Chattahoochee Scuba
Discover Scuba Diving Experience- Try Out Diving:

The Discover Scuba Diving Experience lets you try out scuba diving without signing up for a course, buying equipment, or spending time studying. It lets you experience what scuba is like in a safe confined water setting (pool). If you enjoy the experience and wish to sign up for the full Open Water Scuba Dive course, successfully completing this experience will count as the first dive toward your certification.

The Experience:
  • Watch a short informative video on scuba diving and the skills you will learn.
  • Review those skills with your instructor in the shallow end of our indoor pool.
  • With your instructor as your guide have fun scuba diving in the deep end of the pool.
  • Total course hours: about 2.5 hours
  • Minimum Age: 10
  • Prerequisite: None
Open Water Diver- Learn to Dive:

This is the course that will open up the underwater world to you. During the course you will learn the fundamental skills necessary to make safe dives within recreational limits. Experience the wonders of the underwater world.

Course Structure:
  • Knowledge development (online, home study, or in a classroom) to understand the basic principles of scuba diving.
  • Confined water dives to learn basic scuba skills.
  • Open water dives to review your skills and explore the underwater world.
  • Total course hours: 31 hours
  • Minimum Age: 15 (10 for Junior OW)
  • Prerequisite: None
  • Required Gear: Mask, fins, snorkel, dive boots, and at least a light weight wetsuit or skin.
Below is the link to the online knowledge development sessions. Click on the graphic to sign up for the online course and get started learning how to scuba dive!
Open Water Course Details:

Each of the different parts of the course proceed at the student's pace. The student must demonstrate successful understanding or mastery before the instructor will proceed on to the next section.

  • The first part of the course involves a period of knowledge development. In this section you will learn about the fundamentals of safe scuba diving. This knowledge is important because you will later use it to better understand why you perform the different skills and safety steps in the pool and in the open water.
  • The second part will consist of at least five pool (confined water) dives. On these dives you will further develop the knowledge you learned in the first part. You will practice different dive skills such as how to set up your dive equipment, how to safely descend and ascend, and what to do if water gets in your mask.
  • The third part of the Open Water Diver Course will consist of at least four open water dives conducted over a period of at least two days. These may be conducted in a lake, river, or in the ocean; your instructor will advise you as where your class will be diving. During the open water dives you will review the skills you learned in the pool. These dives will prepare you to dive without your instructor later.