July 4, 2015

Beginners Level Diving Certification

SCUBA diving underwaterOpen Water Class Certification Information

I. General Information:

a. Where: 7908 Kingsland Dr

Raleigh NC 27613

919-247-0356 or scubakevin@nc.rr.com


b. When:  Call By the Shore for Current Schedules

c. Map Enclosed for pool and class locations Appendix A

d. Class lasts 3 weeks and one full weekend. The class meets twice a week for 3 hours a session. The six meetings consist of 3 pool sessions of three hours and 3 classroom sessions.

e. By The Shore provides all life support  (regulator, Consoles, Buoyancy Control Devices, Tanks, Air during pool sessions, weights, weight belts, compass, text books, dive tables, personal Identification card (c-Card)

II. Preparation:

1. All liability forms filled out

2. All fees paid in full

3. Two Pictures turned in to your instructor (passport size)

4. Loan/rental agreement filled out and signed

5. Reef gloves or other form of hand protection

III. Must haves to participate in Open Water:

1.  Students will be responsible for any tank refills at the open water sessions, although the tank will be issued to you filled. Normally no more than 2/3 fills are required (Approx. $21.00)

2.  Student must provide transportation to and from Open Water, meals.

3.  Personal Equipment: mask, snorkel, fins. Do not buy any equipment until after first class session, in order to discuss whether the equipment is of acceptable quality!


1. Dive Knife — As a major piece of divers equipment this gear is recommended to have, to start becoming aware of its use and positioning. Required for Advanced Open Water!

2. Compass — This piece of open water gear will be furnished to you as a student in the Open water Class, however, it is required to have a compass in the Advanced class.

3. Slate — A piece of dive gear, once owned, you’ll use many times for both safety and fun reasons.

The above is recommended, not required, course items.

OPEN WATER EQUIPMENT POLICY: any student intending to use life support equipment at the open water experience that is not By The Shore’s must bring that equipment to By The Shore for inspection beforehand. Regulators and tanks must have current servicing and all equipment must meet all PADI and By The Shore’s safety requirements. Malfunction of any equipment other than By The Shore’s at open water will result in the student having to return on another scheduled open water weekend to fulfill requirements.

Call us at 919-247-0356 for additional information or email scubakevin@nc.rr.com
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