Frequently Asked Questions
- How long is the Open Water class?
- How often is the Open Water class offered?
- Do I have to buy all of the equipment to take the course?
- How much will it cost to purchase the equipment required for the class?
- Where are the classes held?
- How many students are in each class?
Our weekend class starts on Friday at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:30 pm (class room only). Saturday and Sunday classes begin at 8:30 am and end at 5:30 pm. On Saturday and Sunday, we are in the pool in the morning, break for lunch, and then in the class room for the remainder of the day. Week night classes are Mondays and Wednesdays for 3 weeks beginning at 6:30 pm and ending at 9:00 pm.
We offer weekend classes at least once a month in the winter and every 2-3 weeks in the summer. Weeknight classes are offered at least 5 times a year.
No. You will need to have mask, fins, snorkel, and boots to take the class. If you buy them from us, we guarantee the fit. We will provide BC, tanks, regulator, wetsuit, weights, and weight belt for the class. These items are rented to you for the training dives. Rental for students is $115.00 for the training dive weekend.
The starting cost of the four items needed for the class is about $170.00.
The classes are taught at Caribbean Dive Shop and we use local University indoor heated pools for the pool sessions.
Classes normally have 8 to 10 students. We usually have 2 instructors in the pool plus additional Divemasters assisting. We have the highest Instructor to Student ration in the area.