At Depth Perception, our Instructors go above and beyond in our scuba classes. From the four hour classroom session to our thorough pool session and six open water dives (4 minimum), our Instructors never quit teaching. The time between open water dives ("surface interval") is spent instructing the new student on dive etiquette, logging the dive(s) correctly, calculating residual nitrogen, buoyancy, body position, and correct breathing techniques. In all our Instructors spend more than forty contact hours with students supervising the student in the water and out. In addition, our Instructors also actively mentor our new divers. If we train you, we'll dive with you, our students are welcome to dive with us any time we're in the water! At anytime, Depth Perception's experienced Instructors are only a phone call/text away should you have a question.
Academic Materials Fee At Depth Perception Diver Center the academic fees are included in the packaged cost of the course. There are no additional material or card fees. The course materials will thoroughly prepare you for this adventure you're about to undertake and they are yours to keep for a refresher in a couple of months or years down the road.
Scuba Equipment Rental Scuba Equipment included in the course fee: Buoyancy Compensation Device Wetsuit Scuba Cylinders or Tanks (including air) Regulator Weights ( why purchase lead that you may not need, @ 10% of your body weight x $5 per pound ) NO YOU DON"T NEED ANYTHING ELSE.
Site Entrance Fees Pool Use Fees We use commercial facilities. Start in the shallow end and then REALLY experience diving and practice your skills at 17 feet. Dive in the diving well of a crystal clear swimming pool, it doesn't get any better or easier. Open Water Dive Site Entrance Fees We are conveniently located within driving distance to the very best dive training locations in the Southeast USA (shops from North Carolina to Kansas bring students to these sites). Practice and perfect your scuba skills at the appropriate depths and conditions without currents/surges, sharks, and saltwater. We don't rush our training or throw you into the ocean over your head. We teach in order to achieve success. So, these expenses are included in the course fee.
Card Fees Leave your cell phone turned-off in your luggage. Traveling to destinations that don't have cell service? No service? No problem! We still issue certification cards and include it in the course cost. Yes Virginia places like that still exist. And they're WONDERFUL!!
* Personal Skin Gear: Scuba Quality Mask, Fins (with or without booties), and Snorkel.
* Transportation to and from the pool & dive sites.
* Gifts for your Instructors.