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Cozumel Mexico August 23-30 2014
White sandy beaches, whale sharks, cenotes and diving await you in Cozumel Mexico ! We have a trip scheduled for August 23 to 30 to beautiful Cozumel Mexico. Trip price includes round trip airfare from JFK to Cozumel, 7 nights in a 4 star resort, 4 X 2 tank dives, all meals, beverages, taxes and transfers. Also included in this getaway is 2 unique experiences. We will do a Whale Shark snorkel safari and also a Cenotes dive excursion. Price is only $2650 per person and is based on double occupancy. Single and non-diver rates available too. Check our calendar, see more details or better still register on line for this very memorable trip. You deserve the very best and we hope to provide nothing less.
Learning to Dive is easy as 1,2,3.
Too many people think that learning to dive takes way too much time and requires endless nights of classroom lectures and pool training sessions. Nothing could be further from the truth. In today’s society value is placed on effective use of time and here at Adventure Scuba we offer the PADI Open Water Diver Scuba training to meet that demand. With a home study program or the new Online Academics program from PADI, you can complete the training for PADI’S Open Water Diver program is either 3 weeknights or 1 weekend day. It’s as easy as 1,2,3.
1. Check out our calendar and select your Scuba lessons dates, either 3 weeknights, (one Academic Review Session & Two Pool Training Sessions) or One Saturday (from 10:00am to 8pm). Make sure you are available because once lessons are booked pool time is reserved and fees will apply to any changes. Then call us at 212-876-3483 to hold your selected date (s). Once you are registered you need to stop by our location at 1737 York Avenue and purchase the PADI course material you will need to prepare before your lesson. If you choose to complete the Academic requirements online you can start 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When you do come to the shop you can browse the selection of personal gear available from Adventure Scuba for your upcoming open water dive class.
2. Complete the required reading and view the multimedia presentations required of all students. Complete the knowledge reviews at the ends of all five chapters in the PADI Open Water Diver Manual and you are ready to come in to take your first class the Academic Review Session. Now Available Online Academics call us for details @212-876-3483.
3. Come in on your chosen date(s). When you come in our instructor will review with you the work you completed at home and administer the required PADI quizzes and final exam required of all students. For those completing the Academics Online a short review exam must be taken. Once this is complete you can attend your Pool Training Sessions where you will participate in the required confined water dives for certification. This is where you will learn the skills required to be a safe, confident diver. All training is under the direct supervision of your PADI instructor and individualized attention insures your success.
It is that simple. All of the required pool and classroom training for recreational PADI Scuba certification can be completed in as little as one week, if you are able to prepare the knowledge reviews and attend the required classes with Adventure Scuba. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn to Scuba Dive in a fun, relaxed and safe environment with us. Adventure Awaits You. Call us today @ 212-876-3483 to get started.
PADI's first Green Star Award recipient
The PADI organization recently introduced a new program – the PADI Green Star Award - that assists PADI Dive Centers and Resorts in identifying their environmental footprint and offers them a range of actions they can take to lessen any negative effects.
PADI Dive Centers and Resorts who have earned the Green Star Award demonstrate a dedication to conservation across a wide range of business functions, including (but not limited to):
"Environmentally friendly" transportation practices
Optimized waste management
Use of sustainable materials
Paperless interactions with their PADI Regional Headquarters
Donation to Project AWARE
Congratulation to Adventure Scuba for being the first PADI Dive Center in New York City to receive this prestigious award.
Give the Gift of SCUBA with eLearning !
Give the gift of Scuba this year to someone on your Holiday list. Adventure Scuba offers the PADI on line academics for the Scuba diver or Scuba diver wantabe on your list. Visit the PADI elearning web site for options for Open Water Divers, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Dive Master and even an on line Refresher ! Purchase the eLearning gift pass or give us a call at 212-876-3483 today.
Emergency First Response December 18th
Emergency First Response, or EFR, is a course available to anyone interested in helping in an emergency. You will learn the proper techniques for 1-person CPR as well as basic first aid skills. We cover both Adult CPR & First Aid as well as AED usage. This one night program is nationally recognized, and is a prerequisite for the Rescue Diver course. Price includes course material and DVD rental.
Home study is required so check your calendar and call us at 212-876-3483 to reserve a space in this most rewarding course. Stop in or register online.
Who, What, Where, When & Why of Lessons
If you are thinking about taking Scuba lessons you need to consider many things. Before deciding, ask yourself these questions.
Who is offering the lessons?
What are the cost involved in learning to Scuba dive?
Where are the classroom and pool training sessions held?
When are the classes offered?
Why learn how to dive in Manhattan?
Lets look at each of these. Who is Adventure Scuba? Adventure Scuba is a full service PADI 5 Star Dive Center and offers the Open Water Diver course training in a safe, fun and efficient home study format. What are the costs for training? There are three costs involved in training, Tuition, Course Material and Personal Gear. We can guide you through the process with a quick phone call to 212-876-3483 (DIVE). Where is the training held? Adventure Scuba uses the Aqua Center at Asphalt Green for all of our pool training. It is conveniently located across the street from our shop and classroom at 1737 York Avenue. (between 90-91st Streets) When is training offered. We have the use of the pool on Tuesday and Thursday evenings as well as on Saturdays to offer a number of training options, we offer group, semiprivate, private and weekend executive lessons. Read more about our options here. And lastly Why learn to dive in Manhattan? The certification process requires classroom and then pool training followed by four open water dives. Open Dives are offered locally at Dutch Springs in PA. If you are planning to travel taking care of the classroom and pool training before your trip assures that your vacation remains just that, a vacation. Completing the training in Manhattan allows you to work at your own pace and complete the requirements in a fun, relaxed and stress-free atmosphere. Adventure awaits you call today.
Student Gear Package
Adventure Scuba is offering an equipment package special you will not believe. Our package includes split lens low volume scuba quality Mask, flexible, purge valved Snorkel, 5mm molded sole diving Boots, paddle style Open Heel Fins, and scuba mask Defogging Solution all from Name Brand manufacturers. More details are available on our equipment sales page.
Discover Scuba December 26th
Discover Scuba is the chance to "try before you buy" Scuba lessons. Our next Discover Scuba is scheduled for Thursday night December 26th. Class meets at our shop location at 6:00pm and ends no later than 8:30 pm. Students need only to bring a bathing suit, towel and a lock to see what Scuba diving is all about. Class is open to anyone over the age of 10 and in good overall health. Cost is $60.00 per person and reservations are required. Check out the web site for more details or call us at 212-876-3483 to reserve your space.
Praise from former students.
Here is some recent feedback from a former student of Adventure Scuba and what he had to say about the training he received from us.
I just returned from the Club Med on Turks and Caicos, and I have to say it was amazing. Very high standards on the diving boat (Diving doctor on every trip, a safety bar and 4 regulators at 15ft below the surface, food with hot beverages on deck,...). My instructor has done more than 9000 dives over the last 25 years, and I only had one more “co-student”. Perfect conditions.
I felt very well prepared for my open water dives because of your course. So, I was able to enjoy everything from the first second on in the water, which was important since there was so much to see: a lot of barracudas, sharks, puffer fish, lion fish, a sea turtle,... On my fourth dive, I dove without any weights, and continued to do so after two more dives. Since everything went so well, I also did my advanced open water diver. I will definitely continue diving and feel like a new door has opened!!
All the best
Or this note from a father and son..
Just wanted to drop a line to let you know that Alex and I completed our certification in Nassau and just had a blast. The completion dives were much more fun than I thought they would be, as I thought there would be a higher proportion of testing per dive. We loved it, and can't wait to get back underwater together. I thought the whole process - training stateside and then certifying on vacation - was definitely the way to go, and have been talking this up to everyone I know. Don't be surprised if you start seeing father/son pairs who know Alex and me, because we are recommending Adventure Scuba, and you, by name.
Thanks so much for all your help and encouragement. You really made us both feel confident in our abilities, which made the training dives much more fun and less stressful (I actually even ran out of air on the last dive, and it didnt matter because we were done anyway and I knew just what to do!)
Best of luck to you. I'm hoping to make a trip out to Dutch Springs over the summer and hope to see you there.
What's Hot at Adventure Scuba
Check out the "Scuba Diver Life" video on the new Aeris Jetpack
See the details of our upcoming trip to Cozumel Mexico August 23rd-30th 2014.
Start Today with PADI's eLearning for Open Water Diver!
Complete the academics for your Scuba Tune-up online. Then call us at 212-876-3483 to set up a Scuba Review / Refresher pool session. Upcoming dates include December 10th, December 12th or December 19th.
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Our next Discover Scuba experience is scheduled for Thursday night December 26th. Join us to see what all of the excitement is about. Call us @ 212-876-3483 to register or sign up on line.
Digital Underwater Photographer has been added to PADI courses available thru eLearning at the eLearning web site.
Our next Emergency First Response class is scheduled for Wednesday December 18th, 2013. Check out the details and register for this class here.
Start today! The Advanced Open Water academics are now available online. Complete all of the knowledge reviews 24/7. Check out eLearning for Advanced Open Water and start today !
Information can be found here about class meeting times.
Top 10 Reasons to take Scuba Lessons with Adventure Scuba in Manhattan
Our Latest Diver Profile (see more profiles)
Heather is a zoologist that is currently working on her Masters in Animal
Behavior and Conservation. It was her love of animals that drew her to scuba
diving and the diving itself that kept her advancing. She hopes soon she will be
able to start her Divemaster and Instructor course so that she can teach others
the sport she loves.
When Heather is not working at Adventure Scuba or studying, you can find her
scrubbing tanks at the New York Aquarium at Coney Island.
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