Getting Started in Scuba is as easy as 1-2-3
Throughout the course, you’ll learn fundamentals of scuba diving, including dive equipment and techniques. You will also earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification that is recognized worldwide. You earn this rating by completing pool dives and knowledge development sessions and by making four open water lake dives.
As a certified PADI Open Water Diver you have the freedom to dive with a buddy independent of a professional. Virtually anyone who is in good health, reasonably fit, and comfortable in the water can earn a PADI Open Water Diver certification. At some point in the course, your PADI Instructor will ask you to demonstrate the ability to swim 200 yards without swim aids and complete a bit of paperwork, to get you on your way. If you are between 10 and 14 or have a child between these ages, there is a PADI Junior Open Water Diver program available.
Classroom sessions using textbooks, knowledge reviews and video walk you through the basics of dive theory, equipment and safety before you enter the water.
Sessions in the pool including proper breathing, dealing with water pressure, safely setting up and using your equipment and important safety skills.
- Open Waters
You’ll feel more than ready for your first open water dive. Four dives and you’re a PADI Certified Open Water diver! These dives can be completed locally or an a dive trip.
TBD – Contact the Aquatics Director at the YMCA or Mick’s Scuba in Fargo for upcoming dates
Attention College Students:
There is good news for college students interested in getting certified: Now the PADI Open Water Diver Course is recommended for college credit by the American Council on Education (ACE). Ask us an Instructor for details on how you can enjoy this fabulous sport AND get college credit!
Class Instruction is taught by professional instructors from Mick’s Scuba.
PADI gives its FIVE STAR rating only to the best providers of scuba training and equipment. As a PADI Five Star Dive Center, Mick’s SCUBA offers a full range of diving experiences.
Call Mick’s Scuba for registration info 1-800-285-DIVE.