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Why learn to SCUBA dive?

The earth is over 70% water. If you want to explore it you want to learn to SCUBA dive.

Do I need to be a good swimmer in order to scuba dive?

No, but you do need to be able to swim. One of the first things we’ll ask you to do is to swim 200 yds. or snorkel 400 yds. You can choose which, and there is no time limit. We’ll also ask you to float or tread water for 10 minutes. If neither of those is a problem for you, then your swimming skills are suitable for scuba!

How do I know if SCUBA diving is for me, I have never tried it before?

If you are unsure if diving is right for you schedule a Discover Scuba session with us first. For a small fee you can try before-you-buy SCUBA lesson. Click here for more details about this program.

Who can participate in SCUBA diving?

SCUBA diving is for anyone over the age of 10, in good physical condition and without medical problems related to the lungs, ears or sinuses download a medical statement here to see if you require the permission of a physician before starting SCUBA classes.

How much will SCUBA lessons cost?

There are three (3) cost involved in doing training with Adventure Scuba. Tuition, based on class format, Course Material, which is mandatory for all training formats, and Personal Gear which must be purchased prior to first lesson.

Why get my Personal Gear from Adventure Scuba I saw it cheaper online?

Price should not be your motivating factor in selecting personal gear it should be the fit. Adventure Scuba offers equipment at discount prices but more importantly we offer our students a FULL REPLACEMENT GUARANTEE any items purchased for use in classes are guaranteed to fit or we will replace them for free. Even we sometimes make mistakes in sizing a student for gear, you should not be responsible if we make a goof.


Why train with Adventure Scuba?

Adventure Scuba is a PADI 5 Star IDC Center. We train divers to all levels including instructor. We are one of only 2 PADI 5 star centers in Manhattan.

What are “Check out Dives”?

Check out Dives are required prior to certification. Students must first successfully complete both the classroom and pool training. Adventure Scuba offers local Check Out Dives weekend at Dutch Springs in Pennsylvannia or your training can be completed with any other authorized Center or Resort Worldwide.

What is the difference between lesson formats?

Our Semiprivate lessons are for up to four (4) students working with one instructor and meet for three (3) sessions, our Executive Weekend lessons is 3-4 students working with one instructor over a single day session from 9am until 8pm on Saturday and our Private lessons are 1 on 1 training and take three (3) sessions. More information about lessons can be found here.

Can I do my checkout dive with the same instructor that I have in the pool?

Absolutely! From May through October we run checkout weekends to Dutch Springs in Pennsylvania.



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  • Shop hours: Monday thru Friday, Noon to 6:00 PM
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  • Address: 1737 York Avenue between 90th and 91st streets
    • Subway: Take the #4, #5, or #6 train to 86th St & Lexington Avenue. Go 4 blocks North and 3 blocks East or take the new Q train to 86th & 2nd Avenue and Go 4 blocks North and 2 blocks East.
  • Bus: From Downtown or Uptown take the M15 or M31 to 91st Street. From              the Westside take the M86 cross-town and get off on York Avenue.                 We are located directly in front of the bus stop.
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