Discover Scuba Class or PADI Open-Water Certification at The Dive Shop On McEver in Gainesville (Up to 74% Off)

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Instructors teach breathing and swimming basics in heated indoor pool, or provide students with gear for four dives in local waters

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Promotional value expires Oct 31, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must be at least 10 years old, under 13 requires participating adult. Must sign waiver. Classes must be attended by the same person. No referrals given. For certification option, must provide own mask, snorkel, boots, and fins. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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$25 for an indoor discover scuba class (a $95 value)

After gearing up, students dive into the center's heated indoor pool to learn basic underwater breathing and swimming techniques. Guided by certified instructors, they explore the sport with included fins, masks, snorkels, and scuba units. Customers may use this class time toward their open-water certification.

$289 for an PADI open-water scuba-certification package (a $605 value)

  • Pre-dive scuba course online or using provided student materials
  • Scuba equipment fitting
  • One-weekend open-water diver course (a $295 value)
  • Diving certification trip at a local dive site (a $275 value)
  • Rental unit, air tanks, and weights
  • Rental wetsuit (a $35 value)

Before their first class, students complete an online course and go in for a fitting for a scuba harness, suit, and other gear. During four pool dives and four local open-water dives, certified dive instructors instill the fundamentals. Students learn at their own pace, and after the course, students return to a local open-water dive site to test for their certification.

The Dive Shop On McEver

Though the certified dive instructors at The Dive Shop on McEver follow strict teaching guidelines put forth by PADI and SSI, they allow students to learn at their own pace. Diving classes and open-water certification courses take place inside the center's heated pool and at local open-water dive sites. Instructors also help students earn certifications in diver rescue and offer specialty courses in underwater digital photography, navigation, and night diving, which can foster an aquatic skill set more varied than that of Aquaman's go-to handyman. Staff members also teach swimming lessons for infants, toddlers, and children in the center's pool. Within that same building stands a full scuba gear repair shop, a stockpile of new and rental diving equipment, and a tank fill station for air, nitrox, and trimix.

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    3560 McEver Road

    Gainesville, GA 30504

    +17705030040

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