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Scuba Diving Lessons Onlinescuba cert in Los Angeles
Price: $409.00
Manufacturer: Hollywood Divers
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Get Certified to SCUBA Dive. We use Internationally Recognized Training Agency, NAUI to teach you safely at Catalina Island. 
Training you at Catalina allows for, No Waves, No Sand in your Crawl. We make it safe and easy and keep our In-Water, Instructor to Student Ratios low.
 
We want you, your friends and family to experience adventure, learn new life skills and enhance your time here on Earth. 
 Come and Travel with us, see Shipwrecks, Sharks, Do Drysuit Dives or Simply a Warm water Trip To Cozumel.
 
A Detailed Description of how you will become a certified SCUBA DIVER with full privileges of Renting and or Owning your Own Scuba Equipment as well as being able to dive safely anywhere locally or on Vacation in Open Water conditions to a depth of 60 feet Deep or Shallower. Read On. 

Hollywood Divers NAUI Basic Open Water Course 323-969-9666

The NAUI SCUBA DIVER course is the world’s best Beginner Scuba Course, and has introduced millions of people to the adventurous diving lifestyle. Start your scuba certification online by calling us for the included Electronic Learning Code.

The NAUI Academic exam is transferable to any Professional Dive Shop in the World.
If you wish to finish becoming a certified diver here with us in L.A. then READ ON and follow the instructions.

You must complete the online training at home before coming to Hollywood Divers to be fitted for Gear. Call us to buy a code. We will email you the code and you can start today.

Choose a regularly scheduled pool date. We offer them once per month, year-round.
The following weekend you dive in the ocean for certification. We go to Catalina and dive the clear water at Casino Point. Travel/Boat Expenses are additional. The Open Water or NAUI SCUBA DIVER Certification will allow you to buy or rent your own Scuba Equipment and Compressed breathing air.

Basic open water course

2 weekends (4 days) - This Class uses NAUI Education System and E-learning. You must complete the book and/or online training at home before coming to the half-day classroom session (The First Session) usually the second or third Saturday in each month. This course is thorough and fun and you can start right now by calling us for a NAUI E-Learning Code.

Complete the NAUI online training and do all of the chapter reviews before first meeting.

Call Hollywood Divers (323-969-9666) to schedule your Practical SCUBA Training. Our Schedule is available online on our “Forms” page at www.hollywooddivers.com. A few days before class begins, come in for rental fitting and scuba gear purchase.

Preparation and fees:
1. Online E code $89.95 CALL US TO START Hollywooddivers.com. (323) 969-9666
2. Course tuition fee: REMAINING Balance $319.00 due upon rental pickup at Hollywood Divers Showroom.
3. Log book: Included with full Open water Diver tuition.
4. Student record folder: Included with full tuition due when you come in to sign up. Fill it out along with Medical Statement.
5. Dive Planning tables: Included, Needed to complete Homework and Review exam.
6. Hotel $65.00 to $150.00 per night depending on your tastes. Book when you’re ready. Hotel Fees not included.
7. Catalina Express roundtrip $75.00 approx. Catalina Express Boat Fees are not included. Catalina Express fees vary Depending on fuel prices. Book the day after your pool session. We will be diving from the Easiest Shore Entry in California at our own pace. No Sea Sickness!

You will also need the following 

Personal Gear: We have Student Gear Packages, whether you are taking your class here or elsewhere!
1.Mask 
2.Snorkel 3.Fins 4.Boots 5.Gloves 6.Hood

(With FREE Mesh Gear Bag and Mask Defogger)

Hollywood Divers has Basic Personal Gear packages that include free Gear Bag and Defogger Approx. $209.00 and up. We have Inexpensive as well as State of the Art Gear.

Hollywood Divers NAUI Basic Open Water Course 323-969-9666

Completing this basic scuba course will allow you to enjoy safe scuba diving for years.

The OW course or NAUI Scuba Diver Certification will allow you to rent or buy SCUBA and dive without an Instructor or Guide. Basic Scuba Open Water Courses are taught over two consecutive weekends. They are taught as group lessons. There will be 6 or less divers on your water team. We are known for NEVER having “Cattle Call” type Scuba Classes. We will assign ample numbers of Instructors and Divemasters to each Team of Divers. Example: You may come to class on the 1st day and see 9 or 10 divers in the classroom. Don’t worry, we are never going to require any Instructor to teach that many divers in the water. We would assign two instructors and two divemasters to a group of this size and separate the divers into two small teams. This insures faster learning of the skills for you and less stress for our Instructors.

To Re-Cap: We do not overload our Instructors with too many divers while in the water. Usually you will have 4 to 5 divers per team and the Instructor will have an Assistant to help move your lesson along.

The Purchase of Mask, Fins, Booties, Gloves, Snorkel and Hood (Personal Gear) should be done early in this process. We want to make certain you have this gear before the first day of class so there are no surprises and that you have time to learn appropriate material on orientation day. We do not rent the personal items, such as mask, snorkel and recommend you spend at least 45 minutes with us at our shop to make good decisions. Your experience will be more fun for you if you allow us to fit you properly. Check our gear selection by coming in and trying on each piece.

The Course Details

The first Saturday is Orientation.

This Classroom begins Saturday at 10 AM –2PM at Hollywood Divers.(On a side note, Rescue Classroom will begin at 2:30pm the same day If you want to take Rescue later, you may sit in on this class and learn more by auditing the CPR / First Aid Lecture.)

You must have all of your online academic training completed before coming to this session. During this time you will be asked to fill out all of the medical and statement of understanding paperwork. Minors will be required to have a parent present at this session.

Topics, First day: Dive planning, A review exam, Gear Setup. We require a fitting and pickup of the included rental gear prior to this meeting.

Sunday is the Pool Session
We meet at 7:00 AM at a TBD City of Los Angeles sanctioned pool.All safety equipment and lifeguards are in place. . The pool training modules contain continued practice in gear assembly, and the required skills to get you ready for the Ocean. see this Video to Learn More about our Pool Session Practice the No Mask / Nose Exhale Procedure seen in the video

We will have you in the pool by 8am Sunday and you will train until 12:45pm. You will be Debriefed and free to go by 1:30pm.

The week between Classroom/Pool and your Ocean Diving, Hollywood Divers will be able to answer your questions and help with any gear issues that arise. You will keep the Rental gear until the Monday or Tuesday after your certification day.

If you are a Referral OW scuba diver student, you will return your gear after the pool and have your referral papers signed so that you may finish the ocean training on your vacation.

Ocean Weekend
The next weekend after your pool training, take either a Friday afternoon or the Saturday (6:15am) Catalina Express or Helicopter to Avalon California. You will be on Catalina Island for the Weekend. Your Boat Fees will be paid directly to the Catalina Express. Expect $75 roundtrip. Open water dives are completed at the famed Catalina Casino Point Underwater Park at Avalon. A protected area, free from boat traffic and with it’s own air fill station. We start diving at 8am each morning so be on the earliest Catalina Express Departure if arriving Saturday

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Hollywood Divers NAUI Basic Open Water Course 323-969-9666

Hotel stays at the Seaport Village Inn see http://www.catalinacatalina.com/rooms-rates.htmlor any other Avalon Hotel or Campground that you desire. Your Hotel stay is not included in the price of our tuition / training fees. Please visit http://web.catalinachamber.com/Accommodations/Hotelsfor availability to determine which hotel is best for your budget

Sat: at Casino Point, Scuba dives 1 & 2 (maybe 3 weather-permitting) – Logbook entries with Instructor. After diving, Saturday Afternoon, you are free to explore Catalina. There are lots of shops, and sights to see. Or sleep and rest to be ready for the next day.
Sun: Scuba dives 3 and 4 – Logbook entries. Go Fun Diving if you so desire. You have the rental gear until Tuesday with no penalty. Stay an extra day and dive Monday if you want. Please rinse all Rental Gear in fresh water before you return it.
Book a 3:45 pm or later, boat departure to Long Beach. If you choose 3:45 pm you may need to change if weather delays diving or if you want to do any fun dives there may not be time to make the boat.

Monday or Tuesday after you complete your course: Return rental gear to Hollywood Divers washed and clean. We take your Picture in our Shop and register you online and you can receive a copy of your Certification that day.

LOCATIONS

Classroom

Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm at Hollywood Divers located at 3575 Cahuenga Blvd West #104 (large red brick building across from Universal Nissan)
2 tenths of a mile from Universal Studios Blvd.,
a short walk from the Universal Metro Subway Stop. Parking is in the free, secure garage.

No water training at this location

Pool Training
Sun 7:15am- 1:30pm at Echo Park Deep Indoor Pool. 1419 Colton St., Los Angeles, CA 90026

Ocean weekend
Saturday and Sunday 8am–3pm Catalina Casino Point Underwater Park or a local dive boat leaving from Ventura or Long Beach/San Pedro CA.

We do have boat diving options available on the Friday following our normal class conclusion. For those that need additional help or did not complete dives due to minor issues and are OK to take a Friday off, ask us about DITCH DAY! Hollywood Divers invented Ditch Day for divers to skip work and go diving. Now that is good for the soul!

Your personal equipment (Mask, Fins, Snorkel, Boots, Gloves and Hood) should be high quality gear designed for scuba diving. Sorry, no pool toys. We require you to bring in any personal gear that you already own prior to class so that we can ensure you don’t get bogged down with gear failure.

Of course, if you own gear, and your gear fits and is safe, we will allow you to use it and we all stay on schedule. Hollywood Divers staff can help to assure a proper and comfortable fit of all scuba equipment.


Required materials
are as follows:

SCUBA Online Training code, all online Homework is to be completed before the first day of class, (call 323 969 9666) and Personal gear. Approx $209.00 - $300.00

One last Note, To SCUBA dive properly and safely, do not wait until the last minute to finish your homework, Prepare early with gear and studies and you will not feel stress in the water. Ask questions, we are here to keep you safe and happy so ask.

About Us: Hollywood Divers’ staff are all certified scuba instructors with the following agencies: NAUI, PADI, SDI, TDI, GUE and Divers Alert Network. We have been diving for a living for many years and have a solid reputation for customer service and being able to adapt if the unexpected occurs. We practice ethical business and have a solid policy for most situations that may arise. (changes to schedule, weather, cancellations, etc.) 



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