Learn to Dive – Tucson Scuba Lessons

Dive into a whole new world underneath the shimmering surface of the ocean with Planet Scuba! Our esteemed staff are here to guide you through an underwater adventure full of color and excitement with a dash of mystery. Start your open water certification with us by signing up for a class today!

Course Includes

>4 Classroom Sessions >Bookmark >Material Bag
>5 Pool Dives >Student Folder >Student Photo
>Logbook >Pen and Stickers >Certification processing fee
>DAN (Divers Alert Network)
>6 months free subscription
to Dive Training Magazine
>Free Life Time Refreshers upon
completion of certification
>Free use of tanks, weights,
BCD, wetsuit, regulator,
and computer

**Students are required to rent the PADI Open Water DVD on the first day of class for a $25 fee. This is fully refundable upon return.

How do I become a PADI Open Water Diver? 

We start off with developing a strong base of dive knowledge from dive gear to the basic science behind diving. We have two options for this section classpicof the course. You can take it with our elite instructors who walk you through the book work and answer any questions you might have throughout the course. This traditional class courses takes place on Tuesday and Thursday at Planet Scuba. If you are tight on time and need a little more flexibility in your schedule, we now offer the awesome PADI online-learning course which allows you to complete all of your book work at your own pace from home.

After the classroom session we will jump into thOro-Valley-Aquatic-Center-261-e1383842357477e pool and learn the skills necessary to be an exceptional diver. Our experienced staff will guide you in a protected environment to give you a chance to develop essential dive skills. In the pool you will get acquainted with scuba diving gear, learn emergency maneuvers to prepare you as well as master flying through the water.

From there you are invited to accompany our excellent staff on trips to San Carlos or Lake PleasantSt. Croix to complete your check-out dives. Four dives over the span of two days full of fun while demonstrating your excellent skills as a new diver. This is your chance to show off your skills and complete your journey to becoming an open water diver. Options to complete your certification in more exotic locations are available such as Maldives, Wakatobi and Saint Croix. Call or come on in to inquire about how to complete your certification abroad


The Schedule for the Class

*Tuesday: 6:00pm-9:00pm at Planet Scuba for academic session and certification photo

*Thursday: 5:30pm-9:00pm at Planet Scuba for academic session and gear fitting/set up

Saturday: 8:00am-4:00pm at Oro Valley Pool and Planet Scuba for pool session 1 and academic session

Sunday: 8:00am-4:00pm at Oro Valley Pool and Planet Scuba for pool session 2 and academic session

*If you choose to complete the PADI e-learning course, you do not have to attend these courses but will have to come in to get fitted for gear on your own time.

Check our schedule of upcoming classes to get started!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. I need to get my course done quickly, what do I do?
Call us at 520-209-2700 to see if there are any class openings available. If not, we offer private scuba diving adventures where the class is arranged by one of our experienced instructors to fit perfectly to your schedule.
2. What do I need to provide for the class?
All students are required to provide personal dive-rated gear which includes mask, snorkel, fins and booties. If you already have these, please bring them in so we can make sure they are dive rated. If you are looking to purchase them, come on in and our expert staff will custom fit you to the best dive gear around.
3. How old do I have to be to take this class?
All students must be at least 10 years old. For children ages 8-10, we do offer a summer camp that introduces youth to the beginnings of scuba. Call for more details.
4. Do I need to get a doctor’s note to dive?
All students are required to fill out a medical release form. If you answer “yes” to any of the medical questions, they you will need a doctor’s release prior to the pool session on Saturday. The medical form can be found here–> padi-medical-statement.

Open Water is Just the Beginning!

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