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Deep Six Open Water Scuba Course

Learn from the Best! It makes a difference where you learn to dive! No one in Akron has been teaching diving longer than our team at Deep Six Specialists, Inc. Our staff of certified scuba instructors has a wealth of experience and expertise to make your diving experience fun and safe! 

Our Scuba Diver Program is designed with you in mind; Fun & exciting with a commitment to safety. We do not offer the shortest or least expensive scuba course. What is offered, is more academic time with your instructor and the best in-the water time on scuba.   We want all of our students to be not only certified scuba divers but qualified - confident scuba divers.

need a different time then what is listed? give us a call today!

Phase I:  Academics & Pool 

Spring Special NOW only $388.00

Tuition includes: the use of quality scuba gear, 8 hours of academic reviews and 10 hours of confined water sessions, E-Learning, Text Book, Spiral Study Guide, Homework, dive table, log book and Scuba Diver Certification Card.

Personal Equipment for Scuba Diving:    Students provide their own personal equipment (mask, snorkel, strap fins, boots & wetsuit) for all training. Your personal equipment must be rated for Open Water scuba diving. When these items are purchased at DEEP SIX SPECIALISTS, Inc. you will receive our "Unlimited Exchange for a Proper Fit" privileges during your pool training. If you currently own your basic equipment, please arrange to have your equipment inspected by a staff instructor for fit and suitability for scuba diving.  All Necessary Scuba Equipment is provided during pool training: Cylinder, Air, BCD, Regulator, Octo, Computer w/ Compass and Weight Belts. Wet suits are highly recommended for your comfort during your pool training. Rentals & purchases are available at Deep Six.


Friday - Saturday - Sunday Format

The Weekend Format is compressed into one Friday, Saturday and Sunday weekend.  Students must complete all on-line E-Learning readings and quizzes prior to attending their first session.             

Course #1 - Nov. 8, 9 & 10, 2019
Course #2 - Dec. 13, 14 & 15, 2019                                                                                                         

Once a Week Class Format

The Deep Six Standard Scuba Format consists of four sessions, each session is approximately 5 hours, divided into academics and pool activities.  For those who want to go at a slower pace. Students must complete all on-line E-Learning readings and quizzes prior to attending their first session.     

Course #1 - Nov. 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2019

Phase II: Open Water Scuba Certification Dives

You will have a choice as to how you complete your Open Water Certification dives.

You can complete your Open Water Certification Dives in Ohio (May – October) the tuition is $145.00 plus the cost of any equipment purchases or rentals.

 You may want to complete your Open Water Certification dives at a tropical destination of your choice, the cost is $45.00 for your referral packet.  The price for the actual Open Water Training Dives will vary by destination and Scuba Diving Operation.
Weekend #1 Oct. 19 & 20, 2019

March 2019 Refresher and New Divers