Swimming Lessons and Snorkeling Courses
We provide swimming lessons for individuals wanting to improve their comfort level in the water, perhaps in preparation for future snorkeling and scuba classes. You can learn about our swimming lessons by clicking here to access a PDF file with all the details.
Are you preparing for an exotic vacation and wanting to learn how to snorkel, then we have the classes for you. We provide individual and group instruction. You can learn about our snorkeling lessons by clicking here to access a PDF file with all the details.
Try Scuba, for Ages 10 and Up
Would you like to explore scuba diving but are unsure whether you are ready for the full certification process, then you can participate in a Try Scuba experience to get a feel for what scuba is all about. After a brief instructional period you can explore the use of scuba equipment in our pool. To learn more click here, to access a PDF file with all the details.
Entry Level Scuba Certification, for Ages 10 and Up
Part 1: Class and Pool Instruction
During the first phase
of the scuba certification process your instructor will
review the information you learned from the course textbook
and DVD in our classroom, and then teach you the necessary
water skills in our pool. Class size is limited to six
students per instructor, with twelve students being the
maximum class size. If there are more than six students
in the class then half the students will be in the classroom
with their instructor while the other half are in the
pool with a second instructor. Students must be able
to snorkel 300 yards and tread water for 10 minutes,
something that even novice swimmers can accomplish with
relative ease. Our goal is that every student becomes
a safe, comfortable and confident diver. This cannot
be accomplished in a "quickie" 2 day course,
but takes several days to train your mind and body to
become comfortable and confident with your new underwater
We offer four training schedules to meet your needs:
A weekend class that meets four
times, Saturday and Sunday from 8 AM to 1 PM for
two weekends. This class schedule allows for more
time in the pool, allowing students to feel more
comfortable with their water skills prior to advancing
to the open water portion of the certification process.
Students ages 12 and older can attend this class.
A Sunday evening class that meets four times from 4 to 8 PM. This class schedule allows for more time in the pool, allowing students to feel more comfortable with their water skills prior to advancing to the open water portion of the certification process. Students ages 12 and older can attend this class.
A Monday/Wednesday class that meets six times from 6 to 9 PM. This class schedule also allows for more time in the pool, allowing students to feel more comfortable with their water skills prior to advancing to the open water portion of the certification process. Students ages 12 and older can attend this class.
Private classes are available for those who are not able to attend our regularly scheduled classes, those preferring more personalized attention, and students ages 10 and 11, because of the personal attention they require.
You can access a PDF file with our current class schedule and additional details by clicking here.
Part 2: Open Water Certification
During the second and final phase of the scuba certification process your instructor will review your scuba skills in an open water environment. This requires the completion of skills during four dives and one snorkeling session, over the span of two days; this is a requirement of all scuba training agencies. Your open water certification must be completed with six months of your class and pool training.
There are four ways of completing your open water certification:
During the summer months we perform open water certifications at Horsetooth Reservoir. This requires two days, usually Saturday and Sunday from 9 AM to 1 PM. The water locally tends to be on the cold side and visibility can be very limited. We provided thicker wetsuits to help keep you warm, as part of the certification package.
Throughout the year we also perform open water certifications at Homestead Crater
, a 94 degree hot water spring located near Heber City
, Utah. This requires a seven hour drive and an overnight stay in Heber City. The hotel stay is included in the price of certification, but transportation and meals are not. The benefits of going to the crater are clear warm water and an opportunity to socialize with your fellow students and the instructor staff.
Several times a year we have instructor led trips
to exotic destinations around the world. If you join us on one of these trips the instructor can complete your open water certification during the first couple of days, allowing you to explore the wonders of the underwater world during the remainder of your vacation.
If you already have or are planning a vacation to diving a destination then you can take along an International Referral Packet, which states you have successfully completed your class and pool with us, and are ready to complete your open water certification. This referral program is recognized by all major training agencies and will allow you to complete your training with another dive shop.
You can access a PDF
file with our current open water schedule and additional
details by clicking