Northeast Scuba's Open Water Referral Course allows you to complete the academic and pool training sessions locally and when you arrive at your resort destination, you can complete the four required open water dives to meet all certification requirements. This is a great program for those individuals and families who plan vacations in the winter months but still want to earn their full SSI Open Water certification.
Here's how it works:
First come in and sign up for one of our popular SSI Open Water courses. Northeast Scuba's trained SSI staff will present the academic information in a way that makes learning how all the subjects interrelated to diving and why we have certain procedures and rules for safe diving. It's easy, fun and you can even begin your scuba journey on-line by signing up for the academic training via SSI's web site
www.dive SSI.com and enrolling. Identify Northeast Scuba as you dive facility of choice and you are ready to begin. Did I mention the on-line training I provided at no cost to you? See tuition option below for pricing info.
Once the academic sessions are completed you will be ready for the pool sessions where you will be introduced to the basic scuba skills all divers need. These skills are fun and easy to learn. Each session allows you to practice skills previously learned while you add new skills to the mix. Before you know it, you will have completed the pool sessions and be ready for the four open water dives.
Our pool sessions for the weeknight courses are generally scheduled for the 3-6 nights of class. For the weekend format pool sessions a generally scheduled for Satuday and SUnday evenings. Pool times may change somewhat due to the pool facilities schedule. make sure you bring a swim suit and towel for the pool sessions.
Northeast Scuba will prepare a "Referral" packet that you will take with you to your resort destination. Other agencies besides SSI can complete your open water dives and sign off verifying you have successfully complotted the open water training. Now you can enjoy the vacation, dive as a certified diver, and once home return your completed referral packet to Northeast Scuba and we will see that your SSI Open Water Diver certification card is issued. You might expect to find the resorts charging anywhere from $200.00 to 400.00 to complete the four open water dives. Call ahead and make sure you understand their Referral policy and fees.
The entire process couldn't be easier. It will enhance your vacation and allow you to enjoy more of your time away diving rather than in a resort attending training sessions.
Referral Tuition: $399.00 plus the SSI Open Water Diver materials ($115.00) for a total of $514.00)
All scuba related equipment is included in the tuition of $395.00 (BCD, tank, regulator, weights, wetsuit).
E-Learning Option: Tuition- $299.00 plus 45.00 for SSI logbook and Dive Tables. (Does not include SSI Open Water Diver text, DVD).
Mask, Fins, Snorkel and boots may be purchased and we offer a student discount for these items. We also rent these items for an additional fee of $95.00 for the pool. Rental fee can be credited toward the purchase of an entire package.
Referral Open Water Dives with Northeast Scuba:
Students with a valid "referral" form can complete their four (4) open water dives with Northeast Scuba. We offer the four open water dives in our local diving environment and typically dive the Cape Ann region on the north shore. The dives are conducted over a weekend in the Gloucester/Rockport area on Cape Ann but our instructors may also choose other destinations should weather or student request dictate.
Weekday Open Water certification Dives: There may be times when your schedule does not allow for completing your four open water dives over a weekend. Should you need weekday dives instead, this fall into a private instruction category and an additional $175.00 will be charged. per person. (Total $450.00).
Cost: $275.00 for the four open water dives for anyone having completed a referral course and needing their four dives to complete the certification (weekend format). This cost includes all scuba related equipment, pool skills review and academic knowledge review prior to completing the four dives.
Mask, Fins, Snorkel and boots may purchased with your student discount or they may be rented for the four open water dives for $55.00 additional cost. Rental fee can be credited toward the purchase of an entire package.
Referral Open Water Diver Course Option:
Acad. Pkg Included
Referral Pkt: Included
Total: $429.00 plus tax
Cancellations & Rescheduling: Students cancelling or rescheduling classes within 72 hours of the start date/time may be required to pay a $100.00/person fee. This fee is required when the number of students remaining in the class falls below the required 6 needed to run the class.