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Open Water Class - Certification Course

The Open Water class will teach you all the aspects of scuba diving so that you you can enjoy the sport with friends and family for years to come.

The Open Water class will teach you all the aspects of scuba diving so that you you can enjoy the sport with friends and family for years to come. I am both a PADI and SSI Master Instructor and have thousands of dives under my belt and have certified well over 500 students so far. You will be in excellent hands.

If you’ve always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI® or SSI Open Water Diver course – the world’s most popular and widely recognized scuba courses.

Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

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Open Water Diver course consists of three parts

  • Knowledge Development (online or text book and DVD)
  • Confined Water Session (pool) to learn basic scuba skills
  • Four Open Water Dives to use your skills and explore!

Prerequisites

  • You must be at least 10 years old, be able to swim and have a sense of adventure!

Duration:

  • The Open Water Class is held over 3 or 4 half days depending on your schedule.

Requirements

  • Must complete a medical form. A doctors approval is only required if any of the questions are answered with a “yes”
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract. Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Classes with a 10 or 11 year old are kept with a maximum instructor ratio of 1:2.
  • I recommend you enroll for diving insurance which is provided to you at no charge by Divers Alert Network. Sign up is required.
  • Classes are paid for in full before any training materials are issued.
  • Must have your own mask, snorkel and fins that are suitable for scuba diving (no cheap-o snorkel gear). These items are available for sale if you don’t already own them.

Costs

  • All classes are conducted privately for you or your group. You will be given as much pool time as you need prior to doing any open water diving. Pool and academic sessions can be held at your home or my location.
  • 1 person: $895
    2-3 people $695 each
    4-6 people $495 each
  • Classes include all academic training materials, use of tanks, weights, BCD, Regulator, Wet suit (if needed), pool session(s), two shore dives (Blue Heron Bridge) and two boat dives. A digital or plastic certification card upon completion.
  • Nitrox (enriched air) Certification can be combined with this class for $149

Advanced Open Water - Certification Course

The Advanced class provides an excellent opportunity to expand your diving skills under professional, experienced supervision.

The Advanced class provides an excellent opportunity to expand your diving skills under professional, experienced supervision. I believe that all divers should take this class as a continuation of the Open Water class. Please don’t think you need to be an experienced diver to take this class. Scubar makes a real learning adventure for divers of all backgrounds. You will learn how to navigate properly, perfect your buoyancy, identify marine life, safely dive on a wreck and go beyond the 60′ limit of the Open Water certification.

The class features two core dives: the Deep Dive & Navigation Dive. In addition, you must complete three elective dives which can include a Wreck, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Underwater Naturalist All of the dives you do in this class count towards the correlating specialty class. For example, when you do the Navigation dive in the Advanced class, you will only need one more Navigation dive to get the Navigation Specialty. With 5 specialties, you can become a Master Scuba Diver!

Jupiter offers some of the worlds best diving. With its close proximity to the gulf stream, clear blue warm water is just minutes from the dock. Whether you want to dive with sharks or enjoy a nice drift dive along the reef, Jupiter has it all.

Palm Beach also enjoys close proximity to the Florida Keys, particularly the John Pennekamp Underwater State Park. This marine sanctuary has been a no-take zone for more than 50 years, and is home to a wide variety of underwater life as a result. We should all take advantage of this opportunity to witness such a diversity of marine life. But how can we appreciate what we see if we don’t know what to look for or how to identify it? For this reason, we encourage incorporating the Underwater naturalist elective dive into the Advanced class.

PADI Open Water Diver certification

  • This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. It’s titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge skills.

Prerequisites

  • Open Water diver certification or an acceptable equivalent.

Duration

  • The Advanced Open Water Class is held over three days.

Requirements

  • Must complete a medical form. A doctors approval is only required if any of the questions are answered with a “yes”
  • Must complete a student record file and student contract. Those under 18 need a parent or guardians approval and signature.
  • Classes with a 10 or 11 year old are kept with a maximum instructor ratio of 1:2.
  • I recommend you enroll for diving insurance which is provided to you at no charge by Divers Alert Network. Sign up is required.
  • Classes are paid for in full before any training materials are issued.
  • Must have your own mask, snorkel and fins that are suitable for scuba diving (no cheap-o snorkel gear). These items are available for sale if you don’t already own them.

Costs

  • All classes are conducted privately for you or your group.
  • 1 person: $895
    2-3 people $695 each
    4-6 people $495 each
  • Classes include all academic training materials, use of tanks, weights, BCD, Regulator, Wet suit (if needed), pool session(s), two shore dives (Blue Heron Bridge) and three boat dives. A digital or plastic certification card upon completion.
  • Nitrox (enriched air) Certification can be combined with this class for $149

Refresher Course - Specialty Course

Start with a pool session to go over the most important skills and spend some extra time just getting reacquainted with Scuba diving.

What to expect

If you haven’t been scuba diving in a while or just feel a little rusty, this course is for you. Start with a pool session to go over the most important skills and spend some extra time just getting reacquainted with Scuba diving. After the pool session we then head to the beautiful reef located at Blue Heron Bridge. This location has been voted he best shore dive in America.

 

What you will see

On these dives we typically see turtles, rays, grouper, lobster, parrotfish, angelfish, jacks, eels and plenty of corals and other beautiful marine creatures. We provide the transportation to the pool and dive sites. All you need to do is just get here!

After your fun filled day we can fill out log books log books to verify your refresher course. I also have GoPro cameras for rent so you can capture the days memories to share with your friends.

Snorkeling

  • If you have someone in your group that would like to join you but does not scuba dive, Blue Heron Bridge offers some great snorkeling spots.

Prerequisites

  • Valid PADI (or equivalent) Open Water license or above Certification.

Duration

  • We meet at Blue Heron Bridge 90 minutes before high tide. This allows enough time to go over the skills that we will be reviewing underwater. Just before high tide we start the dive and it lasts approximately one hour. Total time is 3 hours.

Requirements

  • Minimum age is 12
  • Must have a PADI (or equivalent) Open Water Certification or higher.
  • Students under 15 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.

Costs

  • The price of $300 includes all gear rental, and two short or one long shore dive guided by one of our instructors.

Enriched Air Nitrox - Specialty Course

This is the most popular specialty course. It provides recreational divers with the knowledge to safely plan and conduct.

The Nitrox course is the most popular scuba diving specialty course. The Nitrox Course provides recreational divers with the knowledge to safely plan and conduct Nitrox dives using up to 40% Oxygen. Scuba diving with Nitrox gives you more no decompression dive time – which means more time underwater, especially on repetitive scuba dives. Nitrox is especially useful on deep dives and repetitive dives.

No scuba dives are required for this class. 

If you want to enjoy the many shark diving opportunities here in Jupiter you have to be Nitrox Certified.  Locations tend to be deeper and you will be doing repetitive dives. Don’t miss out on all the fun, get Nitrox certified today.

Home study for this class is available via digital learning or via a short text book and DVD. The academic presentation following the home study consists of a review, quiz and learning to acquire and analyze your Nitrox mix.  You will receive your digital certification card  following the class so you can start enjoying the benefits of Nitrox immediately.

If you want to enjoy the many shark diving opportunities here in Jupiter you have to be Nitrox Certified.  Locations tend to be deeper and you will be doing repetitive dives. Don’t miss out on all the fun, get Nitrox certified today.

The most popular specialty course

  • The most popular specialty course and you can learn it in just 3 hours.

Prerequisites

  • Must be PADI Open Water Certified or the equivalent. 

Duration

  • It takes about two hours to ready the book and watch the DVD. The classroom presentation is approx 45 minutes 

Requirements

  • Minimum age is 15

Costs

  • The cost is $149.00. 
  • Price includes either digital learning or text book and loaner DVD, a demonstration on acquiring and logging Nitrox tanks and fills, Enriched Air Certification Card upon completion. 
  • There are no open water dives required or included in this class.
  • As with all Specialty classes, this class counts towards you Master Scuba Diver rating!
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