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 will 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 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 can be 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 scuba diver. The cost for the confined water and academic sessions is only $475.00 per person. The cost includes academic sessions or the NAUI eLearning, materials, pool training dives, and the use of the scuba diving equipment. Additionally, you will need to purchase your personal mask, snorkel ,fins and boots. The cost includes the use of all scuba equipment and your certification card. See our Buy Classes page for more information on the classes that we offer.
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.