It's fun! It's easy! And it's very safe. Now you can join millions before you who have discovered the splendor of the Underwater World. Our experienced, professional staff can lead you into this exciting new world where you can swim with a dolphin, pet a sea lion, or ride a manta ray.
Our Basic Openwater SCUBA Diver Course is designed with you, the non-diver, in mind. We start with the fundamentals: teaching you proper snorkeling skills. This is the basis for many of your SCUBA diving skills. Even if you are an experienced snorkeler, you will learn valuable techniques that you will assist you in becoming a skilled diver.
Our courses are conducted in many different formats for your convenience. We offer both online instruction and traditional classroom environments to ensure you get the best training available. In addition to our regularly scheduled courses, Underwater World also offers condensed weekend courses and private instruction, allowing you to negotiate your busy schedule.
With 15 highly experienced Instructors and over 12 different pool locations, you are sure to find a course that is perfect for you.
Basic SCUBA Course
This course will cover such topics as equipment, diving physics and physiology (How do I keep my ears from hurting when I go deep?), dive planning, dive safety, avoiding the bends, marine life and environment (Should I be afraid of sharks?). In the pool we will teach you snorkeling skills, proper fin kicks, clearing water from your mask, snorkel or regulator, proper ascent and descent techniques, and buoyancy control. Then you will be ready to leave the pool and go to open water!
Basic SCUBA Certification Dives
After your course is complete you will be ready for your openwater certification dives. These dives are conducted locally, at Dutch Springs Lake, or can be done on a trip to the islands (See our travel section). Your openwater dives are done fully escorted and supervised by our staff. During these dives you will perform some of the same skills that you learned in the pool. You will experience slightly greater depths, put dive planning into practice, see some fish, and have a great time.
The best part is that it can cost less than one month's payment on your car or a week worth of ski lift tickets. The cost varies slightly with each facility for whom we teach, so give us a call for details. However, for planning purposes you can figure about $265 for the course itself. You will also receive a 15% coupon to use if you wish to purchase your own Mask, Snorkel, Fins, and Boot Package! Each student, with the exception below, is required to purchase the NAUI Education System ($90). The Education System includes a textbook, NAUI e-learning program, NAUI Logbook, and NAUI Dive Tables. If you are taking the course with other family members you will only need one NAUI Education System. However, other students in your party will need their own Basic Training Kit which includes, the NAUI Logbook and the NAUI Dive Tables for $50. If you choose to do your certification dives with us, the fee is $275.00. This includes all the equipment that you need, your Instructor fees, and the certification fee to get your certification card issued and a Safety Sausage. Want to do the Certification Dives for FREE? Students that purchase qualifying life-support packages before their first Certification Dives will receive their Certification Dives for FREE!
At Underwater World, you won't find any hidden fees or surprise pricing. You can learn to dive for as little as $630 and additional family members for only $580! More importantly than anything else is the quality of the training. At Underwater World you will receive 10 pool sessions! That is more than double that of any other location in the region and you receive that for less money! That is why over 15,000 divers have chosen Underwater World for their SCUBA training.