Scuba Diving Courses

Are you looking to see if  Scuba Diving is right for you?
Try our Discover Scuba Program!!!!

 

Have you ever tried Scuba Diving before? Do you want to try Scuba Diving to make sure it is for you before you spend time and money getting certified? Well, then our Discover Scuba Program is the perfect choice for you. This discovery of what the underwater world is like will give you some inside of whether perusing your Scuba Certification for the exploration of over 70% of the planet is right for you. This fun and educational program is held once a month at Roots Aquatics in Westfield MA. Please ask about our next date or to schedule a private course.

 

 

 

Here is some of what the Discover Scuba Program entails:

 Discover Scuba Program

 * 1.5-2-hour program including approximately 30min of class room and equipment fitting followed by 3 basic skills taught in water and approximately 1 hour of play time in pool with various activities and games

 * Cost is $50 per person and pre-registration is required. Once again please call for our next available date. If you love the Discover Scuba Program and would love to get certified, we will apply the $50 towards the price of the course. This offer is only good for 30 days

 * All participants must sign a liability and medical waiver. Participants under 18 must have waivers signed by a parent or guardian. Participants should be able to swim and be in good health. Please be aware that some medical complications may exclude you from diving. If there is any possibility that you may fall into this category, please speak with one of our instructors.

 * What do you need to bring? Well, all you need to provide is a bathing suit and towel plus a fun adventurous attitude. We will provide all other equipment you will need for this program. There are changing rooms, lockers and showers onsite. You may also want to bring a bottle of water as you may be very thirsty after the program.

* Private Discover Scuba programs are available for up to 2 people at a cost of $100 per person. Larger group rates are also available upon request.

 



Are you ready for a lifelong adventure?
Let's get Scuba Diver Certified and Explore the rest of the world and see what you have been missing

Scuba Diver Certification Program.

There are 3 parts to this program.  Passing all of them is required to receive your NAUI Scuba Diver certification.

 1. Academic

           As with any certification program for Scuba there is some basic knowledge one needs to acquire, and we try to make it as easy as possible to accommodate your needs. We use NAUI Education Systems(NES), which is an easy and comprehensive way to learn and it easy exceeds all other training programs on the market. Our program is different than other programs as we include Nitrox course at no additional charge, a $200 value. We also offer the academic program in 2 different formats as we do all our courses.

  1. The Digital Plus NES includes: an eLearning activation code for access to academic course material using NAUI’s award-winning eLearning system and both digital and plastic certification cards for NAUI training programs.
  2. The Premier NES provides all the benefits and products included in Digital Plus editions, plus everything you need to increase your learning. This packet includes all the academic training materials you will need to complete the NAUI Scuba Diver and Nitrox Diver Course: Scuba Diver textbook, Nitrox Diver textbook, RGBM Dive Tables EANx-32, RGBM Dive Tables EANx-36, RGBM Air Dive Tables, NAUI Scuba Diver decal, student record folder, Scuba/Nitrox Logbook, DAN Brochure, Scuba Diver patch, Nitrox Patch, Nitrox decal and NAUI Logo decal, Scuba Diver and Specialty Diver Certificate. 

This option is a $50 upgrade

Please note, certification is not guaranteed by purchase and requires completion of additional training including in-water sessions with a NAUI Instructor. Digital certification will be emailed directly to the student upon successful completion of all course requirements.

 2. Confined Water Training.

          This is probably the most fun and most important part of your training program. You will start with a 2-3-hour orientation and fitting at our store where you will be fitted with the appropriate sized equipment for use in the pool. You will also have a chance to be fitted for and purchase your personal snorkeling equipment that you will need for the course. You will then complete approximately 8 hours of training, in 4 sessions at about 2 hours each session, in a pool environment. Here you will learn to handle and use the Scuba equipment properly and safely, as well as the skills needed to safely enjoy your time underwater.  Participants are required to attend all confined water sessions. Confined Water Training is either held 1x or 2x per week. Please call to see what schedule will best fit your needs or email us what days are best for you and we will put together an appropriate schedule for your training.

 

 Please also note that a Medical Statement signed by your Physician is required before the start of this portion of the Course and will be given out when purchasing the academic portion of the course.

 

 

 

 Sample Schedules of Confined Water Training

Option 1

Friday 7pm-?                         Orientation                  Location: Store

Saturday 6-8pm                      Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday 6-8pm                         Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday 6-8pm                       Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday 6-8pm                         Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

 

Option 2

Friday 7pm-?                          Orientation                  Location: Store

Saturday 6-8pm                      Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday 6-8pm                       Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday 6-8pm                       Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday 6-8pm                       Pool Training               Location: Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Option 3 Same as Option 2 but on Sundays. 

  3. Open Water Evaluation Dives

           The 3rd and final part of your training you will find yourself performing your skills for us both in a freshwater and/or saltwater environment. 4 dives over the period of 2 days will finish your Scuba Certification Program. If you are traveling to another destination, we can send you with a referral packet allowing you to do your dives elsewhere. Please see Dive Center for more info or speak with your Instructor. (Please note that due to weather conditions we do not do local Open Water Training Dives from November till the end of April and even possibly May depending on weather conditions)

Sample Schedules of Open Water Dives

Option 1

Saturday          Freshwater Location - 2 Dives

Sunday            Saltwater Location - 2 Dives

Option 2

Saturday       Saltwater Location – 2 dives

Sunday         Saltwater Location – 2 dives

Dive Locations are weather dependent as well are the times. Some scheduling may require both days at the ocean, but you have the option of waiting for a freshwater dive. Please note that the Saturday Dive must be attended before you can attend a Sunday Dive.

 

Scuba Diver Certification Program costs.

Your price is all inclusive* and your private course starts at $999.95, add $50 for Premiere NES. We try to make this program affordable to you and therefore offer the option of 3 easy payments.

1st Payment = $199.95 plus tax for Digital Plus NES or $249.95 plus tax for Premier NES

2nd Payment = $400 and is required to register for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $400 and is due at time of equipment rental pick up

Do you have a friend or 2 who want to get Scuba Certified with you? Try our semi-private course starting at $799.95 per person. Also available in 3 easy payments. (Prices are per person)

1st Payment = $199.95 plus tax for Digital Plus NES or $249.95 plus tax for Premier NES                                    

2nd Payment = $300 and is required to register for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $300 and is due at time of equipment rental pick up

If you are working on a budget you may want to try one of our group courses. We are extremely unique when we teach our group courses as we have a maximum of 6 students per course. We do require a minimum of 4 people to start a course which we will not begin to schedule until people are at the end of their academic training. Also available in 3 easy payments. (Prices are per person)

1st Payment = $199.95 plus tax for Digital Plus NES or $249.95 plus tax for Premier NES                                      

2nd Payment = $200 and is required to register for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $200 and is due at time of equipment rental pick up

 * Other required costs are your own personal snorkeling equipment which include dive quality Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Neoprene boots. The price for these starts at $230 with the average person spending approximately $300.

 Notes

 Minimum age of 15 is required by Confined Water Training Portion of the course. Junior Certification available for 10-14 years old. See Junior Scuba Diver requirements below.

A passing test grade of 90% is required for final exam online. Less than 90% on your first try will require you to retake a version of the final exam in store

 Let me once again Thank You for your interest in our Scuba Diver Certification Program. Please call or email us with any question you may have.











 



















Contact Us

Address:
1029 North Rd
Hampton Ponds Plaza
Westfield, MA 01085

Phone 413-532-5110
Email dive@lovetodive.com

 

 

Hours

Tues: 12pm - 6:30pm
Wed, Thurs, Fri:
12pm - 7pm
Saturday:
10am - 4pm
Sun, Mon:
Closed