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DIVE ACADEMY FAQ Things To Know About The Dive Academy

FAQ For The Dive Academy

When can I start?

 You can start at any time.  If you are not already certified just pick the pool session you want and get ready to start.  After that, the individual courses will depend on our regular schedule though we can often accommodate specific scheduling needs.  If the course you need isn’t on the schedule yet, or not soon enough, we can often add it.

How long does it take?

That’s up to you.  Depending on where you start in the program, it can be done in as little as a couple of weekends or you can spread out over a few months (or more).  This is your course and we want it to be fun, entertaining, and educational.  From a non-diver to a Master Scuba diver could be done is as little as 15 days of diving.

Do I have to wait until I finish the program to get my certifications?

No.  As you complete each step you will get your certification card for that level.  At the end, we’ll give you your PADI Master Scuba Diver certification

Do I have to go straight through, or can I take a break?

It’s your course.  Take a break as you want.  Don’t stay out too long as you’ll miss the fun.

What if I have to drop out?

Things happen. You may have to move for work or school, may be unable to devote time for scuba, may have to put things on hold. If you have to withdraw you will get a refund of any unused portions of the course.

Do I have to pay it all up front?

No.  You can set up a payment plan to spread out your costs.  We discuss your options and find the best one.

Do I have to buy my own gear?

No, but it is a good idea.  You can rent equipment throughout the program, but it is best to have your own.  You’ll get discounts and special offers for being a Dive Academy participant.  Academy participants can get deferred payment plans on their equipment.