What to Expect
The PADI Open Water Scuba Class is where your SCUBA adventure begins. This is where students will learn the basics of how to stay safe underwater. There are 3 parts to learning to dive. Home study, academic and pool sessions, and open water training dives. Students get a book and DVDs so they can begin their adventure before they get in the classroom. After the classroom and pool dives students will be able to jump in the open water!
When you sign up for class you will receive your student kit (which is included in the class price) so you can complete your home study, watch videos, and self test. Then you will review your home study with your instructor and review your tests. All of this is completed online. Then you are ready for your weekend of pool dives followed by a weekend openwater dives applying what you learned, and learning the skills you need to dive safely. When you come to scuba class you will need to bring your student materials. Plus you will need bathing suit, towel, mask, fins, and a snorkel. Scuba class/pool is on the weekends, Saturday 8-6 and Sunday 12-5 if needed. Complete Class Information
Open Water Instruction
The third phase of your scuba classes involves 4 scuba dives in an open water environment. All 4 dives are completed in one weekend. During these scuba dives you will be repeating a few of the skills that you mastered during the pool dives and exploring the dive site with your Instructor Team. Scuba training dives are offered locally from May till October. November through April they are in Florida. Or, if you have a trip already planned, Island Hoppers can help you get the dives completed as part of your vacation!
What Makes Us Different -
Our Accelerated Lessons are perfect for those with tough schedules or who prefer the ultimate in instruction.
You complete your academics at home then join us Friday evening for a review of your studies and to get fitted with your scuba equipment.
Then you complete all pool dives and openwater dives in just 2 days using one of our local dive sites. These are full days starting at 7 AM and usually wrapping up about 4 in the afternoon. It is a challenging fun filled weekend. As such we do limit these to 4 students total.
These classes are limited to the summer months locally, June til September, due to water temperatures and the amount of time needed.
Island Hoppers Scuba
2806 Bransford Ave Nashville TN 37204 US
Open 10-6 Monday - Friday
Photography by Rob Harris