Choose from Three Options
- $199 for PADI open-water diver certification course with equipment ($408 value)
- $25 for a Discover Dcuba diving course ($50 value)
- $199 for a two-day free-diving clinic ($399 value)
The open-water diver certification course consists of three phases: classroom and home study to learn scuba basics, five confined water dives to exercise scuba basics, and four open-water dives to review skills and explore. Enrollment includes the rental of BCD, regulator set, dive computer, tanks and any neoprene that may be needed. The entire course is completed in 31 training hours, and—if they meet the skill requirements—students swim away as PADI-certified scuba divers.
Gigglin’ Marlin Divers’ friendly yet surprisingly serious instructors guide students through the Discover Scuba Diving course from the safe depths of an indoor heated saltwater pool. A brief video or flip chart introduces divers to necessary techniques before they learn firsthand about buoyancy control, breathing underwater, and the funny faces that best benefit from wearing a swim mask. Alternatively, students can sign up for a free-diving course, comprising a two-day clinic with equipment included.
Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School
As the indoor swimming arm of the Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School scuba-diving school—recently named Houston's best by the Houston Press—Gigglin Marlin Divers and Swim School entices water persons with a saltwater pool of titanic proportions. The facility's 75-foot long, up to 15-foot deep heated saltwater pool plays host to a crowded schedule of activities. The watery fun includes swim instruction for those less than 1 year old as well as adults. Regular times are also set aside for lap swimmers and indoor scuba sessions in which divers explore the saltwater pool's mysterious depths.