Learning to Dive – your first breath underwater

We know more about our moon than we do about our ocean. When you learn to scuba dive, you are part of a very small percentage of the world’s population to explore “inner space”. Taking your first breath underwater is an incredible experience but can also be intimidating. There are some common misconceptions about scuba diving, that are addressed here. At LTD we emphasize the importance of thorough instruction to develop confident, capable and competent divers. Our success is seeing our Open Water graduates continue to safely dive for many years to come.

Below outlines the parameters of your Open Water Scuba class. If you have any questions, or would like to inquire about available dates, please contact us.

Open Water Scuba Diver

Class Description

  • Entry level scuba certification
  • Internationally recognized
  • Successful completion certifies students to conduct recreational scuba dives within the no decompression limits to a maximum depth of 60ft

Class Structure

Minimum 36 hours of instruction comprised of:

  • 5 classroom sessions
  • 5 confined water (pool) sessions
  • 4 ocean dives (+2 additional dives if using a dry suit*)

Water Skills Assessment

  • 200m free swim (untimed)
  • 10 minute tread/float

Dry Suit Option

* 2 additional dives are required if selecting the dry suit option.
Benefits of diving in a dry suit:

  • Increases safety by providing a redundant buoyancy device in the event of BCD failure
  • Increases safety by contributing to a balanced rig (wetsuits drastically decrease in buoyancy at depth)
  • Increases thermal protection (enables longer, more enjoyable dives)
  • Increases safety by keeping the diver dry in the event of prolonged exposure in the water
  • Additional skills enable you to dive anywhere in the world
  • Improves balance and buoyancy in the water by distributing the airspace over the divers entire body