These are just a few of our frequently asked questions and answers. If you don't see what you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to contact us.
Make-up policy and fees:
- If a student does 100% of an entire course with and does all the training during regular scheduled class/pool/ocean time, the student shall only pay the initial advertised fees. No additional fees will be charged.
- Example: A student who transfers from one open water class to another scheduled open water class.
- If a student needs to do a make-up classroom or pool session, in addition to the initial instructor fee, the student will be responsible for the following two fees:Instructor Fee: $50.00 for the first two hours (minimum) and $25.00 for each additional hour. For additional students, the fee is $25.00 for the first two hours and $25.00 for each additional hour.
- Pool Fee: $25.00 for the first two hours and $25.00 for each additional hour, per person.
- If a student needs to do a make-up ocean session, in addition to the initial instructor fee, the student is responsible for the following fees:
- Instructor Fee: $100.00 per day (two training dives). For additional students divers, the fee is $50.00 per day (two training dives). For more than two ocean training dives in a day, there will be a $25.00 fee for each additional dive, per person, per day.
What are the course prerequisites?
- Proof of scuba certification
The PADI Master Scuba Diver Program was created to make true master divers. The program requires a new open water diver to complete five Specialties, (e.g, Night Diver, Boat Diver, Drysuit Diver, Altitude Diver, Nitrox Diver etc.) plus the Rescue Diver Course, and show proof of log 50 dives. PADI feels a diver will be a true Master Scuba Diver after these steps accomplished
As of Jan 1, 2019 Wallin's Dive Center at the Elks Lodge at 295 W. 20th Ave. will be a training only site as we transition to a new retail location in spring 2019. Details coming soon.
PADI Open Water Scuba Diver
- The aquatic environment: vision, light, sound, heat loss, tides, currents, waves, surge, etc.
- Physics and physiology: buoyancy, pressure, air spaces, breathing compressed air, mixed gases, etc.
- Dive equipment selection, assembly, use and maintenance
- Dive planning
- Basic scuba skills including mask and regulator skills, swimming underwater, buoyancy control, basic rescue techniques, and emergency procedures
- And much more!
Minimum age 18, 15 with parental consent. Junior Open Water Scuba divers: 10 – 14 years old.
Dry Suit Diver
- Minimum Open Water Scuba Diver
- Minimum age 18, 12 with parental consent
PADI Advanced Scuba Diver Program
- Complete the Prerequisite: Open Water Scuba Diver
- Complete five adventure dives including one Deep Dive (60+feet) and one Navigation Dive.
- Junior Open Water Divers can earn a Junior Advanced Open Water Diver certification.
PADI Night Diver
- Light handling and communication techniques.
- Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
- Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.
- Minimum Open Water Scuba Diver
- Minimum age 18 , 10 with parental consent
PADI Nitrox Diver
- Increased safety margins
- Reduced post dive fatigue
- Extended no-decompression times
- Physiology of using different breathing gas mixtures and equipment considerations for using nitrox
- How to safely use nitrox mixtures up to 40 percent with a dive computer
- Advantages and disadvantages of utilizing nitrox mixtures, how to analyze a nitrox mixture
- Minimum age 18, 10 with parental consent
- Minimum Open Water Scuba Diver, or current enrollment in that course