Learn to dive with one of the world's most popular scuba course, the SSI Open Water Diver program.
Experience the exhilarating feeling of breathing underwater while seeing the incredible sights this liquid world has to offer. Northeast Scuba's trained professionals will ensure you learn the necessary skills so that you too can enjoy what's below the surface. Have fun with our instructions while you gain the skills to confidently explore this world with a buddy.
The SSI Open Water Diver program is comprised of three components: Academic Instruction, Confined Water Skills and Open Water Dives. Upon successful completion of all three phases you will earn your Open Water certification.
During the academic sessions you will learn about the physics of our watery world and how certain concepts apply to us while we are diving. The various pieces of equipment will be shown and use for each explained and later practiced in the confined water and open water sessions.
Confined water sessions allow our professional staff to gently introduce you to how scuba equipment works and the various uses as well as prepare you for the open water dives. You will learn how to clear water from a mask while still underwater, achieving and maintaining proper buoyancy will be practiced as well as various entry and exit techniques. Of course there are many skills to learn but its more fun learning them in the water than trying to picture them in a write up. Please review our schedule for upcoming classes. We typically have two weekend courses per month and one weeknight class.
Pool sessions for the weeknight class are generally 8pm-10pm on the 3-6 nights of class. The weekend courses generally have the pool sessions Saturday and SUnday evenings from 5pm-8pm. Make sure you bring a swim suit and towel.
Once the academic and confined water sessions are completed, the diver is eligible to participate in the four open water dives. During these dives you will practice the skills learned during the pool sessions but more importantly, you will be learning about the underwater world, the creatures that live there and how to safely dive local waters.
Northeast Scuba has many customers who elect to complete the academic and pool sessions here and then finish their certification dives while on a vacation. This is called a referral. We will supply you with all the necessary paperwork showing completion of the academic and pool sessions. The receiving dive facility will review your knowledge and skills and then take you on your four open water dives.
Northeast Scuba offers several scheduling options for the SSI Open Water Diver program:
Weeknight sessions meet two nights per week for three weeks. During these six sessions you will complete the academic and confined water sessions. Open water dives, if you are planning on diving our local waters, will be scheduled on a weekend. A typical session is 6pm-9:30pm on the first two nights and then 8pm-10:30pm on the nights with pool sessions.
Tuition: $499..00 plus $114.99 for the academic package including the DVD. Make up sessions for either pool or classroom are $40.00/hour/person.
Weekend Sessions meet one weekend to complete all academic and confined water requirements and then another weekend for the four open water dives. Weekend classes begin Friday evenings at 6:00pm. A typical session is 2pm-9pm on Saturday and 2pm-8pm on Sunday. Sunday sessions are sometimes held earlier depending on pool availability. Times may vary depending on pool availability.
Tuition: $499.00 plus $114.99 for the academic package including the DVD.
Private instruction is also an option. Depending on the student's availability and pool schedule we can customize a one on one session or private instruction for small groups or families. Please inquire about our private instruction if you feel you cannot meet our regularly scheduled classes. Private instruction pricing applies.
Equipment: Northeast Scuba provides the scuba related equipment for either class, the BCD, tank, regulator, weights, wetsuit and hood. . Each student will need their own mask, fins, snorkel and boots for the class. We offer these with a Northeast Scuba discount.. (Rental of mask, fins, snorkel and boots or any items thereof is $55.00 for the pool sessions and $55.00 for open water dives.) Rental fees can be applied toward purchase of a complete package.
Fees for boat dives are additional.