12712 Rock Creek Mill Rd., Suite 3A, Rockville, MD 20852
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We are currently not scheduling Open Water (beginner) dive courses due to logistical issues related to pool usage/availability. We will resume Open Water Diver training as soon as we are able to.
The Open Water Diver Course is the first and most important step in becoming a diver. If you want to really enjoy scuba diving, you need to know what you are doing and be comfortable and confident doing it. Our instructors are passionate about diving, and they really care that you get started right so that you can enjoy diving as much as we do!
With our unique training techniques, your skills at the end of the Open Water Diver Class will be better than many seasoned divers. We have a training process that will enable you to have amazing buoyancy control, effortless propulsion techniques, and complete control over your equipment.
We have two options for your Open Water Diver Course. You can complete the entire course with us from start to finish, or you can do you class and pool training with us and then finish the final training dives while on vacation.
You will start out in the classroom, so you have some good background knowledge, and can effectively plan your dives. Most of your training, though, will be in the water (pool and open water) practicing and mastering your skills and getting comfortable.
When our students finish up their training, they are so excited to go diving again, whether it's at a local quarry or to an exotic dive destination. We don't have a formal dive club here, but we have a fantastic family of divers in the Submerged community, so when you finish your training, you'll have a ready-made group to dive with you!
Minimum age: 15 (Open Water) / 12 (Jr. Open Water)*
Medical history form required. Physician's approval may be required.
200 yard swim and 10 minute tread/float must be completed.
**Please call to discuss training kids younger than 15. Maturity and physical size of the potential young diver matter. Submerged is not equipped to train small children for scuba.