Frequently Asked Questions
How old do I have to be a scuba diver?
The minimum age to be a scuba diver is 10 years old. Students who are 10-14 years old will earn the junior scuba diver certification. Kids 8 years of age can also enjoy a swimming pool training program called the PADI Seal Team. The Seal Team is a four week program for kids 8-14 years old who are not ready for the open water environment. There is no maximum age, however, your physical ability should be considered.
Should I already know how to swim?
Swimming is a requirement for scuba diving. You do not have to be able to swim to the Bahamas and back, but you must have the ability to move through the water comfortably without panicking. You must also be able to tread water. If you are not confident with your swimming skills we will help you build your skills so you can successfully master the scuba diving skills.
How much is the cost?
Scuba diving is an expensive sport. At In Too Deep Scuba we try our best to keep the cost comfortable for you without compromising quality customer service and the skills you need to become a confident and independent scuba diver. The cost for the confined water training sessions, academic sessions and the open water certification dives is only $498.00 per person. The cost also includes the use of the scuba diving equipment. Additionally, you will need to purchase your personal mask, snorkel ,fins and boots. See our Buy Classes page for more information on the classes that we offer. "If you are strap for cash", feel free to ask us about a payment plan for your training.
How long is training?
Plan to attend four classroom sessions. The classes are conducted at In Too Deep Scuba. Classes start at 5:00-8:00 P.M. Most weekday classes are scheduled on Wednesday and/or Thursday evening. Saturday classes are 11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M. Morning classes are available upon your request. We also offer the NAUI eLearning if you don't have time for a traditional instructor led class. The swimming pool sessions are always on Sunday at 5:30-8:30 P.M. We are very flexible on scheduling classroom sessions, so don't hesitate to ask us to schedule classes to accommodate your schedule. Once you complete the classroom and pool sessions, we will head to the open water for two days of scuba diving. The open water certification dives are scheduled on a Friday & Saturday. During this two day weekend you will do four dives to obtain your open water diver certification.
How long is my certification good for?
Once you are certified, you are always certified. Keep in mind, that with any sport or hobby "if you don't use it, you lose it." If you go several months without scuba diving, it is very wise to take a refresher course before you go on your next dive trip. The refresher course includes a classroom session and a swimming pool session.
How has the COVID-19 affected your training?
The COVID-19 virus has affected us all. We are obligated to provide you with a clean and healthy training environment. Our transition to combat the COVID-19 from a health and wellness perspective was not a challenge for us. We have always kept our dive shop clean and sanitized. Our training classes are kept small at 4-6 students per class. All scuba diving students are required to have their personally owned scuba mask, snorkel, fins and fin boots. If you do not own your required equipment, we encourage you to purchase them from us. Two changes that we have made include providing you with two mouthpieces for the scuba regulator and we will no longer rent a mask and snorkel to our students. You should also purchase your own wetsuit. ("Wearing a rented wetsuit is like wearing someone else's underwear.")