Basic Scuba Instruction

What You Need To Bring With You
Students get personal attention from instructors     Please bring a bathing suit, towel, and a tee shirt for for sun protection (winter months: sweats or warm cloths for after pool sessions). A notebook and pen for taking notes during class. Scuba Superstore will provide mask, snorkel, fins and boots for the first weekend class at no charge. If you choose to buy these items we suggest that you wait until after the first class session where proper fitting techniques will be discussed. Scuba Superstore would prefer that you shop with an education and start out right. If you already own these items, feel free to use them during the class.
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Where the class is held
    Scuba Superstore teaches classes at our Orange County California location.Weekend Classes start every other Saturday. You attend Saturday and Sunday for three weekends in a row. Certification is SDI Scuba Diver (openwater 1). We provide a text book, log book, no-decompression tables, and upon successful completion of the course, the certification card. The course fee also includes the use of all necessary rental scuba gear. Mask, snorkel, fins and boots will be provided the first weekend of class at no charge and will be available to rent thereafter. Pool training is conducted in our own pool. All open water dives are from the beach at Shaw's cove, a popular dive site only one block from the shop. Students getting ready to use scuba for the first time
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Why You Should Take This Class
Students learn proper way to assemble dive gear     Scuba Superstore in Orange County California is very proud of our certification course, it offers an opportunity to learn to handle yourself correctly and safely in the ocean. We specialize in teaching you self reliance within the buddy system, instead of dependance on other divers or their equipment. Each student will demonstrate competance and confidence with pool excersizes before attempting the ocean. Our class's goal is to create a safe and confident diver. If you are truly interested in learning to scuba dive, not just get certified, this is the class for you! Our class has an emphasis on surf safety (instead of the typical surf avoidance or ignorance). Please be enthusiastic and ready to get wet. You will be in the water and on scuba the first day.
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When Are The Classes Scheduled
    See our class schedule for starting dates and times. Be at Scuba Superstore in Orange County California 15 minutes before the classes scheduled start time. Please check in at the counter to pick up course materials and get on the class roster.
The following is a brief (and by no means complete) outline of our weekend course:
  • Saturday, Day One (8:30am to 4:30pm)
    1. Introduction
    2. Pool - Water skills evaluation, snorkeling techniques, introduction to scuba
    3. Lecture and discussion - Snorkeling and Scuba equipment
  • Sunday, Day Two (8:00am to 4:30pm)
    1. Ocean - Ocean conditions evaluation, surf training
    2. Pool - Scuba skills
    3. Lecture and discussion - Marine life and environment
  • Saturday, Day Three (8:00am to 4:30pm)
    1. Ocean - Predive briefing - Snorkel dive
    2. Pool - Scuba skills
    3. Lecture and discussion - Diving sciences and medicine
  • Sunday, Day Four (6:00am to 2:30pm)
    1. Ocean - Predive briefing - First and second openwater scuba dives
    2. Lecture and discussion - No-decompression tables, Written test.
  • Saturday, Day Five (6:00am to 9:30am)
    1. Ocean - Predive briefing - Third open water scuba dive
  • Sunday, Day Six (6:00am to 9:30am)>
    1. Ocean - Predive briefing - Fourth open water scuba dive
Students learn how to care for dive gearStudents learning scuba skills
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How Do I Sign Up For a Class
Once certified students enjoy scuba diving     To apply for a class, see our class schedule calendar. You should also visit our student forms page where you can get all of the necessary student forms that you will need to have filled out. You can either signup on line from our class schedule calendar or contact us at the store directly. Our address and phone number are listed at the bottom of this page. See our store page for our days and hours of operation. A $50.00 non-refundable deposit reserves your place in an upcoming scuba class. The balance is due on the first day of class. No refunds of the class fee after completion of the first day.

Please note: Should you fail to qualify in any Scuba dives, you will make them up with future classes, as space permits, within a three month period or schedule private dives at $45.00 per dive.
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