PADI SCUBA DIVER CERTIFICATION IN THREE EASY STEPS (IN-WATER TRAINING IN ONE WEEKEND)

1. PADI eLearning
2. Confined Water Training
3. Open Water checkout dives

The PADI Scuba Diver course is a stepping stone for the Open Water Diver certification. PADI Scuba Divers are trained to dive under the supervision of a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor to a maximum depth of 12 metres/40 feet. PADI Scuba Divers have more theoretical background and better developed water-skills than Discover Scuba Diver students, and with 2 more open water dives (one more day) you can upgrade to Open Water Diver at any time.

1. Complete the academics through the PADI eLearning system (about 12 hours of online work).

In the PADI eLearning program (step 1) you will learn the required scuba principles and concepts needed to continue with your in-water training. The eLearning has to be completed before any in-water training. To enroll you must be 10 years old, or older.

Add the eLearning ($195) at checkout. You will receive your Open Water Diver (eLearning) in your inbox.

Confined Water Training/Open Water Checkout Dives

Our in-water (confined water and open water) training are conducted locally and/or abroad as described bellow.

In-Water Training

Weekend Classes—in Dutch Springs, PA

Join one of our scheduled weekends in our local dive site, starting in May and through November, where you will attain your PADI Scuba Diver certification in one weekend. These classes are intensive, but fun!

The in-water training takes place in Dutch Springs, a 50-acre freshwater lake, with training platforms starting from 6, 8, feet and up to 25 feet of depth.

The lake feeds on an underground aquifer that filters water through limestone that provides good visibility.

In addition to providing an excellent site for scuba training, Dutch Springs offers several attractions at depths up to 100 feet and you can explore submerged vehicles, airplanes, and other unusual sites.

Certification requirements:

Complete the PADI eLearning. Here you will learn the scuba concepts needed for certification. You will take the online course at home and at your own pace. The PADI eLearning needs to be totally completed before your scheduled weekend, then we will go over and take a quick review when we meet in person at the dive site.

Complete Confined Water Dives 1-3, including skills such as:

  • Equipment preparation and care.
  • Disconnect low pressure inflator hose.
  • Weight system removal and replacement.
  • Complete a 10 minutes swim/float demonstrating comfort in water too deep in which to stand.
  • And more.

Complete Open Water dives 1-2, including skills such as:

  • Snorkel to regulator exchange.
  • Cramp release.
  • Inflatable signal tube/DSMB  deployment.
  • Emergency weight drop (in confined or open water).
  • And more.

Fees:

PADI eLearning: $195 $189 (Discounted price)

Confined water training (1, 2, & 3) + Open water dives (2): $449 Includes your logbook, the RDP (Recreational Dive Planner needed for planning your dives) and the eLearning quick review.

Upgrade to Open Water Diver certification available: $194 (one more day, 2 more open water dives) Includes the Open Water Diver Certification.

Equipment rentals: $100/weekend.

Dutch Springs entrance fee: $54/day payable directly to Dutch Springs online at dutchsprings.com

Lodging: We make a fun weekend out of this class, and so, you need to account for one night stay. For that you can either camp in Dutch Springs ($15/night,) or if camping is not your thing, there are several hotel rooms at only 5-10 minutes drive from Dutch Springs. Let us know if you need a hotel recommendation.

If you prefer to speak to somebody on the phone please call 347-610-8733

Please let us know if you have any further questions.

Looking forward to working with you on your scuba training!