Training Dives for Open Water Diver Certification
For anyone wishing to complete the requirements for Open Water Diver (entry level certification) here on Long Island, we will be offering training dives (weather permitting) on the dates listed below. To be eligible for the dives you must have completed the academic requirements and confined water sessions for the open water program within the last year. If it has been a while since your pool training you are welcome to come in for a pool refresher free of charge any time we have room in one of our scuba classes. If you have a referral from another dive shop or independent instructor it must indicate that all confined water and academic requirements were completed within the last year. Students with referrals can also do a confined water refresher for a $75.00 fee. Four training dives are needed to meet the minimum requirement for certification. You will need two days of training to complete the four dives, they can not be completed in one day.
Students are responsible for ALL of their equipment. Tanks, regulators, BCD’s, wetsuits and weights are included in the fee for the training dives but you will have to pick that gear up a day or two before the training dives. We will meet at the dive site on Saturday and Sunday morning. You will be given the dive site information when you sign up or pick up your equipment. Once you have completed four training dives your photo will be taken and your certification will be processed. The fee for Open Water Training is $250 for School of Fish students and $350 for referral students. There is a $35 processing fee for your PADI certification.
2017 Open Water Training Schedule:
June 17th, 24th
July 8th, 22nd
August 5th, 26th
Weekday training dives are also available. Call to schedule.
Adventure Dives for Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water
If you are working towards your Adventure Diver or Advanced Open Water certification you will have to complete three or five adventure dives respectively. For Adventure Diver we recommend the Buoyancy, Night, and Navigation Dives. Once you have completed those three dives you can come out on one of our wreck dives where you will do your Deep, and Boat Adventure dive.
We do not supply any of the equipment that is needed for these training dives, you will be responsible for 100% of your gear. Most items can be rented but certain items (lights, compasses, safety tubes, lift bags, reels etc..) can not be rented so those items will have to be purchased. We require all divers to have two lights for the night dive, a primary and a backup light, a personal marker is recommended as well. If you are doing your Deep dive you will need a pony bottle and regulator for your backup air. There will be a fee for the charter boat if you are doing your deep dive and wreck dive. The fee for the training on adventure dives is $50 per dive. Divers making adventure dives have to complete the Advanced Open Water eLearning program prior to making adventure dives.
Adventure Dive Schedule
Wreck Dive: July 1st, August 19th
Call to schedule Night, Navigation and Buoyancy