What makes Ray Scuba Diving the best choice for me?
Ray Scuba Diving is Family Owned and Operated. Our Family is eager to serve yours sharing our passion for diving and family fun. Whether you are new to the idea, been dreaming of diving on a vacation, or an experienced diver ready to take your diving to the next level, Ray Scuba Diving is the place for you! We take safety seriously while still having fun!
What's involved in learning to scuba dive?
Learning to scuba dive with RAY SCUBA DIVING is an incredible adventure! Your path to breathing underwater is accomplished in three exciting phases:
1. Knowledge Development - Learn the lingo.
During the first phase of your Open Water Diver scuba certification, you develop an understanding of the basic principles of scuba diving. You learn things like how pressure affects your body, how to choose the best scuba gear and what to consider when planning dives. You briefly review what you have studied with your instructor and take a short quiz to be sure you're getting it.
At the end of the course, you'll take a longer quiz that makes sure you have all the key concepts and ideas down. Your Instructor will review anything that you don't quite get until it's clear.
Select the knowledge development option you prefer:
A. Start right now and learn to scuba dive online with Ray Scuba Diving via eLearning at your own pace—anytime, anywhere (great for busy schedules)
B. Attend a scheduled scuba diving class at Ray Scuba Diving (great for meeting new friends and dive buddies)
2. Confined Water Dives - Scuba Skills Training.
This is what it's all about – diving. You develop basic scuba skills by scuba diving in a pool or body of water with pool-like conditions. Here you'll learn everything from setting up your scuba gear to how to easily get water out of your scuba mask without surfacing. You'll also practice some emergency skills, like sharing air or replacing your scuba mask. Plus, you may play some games, make new friends and have a great time.
3. Open Water Dives - Locally or on Vacation.
After your confined water dives, you and the new friends you've made continue learning during four open water dives with your Ray Scuba Diving Instructor at a dive site. This is where you fully experience the underwater adventure – at the beginner level, of course. You may make these dives around one of the quaarys or at a more exotic destination while on a Ray Scuba Diving group holiday.
What scuba gear do I need to learn to scuba dive?
Choosing and using your scuba gear is part of the fun of diving. Ray Scuba Diving will help you find the right gear. Each piece of scuba equipment performs a different function so that collectively, it adapts you to the underwater world.
When you start learning to scuba dive, as a minimum, you want your own
These have a personal fit, and Ray Scuba Diving will help you choose ones that have the fit and features best suited to you. Included in the cost of your Open Water Diver course, Ray Scuba Diving will provide a:
-weight system and weights
Check with Ray Scuba Diving to confirm sizing available for your course package. It's recommended that you invest in your own scuba equipment when you start your course because:
1. you're more comfortable using scuba gear fitted for you
2. you're more comfortable learning to scuba dive using gear you've chosen
3. scuba divers who own their own scuba diving equipment find it more convenient to go diving
4. having your own scuba diving gear is part of the fun of diving
How long does it take to get certified?
It's possible to complete your confined and open water dives in as few as two or three days by completing the classroom portion online via eLearning or home study options offered by Ray Scuba Diving.
The Open Water Diver course is incredibly flexible and performance based, which means that Ray Scuba Diving can offer a wide variety of schedules, paced according to how fast you progress.
Your instructor's interest is in your learning to scuba dive, not in how long you sit in a class. So, training is based upon demonstrating that you know what you need to know and can do what you need to do. This means that you progress at your own pace – faster or slower depending upon the time you need to become a confident scuba diver who dives regularly. You can start learning to scuba dive online right now with Ray Scuba Diving and eLearning.