|The Maryland Scuba Center
Open Water Certification: Knowledge & Skill Development
Five Reasons to choose
Maryland Scuba Center
Compare all costs. With a rent
to pay & pass the savings on
We offer Buddy Specials.
Enroll with a friend and both
receive 10% off.
#2 Small Class Size
Instruction standards allow 10
students. This mean you
practice once and watch
9 times. A limited class size (6)
maximizes your time on skill
development and lowers the
number of pool sessions.
#3 Free Divers Alert
Insurance from the Dive
Medicine experts @ Divers
Alert Network provides
insurance for free for 6
months or end of your
#4 Dive Training Magazine
Every student receives free
#5 We Have Fun
We are currently scheduling through December 2017
Enrollment Closes 1 Week Prior to Start Date
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10 years old. Ten and eleven year olds
must dive with a certified parent
Those aged 10-11 years old and their
parent must participate in a Youth
Diving: Responsibilities and Risk
All minors, under 18 years old, need
signed parental consent & co-signed
A medical statement
A Statement of Safe Diving Practices
A Liability Release
All forms are mailed/ emailed with
acknowledgement of registration & class
Knowledge & Skill Development are the first 2 parts of a 3 part basic certification course.
Your adventure begins with Knowledge Development in the classroom or online and continues
with in water (pool) development of the skills necessary for safe diving. This course is focused
on the Knowledge & Skills needed to take you to a depth of 60 ft.
Upon completion of these 2 parts you are ready for Part 3 Open Water Check-out Dives &
full certification as an Open Water Diver. Schedule your check-out dives concurrently with
your Knowledge & Skill Development and receive a 10% discount on your check-out dives.
Call us for dates and discount.
What is included?
We provide all life support equipment: BCD & regs, &
tanks and learning materials: text, or online access.
You bring personal gear
This includes Mask-Snorkel and Fins (M_S_F) If you do
not have this gear we rent all for $20 per course. Then
during your pool dives we will provide different types of
masks and fins so you can make an educated selection.
And if you later purchase from us we discount the
Special Student Pricing. by that $20 rental fee.
Bathing suit and towel. A wet suit if you have one. A
t-shirt if you don't.
A meal. You are welcome to dine during class.
Schedules: Skill development must be sequential.
We offer Wednesday-Monday evening classes,
Sunday morning-afternoon classes & Sunday-Mon-Wed
Pool is held at Arundel
Olympic Swim Center
2690 Riva Road
Class is held at our store
912 Forest Dr. Lower rear
Annapolis, Md 21403
Pool then classroom
Mon. & Wed. Schedule
6:00pm to 10:00pm
Classroom then pool
Below you will find two different course offerings. Either program includes the same
amount of pool time for skill development. The differences relate to knowledge
development: how one learns the principles and science of scuba. For many the time
flexibility of the online knowledge development is important. For others the traditional
classroom provides the opportunity for questioning and discussion. Which approach is
right for you?
PADI will require for online/touch students their name, important if this purchase is a gift, their email address (only 1 student
per address) their birthday in Day/ Month (spelled out)/ year order, phone number and selection of program for laptop
(online) or tablet (touch). Please email this information to Michael@MDSCUBA.COM so we can order from PADI and have
course access sent to the student.
If you need to register and received the PADI access code as a gift please email us at above address or call
443 926-2030 Your course cost will be reduced.
Buddy Specials listed below provide a 10% course fee reduction for both of the two buddies who are enrolling.
If there are more than 2 registering please call so we can arrange the same discount for each participant.
Classes are scheduled for 5 sessions but most often take only 4 sessions. The 5th is scheduled on contingency that some event,
such as weather, causes pool closing and we then need another session.
Buddy Specials reflect a 10% discount for each Buddy
|Classroom Online Classroom Special Online Special
Course Course Buddy Special Buddy Special
$295 $295 $531 $531
Mixed: Sept Sun17
M 18, W 20, S 24
& 27 if needed
For all classes please check the schedule published above. M & W pool and classroom time differ from
Sunday pool and classroom times. So Mixed classes will have different times on Sundays than Mondays
Oct 4, 9, 11,16
& 18 if needed
All Fall Pricing Reflects a 10% Discount
Oct 8, 15, 22, 29,
& Nov 5 if needed
Oct 8, 9,11, 15,
& 18 if needed
Wed- Mon Class
Nov 8, 13, 15, 20
& 22 if needed
Nov 12, 19, 26
Dec 3 & 10 needed
Nov 12, 13, 15, 19
& 22 if needed
Nov 29, Dec 4, 6, 11
&13 if needed