Frequently Ask Questions
Asked Questions About Becoming a New Diver And Starting Your Adventure
Q. Do I need to be a strong swimmer?
A. No, for most classes, you need only to be comfortable in the water
and capable of swimming continuously for 300 yards with mask,fins and snorkel and treading/floating
for 10 min.
A.You will need to come in to Aquatech Scuba Center at least one week in advance to pick up your text books and video. You will need to watch the video and complete at least the first two chapters and fill out the study guide questions for those chapters.
Q.What equipment will I need?
A. You will need to purchase your basic personal equipment ( Mask,Snorkel,Fins and Boots) As a Aquatech Scuba Center Student you will receive 10 % off on those items. An Aquatech Staff member can help you with a proper fit to make so you can enjoy your diving experience. Allow 1 hour for the fitting session.
Q. Are private lessons available?
A. Yes! We arrange a great deal of private lessons for individuals and groups-just call and make arrangements-we can work around your schedule.
Q. Is there an age limit?
A. To become a certified diver you will need to be at least 10 years old. You are never too old to start your scuba adventure.
A. The complete cost of the course is $ 395.00.
Q.What Is included in the cost?
A. Your academic sessions, text books, pool sessions, and 5 open water dives, all of your scuba equipment for the pool training and your certification card.
Q. How long is my certification good for?
A. Once you are certified your certification is good for life, all we ask of you if you have been out of the water for at least a year is to take a refresher course.
Q. Where can I use my scuba certification at?
A. Your scuba certification is good world wide and never expires.
Q. What if I decide to purchase my scuba equipment before I am done with the class?
A. We at Aquatech Scuba Center highly recommend that, so you can train in your own gear. By owning your own gear you will be more comfortable and familiar with it instead of having a different type of equipment for each pool session.It is like renting a car you never know where the lights, wipers and other options of the vehicle are located. Plus by owning your own equipment you will dive more.
Q. Where can I go diving at?
A. We have rock quarries in the tri-state area just made for divers. In the quarries you find sunken jets, airplanes, boats, cars and other interesting things, did I say fish, and a lot of different species of fresh water fish. Aquatech Scuba Center is the tri-states only scuba travel center, we offer domestic and international trips to places like the Caribbean, Asia and the pacific.
Q. Do You Offer weekend Classes?
A. Yes we have weekend classes. Because we care about the quality of training that we offer, our weekend classes take 3 weekends to be certified. Two just for the pool and classroom, and one for the openwater dives