BE ADVENTUROUS, BE AMAZED, BE A DIVER…
Fortunately, 70 percent of the world is covered in water, so there’s never a shortage of great dive sites to feed your submarine craving. Learning to scuba dive has never been easier and PADI and NAUI has modernized its teaching methods to allow safe and easy learning for a number of different preferences and agendas.
Not everyone has the time to endure a 4 or 5 day course, however, with home study and the use of modern technology such as DVD and online learning, some of the course may be conducted in the students own home or hotel room, leaving just the water skills and sea experiences to be completed at the dive center. Furthermore, you don’t have to sign up for a whole course anymore before you know whether you’ll like it or not.
The new style allows a ‘try-it-and-see’ approach where you can simply keep on going until you reach the qualification you want or you gain the full beginner rating. You can even do some in your home country and the rest on the beautiful shores of Puerto Rico. As long as you finish within twelve months of starting then you don’t have to begin from scratch again.
THE FIRST STEP IS CALLED THE ‘DISCOVER SCUBA DIVE’ COURSE
The prospect of learning to dive is as daunting as it is exciting for many would-be divers — after all, breathing underwater directly contradicts of our most basic survival instincts, and certain entry-level skills (including mask removal and out-of-air scenarios) often pose significant challenges for new divers. It can be difficult to predict whether or not you’ll be able to conquer those initial fears before you first try diving, and, if you do, whether or not you’ll enjoy diving thereafter. Because of this uncertainty, committing to a full scuba course (both in terms of time and money) can be off-putting. This is where PADI’s Discover Scuba Diving (DSD) course comes in, offering first-time divers a quick and relatively inexpensive way to find out how it feels to breathe underwater. Potential divers who enroll in the course can make an informed decision as to whether or not they want to pursue full certification.
The DSD course teaches new divers basic scuba safety guidelines and skills under the direct supervision of a PADI professional. Our DSD program takes place in open-ocean, up to a maximum depth of 40 feet (12 m). To ensure that the student understands scuba theory, the class includes a knowledge-development session, which covers topics including equipment purpose and use, breathing rules and equalization, hand signals and respect for the aquatic environment. Later, during the skills section, participants are taught essential skills, including regulator clearing and recovery, mask clearing and BCD inflation and deflation at the surface. After the student has completed these two sections, they’re taken on a short underwater tour, giving them the opportunity to get comfortable with breathing underwater and to take in some aquatic sights.
Anyone over the age of 10 can complete the DSD course, provided that they’re in good health and can pass a basic dive medical assessment
Exclusive private diver training–
Even though our classes are small (no more than 4 students per instructor) for some, the thought of learning to dive or snorkel with a group of strangers is not very appealing. In other instances, time and flexibility might be issues whereby you might not be able to fit in with the scheduled course timetable. Whatever the reason, the instructors at Rincon Diving & Snorkeling are happy to offer private tuition.
Advantages of Private Tuition are:
· Training is adjusted to your style of learning
· Training is at your pace
· Teaching and the structure of the course is specific to your needs or desires
· Time flexible — courses are run according to your availability
· Exclusivel attention makes for more effective learning
Control of group size:
You can choose to learn by yourself, with your partner or get a group of friends together.
The price for Private Lessons depends on:
1. Your choice of course
2. The number of people in the course
**If you wish to undertake Private Lessons, please Contact Us to discuss your needs. We’ll be delighted to work around your schedule and offer you an Exclusive Diving Education Program.