How old do I need to be to learn to dive?
Anyone age 10 and over can learn to scuba dive. There are restrictions for 10 & 11 year olds (and an additional $75 fee), but there is no upper age limit. Children ages 8 & 9 have classes they can do in the pool, but cannot be certified to dive in the ocean.
How many students are in the courses?
Most of our courses are allowed to have 8 people in them. However, we cap our classes at 6 people. If there’s a person 11 years or younger, we cap the class at 4. This way, each student gets plenty of attention and has lots of fun.
I understand part of the training is in the pool; what’s your pool like?
We have an ozone-treated (meaning – no strong chemicals burning your eyes), 92 degree, indoor pool. It’s 9 feet deep in the deep end, 2.5 feet in the shallow, and 44 feet long – letting us do all skills with ease and comfort.
When do you dive off of boats and when do you do beach dives?
It changes for every class. Some classes never dive off a boat (unless you’d like to purchase a boat ticket) while some classes never dive off the beach (Boat Diver Specialty can’t really be completed from the beach). Some classes are mixed (during basic Open Water certification, we’d prefer you do boat AND beach dives – we train for our students to be amazing and safe scuba divers and we think that training is important. Let us know where you want to dive and we can make it happen – there are amazing dive sites all over!
Are there any additional or hidden costs in your courses?
Nope! We don't hide or add additional costs. All costs are out in the open and discussed up front. We are proud of our reputation as being honest and fair with customers. The few classes that have additional gear needs (i.e. Open Water, Advanced, Divemaster) all have any additional costs plainly stated in their descriptions and we would be happy to clarify any questions. As you compare course prices, please make sure you check for those additional or hidden costs. We don’t charge extra for rentals, air fills, certifications, pool time, boat tickets (unless noted), or food on our boats. At Deep Blue we constantly strive to create a fun, trust-filled community (after all, we belong to this community too), and we work hard to earn that trust. So no, we’re not trying to trick you out of your money.
What kind of groups is Deep Blue affiliated with?
You can check out our partnerships and affiliations here!