Earning your NAUI Scuba Diver Certification card is an accomplishment for which you will rightfully feel proud and you will be ready to begin a lifetime of underwater adventures and discovering.
During your NAUI Scuba Diver class, you will learn about modern dive equipment, diving sciences, responsible diving practices and the environment. Diving skills will be taught and practiced first in the comfort and convenience of a confined water environment and finally during your open water training dives with your NAUI Instructor.
Experienced Scuba Diver: Divers at least 15 years of age with a minimum of 25 open water scuba dives but who do not have formal certification (such as military, commercial, or scientific divers), and who wish to gain a NAUI diver certification may complete a NAUI Experienced Scuba Diver course designed just for them. This course reviews all the knowledge and skills taught in the NAUI Scuba Diver course, based on the experience and needs of the student. Graduates receive NAUI Scuba Diver certification with all privileges thereof as a NAUI certified diver.
Getting started is easy! Individuals ages 10+ and in good physical condition may enroll in a NAUI Scuba Diver course. First check out our CALENDAR to make sure our schedule fits yours. Then after purchasing this product, give us a call at (323) 641-7416 to confirm everything. Finally, stop by our shop to complete your paperwork for the course, get your materials and start reading the book and watching the video. Your NAUI Instructor will schedule a time with you to get started with the course, check your progress and make sure you understand all important scuba diving information. Signing up for a class is easy, while wetsuits and fun await!
Our NAUI Open Water Diver course takes 4 days total and consists of three main phases:
In the NAUI Open Water Diver course, you learn to use basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, regulator, buoyancy control device and a tank. The equipment you wear varies, depending upon the time of year and the water conditions.
Before you start the course you will be required to purchase your own personal gear mentioned above (mask, fins, snorkel, gloves, boots and wetsuit). We offer 15% off all of our students. If you buy your gear at our shop we will waive any rental fee for additional equipment (BCD, regulator, tank, weight belt... $95 rental fee cap waived).
Q. Can I still SCUBA dive even when I cannot swim?
You do not have to know how to swim well in order to SCUBA dive. Of course, knowing how to swim helps.
Normally, there are more people who cannot swim well; not swimming well may mean simply "cannot swim" or "did not get proper lesson."
People who cannot swim are most afraid of drinking water and sinking. However, when a diver wears wetsuits, he or she floats automatically. Also, SCUBA diving is a sport which a diver has to sink with a self-contained underwater breathing apparatus (SCUBA).
The biggest hinderance to start diving is not that you cannot swim well, but it is that you are afraid of water by not swimming well. Please stop worrying, and when you let the instructor know about your issues, he or she will lead safely and comfortably to the water and underwater.
Just trust us and apply now!
Q. What do I do after I purchased Open Water Course?
After you purchase Open Water Course, the instructor will contact you according to your account via email or phone call. Then, you will schedule for meeting.
You will come to our dive shop on the scheduled day and will go through orientation, instructions, and you will schedule further appointments for swimming pool and ocean dive sessions.