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Downey DuckScuba Certification Class 
Sewickley YMCA 625 Blackburn Rd Sewickley, PA 15143-1470
You are about to embark on one of the world's most exciting sports! Here is the class schedule and other information for both of the December classes.

The class will meet on Thursdays and Sundays starting Sep 1. See our calendar for dates and times. We will meet in the conference room in street clothes before going to the pool.

During the first session you will have your photo taken for your certification card, complete some forms, and have an opportunity to purchase home study materials before heading to the pool for your first scuba dive. Each subsequent class will begin with a review of the current chapter and a short quiz before heading to the pool. Be sure to bring the completed Knowledge Review for each chapter.

Bring a swimsuit, towel, and padlock for your locker. We will supply all your scuba equipment. It's very important that you attend all classes, as they must be completed in order. If you miss a session, it may be taken at one of our other locations at no additional charge or you may take a private make-up classes for $80.

We recommend that you download and complete the medical form before the first class. If you answer "Yes" to any of the ailments you will need an physician's signature before participating in any pool sessions. Please bring this form with you to the first class.

After completing classroom and pool sessions, you will need to do four open water dives scheduled over 2 days. These dives are scheduled at various times throughout the summer. (check our calendar). You also have the option to get a referral to do your dives at another time and place, such as on your next tropical vacation. After you have completed your four open water dives, you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diver.

Costs: (Purchase only what you need, Family members may share study materials)
Classroom & pool training $225 includes all equipment for pool sessions
Text, log book & dive tables $60 (to instructor, if needed) + $30 refundable deposit on video
Scuba Equipment for Pool use Included in course fee
Open water training & certification: $80 (paid to instructor, if needed, before open water dives)
Open water equipment rental: About $100 (will vary depending on rental needs)

To register or if you have questions call the instructor at 724 869-1989

Directions From I-79: From Exit 68(Mt Nebo) Take Blackburn Rd 4 miles to Sewickley. Be sure to bear left at the first three way intersection and right at the second, staying on Blackburn Rd. You will see the YMCA on your right, accross the street from the hospital. Park in the big lot just up the hill from the tennis courts and ask at the front desk for the meeting location. (Click here for map)

Directions from Sewickley Bridge/Ohio River Blvd: Take Broad St to Hill St. Turn left on Hill St and you will see the YMCA at the end of the street. Park in the big lot just up the hill from the tennis courts and ask at the front desk for the meeting location. (Click here for map)

If you have difficulty call our cell phone at: 412 974-7694.

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