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2014 Class Schedule

Openwater Diver Course
THURDAY - July 24th - 600pm - ADMIN at shop
July 31st, Aug 7th & 14th- 630p CLASS & POOL
Aug 21st - 630p CLASS, POOL, & FINAL EXAM
Aug 23rd & 24th - OPEN WATER DIVES

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$525

Advanced Open Water
TBA

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$350.00 (plus charter fee)

Emergency First Response
1st Tuesday of every month - call for availability
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$125.00 / $75.00 (renewal)
Rescue Diver Course
May 27th 6:00pm -ADMIN at shop
June 9th 600pm - Class at shop
June 12th 600pm - Final Exam & Pool
June 14th & 15th Open water dives 800am each day
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$400.00
Ice Diver Course
Prerequisites: Must be PADI Advanced (or equivalent) AND Dry Suit Certified

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$350.00

 Dry Suit Diver Course
  Winter 2015 call for details
- Must Pre Register -
$200
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PADI Equipment Specialist Course
TBA
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$100.00
Peak Buoyancy Diver
Tweak out your buoyancy, and become a better diver.
$150
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Enriched Air (Nitrox)
TBA
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Night Diver 

$200

Wreck Diver

TBA

Deep Diver

TBA

Digital Photography

TBA w/ Barry Johnson


 
PADI Openwater Diver Course
This is the entry level or beginner course that gives the student a full certification to Scuba dive anywhere in the world.

The course runs one night a week for five weeks and is taught in a relaxed fun manner. They are held on either Mondays or Thursdays in the evenings at 6:oo pm. and last 5 hours. The evening is split into two parts, academic and water training. The academic portion is held at the Dive Center and the water training portion is held at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s swimming pool. 

COST: $525.00    ($200.00 non-refundable deposit at sign-up)
INCLUDED: training materials,book,class sessions, pool sessions, open waterdives,use of all scuba gear(regulator, gauges,bcd,tank,wetsuit,)for the whole program.
REQUIRED:
Personal gear; Pool- Mask, Snorkel, Boots, Fins, Open water-Hood, Gloves,Weight Belt w/proper weights Bathing Suit & Towel; Transportation.
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PADI Dry Suit Diver Course

                       The PADI Dry Suit Diver course consists of the following:
                       • One class session 
                       • One confined water session 
                       • Two open water dives 

                       The student must be a certified diver and provide their own personal dive equipment.
                       Dry Suits are not provided but can be rented depending on availability.

                       The cost is $200.00 which includes the book and training sessions.

                       The course covers the following material:
                       1. The planning, organization, procedures, techniques, problems and hazards of dry suit diving.
                       2. Proper procedures for buoyancy control.
                       3. Ascent and descent training.
                       4. Routine, user level, preventative maintenance and performance check on dry suits.

            Please call or email Steve for more details on the Dry Suit Class.

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Discover Scuba Diving

The Discover Scuba Diving program is a controlled in water experience run by professional PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors designed to introduce a non-diver to the underwater world.

The program consists of:

• An orientation to the equipment needed to Scuba Dive
• An orientation to the procedures needed to Scuba Dive
• An in water experience in the pool with Scuba equipment.
• FUN FUN FUN FUN !!

Please call or email Steve for more details on the Discover Scuba Diving Class.

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PADI Equipment Specialist Course

This course is designed to give the diver a better understanding of the function and performance of the standard dive equipment. It will cover pre-dive set up, how it operates, post dive cleaning and care, and preventative and routine maintenance. The course is a three night format with the students getting hands on with some of their own equipment. This is not a course to tear down and rebuild regulators. That is done by certified technicians. 

• Prerequisites  – Open Water Diver or above 
• Cost - $100.00/ includes manual 
• Additional required materials – PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving 

Specific areas to be covered:
• Setting up a “save a dive kit” 
• Mask, snorkel, and fin care and maintenance 
• Regulator function, cleaning and maintenance 
• BCD care and maintenance 
• Weight system use, care and maintenance 
• Light and camera care and maintenance
• Gauge and console care and maintenance
• Computer care and maintenance 
• Exposure suit principles, care and maintenance 
 
 

Please call or email Steve for more details on the PADI Equipment Specialist Course

PADI ICE DIVER COURSE

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to assess, plan, and execute an ice dive in a safe and efficient manner. The course meets the needs of both the professional and recreational diver. The course specifically addresses the specialty equipment needed, the environmental conditions including weather and ice formation, hypothermia concerns, overhead environment diving, safety diving, and line tending. The student diver will also learn to cut prep, and maintain a proper hole to enter and exit the water.
The course consists of one academic session, and four open water sessions.

Prerequisites – 1. The student must have a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification or equivalent.
                       2. The student must have a PADI Dry Suit Diver Certification or equivalent
Cost - $ 350.00 -   with a $100.00 nonrefundable deposit at signup

Included – Ice Diver Manual, academic session, all open water sessions, and use of 
                     all specific ice diving equipment.
Not- Included – Personal dive equipment, cooler for warm water, and sled.

 

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