This course requires a SCUBA Medical Statement. The form must be emailed to the course administrator prior to arrival.
Scuba Diver 1 is an entry-level course for people who have not been previously certified to Scuba dive and provides a comprehensive overview of basic concepts that are required to dive safely. Topics include diving equipment, diving physiology, dive planning, environmental considerations and recognizing and managing risks associated with Open Water diving.
Participants who successfully complete the classroom and pool work will qualify for an Open Water certification experience, which must be taken separately and is not included in the course fee. Successful completion of the Open Water experience will result in an industry recognized and accepted certification at the level of Open Water Diver.
Exclusive discounts are available for this course. Georgia Tech and Georgia Aquarium Employees and Georgia Tech Alumni are eligible for an $80 discount (coupon code "REC-80"). Georgia Tech Students are eligible for a $140 discount (coupon code "REC-140"). Please use the appropriate coupon code during the online check-out process.
Note: Coupon codes must be applied during checkout. Coupon codes cannot be redeemed after your checkout is complete. Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart . To use this discount, a valid employee or student I.D. will be required in class.
A signed release from a physician if any of the items in the SCUBA Medical Statement are noted with a positive (YES) response. A "yes" response does not necessarily disqualify a candidate from diving but instead acknowledges that there is a pre-existing condition that may or may not effect safe scuba participation
Must meet watermanship requirements to include a 200 meter swim (free style), a 10-minute water tread and an underwater breath hold swim for distance
10 years old or older
10-15 year olds must get approval from the course director prior to acceptance into the program
Who Should Attend
Those who are interested in becoming certified to scuba dive
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