Thank you for your interest in our Beginning Open Water (O/W) Scuba course. Our classes are the finest and highest quality anywhere! And has been for decades!
Salem Scuba has been by far, the area’s biggest/ premier scuba, travel and underwater education center for 31 years.
And our certification agency, PADI, is the world’s largest. They recently told us we are the # 2 dive store in Oregon.
And we all have our great customers to thank for that!!
Our goal is to show you a whole new world underwater, with the greatest safety, fun, & enjoyment!
Cost: $250 per person (We have not raised our prices the last 8+ years!)
($395 per person for our private executive class)
$190 per person for our Referral O/W course – In this program you complete the academic & pool portions of your class here, then travel to typically a tropical location of your choice for your 4 qualifying dives. We can even arrange your trip for you! This is a great (and less rushed) program that is a FAR better choice then taking up a lot of your valuable vacation time getting certified.
And $295.00 for PADI Jr. O/W Course (ages 12-14) (fees are higher due to many increased costs).
Includes: All professional instruction, use of all necessary gear for the entire course (except mask, snorkel, fins & boots), PADI certification - processing & certification card and SO much more!!
Additional Costs: Required PADI class materials: Multimedia Crew Pak: This includes the book, log book, student file & the new diving with a computer manual $69.00.
The cost of lodging, beach fees, & 2 air fills for the open water dive weekend are not included. Cost averages $120 for the weekend. Your staff will explain this all to you as well.
When & Where!: The Tue. orientation and all other class nights start at 6:30PM (except the 1 Sat. pool is at 7:30AM at Stayton Pool). After orientation is a 1 week break to get reading done, medicals signed if needed, etc. Then the 2 class sessions on Tue. & Thur. Then the Sat. pool! The next Tue. is class & then the last class & pool the next Thur. (The 2 pool sessions are important to make!)
Additional Classes: Salem Scuba also offers morning classes – often in conjunction with Chemeketa Community College. These begin in January, April, June, & September. You do not need to be enrolled at CCC to take these classes (and get the college credit). We also offer all day Saturday classes, private & semi-private lessons & more…please ask!
Our class prices have always been simple & up front. We don’t play complex games with deceptive discounts etc. that in the end, are not in fact discounts.
Flex Scheduling: We know how busy your schedules can be. If the dates or times don’t work for you, PLEASE just let us know! We will find a schedule that works for you! Any questions? Please just ask!
Here is the schedule of our monthly store classes for 2014:
(Dates in boldbelow are the Sat. 7:30-11AM pool only in Stayton & the pool nights at Kroc Center)
CLASS & POOL
OPEN WATER WEEKEND
Tue, Thur, Sat. Tue Thur
14,16,18, 21, 23
11, 13, 15, 18, 20
11, 13, 15, 18, 20
15, 17, 19, 22, 24
6, 8, 10, 13, 15
17, 19, 21, 24, 26
15, 17, 19, 22, 24
12, 14, 16, 19, 21
16, 18, 20, 23, 25
14, 16, 18, 21, 23
11,13, 15, 18, 20
9, 11, 13, 16, 18
How to register for our beginning course: Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org , call, or stop by Salem Scuba. Just a $50 deposit will hold your spot in any of our classes. Classes usually fill quickly. You may also mail in your payment. All major credit cards are accepted. We also take gold coins J.
Diving Equipment: Everything you need for your entire class will be provided, except mask, snorkel, fins & boots. The mask is your window to the underwater world…it’s the most important piece of gear for scuba & snorkeling!! We have the top 3 on the market. We will have a professional fit all your personal gear. We 100% guarantee you will be happy in all your gear or we will exchange it until you are! This is a rare & unique policy. The price and quality of gear by Salem Scuba in unmatched!
There are also health & sanitation issues with the mask & snorkel. All of these & more are included in our "Student Package" of the highest quality gear at greatly reduced prices for our students!
No one stands behind their gear like Salem Scuba! No one else is even close.
Scuba diving offers something for everyone. Relaxation, contact with fascinating marine life, social interaction, exploration, weightlessness/“flying”, euphoria, excitement, & so much more!! There is no place like the underwater world! An experience you can enjoy for all your life.
Again, thank you for choosing SALEM SCUBA! You are about to embark on an incredible adventure! We look forward to having you in class. Please don't hesitate to contact us for further assistance. We'll be happy to answer/clear up any questions you have!