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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.
First Open Water Weekend May 25 & 26
Adventure Scuba has its first Open Water Weekend of 2013 scheduled for May 25th and 26th. at Dutch Spring in PA. Space is still available and this is the opportunity to complete the required 4 check-out dives in local waters. If you have taken the Open Water course and not finished your required Open Water Dives you only have 12 months from the last day of your confined water training. Space is limited so check your referral and contact us online or call us at 212-876-3483 to reserve your space 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.
Rescue Diver Course June 2013
June 1st and 2nd. are the dates for our upcoming Rescue Diver course. Rescue Diver is perhaps the most rewarding course PADI offers because it teaches the student to look beyond themself, helping others in many different situations. Emergency First Response is a prerequiste for Rescue Diver and must have been completed within the last 2 years. Tuition for the Rescue Diver course is only $300.00 and does not include required course materials. Reservations are available on line or you can always call us for more information at 212-876-3483.
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.
Discover Scuba May 23rd
Discover Scuba is the chance to "try before you buy" Scuba lesson. Our next Discover Scuba is scheduled for Thursday night May 23rd. 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.
Emergency First Response May 22nd
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 here.
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.
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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.
Our next Discover Scuba experience is scheduled for Thursday night May 23rd. Join us to see what all of the excitement is about. Call us @ 212-876-3483 to register or sign up on line.
Start Today with PADI's eLearning for Open Water Diver!
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 May 22nd, 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 !
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Top 10 Reasons to take Scuba Lessons with Adventure Scuba in Manhattan
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Our newest Instructor !
Ray found himself addicted to diving as soon as he strided into his first open water dive.
Since then he has tried to go on a diving trip every three months or so mainly to Caribbean destinations
He enjoys taking lots of underwater photo and having fun with photoshop once he is back home.
Ray loves to teach new divers, we always hear him saying "can't wait sharing how scuba is fun!"
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Until you slip into the blue, you can't really understand what it's like. Nothing on earth matches the sensations you experience: the thrill of breathing underwater, the unique sights and sounds, and the freedom of weightlessness.
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