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You're interested in SCUBA diving and want to know what is involved?  To start SCUBA diving you’ll need to first take some lessons.  These will help you understand how to use the SCUBA gear, how to be a safe diver and how breathing compressed air underwater affects your body.  The card you receive upon successful completion of a SCUBA course is called a Certification card.  This is what you will present to purchase SCUBA equipment, and or participate in a SCUBA trip.  The card lets the staff know that you’ve successfully completed training and understand the basics of SCUBA diving.  After you complete your first SCUBA class you may be interested in Advanced courses to increase your diving knowledge.  We offer both Private Instruction and Group Instruction.  If you’ve been away from diving for a while you may want to take a Refresher, and if you’ve never dove in a full wetsuit (pants, jacket, hood, boots, mitts) you may want to do a Cold Water Intro dive.

 

Private Ocean Instruction

Tuition $800

You are the ONLY student, the instructor will set the class to your pace, and you’ll be diving in the ocean, seeing fish and different dive sites from the first meeting.  Even if you plan on only doing “Warm Water” diving after the course, learning here will prepare you for diving almost anywhere else. 

How does it work? 

One instructor, one student diving in the ocean from day one.  You and your instructor will schedule about six sessions, of 5 or 6 hours.  Most of the time you’ll be SCUBA diving, with a portion devoted to lectures about the physics and physiological concerns of SCUBA diving.  You’ll shore dive in a variety of places around Cape Ann, and we’ll get you out on one of our boats too.

 

What is included?

Instruction with a dive instructor throughout course.

Textbook and Log book

Air fills

One boat charter 

Certification Card

Use of all SCUBA equipment (Tanks, Regulator, Buoyancy Compensator, *Wetsuit, Weight belt.)

What do I need to provide?

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Hood and Mitts. The cost can range from $220 up to $550 for all 6 items. 

Cost of complete certification

$1125 plus or minus = ($800 tuition + $325 Personal gear). This cost can range somewhat depending on how much you spend on the personal gear.

Prerequisites:

The ability to swim, *good health and a love for being in the ocean.

How do I arrange a course?

Come in the store and speak to Dave Stillman or you can email him at Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com

*For private courses we recommend you purchase a wetsuit from us so you can enjoy snorkeling before class starts and gain more experience in the water.

 

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Group Instruction
Pool Classroom
$250 Tuition
Next Class;
July 30, 2014
Wednesdays  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Another way to learn to SCUBA dive is a two-part group course with up to six students.  You’ll spend time in a pool learning how to use the SCUBA gear, and have classroom lectures about the physics and physiological concerns of SCUBA diving.  Upon successful completion of the pool / classroom and exam you will be eligible for a referral.  A referral is a form that shows a SCUBA instructor that you have successfully completed your pool, classroom and exam, and are ready to do your check out dives.  You can arrange to do them with us here in Cape Ann or make arrangements to do them elsewhere.

 

What is included in the $250?

Instruction with a dive instructor in the pool and classroom.

Use of all SCUBA equipment (Tanks, Regulator, Buoyancy Compensator, Wetsuit, Weight belt.)

Air fills for pool meetings.

 

Prerequisites:

The ability to swim, *good health, a love for being in the ocean and a minimum of 12 years old.

 

What do I need to provide for the pool and classroom?

If you are going to complete your certification with us here in Cape Ann, you’ll need:

Textbook and logbook $52

Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots, Mitts and a Hood. The cost can range from $220 — $550.

If all you’d like to receive is a referral , and only do warm water diving you’ll need:

Textbook and logbook $60

Mask, Snorkel, Fins the cost can range from $80 — $150.

 

Our next regular class meets:

July 30, 2014 at the Ipswich YMCA. 
Wednesdays  6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Class meets once a week for six weeks.  No absences are allowed.  Before the first class stop by the store to purchase your gear, bring these items to the first class meeting, as well as a bathing suit, towel, notebook and pen.

How do I reserve a space in the class?

Stop by the store and pay for the class.

If you have more questions call Dave Stillman at 978-281-8082 or Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com

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**Group Check Out Dives

$125 Tuition
Our next scheduled group check out dives

To be announced.

 

Check Out dives are your introduction to diving in the ocean. Five dives over two days, demonstrating to an instructor, the skills you learned during your course.  Tuition is paid directly to the instructor, and is for their time spent with you over the course of the 5 dives and the cost of your certification card.

 

What do you need to provide for your check out dives?

Hood and Mitts $80—$120 to purchase both items.

SCUBA equipment (Two tanks, Regulator, Buoyancy compensator, Weight belt, Wetsuit) You can rent these 6 items for about $100 for two days

Air fills $16

 

Cost of complete certification

$375 Tuition ($250 + $125)

$325 (Mask, Snorkel, Fins, Boots and a Hood cost can go higher or lower depending on the gear you buy)

$52 Textbook and log book

$100 SCUBA Equipment rental for check out dives

$16 Air fills

$868 Plus or minus depending on how much you spend on gear.

How do I arrange a check out dive?

Stop by the store and speak to Dave Stillman, or email him at Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com

 

 

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Private Advanced SCUBA Course
$295 Tuition
Take the next step and learn more about SCUBA diving.  You’ll be boat, night and a deep diving, 6 dives over 2 days and an evening on Cape Ann, MA.  Tuition is paid directly to the instructor and includes a boat charter.  The students provide their own equipment.
How do I arrange a class?
Stop by the store and speak to Dave Stillman, or email him at Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com
Group Advanced Course
$225 Tuition
Each Spring and Fall we put together an Advanced SCUBA course with about 12 dives over 2 weekends.  It’s a great way to start the dive season or cap it off.  You’ll be boat, night and a deep diving on Cape Ann, MA.  Tuition includes us of tanks, buoyancy compensators, regulators, and weight belts.

What do you need to provide?
Students provide their own wetsuit, hood, mitts, boots, mask, fins, snorkel, compass and air fills.
Prerequisite:
A logged SCUBA dive in the last 12 months and a certification card NAUI SCUBA Diver, PADI Openwater Diver, or other agency equivalent.

When is the next class?

Saturday and Sunday, April 5 and 6 2014
Saturday and Sunday, April 12 and 13 2014

How do I sign up? 
Stop by the store and speak to Dave Stillman or email him at Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com
 
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Refresher
Tuition $125
If you’ve been away from diving for a little while.  We recommend taking a refresher dive.  You’ll do two dives in the ocean with an instructor and go over some of the basic skills you learned in your first SCUBA course.  Plan on spending about 4 hours with your instructor.  Tuition is for the instructor’s time spent with you and their expertise, students supply all of their own equipment. (Mask, fins, snorkel, wetsuit, hood, mitts, boots, two tanks, buoyancy compensator, regulator, and weight belt.)
Perquisite:
Certification card NAUI SCUBA Diver, PADI Openwater Diver, or other agency equivalent.
How do I arrange a class?
Stop by the store and speak to Dave Stillman or email him at Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com
 
Cold Water Introduction / Guided Dive
Tuition $125 2 dives
If you’re diving experience so far has only been in warmer water with little or no wetsuit material you may find your first “Cold” water dive challenging.  Having an experienced instructor guide you on that first dive will make it an enjoyable experience.  The increased amount of neoprene you’ll be wearing to be toasty warm means added lead on your weight belt, and reduced mobility due to the hood and mitts and thickness of the suit.  That being said, there is no reason you can’t have a ton of fun diving in cooler water.  There is a lot to see and it’s right here in your backyard.
The tuition is for the instructor’s time.  Clients provide all of their own equipment. ( mask , fins, snorkel, boots, mitts, wetsuit, tanks, regulator, buoyancy compensator, weight belt)
Prerequisite: A logged dive in the last 12 months and a certification card, NAUI SCUBA Diver, PADI Openwater Diver, or other agency equivalent.
How do I arrange a course?
Stop by the store and speak to Dave Stillman or email him Dave@CapeAnnDivers.com
 
*Good Health
Normal healthy heart, lungs, ears and sinuses.  Circulatory and respiratory systems and body air spaces are healthy and normal  and you have no severe emotional or neurological problems.
**Group Check Out dives prerequisite:
Having done you classroom and pool work with Cape Ann Divers, Ltd. or Project DEEP.

 

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