Is this like a regular certification that can be used in the ocean? How many classes are included in this deal?
Angie H. asked on Dec 18, 2012
Hi, Thank you for your question. This is the full open water training, so upon successful completion of the program you will become a certified scuba diver that is able to dive anywhere in the world that diving done. We have a preset amount of material we need to cover, but we don't have a preset amount of days we need to cover it in. Generally the way it works is that the store sets the first night of class. At the end of that first session we get everyone to pull their calenders out and the group decides the meeting time of the next session. A general class is normally around 3-5 class room sessions, 1-2 pool sessions, and 2 full days of diving. Our classroom sessions usually meet at 6 PM through the week, and will run until around 9 PM. Pool days are on Sundays at generally start at 10 AM here at the store, and will run until around 4 PM. After you have completed your classroom and pool sessions you have some options. What's included in the price of the Groupon are local check out dives at a local quarry. Those are on Sunday's as well. We will meet at the store at 9 AM and head to a local quarry for a full day of diving, it takes two full days to complete your certification. Another option is for you to sign on to one of our local trips. This is an additional charge of course, but a general check out dive trip starts on a Thursday at 8 AM, we all ride together in a large van (with a DVD player) to Florida and spend the weekend diving in warm clear water. We also spend one morning snorkeling with manatees in their environment. This trip is a wonderful quick getaway, and you come back a certified scuba diver. We here at Sink or Swim Scuba, and want to help you with anything we can to help you to become a certified scuba diver. Thanks again.
Brent S. from Merchant replied on Dec 18, 2012