PADI-certification course imparts open-water scuba skills over the course of four days
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About This Deal
- What’s included: BCD, regulator, weights, and wetsuit
- Age restrictions: must be 15 or older; if under 18, must provide a guardian consent.
- Must purchase own mask, fins, logbook, PADI E-Learning, Recreational Dive Planner, gloves, booties, and snorkel (available for purchase online at Beach Cities Scuba Centers or on site at Beach Cities Scuba with up to a 25% discount)
- Pool sessions valid only at Cypress and Laguna Beach
Beach Cities Scuba’s semiprivate Open Water Diver course is imparted over the course of four days, which can be tailored to fit the needs of each student. After a brief orientation, the first weekend starts with a classroom session (there are weekday classes available too), which covers the basics of equipment usage and quizzes students on the favorite colors of all known fish before taking to the safe confines of a pool for five pool dives. Four subsequent dives take place in the open ocean, giving each student the chance to dive off the edge of a boat or from the beach.
Students must provide their own mask, snorkel, logbook, glove, and fins, which can be purchased at an excellent discount through Beach Cities Scuba’s store for up to an additional $165 in savings; all training materials are theirs to keep. Materials are not included and are required to be purchased on site. All students will conduct their academics in an e-learning environment. Purchase of a logbook, snorkeling equipment and recreational dive planner can be completed on site!
About Beach Cities Scuba Centers
The instructors and professional staff at PADI five-star instructor training center Beach Cities Scuba Centers introduce students to the big blue with PADI-certified diving courses for divers of all levels. They have certified over 2,957 PADI divers each of the last two years, have certified over 21,000 PADI divers since the company's inception. They certify newbies with basic open-water courses and teach advanced divers in specialty courses such as Deep Diver, Rescue Diver, and Shark Therapy. They also teach rebreather divers, public safety divers, and technical divers from all over the world. They operate out of seven convenient locations and sling necessary gear in onsite stores, from wetsuits and facemasks to spearguns. Beach Cities Scuba Centers also connects divers through its dive club and hosts exotic dive trips to locations such as Indonesia, Fiji, and Cozumel. In 2013, they won the #1 Padi Diver Acquisition and Padi Diver Retention awards. Best of all, there are seven locations to support clients.