The PADI- and first aid-certified instructors at QC Scuba school students in the slippery ways of underwater breathing apparati with hands-on courses held seven days a week. PADI designs its Discover Scuba course to expose students to breathing underwater, which is the most elemental of scuba techniques next to looking good in a wetsuit. After a brief introduction at QC headquarters, pool dives are held outdoors in Bellmore, Huntington, or Bayshore or indoors at Queensborough Community College or the Freeport Rec Center.
The 90- to 120-minute Discover Scuba course introduces the inexperienced diver to underwater breathing. The lesson is taught by a professional instructor who will equip each student with the proper gear and the proper knowledge to use the proper gear. After the pre-dive lesson, you'll get acclimated to the new breathing method and dive into the Manhattan Plaza pool, located just above the Pan Aqua storefront. Underwater, you'll get a feel for aqueous immersion while learning about dive basics and safety practices. Bring along your own bathing suit, towel, and a lock for your possessions.
With Scuba Network's Discover Scuba class, aspiring sea-divers can get a quick taste of what it's like to don advanced scuba gear and navigate the water. Whether you're curious about the marine justice league or wish to erect an underwater general store before the impending kelp rush, an introductory scuba class is an easy and effective way to decide whether submarine life is right for you. You'll flipper through Scuba Network's safe and controlled pool environment with a professional, helpful instructor. With the scuba sage dishing out useful, hands-on tutoring, you'll learn the basics of the underwater hobby and be on your way to diving several leagues under the sea. The deal also includes all gear except for a bathing suit and a towel, so there's no need to hastily overbid on Jacques Cousteau's original mermaid suit.
As a PADI Five-Star scuba-diving center, Seascapes USA’s PADI-certified instructors and dive masters dedicate themselves to providing fun, thorough, and individualized scuba instruction. They lead recreational courses such as open-water and advanced open-water certification, as well as professional courses that include dive-master, instructor-development, and master scuba-diver-trainer courses. Instructors also teach specialty courses in subjects such as boat diving, night diving, wreck diving, and getting sand out of hard-to-reach places. The scuba center houses a heated indoor pool in which aspiring divers fulfill their training, as well as a shop that sells and repairs equipment.
For many, the depths of the world's oceans and lakes are places so unfamiliar they might as well be on another planet. For the team of experienced, thrill-seeking instructors at Adventure Scuba, however, they're just another place to explore. With one of these coaches for each three to four students on a pool dive, the PADI Five-Star IDC center leads any student aged 10 years and older into the underwater world through various classes focused on
hands-on instruction. A PADI open-water certification course uses the controlled environment of the
center's 90 degree pool to introduce basic equipment use and techniques, giving students the skills necessary to continue their training in local waters or
recreate Jacques Cousteau's bachelor party.
In the warmer months, the center also offers a range of specialty dive certifications, such as advanced and rescue diving; it also hosts year-round classroom courses in Enriched Air Diving, CPR and first aid. Though Adventure Scuba provides much of its training equipment to students at no additional cost, its dive shop sells essential diving gear by manufacturers such as Oceanic, Henderson and ScubaPro.
The flipper-clad minds behind Oceanblue Divers live and breathe below the sea?and they're bent on helping others do the same. But while their expertise pervades every aspect of scuba adventuring, their facility's offerings can be boiled down to three deep-diving categories: training, gear, and travel.
The Training: Cookies are central to the Oceanblue Divers training philosophy?but not in any edible form. The PADI-certified instructors instead view baking as the antithesis of their diver-training program. Nobody can learn to dive through rote steps and precise measurements, they believe, but rather only by becoming comfortable through and through with the gear, the techniques, and the ocean's depths. Hence the curriculum: a mix of classroom instruction and pool practice augmented by real-world anecdotes from the instructors. A notable absence? Recipes.
The Gear: The onsite shop stocks equipment from some of the top scuba brands in the world, including Aqua Lung, Henderson, Mares, and Liquivision. Divers can also shop on-the-go by browsing everything from dive bags to gauges in the online store.
The Travel: The Bahamas, Indonesia, the Cayman Islands?such tropical locales are par for the course when it comes to Oceanblue Divers' adventures, upon which all skill levels are welcome. The team can also function as quasi-travel agents, building custom vacations for divers with specific destinations in mind, such as Cozumel or their neighbor's hot tub.