Concierge Scuba

Frequently Asked Questions
About Learning to Dive

Who? Who Can Learn? There are three prerequisites:
  • Be at least ten years old.
  • Be comfortable and relaxed in the water (i.e., able to swim 200 yards, any stroke, no time limit).
  • Be able to answer No to all questions on the medical history form, or get a physician’s approval for any Yes’s.
Who? What is Involved? Becoming a certified scuba diver involves three steps. These are:
  • Self Study: This is where you master the “need to know” information that every diver must have to make diving easier, safer and more enjoyable.
  • Academic Review and Confined Water (Pool) Training: After reviewing the academic knowledge you mastered through self study, it’s time to get in the water. Here you will see your instructor demonstrate critical skills, then practice them until they are second nature.
  • Open Water Training: This is the best part (especially when done in warm, tropical waters). You get to apply all of the knowledge and skills you mastered in the classroom and pool on a series of actual dives with your instructor.
Who? Where Can You Learn? If you live in the DC metro area, you can complete all of the academic review and confined-water (pool) training before we leave for Nassau. If this is not an option, though, we can do everything in the Bahamas.
When? How Long Does It Take? Because every student’s needs and abilities are different, there is no fixed amount of time for this. Nevertheless, as a generalization:
  • Allow eight to twelve hours to complete all the self-study material before the course.
  • Confined water (pool) training generally takes about six hours.
  • Open water training dives generally last between 20 and 40 minutes. We make five to six such dives over a two-day time period to complete your training.

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Concierge Scuba

Adventure Scuba Company
13901 Metrotech Drive
Chantilly, VA 20151

(571) 236-3395

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