FLORIDA SPRINGS WINTER PACKAGE
This package certifies divers in a way similar to the Classic City Package, with the difference that we are doing the check out dives at the Florida Springs, near Gainesville. In total this is a 4 day course.
We will still follow the 3 step model with Knowledge Development, Skill Development and Open Water Check Out Dives.
The package is mainly meant for divers that would like to do their check out dives during the winter and spring month, when we are not going to the lake because of the temperatures. The Florida springs are crystal clear and the water temperature is all year around 72 degrees Fahrenheit. We always planning on getting to the Gainesville, FL area on Friday evening, to be able to dive early on Saturday, typically at the Blue Grotto Spring. We typically complete the check out dives on Sunday morning at the Devils Den spring.
Dates for these weekend getaways can be found in our event calendar. Accommodations and all fees for the dives are included in this package.
Step 1: Knowledge Development
After signing up for the course with Athens Scuba, we’ll send you an email will all necessary information and a link to the PADI website with your personal link to the eLearning materials. From here on you’ll be able to access your eLearning materials from everywhere, on your own schedule. So far this is the same procedure as the Classic (City) Package.
After completion of the knowledge development we’ll meet at the Georgia Aquatic Center or a Discover Scuba experience, so we’ll be sure that you’ll be prepared, safe and ready to go to the lake for the confined water and open water dives.
Step 2: Skill Development
Once you’ve completed the Knowledge Development, we’ll start working on skill development in the Confined Water sessions. We’ll meet twice at the Georgia Aquatic Center to work on all required skills for the PADI Open Water Diver certification. Each time we’ll meet for about 3 hours. This will give us plenty of time to develop your skills to get you ready for taking the next step.
Step 3: Open Water Check Out Dives
Open Water dives 1 and 2 will typically completed Saturday morning at the Blue Grotto spring. Open Water dives 3 and 4 will typically be completed on Sunday morning at Devils Den spring.
The Full PADI Open Water Diver Course in the Florida Springs Winter Package
Included in The Bulldog Package
- PADI eLearning materials
- Skill training in confined water at the Georgia Aquatic Center in Watkinsville
- 4 Open Water checkout dives at the Florida Springs
- Accommodation on the weekend of the check out dives
- all tank fills while in the class
- Lifetime PADI certification card (sent via email from PADI)
- State of the art rental dive gear
- PADI training logbook
- Transportation to Florida