At Pisces School of Dive, most learning takes place outside the classroom. Sure, students learn rules and safety tips inside the PADI-rated five-star training facility, but they get to test their skills in the center’s pool and in Canandaigua Lake, where a 28-foot Harris boat shuttles them to dive sites far from shore. Over more than 35 years in business, the school’s staff has developed classes that train both aspiring divers and those who want to test the waters before fully committing to a certification course. They also offer an online PADI-certification course, though participants will have to perform the open-water dives in person or send their avatar to a virtual ocean before gaining full accreditation.
Certified staff members teach everyone from underwater novices to expert divers in 24 different classes at National Aquatic Service (NAS). During your three-hour introductory snorkeling class, NAS instructors will impart basic hydro-skills, including breath-hold diving and surface snorkeling, in its controlled pool setting. Develop the abilities to safely navigate underwater environments and to mingle with eel, coral reefs, and Dutch-speaking tour guides. Snorkeling equipment will be provided to students. Water-plunging students will feel safe and secure with their NAS instructor, as the service has taught more than 33,000 students to scuba dive without suffering a single accident.
As a full-service dive shop staffed by PADI-certified depth delvers, Aquatic World submerges nautical novices deep into the world of scuba. The introductory Discover Scuba class imparts diving fundamentals to pupils as they acquaint themselves with the provided gear and gradually acquire the secret language of sea turtles. After a 15-minute in-class rundown of the basics, aquatic adventurers get to live out their undersea aspirations during a one-hour session in Aquatic World’s on-site pool, using masks, fins, and a respiratory breathing system. Though the class won't churn out scuba divers certified to dive alone, it might finally put to rest a persistent fear of bathtubs and really big puddles.