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NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification

There are 3 sections to the NAUI Open Water Scuba Diver Certification Program. 

Passing all of them is required to receive your NAUI Open Water 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. To do this, we use the NAUI Education System (NES), which are an easy and comprehensive way to learn. This award-winning NAUI system easily exceeds all other training programs on the market. Our overall training program is different than any other dive centers programs as we include the Nitrox Diver course at no additional charge. Normally the Nitrox Diver course is a $200 course when purchased separately. To aid you in your academic training and how you may personally learn, we offer the academic program in 2 different formats, as we do for all the academic portions of our courses.

  1. NAUI Digital Plus NES Thisincludes an activation code for access to the academic course material using NAUI’s award-winning eLearning system plus both a digital and a plastic certification card for NAUI Scuba Diver course and NAUI Nitrox course
  2. NAUI Digital Premier NES provides all the benefits and products included in Digital Plus edition 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 including:
    • Scuba Diver Textbook                  
    • Nitrox Diver Textbook
    • RGBM Dive Tables EANx-32
    • RGBM Dive Tables EANx-36
    • RGBM Air Dive Tables
    • Student Record Folder
    • Scuba/Nitrox Logbook
    • DAN Brochure
    • Scuba Diver Patch
    • Nitrox Patch
    • NAUI Scuba Diver Decal
    • Nitrox Decal 
    • NAUI Logo Decal 
    • Scuba Diver Certificate
    • Specialty Diver Certificate

The NAUI Digital Premier NES option is a $50 upgrade and highly recommended as it enhances your learning experience.

*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 both 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. In the confined water training portion of the course you will complete approximately 12 hours of in water training over 6 sessions, which are about 2 hours long per session, in a pool or pool like 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 Confined Water Training is either held 1x or 2x per week and participants are required to attend all confined water sessions. 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 the confined portion of the course and will be given out when purchasing the academic portion of the course or upon request to make sure that you are medically fit to participate in the course

 

Sample Schedules of Confined Water Training

OPTION 1

Day/Time

Reason/Purpose

Location

Saturday
4pm -?

Orientation/Final Exam

At The Water’s Edge

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training/Bring a friend night

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

 

 OPTION 2

Day/Time

Reason/Purpose

Location

Saturday

4pm -?

Orientation/Final Exam

At The Water’s Edge

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Saturday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training/Bring a friend night

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

 

  OPTION 3

Day/Time

Reason/Purpose

Location

Sunday

4pm -?

Orientation/Final Exam

At The Water’s Edge

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

Sunday

6pm-8pm

Pool Training/Bring a friend night

Roots Aquatics and Fitness

  

 

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 information or speak with your Dive 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

Day

Location

Saturday

Freshwater – 2 Dives

Sunday

Saltwater – 2 Dives

 

OPTION 2

Day

Location

Saturday

Saltwater – 2 Dives

Sunday

Saltwater – 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.

Private Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Our pricing is all inclusive* and your Private Scuba Course starts at $1850, add $50 for NAUI Digital Premiere NES. We try to make this program affordable to you and therefore offer the option of 3 easy payments.

1st Payment = $250 for NAUI Digital Plus NES or $300 plus tax for NAUI Digital Premier NES

2nd Payment = $800 due at the time of registration for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $800 due at time of equipment rental pick up or referral paperwork

Semi-Private Open Water Scuba Diver Course

Do you have a friend or 2 who want to get Open Water Scuba Diver Certified with you? Try our semi-private course starting at $1250 per person. Also available in 3 easy payments. (Prices are per person)

1st Payment = $250 for NAUI Digital Plus NES or $300 plus tax for NAUI Digital Premier NES                                       

2nd Payment = $500 due at the time of registration for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $500 due at time of equipment rental pick up or referral paperwork

Group Open Water Scuba Diver Course

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. If you are working on a time schedule this may not be the choice for you. The Confined Water portion is scheduled when people are at the end of their academic training. Also available in 3 easy payments. (Prices are per person)

1st Payment = $250 for NAUI Digital Plus NES or $300 plus tax for NAUI Digital Premier NES                                      

2nd Payment = $300 due at the time of registration for Confined Water portion of the course.

3rd Payment = $300 due at time of equipment rental pick up or referral paperwork

 * Other required costs are your own personal snorkeling equipment which include dive quality Mask, Snorkel, Fins and Neoprene boots. These are available for purchase. Let our staff customize a personalized fitted package based on your needs. Any equipment not purchased from At The Water’s Edge Inc must be approved as proper and safe dive quality equipment by one of our instructors prior to arrival to the confined water sessions.

Equipment Pricing

Dive Quality Mask $70-$200

Snorkels $30-$70

Neoprene Dive Boots $50-$110

Dive Fins $90-$260

 Notes

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

A passing test grade of 90% is required for final exam. All final exams are given on orientation night. A practice final exam and quizzes are part of your academic online training

 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.

 

 Bert McCasland     NAUI Course Director 32263

Owner/Manager

 At The Water's Edge                                   

1029 North Rd.

Westfield, MA  01085

www.lovetodive.com                                  

413-532-5110

dive@lovetodive.com

 

 

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

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

 

 

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