Teens4Oceans SCUBA Program
Embark on one of the most profound and transformative journeys of your life. The open water diver is the world’s most popular scuba certification course and graduates are instilled with the skills and confidence needed to be safe, well-rounded, responsible ocean explorers. Breathing underwater and experiencing the vitality of a living reef will expand your understanding of how marine ecosystems function. This course will provide incredible insight into the role humanity plays within this fragile ecosystem and how deeply we all rely upon it. You will experience one of the most magical places on Earth. A world with features so dramatic they can be seen from space. A world where valleys are deeper than the Grand Canyon and the highest mountain is a mile taller than Mount Everest. A world of extremes, where some creatures are so huge they have hearts the size of a car and are heavier than 50 African elephants, while others are so small that billions of them live in a single liter of seawater. We know this world as the Earth’s ocean and it is indeed a world filled with wonder.
MAKE IT HAPPEN
Attaining your open water scuba certification requires a certain level of commitment and devotion. The course is comprised of three distinct components: academics, pool training and open water dives. The program is designed to allow students to learn the academics at their own pace and the online materials are supported with a colored manual and DVD, which reinforce comprehension of difficult concepts. Each step of the process helps develop your skillset and confidence in the water. So what are you waiting for? Plunge in feet first and start a life-long journey of ocean exploration!
Steps to SCUBA Certification:
- Identify a local dive shop
- Complete the online eLearning training
- Purchase mask, snorkel, fins and wetsuit
- Classroom training
- Pool training
- Complete four open water dives
Contact us if you are student needing more information or for dive stores wanting to start a Teens4Oceans dive program.
EXPLORE FOR LIFE
There is much more to experience once you have completed your open water scuba certification. There are many opportunities to continue your path as a diver, both as an avid ocean explorer and as a professional. Consider gaining more experience diving in a variety of marine environments and conditions, then work towards an advanced open water or specialty rating. With these levels of training, you can learn to extend your bottom time, explore shipwrecks, night dive or become an underwater naturalist or photographer. The possibilities are endless, and below is a list of advanced training and a few of the specialty courses available:
Night and Limited Visibility Diving
Digital Underwater Photography
Diver Stress and Rescue
Search and Recover
Waves, Tides and Currents
Open Water Instructor
Scuba Rangers Instructor
Dive Control Specialist
First Aid and CPR
Diving isn’t just about exploring for the fun of it, you can also utilize your SCUBA skills to volunteer with research projects, even make a career out of it or join other teen divers on a T4O expedition!
Volunteer Research Projects
- Scientific diving (marine biology, oceanography, hydrology, physiology, geology)
- Underwater archaeology (shipwrecks, harbors)
- Professional/recreational diver training
- Military/Naval diving
- Aquarium maintenance
- Search and rescue diving
- Media and underwater photography/filming (making documentaries/television programs)
- Underwater tourism/guiding
- Underwater welding/civil engineering
- Fishing/Fish farm maintenance
- Offshore construction and maintenance
- Boat/ship inspection, cleaning and maintenance
Contact us to find out about upcoming T40 expedition and research opportunities!