What is the Cost
Compared with getting started in other popular adventure sports and outdoor activities, learning to scuba dive isn’t expensive. For example, you can expect to pay about the same as you would for:
- a full day of surfing lessons
- a weekend of rock climbing lessons
- a weekend of kayaking lessons
- a weekend of fly-fishing lessons
- about three hours of private golf lessons
- about three hours of private water skiing lessons
- one amazing night out at the pub!
Learning to scuba dive is a great value when you consider that you learn to dive under the guidance and attention of a highly trained, experienced professional. From the first day, scuba diving starts transforming your life with new experiences you can share with friends. You can do it almost anywhere there is water!
MadisonScuba’s beginning scuba course costs $320 and includes:
- All instruction, including personal, one-on-one time if needed
- Comprehensive self-study materials, including a textbook
- eRDP Dive planner, dive tables if desired, dive log, and student binder
- Use of newest equipment needed to complete certification
- Weight integrated BCD (no need for those awful weight belts)
- Certification card and processing fees
Students are responsible for providing:
- Transportation to and from the classroom, pool, and open water training sites
- Mask and snorkel
- Swim suit, towel, and other personal items as needed
Be aware that when you complete your open water training dives while on vacation, you will be responsible for paying any fees the dive operator at that destination charges for this service. These will vary depending on dive operator and destination.