How much does it cost to learn to scuba dive?

Start saving your pocket change future divers; taking a scuba diving course can be pretty expensive. Getting your Open Water scuba diving certificate can cost anywhere from $150.00 to $600.00 depending on how you go about deciding to complete your course. The average cost is about $250.00 to $300.00 per student.

How long is the PADI scuba course?

PADI’s Open Water Diver course® is the world’s most popular and widely-recognized scuba diving certification. You can become a certified diver in as little as four days, or over the course of a year.

Can you teach yourself to scuba dive?

With contemporary advances in dive equipment, medicine and training, people of all ages and sizes can safely learn to dive. Most people who have a basic level of physical fitness and are comfortable in the water can scuba dive. There are, however, a few medical conditions which are contraindicated for scuba diving.

How fast can you learn to scuba dive?

Although Scuba Divers are allowed to dive only under the supervision of a PADI professional and only to depths above 40 feet, most students can complete the course in as little as 2 or 3 days.

How deep can you dive without a certification?

The short, super long answer is… as an Open Water certified diver you are qualified to dive “independently” (with a buddy of course), without a certified professional guiding you, to 18m/60ft. This is why we recommend continuing your scuba education and going on more dives.

How much do scuba lessons cost?

A quick survey of dive centers in the Midwest US showed training costs to run between $350 and $450 or more depending on what was included and location. We sometimes see dive centers advertising $99 classes – let’s look at those a little later. Another cost in becoming a certified scuba diver is your personal equipment.

How to get scuba certified?

Decide where to get your diving license. There are two ways to go about choosing a destination.

  • Choose the best scuba certification program for you. There are three ways you can get your diving license.
  • Know what to expect during your program. The entry-level course to become scuba certified is PADI’s Open Water Course.
  • Compare scuba certification costs.
  • What are the levels of scuba diving certification?

    There are two main scuba certification levels that most recreational scuba divers are interested in: the open water diver certification and the advanced open water diver certification.The open water diver certification allows you to dive down to depths of 60 feet. To get this certification you must first take classes either online or in-person.

    What to expect on your first dive?

    Take Your Time. Be rest assured that you won’t be rushing into the process.

  • Learning to Breathe. The first time breathing underwater with a scuba regulator may be a strange experience for some.
  • Adjusting to the Noise.
  • Adjusting to Vision.
  • Feeling Weightless.
  • Feeling the Need to Pee.
  • Final Thoughts on Your Scuba Diving Experience.