Lifetime certification after completing all requirements. - Certification must be earned. Payment does not ensure certification.
Minimum age requirement is 12 years old.
Approximately 30 hours of training is split between classroom and water sessions with 8 separate class meetings. These will take place at the YMCA.
Plus, 2-8 hour days of Check-Out Dives for certification. These are generally held on weekends, all day. Some of the Check-Outs are done in Ohio, while others are done in Florida or the Bahamas. These arrangements will be made towards the end of your class with the instructor.
THE CLASS $435
Includes manuals and the use of
the instructor's equipment (i.e. air
tanks, buoyancy compensators, regulators,
weights, all necessary paperwork).
Open Water Weekend $150
Includes entry fees, gear rentals,
and air fills. This is the price for a
Check-Out done in OHIO.
WHAT YOU NEED:
SCUBA Mask, Fins, Booties & Snorkel
This IS Required. On average, this can cost
up to $180.They can be rented for
approximately $75 from the instructor.
3mm Full Wetsuit
This is NOT required. On average, this
can cost up to $140. They can be rented for
$25 from the instructor.
Register by contacting the Aquatics Coordinator at YMCA
Solomia.Nebesh@parkersburgymca.org or (304)485-5585 ext 205