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Scuba Diving Certification Fort Lauderdale Florida
learnscubawithpaul - 2/20/2013 1:44 PM
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The scuba diving certification process in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

  • When can I take scuba diving courses?
  • How long does it
    take to get certified to be an Open Water Diver?
  • How much does it cost to get scuba diving certified?
  • Who should I get certified to scuba dive with?

No matter your path, I want to personally congratulate you on your
excellent decision to become a certified scuba diver. Scuba diving is
by far one of the most rewarding and fascinating hobbies you could have
chosen to pursue. In order to get started you are going to need to get
certified. Upon completion of the Open Water Diver certification you
will obtain a C-card or dive license. This card will be your passport
to the underwater world no matter where your travels take you. So how
long does the open water course take?

As long as weather permits you can knock out the course in only 3 days.
The first day there is a classroom session that takes about 5-6 hours.
There are 5 chapters each taking approx 45 min to an hour to complete a
knowledge review and quiz. After the final multiple choice exam you
can put on your swim suit because it’s time to get wet. Confined water
sessions 1-5 in a swimming pool take about 2-3 hours depending on how
quickly you can master a few skills. It can be a lot of information and
skills to absorb in one day which is why 4 days for the course are
usually recommended.

Once you have completed the classroom session and pool sessions you only
need to complete 4 open water dives before you are a certified open
water diver. Training dives are limited to a max of 3 per day so
typically the 4 certification dives are done over 2 days. Each day
consisting of a 2 tank boat trip to a local reef and wreck. Dive trips
depart each morning right near Fort Lauderdale beach. Sometimes the sea
can get rough due to high winds in winter months particularly and boat
diving is not always possible. However, there is a fresh water lake
training facility in Dania Beach only a few min away ideal for open
water training. After completing the open water dives you will receive a
temporary certification card and can begin to dive, with a buddy of
course, without the supervision of a scuba diving professional right
away. In just a few weeks your hard copy C-card or dive license will
arrive in the mail with your picture.

If you
share the love of the ocean as so many of us do, becoming a certified
diver can open your eyes to so many new travels and experiences. As a
certified diver for 8 years and an open water scuba diving instructor
for 2, I assure you that you will never regret your decision to become a
certified open water scuba diver. Scuba diving changed my life forever
for the best as every day I wake up, see the ocean, and get to teach
people how to dive for the first time. I am not saying it will
necessarily change your life but I assure you having the right dive
instructor can make all the difference in the experience of getting
certified. If you are local or traveling to the Fort Lauderdale area
please contact me and I promise to provide the best experience possible.

Learn Scuba With Paul