Q. How long have you been teaching SCUBA classes?
A. Sea Level Diving has been in business since 1987 and I personally have been teaching since 1985.
Q. Is this course a “rushed” or “quickie” Course?
A. NO. PADI’s courses are standardized. Every PADI Open water course teaches the same material. We choose to use the 4 day format so you don’t have to wait weeks or even months to get certified. In fact PADI recommends this format.
Q. Is there an age restriction?
A. Yes. 10 is the minimum age to participate in the course, and special conditions apply. Click here for details.
Q. Where do the classes take place?
A. The classroom training is done in one of our two big classrooms here at the store. The pool training is done at a local private pool. The training dives are done at 3 Oaks Recreation Area, less than a mile from the store.
Q. What is your Equipment Satisfaction Guarantee?
A. Any equipment you purchase from Sea Level Diving can be used in the pool, if after using it in the pool you are not satisfied with the equipment for any reason we will exchange it for something else.
Q. Do you do Private Lessons?
A. Yes. If your schedule does not fit ours we can figure out something that will accommodate you.
Q. How many people are in your classes?
A. We don’t want you to be “lost in the crowd” so we limit our class and pool sessions to 6 people.
Q. Does anyone ever flunk the course?
A. I’m sorry to say yes, however we will spend as much time as needed helping a student with any difficulties he or she may have. Your safety is paramount to us!
Q. Do I have to be an athlete to take the class?
A. No. As long as you are comfortable in the water and in reasonably good health you can take the course.
Q. I’m going to the Caribbean for vacation can I do my Training Dives there?
A. Yes. PADI has a referral program that makes doing your dives while on vacation a breeze. In fact during the winter months most of our students finish their dives this way.
Q. When I hold my breath and go to the bottom of a pool my ears hurt, can I still scuba Dive?
A. Yes. This is very common and has to do with the change in pressure. We will teach you a technique to over come this.