*Sign up and pay at Butler-Mason YMCA.
Open Water Certification (Beginner):
- Member – $275
- Non-Member – $300
- YMCA Staff – 30% discount
- Refresher Course – $250 (Paid directly to Albany Dive Shop)
Online Coursework must be completed
Pool Session: First Saturday of the month 8:00 am-4:00 pm [Mandatory]
Certifications Dives: Last weekend of the month [Mandatory]
- Lifetime certification.
- Participants must provide masks, fins, snorkel, and dive boots.
- Open water dives are required to complete all certifications/additional cost is approx. $200 (does not include travel expenses or lodging).
*Must speak with Jake before enrolling in a specialty course*
You will learn how to choose the proper blend of Nitrox for your dive profile, determine maximum depth limits for your Nitrox mixture, analyze your breathing mixture, and plan and safely execute each dive. Your instructor will teach you about the physiology of oxygen and nitrogen; advantages, disadvantages, and risks of Nitrox; oxygen toxicity; hazards and precautions of handling oxygen; the concept of Equivalent Air Depth; use of EANx with standard Air Dive tables; common gas mixing procedures; and more.
During training, students complete a minimum of six open-water dives, including three separate dives for navigation, night or low visibility diving, and deep diving (130 feet/40 meters of maximum depth), plus additional dives based on your individual preferences and available options.
The Advanced Scuba Diver course is for certified divers who desire additional training or orientation to a variety of dive sites and conditions.
Advanced and Nitrox Bundle:
Contact Jake Parmer at 226-0133 or [email protected]