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OPEN WATER CLASS AND POOL The World's Most Popular Scuba Diving Course

  • Weekend Intensive Course

    Weekend Intensive Course

    Get your referral for open water dives in just one weekend!!!
  • Monday & Wednesday Course (2 Weeks)

    Monday & Wednesday…

    Learn everything you need to know with plenty of pool time to sharpen your skills!
  • Midweek Intensive Course

    Midweek Intensive Course

    Working by day, learning to scuba dive by night! Earn your referral for the open water dives in less than […]
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    4 Sundays Course (92nd…

    Is getting to the west side of New York inconvenient?  Don't worry, this class is located in the 92nd […]

Learn to Scuba Dive

         

At Pan Aqua we have been offering the most thorough scuba training for over 30 years. Our courses are designed to help you develop and expand your interest so that you may enjoy this unique sport safely and competently. The following information will answer questions most frequently asked of our course.

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: Course Price: $399Duration Options:One Weekend Intensive CourseOne Midweek Intensive CourseMonday & Wednesday 2 Week Course 4 Sundays Course PREREQUISITES: 10 years old PADI Medical Form COURSE CONTENTS: Completion of 5 Knowledge Development Segments Completion of PADI QuizzesCompletion of PADI Final Exam Completion of Confined Water Dives 1-5. EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: We provide all the equipment necessary to take the course.  A student will only need to bring a bathing suit and towel.  However we do recommend students own their own mask, snorkel, and fins.  Students who purchase the full equipment package (mask, snorkel, boots, fins) from our store will recieve a $75 rebate on their gear pack as well as a free equipment bag.  A 10% discount will be applied to any of those items individually should a student not want to purchase the full package. LINKSeLearning

Instruction

Scuba training takes place in two parts. First is the classroom and pool portion which most people do before their Caribbean vacation so they can maximize their vacation time. Second is the "open water" certification portion which consists of four supervised scuba dives during which a scuba instructor will review your skills.

Upon successful completion of the course and four open water dives, an internationally recognized certification is given. The open water dives are conducted locally as weather permits. You may join us on one of our trips to more exotic locations or take a letter of referral to a dive destination of your choosing to complete the dives with a local instructor. Pan Aqua is happy to recommend and arrange dive travel for you.

Qualifications

Anyone 10 years of age or older is eligible for certification. The important factors to consider are good physical and emotional health.

In addition, there is a minimum water skill requirement of a 10 minute float and a 300 yard snorkel swim. We will give instruction in survival floating at the first session.

Equipment

The most modern scuba equipment (complete regulator systems, computers, buoyancy jackets, wetsuits, tanks, and weights) is provided for your instruction. Additionally, we also provide you with mask, snorkel, fins.  However we do recommend students own their own mask, snorkel, and fins.  Students who purchase the full equipment package (mask, snorkel, boots, fins) from our store will recieve a $75 rebate on their gear pack as well as a free equipment bag.  A 10% discount will be applied to any of those items individually should a student not want to purchase the whole full package.  Also students who decide to do their academic work through PADI e-learning will recieve their e-learning educational pack (a $68 value) for free, complimentary from the store. Pan Aqua handles only top quality products at competitive prices, and we guarantee the quality and fit of our products.