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Open Water Classes

The basic scuba diving class for entry level certification.  Below you can find our schedule for the Open Water Certification Classes. The cost is $245 per person. Stop on by or give us a call to apply or for additional information. A deposit of $125 will reserve a place for you! Hurry, class size is limited to 10-12 students.  Reserve your spot!

We would like to thank you for expressing an interest in our Scuba Diving Course.  This critique is designed to explain what you may expect from us, as well as what we expect of you, to become a certified scuba diver.  

BASIC COURSE CRITIQUE

COURSE SCHEDULE

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE SCUBA HUT

EQUIPMENT PROVIDED BY THE STUDENT

Class I

Educational System

Student Kit, Pen

Class II

Mask, Fins, Snorkel

Boots,  Gloves

Class III

 Weight belt, Regulator, Pressure Gauge, Tank, Stabilizer Jacket w/AIR II

Balance of course fees due. Mask, Fins, Snorkel.             3 pictures, may be taken at Scuba Hut.

           Class IV, V                     Written Exam Class VI

Same as above

All of the above.

Certification Options

Open Water Equipment

Student Responsibilities

Open Water Certification By Referral or  Certify  locally, referral student has 6 months from course completion to get certified, 

Wetsuit, Tank, Regulator, Pressure Gauge, Stabilizer Jacket w/AIR II  Above equipment provided when certification is done locally with Scuba Hut.

**All of the above, Depth Gauge, Compass, Wt. Belt (10% of body weight). YOU MUST bring your logbook when equipment is picked up.

Absenteeism may be made up at the next session with a $35 fee for the private lesson. .

Referral students that do not complete certification with in three (3) months must do a Scuba Skills Update class to complete with Scuba Hut. $50 update fee is required.  

**It is the responsibility of the student to pick up all necessary gear prior to the scheduled open water dive and no one will be permitted to participate in the open water activities without this gear. Students are required to return gear on the scheduled dates or daily rental will apply.   

NOTES:

(1) Medical history forms must be filled out during Class I.  Physicals, if needed, MUST be done prior to any water work.  Physicals, if needed must be done by a diving physician.

  (2) Payment of certification fee does not guarantee certification; additional fees may be required for return trips to the certification site.

           (3) There is an entrance fee to the Open Water dive site.           

 

Combine Specialties and dive experience to increase your knowledge and dive recognition levels 




Search and Recovery

Often divers are asked to search for and recover items lost in the water. With so much water in Maryland, area divers get many opportunities to look for missing objects. Rings, watches, and even boat motors are routinely lost. Divers need to be able to assess the situation and determine their ability to retrieve the object.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this program the diver should be able to:
Assess the situation
Recognize limitations of divers and equipment
Learn and use different search patterns
Locate and mark missing objects
Proper lift and riggin procedures
Understand specialized equipment uses.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water dives


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook
Pelican Float

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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Dry Suit Techniques


Today's diver must have thorough training to effectively and safely enjoy dry suit diving. With so many varied suits on the market and the variety of materials they are manufactured from, some training in their use is essential. Dry suits are designed for warmth and safety but they can lead to serious diving problems if not used correctly.

CLASS OBJECTIVES:
Upon completing this program the diver should be able to:
Demonstrate proper care and maintenance of dry suits.
List potential dangers of cold water diving.
Proper use of dry suits.
Make field repairs.
Discuss and perform emergency procedures associated with the use of dry suits.

CLASS DESCRIPTION:
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water dives

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS:
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook
Dry suit and dry suit underwear

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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Wreck Diving

Educating recreational divers about the skills and equipment required for safely exploring shipwrecks, including how to research and locate wrecks.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Divers will learn about different types of shipwrecks including local laws and regulations governing these sites.
Expose divers to the types of specialized equipment used in wreck diving

CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water quarry dives
2 ocean dives


EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbooks

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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Underwater Navigation


Navigation is an important skill for the novice as well as the experienced diver. It adds an important safety factor to diving, boosts confidence, and increases enjoyment.


CLASS OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this program the diver should be able to:
Determine the latitude and longitude of objects on a navigational chart.
Determine what charts are best for diving.
Identify compasses and their parts.
Determine true courses and magnetic courses.
Run reciprocal courses, taking account both air consumption and swim rate.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water dives

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbooks
Navigation plotter
Marking pencil

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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Boat Diving


Boat diving is a skill that provides a great deal of enjoyment for the recreation diver. Eventually most divers will want to explore tropical reef systems of a submerged shipwreck and the use of a boat to transport them to these sites is necessary.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this program the diver should be able to:
Determine the qualities of a safe and adequately equipped dive boat.
Identify the parts of a boat.
List and perform 4 necessary procedures for a pre-dive preparation.
List and perform proper boat procedures.
List and perform proper boat dive techniques.
Recommend equipment for boats used in diving.
List points for selecting boat and proper boating techniques.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
1 boat trip with 2 open water dives

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.


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Deep Diving


What is deep diving? In some areas 40 feet is considered deep. In most tropical areas, 80 feet is considered deep. Water conditions can effect the psychological as well as the physical abilities of the diver. In this course we will visit 90 as a deep dive.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Upon completion the diver will be able to:
List 10 deep diving conditions divers must be aware of.
List and describe 6 areas of preparation for deep diving.
Properly prepare for a deep dive experience, including dive planning, equipment preparation, and emergency procedures.
Calculate repetitive dive times, depths, and surface intervals.
Calculate decompression stops.
List necessary first aid for decompression injury.
List and describe dive planning and safety aspects of high altitude diving, bounce diving, and flying after diving.
Properly execute 2 no-decompression deep dives.
Calculate surface to air consumption.


CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water deep dives.

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.


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Night/Limited Visibility Diving


Limited visibility water is a challenge. The experience often offers animals, plants, and other creatures not found in clear daylight waters. However, limited visibility has hazards, so additional education and training are necessary.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Upon completing this program the diver should be able to:
List causes and determine the possibility of turbid water.
List problem areas and solutions to turbid water diving.
Perform proper techniques for diving in limited visibility.
List necessary equipment for a night dive.
List necessary qualities, maintenance, and use of lights.
Create and implement proper plans for night diving.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
1 lecture
1 pool session
2 open water dives

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook
Primary Dive light
Secondary Dive light (may be a chemical light)

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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Stress and Rescue


Prevention and early detection of stress are the main focus of this class because they are the key to safe diving. Some rescue skills must of course be learned, but with the proper prevention techniques they will hopefully never be needed. No one is immune to stress. It is a part of every dive and a certain level of stress is healthy. It warns us of danger and many times prevents us from partaking in situations beyond out abilities.

CLASS OBJECTIVES
Divers will learn to understand what stress is, why it occurs, how to detect it, prevent it, and how to deal with it.
Divers will learn emergency procedures and accident management.
Coordination of rescue personnel.
Searching for the missing diver.
Rescuing an accident victim.
Recognize compressed gas injuries.
Administer immediate care.
Self aid.
Buddy assists.
Conditions that can complicate rescues.

CLASS DESCRIPTION
2 lectures
1 pool session
2 open water dives

EQUIPMENT REQUIREMENTS
Complete diving equipment including SPG, depth gauge, timing device, compass, and an alternate air source.
Dive light
Dive knife
Textbook

*NOTE* Students using equipment rental packages are to pick up and return all equipment at the Scuba Hut. This includes equipment need for pool sessions.

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NITROX

Learn how changing what we breathe can effect our bottom times, surface intervals and perhaps our safety. Dive longer by understanding how lowering the nitrogen content of air can enhance your dive.

Course Objective

Class Description

Equipment Requirement.