5104 N. Henry Blvd
Stockbridge, GA 30281
What is Involved?
Becoming certified consists of three phases:
- Orientation and Self Study
- Academic Review/Confined-Water Training
- Open Water Training
Orientation and Self Study
To get started, you’ll meet with one of our staff for your scuba orientation when we will answer questions about your training. We will also review your class schedule, explain your self study options – Book & DVD or PADI e-Learning and after you have completed the first two academic sections of your home-study materials we will fit you in your equipment for class.
Academic Review/Confined-Water Training
Once you have completed your home study you join us for academic review and pool sessions.
- You can complete your academics online through PADI e-Learning followed by a short instructor administered quiz during your first night orientation and fitting . With this option you can learn at you own pace, visit or email your instructor with any questions, then schedule your confined water dives at our indoor / heated pool either on your own or join a group.
- If you go "old school" and choose the paper manual & DVD you can schedule a classroom review of the of the material either private or with a group ,where your instructor will review the information you've gained by working through the self-study materials. He will bring this information to life with first-hand examples of how divers apply this information on dive vacations and here at home, and administer your quizzes and final exam. This is usually done in a group format, for private lessons we recommend the e-Learning option.
- During your confined water training dives in the pool, your instructor will demonstrate and have you practice diving’s fundamental skills. You will complete 5 confined water dives over a 2 - 3 day period learning to assemble/disassemble your SCUBA Kit, enter & exit the water with SCUBA gear on, clear your mask, control your buoyancy & swim with SCUBA gear, monitor your air supply, assist your dive buddy, and several other essential skills. Like all aspects of learning to dive, pool sessions are fun and enjoyable. They increase your comfort level and make the transition to open water diving easier.
When you've completed your academic review and confined-water training, you'll be ready for the final and most important phase of earning your Open Water SCUBA Diver certification: your open water training dives.
Open Water Training
Open water training consists of four dives conducted over two days. Each of the sessions consists of the opportunity to apply the skills you mastered in the pool, and to make a guided dive under the supervision of your instructor and his or her assistants. As far as open water training goes, you have a couple of options:
- Complete your dives with Wet Set Scuba: During warmer weather, you can join us in Pelham, Alabama for a weekend of open water training at the Dive Alabama rock quarry or possibly Lake Lanier for a really close to home experience that doesn't require an overnight stay. In the winter we may visit one of the springs in north Florida or send you to our friends in Key Largo..... Also, several times a year Wet Set Scuba conducts long-weekend and week-long trips to some of diving’s most popular resort destinations like the Florida Keys, Bahamas, or Caribbean, some of our students elect to complete their certification dives during the first two days of these trips then continue diving for fun or continue their education with a few Advanced or Specialty training dives.
- Complete your dives while on your vacation: If you already have a vacation planned to a warm-water destination anywhere in the world, we can provide you with referral paperwork so that you can complete your Open Water training dives at the dive destination of your choice. We can also arrange your Exotic Dive Vacation, complete with open water dives.
Once you've completed your academic review, confined and open water training, you’ll be awarded Open Water Diver certification, your ticket to a lifetime of diving adventure.
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