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Open Water SCUBA Certification Weekend Intensive!

Hosted by the Consul of the Washington, D.C. Adventure Group
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Took place 4 days ago
Sat 10 Nov 09:00 - Sun 11 Nov 21:30

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Hi all! Get certified to scuba during a weekend intensive!! Class runs Saturday and Sunday from 9:00 to 21:30. I signed up for the November Protected content . Space is limited. Hope to see you there!!! (And don't forget to take the free orientation class, which is a pre-req :)

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"The Basic SCUBA Diving Certification

Our Open Water SCUBA Certification classes allow you to dive all over the world. To get this basic dive certification, you’ll need to:

Satisfy written course requirements and pass the exam.
Demonstrate pool skills.
Complete four open water checkout dives.

Check the calendar for Open Water Certification classes.
You can easily complete all steps with SPE Dive School.


Classroom Training

Certification classroom training is fun and interactive, with videos, slides and real diving experiences shared by staff instructors. Our courses give you additional information not found in typical textbooks and videos. We consistently exceed industry standards to ensure our students have the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to be excellent, safe divers.
Pool Training

All pool work is conducted in heated pools with the highest quality diving gear provided for you. Students are divided into small groups to receive personalized instruction from staff members.
Open Water Certification Dives

Once you have completed the classroom and pool work, it’s time to go diving! Four open water checkout dives are required for certification, and we offer three options:

Complete the dives locally on a weekend in a quarry.
Join us on one of our monthly SCUBA open water certification dive trips to Grand Cayman Island – offered at the end of each course in the ultimate diving environment
Complete the dives on your personal vacation at your preferred destination by obtaining a Student Referral Form from your instructor.

Requirements & Notes

You’ll first need to attend one of our monthly orientation meetings, which are free of charge.
The full lecture course with pool training is offered on either select weekends or weeknights.
Several options are available for weekend and weeknight courses, self-study, and private classes. Just ask or check the calendar.

Gear You Need

For our dive course, you’ll need a mask, snorkel, fins, boots, weights and weight belt, plus the course manual/video. We conduct a Gear Selection Mini-Clinic at orientation meetings.

SPE Dive School is not a retail dive shop, but we do offer the best equipment at discount prices as a service ONLY available to our students.
Weekend Course

We offer 2-day intensive weekend courses that meet from 9am to 9pm during those months without a Federal holiday, or 3-day holiday weekend courses from 10am to 8pm (9am on the first day). The course includes classroom sessions during the day with a 1-hour lunch break, followed by pool training in the evening. These fill quickly, so register now. Check the calendar for the next available course."