Pool Entry
Pool Entry
Pool Entry
Pool Entry

Pool Entry

Regular price $30.00 USD
19 in stock


Welcome to the Algin Sutton Outdoor Pool, located at 8800 S Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA 90044. We are thrilled to have you join us for our pool session, and we guarantee you will have a great time!

Once you purchase your ticket, your spot will be reserved, and you will receive an email a couple days before the pool session reminding you of the address and hours as well as more details about your class. We offer a variety of courses, including scuba certification and free diving. Please note that this pool session is an ADD ON to the certification fee.

If you haven't already done so, please add the PADI Open Water Course or Freediving course to your cart and purchase it with the pool session.

We want to make your experience as convenient as possible, and there will be plenty of FREE parking available in the lot next to the pool.

Please see our Confined Water Session Schedule below: Scuba students, be sure to complete your knowledge development sessions at home before your Saturday lesson.

Free Divers: 9:00 am-11:45 am. Must have your own: free diving fins, mask + snorkel, and weights (available for purchase in our shop).

Scuba Students: 8:45 am-11:30 am 8:45 AM - Meet your instructors in the parking lot. 9:00 AM - Learn everything you need to know about setting up gear and briefing. 9:45 AM - Change into wetsuits and enter the pool facility. 10:00 AM - 11:45AM - Jump in the pool and enjoy your lesson. 11:45 AM - Get changed into dry clothes!

Open Water TWO students will then have lunch and meet their instructor Keline at the shop at 1 PM for their knowledge review and exam session.

During our Open Water Course, you will learn a variety of skills to prepare you for the underwater world. Please see below for a list of skills to expect during your confined water dives:

Confined Water Session 1:

  • Equipment preparation and care (5x)
  • Put on and adjust weights
  • 200M continuous surface swim
  • 10 min surface swim
  • 300M snorkeling (if no 200M swim)
  • BWARF - Perform the buddy predive dive safety check
  • Inflate/deflate BCD with low-pressure hose
  • Underwater breathing naturally - No breath hold
  • 2nd stage clearing (exhalation and purge methods) & recovery
  • Mask clearing (partial and full) & recovery
  • Alternate air source breathing for 30s
  • Out of air simulation. Respond to air depletion by signaling "out of air"
  • Surface swim to deep water with scuba unit and snorkel
  • Exchange snorkel for regulator and regulator for snorkel 2x
  • Orally inflate BCD until positively buoyant
  • Cramp release technique for self and buddy
  • Adjust for proper weighting - Float at eye level while holding a normal breath
  • 5 point descent at a controlled rate while equalizing
  • Locate and check SPG. Signal appropriately
  • Neutral buoyancy via fin pivot using BCD low inflator hose
  • Hovering
  • Underwater swim while maintaining control/streamline
  • Equipment disassembly

Confined Water Session 2:

  • Demonstrate appropriate deep-water entry
  • Perform a tired diver tow for 25 meters
  • Remove, replace, adjust and secure scuba unit
  • Remove weight belt at the surface
  • 5 point descent using BCD for buoyancy control
  • Remove, replace, adjust and secure scuba unit
  • Remove, replace, adjust and secure weight system
  • Orally inflate BCD until positively buoyant for 1 minute
  • Breath effectively from a simulated free-flowing regulator for 30 seconds
  • Swim without a mask for 15 meters
  • Simulate a Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent for 30 Feet
  • Make a 5 Point Ascent using BCD for Buoyancy Control

Rest assured that while it may seem like a lot of skills, our instructors will guide you through each step of the way and make the learning process enjoyable. You'll be surprised at how quickly the time passes by once you're in the water! We are excited to have you join us and can't wait to share the fun experience of diving with you!