Open Water Diver: Private Program

Thank you for your interest in PENINSULA DIVING CENTER's diver education program.
Private classes can be taught using 3 different options. 1) Referral - classroom and pool here, ocean dives at your vacation location. 2) Classroom, pool, and ocean here with the ocean dives in a group format, 3) Classroom, pool, and ocean here, with the ocean dives done privately. To reserve your place in a PENDIVE private class, a non-refundable deposit of $100.00 is required, with the balance of $175.00 due by the first session. Total: $275.00.

Many students prefer to learn the rudimentary diving skills using their own equipment. The PENINSULA DIVING CENTER is a diving education center and a full service professional dive store. As your interest grows in owning your equipment, please feel free to discuss both your equipment needs and purchasing plans with a staff member.

Personal equipment you need to provide:
Students are required to supply their personal equipment. If you are doing option 1 (warm water referral), you will need the following pieces of basic personal equipment before the first pool session: mask, snorkel, weight belt (w/o lead), warm water gloves, warm water fins, and academic package. The approximate cost is $250.00 to $400.00.


If you're doing option 2 or 3 (going to the ocean with us), or if you're planning on diving locally after your vacation, you will need: mask, snorkel, weight belt (w/ lead), gloves, boots, fins, and academic package. The approximate cost is $350 to $600.00.

In either case, our professional staff will be on hand to help you in selecting the proper equipment to suit your individual needs. (Please ask for an explanation of our exclusive PENDIVE rental/purchase program.)

What equipment we will provide for all pool sessions:
Air tanks and buoyancy control devices, individually sized, along with the highest performing regulators (with alternate air sources) will be supplied for all pool sessions. The PENDIVE instrument consoles consist of a submersible pressure gauge, compass, and either the Aladin Pro or Sport Diving Computers, or the Scubapro computers. This pool equipment, our Omersub, USIA, Whites, and Scubapro Dry Suits, and our plush 4-way-stretch lycra neoprene diving suits, are available for the ocean experiences. (PENDIVE will also supply the diving lights and chemical marking lights for the night dive.)
The rental fee for all four ocean diving days, including the ocean skills evaluation fee, is $195.00.

Arrange for all rental reservations early! And don't forget to ask for our exclusive Rental/Purchase Program when you select your rental equipment.

How it works:
Classes are scheduled based on you and your instructors personal schedule
. Both the classroom and pool are on site. We keep our pool heated year round to enable you to practice as much as possible during and after you're certified. And there is never a fee to practice or for use of the equipment in the pool.

Certification and membership
Certification and membership in an internationally recognized certifying agency will be awarded upon successful completion of all the requirements. Because there are many facilities through out the world, we prefer to contact where you're scheduling your ocean check out dives to verify what forms you need to bring with you. This will eliminate any last minute confusion and make your whole experience that much more enjoyable. And be aware that many facilities will require Doctor's physicals prior to the first ocean experience.

For more detailed information please come by the store to pick up a course curriculum and to check on equipment.

» Contact us: by phone 1-888-pendive, email or use our sign-up form to sign up for your next class.

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» Store Hours:  Tue - Fri: 10:30 - 7:00 
  Sat: 11:30 - 5:00
  Sun - Mon: Closed



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