SCUBA Lessons in DC
Our SCUBA diving courses and dive trips have been customized specifically for the busy professional.
The Open Water SCUBA certification process (entry level) consists of 3 components:
- Academic studies & the in-person written quiz
- Pool training
- The actual 4 Open Water certification dives
It is recommended that the academic portion and the pool training should be completed before your vacation. Since these are time consuming components of the certification process, it is recommended that you complete them ahead of time.
The academic studies typically take 14 hours, whilst the pool training takes approximately 7 hours on a Sunday afternoon at an indoor pool. The final requirement for certification includes the actual 4 dives in open water. These dives must be completed within 12 months, after successful completion of the pool and academic training. They can be completed at a local lake, during your next vacation, or on a weekend Cayman trip.