PADI Scuba Certification Course with Equipment Rental ($349 Value)
The four-week certification course, open for ages 12 and older, equips participants with diving knowledge over the course of four three-hour classroom sessions. Students practice learned techniques, such as breathing underwater, during three three-hour swimming-pool sessions supervised by a PADI instructor. The swimming-pool sessions include at least five practice dives per person. Equipment rental is included in the class fee, but certification dives are not. For more information, see the class description and schedule.<p>
In Too Deep Scuba
While most people know how to breathe, very few can do so underwater without the proper equipment and training. In Too Deep Scuba’s open-water PADI certification courses provide just that, pairing classroom instruction with swimming-pool practice dives in which participants don full scuba gear. Students can plunge deeper into the world of aquatic exploration by pursuing other certifications, earning a new status as a rescue diver, master scuba diver, or ship’s mermaid figurehead. In Too Deep Scuba’s team also schedules trips where divers can hone their skills in exotic waters, such as Florida’s Crystal River and Bonne Terre Mine. Before excursions, divers can stock up on an array of gear from Pinnacle Aquatics, Cressi-sub, Ocean Reef, and other outfitters.