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Downey DuckSunday Scuba Class 
Sewickley Y, 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.

Class will meet on Sundays from 2:30-5:30 PM for 6 sessions beginning March 18 and ending on May 5 with no class April 1 or 22.  We will meet in the board 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 at $60/session.

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 during 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)
Classroom & pool training $165 mem, $185 Non(Paid to Sewickley Y)
Textbook and Log Book $45 & $15 (to instructor, if needed)
Refundable video deposit $30 (to instructor, refunded when returned)
Scuba Equipment for Pool Everything is Included in course fee
Open water training dives & certification: $80 (to instructor, if needed, before open water dives)
Open water rentals: About $95 (will vary depending on rental needs)

To register call 412 741-9622,   Questions call the instructor 724 869-1989  Please email us your height, weight, and shoe size so your equipment fits.

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, at the bottom of the hill across the street from the hospital. Ask at the front desk for the meeting location. (Click here for map The pool is marked with a "B")

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. Ask at the front desk for the meeting location. (Click here for map the pool is marked with a "B")

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