How much does it cost?
Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities learning to dive isn't expensive. The cost for a basic open water scuba diver certification is $650.00. This includes classroom, pool time, required books, and all rental gear except for mask, snorkel, fins, and boots.
What is the Basic Open Water course?
The Open Water course is the basic scuba diving certification course taught by your SDI instructor. They are the basic skills and knowledge you will need to know as an independent diver.
Who can enroll?
Children as young as 10 years old (12 years old in some countries) can enroll in the Junior Open Water course and those 15 years and older can enroll in the Open Water course. Junior Open Water certified divers are automatically upgraded to Open Water divers on their 15th birthday with no need for recertification. You'll also need to be in good health with no major health problems.
What does the course qualify you to do?
When you're certified as an Open Water diver you'll be able to dive to 60 feet / 18 meters (40 feet / 12 meters for 10-12 year olds) whenever you're accompanied by a fellow of the same or higher certification level (the other diver must be 18 or older for Junior Open Water divers). You don't have to be accompanied by a Divemaster or Instructor, but can be if you'd prefer. You're also eligible to do the Advanced Open Water course and many specialties.
I'm already certified, but it's been awhile since I last went diving?
Consider the value of taking a refresher course. One of our instructors will be happy to review your scuba skills, refresh your knowledge both of theory and in the pool.
Now that I'm a certified diver, what's next?
Go diving! If you need a buddy, call us up to set one up for you. We can book a charter for you right here on Lake Winnipesaukee or just about anywhere in the world!