Instructor Fees 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 surface interval time between open water dives is spent instructing the new student on dive etiquette, logging the dive 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 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 academic rental fees. The course materials that will thoroughly prepare you for this adventure you're about to undertake are yours to keep for a refresher in a couple of months or years down the road.
Rental Scuba Equipment (included in the course fee, don't return it you bought it):
Buoyancy Compensation Device
Scuba Cylinders or Tanks
Weights (10% of your body weight times $5 per pound- JUST KIDDING, it's free)
NO YOU DON"T NEED ANYTHING ELSE (want yes, need, not yet.).
Site Entrance Fees
Pool Use Fees
We use commercial facilities. 17 foot diving well in crystal clear swimming pool water, it doesn't get any better or easier.
Open Water Dive Site Entrance Fees
During your class we choose the very best locations to practice scuba skills in order to achieve success. These expenses are included in the course fee.
Card Fees Leave your cell phone turned-off in your luggage. Or even better travel to a destination that doesn't have cell service. No service? No problem! We still issue certification cards and include it in the course cost. Yes Virigina places like that still exist.
* 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.