By: Jersey Mike
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Getting Scuba Certified
We here are Scuba Guru get many phone calls from individuals who ask the question of what is the process of getting scuba certified.
How Does The Whole Process Work?
So, this is how it works from beginning to end. The first thing a student has to do is fill out is three forms: liability and assumption, medical and standard safety and practices forms. These are PADI standard forms that all potential students have to fill out. If the student answers with a “yes” to any of the medical conditions on the medical form, the PADI instructor has to refer them to their doctor for him or her to be approved by the attending physician and for that physician to sign off on them taking a scuba diving class.
Purchasing Minimal Scuba Gear
The next step in getting scuba certified is purchasing the minimal gear to partake in the class which is mask, fins, booties and snorkels along with their PADI open water crewpacks (open water manual, dive log book and recreational dive planner chart).
Part 1-Pool and Dive Theory
As part of the pool and academic class which is part one of getting scuba certified, the student is required to read and entire manual and answer all the questions in the back of the chapter. After the confined water pool instruction, the academic portion takes place where the scuba instructor goes over the questions, quizzes the students and administers a final dive theory exam. After the student displays mastery of the pool skills and scores at least a seventy percent in his or her dive theory exam, he or she moves onto the open water checkout dives which is the second and final part in getting scuba certified.
Part 2-Open Water Checkout Dives
The open water checkout dives is whereby the student displays mastery of the skills he or she learned in the confined water setting by displaying it in the open water in four separate dives. That is basically how a student goes about getting scuba certified.